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Alinean Forms ROI Partnership with Telecommunication Expense Management Experts


Legacy Solutions Expands Ability to Create Enhanced ROI/TCO Models for Unified Communications, Networking and Hosted Solutions

ORLANDO, Fla., and FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 6 - Alinean, Inc., the leading expert on IT Business Value Selling solutions, has announced a partnership with telecommunications expense management specialists Legacy Solutions, to collaborate on the creation of ROI/TCO models for various telecommunications solutions and solution providers. This partnership further expands Alinean's capability of providing in-depth business value proposals.

Under the terms of the agreement, Legacy Solutions will work with Alinean in support of existing and new projects, helping to develop metrics and models for IT vendor telecommunication clients. Legacy Solution's research and content will be used to help Alinean develop tools to justify investments in unified communications, VoIP, Contact Center, Virtual Private Networking, Hybrid and Hosted solutions as well as other emerging telecommunication solutions.

"Alinean's alliance with Legacy Solutions increases our research and knowledge base in the telecommunications industry, helping to provide more in- depth business value assessments for our customers as our analyses apply to their telecom needs," said Tom Pisello, Alinean CEO.

"Legacy's alliance with Alinean bolsters our process and methodology to provide an independent and unbiased financial view of telecommunication network investments," said Michael Sanders, President of Legacy Solutions and founder of the Telecommunications Expense Management (TEM) and investment evaluation consulting practice. "Legacy's TEM consulting services supported by the Alinean business value software will provide CIO's the much needed ability to communicate in business terms, their desired investments in the emerging telecommunications services to the financial officers and other major stakeholders of their organization."

About Legacy Solutions

Legacy Solutions helps enterprises make smarter telecommunication decisions. The company provides a comprehensive suite of professional services that address the challenges enterprises face in securing best-in-class contracts and optimal cost management practices. It is recognized as one of the few companies in the country qualified to evaluate the business value of VoIP migrations and establish the business processes required to control successful implementations.

Founded in 2003 by a 20-year AT&T executive, the Legacy Solutions team is comprised of Telecommunications Senior Executives, Managers, Financial Architects, Solutions Architects and Professional Negotiators from the leading global telecommunications companies. Specializing in the elements that comprise the life cycle events of telecommunications expense management, Legacy Solutions provides assessment of needs, inventory management methodology, investment evaluation, sourcing strategies, contract negotiations and contract management. For more information, visit www.legacy-solutions.net/, or call 817.349.4422.

About Alinean

Alinean develops software and solutions to streamline the IT selling process with business value selling solutions - using ROI/TCO and business case analysis to prove and improve the value of solutions to prospects and customers. The company's founding team pioneered the concept of interactive ROI and TCO software in 1994, developing award-winning solutions for leading IT solution providers and consultants. Its research methodologies and software tools are used by analyst firms and consultancies such as IDC and IT solution providers such as Oracle, HP, Dell, SAP, Microsoft, Symantec and IBM, and have helped justify billions of dollars in IT spending and derived value. For more information, visit www.alinean.com/ or call 407.382.0005.

Source: Alinean, Inc.

CONTACT:

Judy Robinet
VP, Marketing
Alinean, Inc.
+1-407-382-0005, ext. 302
pr@alinean.com

Web site: www.alinean.com/
http://http//www.legacy-solutions.net

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