Peace Software Teams with ExoLink to Deliver Efficient B2B Solutions for Energy Retailing

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MIAMI, FL – April 3, 2001 – Peace Software and ExoLink today announced an alliance to jointly market Peace’s Energyä suite and ExoLink’s clearinghouse solution for efficient business-to-business (B2B) information exchange in retail energy markets. Peace Software is the leading provider of advanced customer management solutions for utility and retail energy companies. ExoLink Corporation is the premier U.S. provider of retail energy business process integration (BPI) services. Peace’s Energy suite provides integrated customer and commodity management solutions for energy retailing. ExoLink’s online clearinghouse solution manages the electronic exchange of customer- and commodity-related information between energy retailers and their market partners. Deployed together, Energy and ExoLink’s clearinghouse form an advanced platform for energy retailers in regulated and deregulated environments to efficiently manage customer information through automation of complex data transactions in and out of multiple energy markets. “Peace Software partners with leading providers such as ExoLink to create real and measurable business performance improvements for utility and retail energy companies,” said Denese Van Dyne, Peace Software vice president of marketing. “Our partnership with ExoLink enables us to offer our clients extended market and trading partner process integration services, well beyond the stand-alone translation software available on the market today for exchanging transaction data with market participants.” ExoLink analyzes clients’ business needs and works with interfaces of existing applications to match market rules to client-specific business processes. As a result, when market rules continue to evolve and change, internal client processes and systems are not affected. Don Etheredge, ExoLink’s president and founder, said, “Energy is highly complementary to our BPI solution, scaling to sustain high volumes of complex data for a wide range of energy related products and services. Both systems are web-based, and therefore, are extremely cost effective, quick to implement, and easy to configure to continuously evolving market models.” In an October 13, 2000 bulletin, META Group recommended that energy companies consider outsourcing retail transaction exchange functions during the industry’s evolution to a simpler, efficient, centralized solution. About Peace Software Peace Software, Inc. delivers the most comprehensive and cost-effective customer management solutions for utility and retail energy companies. The industry-leading Energyä suite is being rapidly deployed in twenty transitioning energy markets around the world. Based on industry standards, the innovative and customer-proven Energy suite integrates customer and commodity management for C&I and mass markets. Headquartered in Miami and founded in 1984, Peace is a global company with offices in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Visit us at www.peace.com. About ExoLink ExoLink Corporation is the premier U.S. provider of retail energy business process integration services. ExoLink automates critical activities associated with electric and natural gas retail energy sales for clients in both regulated and deregulated environments. In particular, ExoLink provides a service that allows utilities and energy marketing companies to automate transactions in and out of multiple energy markets with greater ease and with fewer exceptions. ExoLink monitors, validates and directs the complex data associated with retail energy transactions through configurable business rules that define utility, regulatory, and marketer processes. ExoLink currently operates in both electric and natural gas retail markets throughout the United States and supports all existing file formats and data exchange methods. ExoLink Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Lewisville, Texas. Learn more about ExoLink at www.exolink.com ###
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