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Houston, New York, Mountain View and London – June 15, 2009 – EquaSiis, the industry leader in sourcing software and services, announced today that Ascentn has become the newest member of its Enterprise software ecosystem. The EquaSiis Enterprise software family of products and services enables buyers and service providers to better source, manage and govern the delivery of business and information technology (IT) services. Through a growing alliance of ecosystem partners like Ascentn, EquaSiis is able to extend and enhance core Enterprise functionality to meet the diverse needs of any sourcing user. Ascentn is the leading provider of business process management (BPM) software for the Microsoft platform, which is the technology that underpins EquaSiis Enterprise.

“As market conditions continue to drive more usage of alternative service delivery models like shared services and outsourcing, it is more important than ever that both buyers and service providers excel at managing the entirety of the sourcing lifecycle,” said Bill Weathersby, President of EquaSiis. “Buyers increasingly are recognizing the inefficiency – and danger – of ad hoc, manual and too often non-existent sourcing and governance policies and procedures. The solution is not to overload buyers and providers with bureaucracy, but rather automate administrative tasks and enable a shift in focus to more strategic activities. The leading edge BPM process modeling and workflow capabilities that Ascentn brings EquaSiis Enterprise are critical to these efforts.”

Ascentn’s AgilePoint Suite is a new generation business process management system (BPMS) that delivers a versatile solution to automate, manage and improve end-to-end business operations like the third party services of sourcing, transition, management and governance. As quoted by a leading IT analyst, Gartner, AgilePoint is a model-driven, .NET execution engine and a metadata-driven, IT asset abstraction framework that dynamically process-enables the entire Microsoft software stack. AgilePoint's internal design enables users to design and deploy processes that can be dynamically changed in real time. The AgilePoint framework provides the necessary instrumentation to fully experience the value proposition of service-oriented architecture (SOA).

EquaSiis Enterprise provides a rich and highly configurable set of tools and services that liberate governance professionals from much of the drudgery of routine service and relationship management. Linking directly to source data, EquaSiis Enterprise provides the financial reporting, operational management and analytical tools needed to gain and maintain effective control over sourced services and lock down promised benefits. Additionally, they institutionalize governance by integrating the workflow and documents used for key governance processes. The payoff is outstanding – customers typically report improvements of 2 – 5 percent of the total spend on sourced services through improved operational efficiency and reduced value leakage. EquaSiis Enterprise value and capabilities are extended by its ability to integrate seamlessly with complementary third party technologies and applications like Ascentn’s through its partner ecosystem.

“Improving buyer and provider outsourcing governance capabilities is not just about more software,” said Mike Beals, Vice President of EquaSiis Software, “it is about finding the right tool for the job. EquaSiis Enterprise was built from the ground up to support complex services sourcing and governance efforts, leveraging real world best practices and models developed by EquaTerra in its governance work with clients. Strong process modeling and workflow is a necessity to configure Enterprise to meet specific client needs and safely automate as much of the sourcing and governance process as possible. Ease of use is also critical. All of these requirements led EquaSiis to select Ascentn as its partner for BPM services.”

“We are pleased that EquaSiis has selected the AgilePoint Suite to provide BPMS capabilities to the Enterprise product family.” said Jesse Shiah, CEO of Ascentn. “Enterprise exemplifies the type of platform where AgilePoint can bring exceptional value through robust yet flexible and user-configurable BPM capabilities. Enterprise provides a business critical application suite that requires the leading BPMS capabilities that AgilePoint can deliver.”

Visit the EquaSiis Enterprise web-site to learn more about its capabilities, request a demo and to calculate the potential savings Enterprise can deliver to your sourcing operations.

About EquaSiis

EquaSiis provides software and services that improve the business support services lifecycle for shared services, outsourcing practitioners and service providers. The software, EquaSiis Workbench and EquaSiis Enterprise, is a framework for collaboration used during the service delivery assessment and sourcing process to assist in analysis and decision making for shared services or outsourcing. EquaSiis provides intelligence and optimization for the delivery of business support services across the entire organization. The company also offers service providers market intelligence, research, customer satisfaction and trending data through its Insights group. To learn more about EquaSiis Workbench and Enterprise, contact Mike Beals +1 678.459.2536; mike.beals@equasiis.com or www.equasiis.com.

Media Contact:

Ron Walker, EquaSiis
+1 858.486.6035
ron.walker@equasiis.com

About Ascentn

Ascentn is a privately held company established in Jan 2003 and has over 250 customers. Ascentn’s AgilePoint is a true model-driven Business Process Management Suite (BPMS) aimed at enabling end-to-end business and IT collaboration for building SOA-aligned, highly adaptive workflows and process-driven applications to deliver both cost saving efficiency and business agility. By leveraging existing and familiar Microsoft Office tools such as Visio and SharePoint, AgilePoint enables IT to make applications and complex business processes visible to both business managers and IT. This allows them to work together and change end-to-end business processes more quickly and effectively.

AgilePoint received numerous industry awards and recognitions, including:

• Gartner Cool Vendor for BPM
• Gartner BPM Magic Quadrant, Visionary
• Gartner Research: Model-Driven BPMS for Process-based (SOA) Composition
• Forrester Human-centric BPM for .NET, Strong Performer

To learn more about Ascentn and AgilePoint BPMS, please visit www.ascentn.com or contact info@ascentn.com. +1-650-968-6789

Media Contact:

Brian Ashcraft, Ascentn
+1 650.968.6789
brian.ashcraft@ascentn.com

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