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Compudigm Moves Into United States Market

Compudigm Moves Into United States Market With Large US Partner

Innovative New Zealand software company Compudigm International debuted its SeePower data visualization technology to the US market today. The launch was made at the Sybase Techwave Conference in Florida where Compudigm and the giant US information systems company, Sybase, signed a resellers agreement.

SeePower's sophisticated system supported by the Sybase database, Adaptive Server IQ, will bring revolutionary performance tracking and evaluation technology within the reach of New Zealand companies. The technology takes huge quantities of data, converts it into colour-coded pictures for non-technical people to understand and allows businesses to quickly evaluate their performance based on KPIs (key performance indicators).

The partnership with Sybase will mean explosive growth for SeePower and Compudigm. Compudigm, which began in 1997, boosted the staff of its Wellington business to 45 in the past three months and this is likely to increase to 100 over the next 12 months.

"We are proud to be a successful, dynamic New Zealand company and will continue to be based in NZ, employing people who love to live here,' says Andrew Cardno, Compudigm's President.

Compudigm originally developed SeePower for the gaming and retail industries using Sybase infrastructure and it was first used by Melbourne's Crown Entertainment in July 1999. Work is now underway to customise the system for other markets including Internet, financial and health services and telecommunications, where Sybase has a significant market share.

Internationally, Sybase works with 60% of banks, 90% of securities firms, all leading life insurance companies, a high proportion of health service businesses and 150 of the top telecommunications, media and entertainment companies. The marriage of Compudigm's SeePower with Sybase database systems will introduce SeePower to this range of worldwide businesses.

Eric Miles, Sybase Business Intelligence Division general manager, says the combined Sybase/Compudigm solution will revolutionise business intelligence by making the process more intuitive and easier to use. "We are very impressed with SeePower's dynamic visualisation capabilities."

Cardno explains: "SeePower gathers data and displays it in a visual format. In simple terms, it is a highly efficient means of gathering business information to monitor and improve performance, which then leads on to more effective management and a thorough interpretation of business trends."

-ENDS-

Ø For more information: Ø Chris Leather, Communications Manager, Compudigm, 04 499 9881 Ø Grant Margison, Chief Operating Officer 04 499 9881 or 025 989383

BACKGROUND - About Compudigm Ø Compudigm International Ltd is a NZ owned and operated software development company based in Wellington, New Zealand. The company was established in January 1997, and currently employs 45 people. Ø Compudigm uses its ground-breaking data visualisation management system called SeePower to capture and analyse the large volumes of hidden information in a corporate database. The results are presented in a user-friendly visual format which enable operational and marketing management to quickly interpret and communicate profit flows, turnover and other key performance indicators. They also enable an intuitive understanding of the business interactions surrounding customers and suppliers. Ø SeePower can be applied to any industry which handles large volumes of data, including retail, telecommunications, sports, gaming, internet, finance and banking. Ø Overseas contracts are driving Compudigm's growth. This has lead to the opening of an office in Las Vegas and the partnership with Sybase for providing the most innovative world class business intelligence resources.Website: www.compudigm.com About Sybase, Inc.

Ø Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Sybase Inc. is one of the largest global independent software companies. Sybase helps businesses integrate, manage and deliver applications, content and data anywhere they are needed. The company's products, combined with its world-class professional services and partner technologies, provide a comprehensive platform for integrated, end-to-end solutions in mobile and embedded computing, data warehousing and Web environments. Ø Sybase focuses especially on Enterprise Portal (EP) solutions, which give businesses the ability to extend their enterprise to customers, partners and suppliers by converting stored data into useful information, that can be organized, integrated and personalized for use anywhere at anytime. Sybase customers represent the industries leading the global economy, with strong concentrations in financial services, public sector, telecommunications and healthcare. Ø Ø Website: www.sybase.com

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