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CAPTARIS WORKFLOW 5.0 RELEASED WITH NEW AND ENHANCED FEATURES

Formerly called Teamplate, new version automates existing and new business processes with easy, flexible and integrated workflow solutions

London, United Kingdom. — December 14, 2004 — Captaris, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAPA), a leading Business Information Delivery Solutions provider, today announced the release of Captaris Workflow 5.0 (previously known as Teamplate for .NET) to provide easy, flexible and integrated business process workflow for organisations in virtually any Microsoft or enterprise application environment; enabling dramatic improvements in productivity, accountability and compliancy. Captaris Workflow 5.0 gives customers a clear migration path for enhanced business information by leveraging the rich Web services functionality of the Microsoft platform to deliver seamless integrations with RightFax enterprise fax and e-document delivery solutions, Microsoft Office System, Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies and now, Visual Studio .NET 2003.

"A key goal of the Microsoft Office System is to provide users with flexible and robust interaction with business information," said Kirk Koenigsbauer, general manager of information worker product management at Microsoft Corp.

"This latest release of Captaris Workflow is notable for its powerful new capabilities, and seamless integration with the Microsoft environment to deliver compelling workflow and document management solutions.”“Captaris Workflow 5.0 helps our customers automate existing and new business processes more easily than ever before,” said Jürgen Stephan, vice president of global marketing, Captaris.

“Customer benefits include increased accountability and rapid ROI, flexibility to incorporate existing infrastructure and processes in any environment and tight integration with Microsoft enterprise products and technologies and Captaris Business Information Delivery Solutions for the most complete business process workflow solutions on the market today.”

AstraZeneca France implemented a workflow solution to handle Human Resources and other department processes. Using Microsoft technologies and Captaris Workflow, AstraZeneca is automating processes for faster, productive returns. For instance, thanks to preparation directed by a set workflow, new AstraZeneca employees are immediately welcomed with all the tools and information they need to excel.

“AstraZeneca will be able to anticipate by two weeks the arrival of a new employee and prepare all of the resources so they have everything they need to get started,” said Thierry Zucchi, founder of Aliantiz, a solutions provider in France and consultant to AstraZeneca. He added, “As a whole, Captaris Workflow provides integration ability that can be used today and tomorrow.”

Captaris Workflow 5.0 Key Features and Benefits

Integration Improvements with Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003 – includes a new seamless user interface, the ability to install both a SharePoint Portal Server 2003 or Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services environment, dynamic Business Activity Monitoring inside of a flexible and Web part, and full workflow functionality in any SSL portal environment. New Templates – features 10 new templates covering vertical, horizontal and line of business real-world functionality, with five more being released each month. The sample templates provide practical insights into the product’s capabilities and help accelerate the development of the customer’s own customized workflow models. New Visual Studio .NET 2003 Integration – provides organizations with the ability to utilize Visual Studio.NET 2003 for developing and debugging workflows. Core drag and drop development capabilities still occur within the Captaris Workflow IDE, but coding and debugging can now occur within the Visual Studio 2003 IDE. Technical workers and managers will now have the ability to code in either Microsoft Visual C# .NET or Visual Basic .NET and have access to Visual Studio .NET’s robust Windows and Webform designer, and debugging capabilities to further accelerate model development cycles.

Pricing and Availability
Captaris Workflow 5.0 is immediately available through Captaris and its vast network of national resellers and international distributors for delivery starting December 10. Pricing for a single Workflow server with full .NET-based IDE starts at $25,000. Pricing for a Wizard application for Microsoft SharePoint, CMS and RightFax is available for less than $10,000 per server. For more information please contact http://www.teamplate.com/internal/contactus/locations.asp.Ca... and MicrosoftAs a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Captaris is one of an elite group of partners with competencies in their ISV-Software Solutions Partner category. Captaris works closely with Microsoft product groups including the Information Worker team, E-business Servers, Developer and Platform Evangelism Group, and Microsoft Business Solutions to ensure the tightest integration with Microsoft products for our customers.About Captaris Inc.Captaris Business Information Delivery solutions capture, proc
ess, archive and deliver data and documents enabling customers to reduce costs and increase the performance of critical business information investments. Through its global distribution network, Captaris delivers cost-effective software products and services that help organizations manage and leverage the value of corporate information. In partnership with leading enterprise technology companies, Captaris has installed more than 90,000 systems in 95 countries in companies of all sizes, including the entire Fortune 100.Captaris Workflow provides easy, flexible and integrated business process workflow for organizations in any Microsoft or enterprise application environment; enabling dramatic improvements in productivity, accountability and compliancy.Captaris is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., and has main offices in Tucson, Ariz., Portland, Ore., Englewood, Colo., Calgary, Canada, and European headquarters in Nieuwegein, Netherlands. In addition, Captaris has sales and support offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai. The company was founded in 1982 and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol CAPA. For more information please visit www.captaris.com.

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