Document Management Software supports Microsoft SQL Server(TM).

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Océ Engineering Exec v3.2 document distribution, printing, and archiving software delivers correct documents to correct destinations. Scalable, distributed system centrally collects, organizes, and delivers business' technical documentation on demand, anywhere across enterprise. Print job splitting automatically re-routes A and/or B-size documents to most cost-effective output devices. Image clean up tools correct image defects resulting from scanning.



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Océ Engineering Exec(TM) 3.2 Software Adds Microsoft SQL Server(TM) Compatibility



Latest version of Océ document distribution, printing and archiving software delivers the correct documents to the correct destinations on time, every time

April 30, 2003, Chicago - Océ (Nasdaq: OCENY) announces the release of Océ Engineering Exec 3.2 software, which helps companies eliminate the time wasted searching for documents and waiting for prints. Océ Engineering Exec software is an integrated suite of applications used widely in the CAD industry that addresses enterprise-wide, technical document distribution, printing and archiving. This new version gives manufacturing, government, telecom and utility customers, among others, enhanced performance, scalability, reliability and robustness that take advantage of Microsoft SQL Server(TM) 2000 technology. This change significantly enhances database reliability, lessens the network activity load and greatly improves the scalability of the Océ Engineering Exec software suite.

Enterprise-Wide Information - Secure, Immediate and Accurate

Today's businesses are struggling with a growing storehouse of technical documents and information that often resides in many places and in varied formats. Finding the latest drawings and related change notices, or retrieving a complete set of final documents, is often frustrating and can be especially problematic when distributing those sets to multiple, and often remote, locations in a timely fashion.

Adding to this complexity are increased concerns regarding information security. In the event of a national crisis or disaster, organizations such as government agencies and engineering contractors must be able to retrieve important documents at a moment's notice. As a result, organizations need to create secure digital document archives of their business critical information. Secure storage, instantaneous document access for authorized users, and the ability to facilitate off-site back-up archives are all imperative to this process.

Océ Engineering Exec 3.2 software addresses these growing needs head on. The new version provides an integrated solution that delivers a scalable, distributed system that centrally collects, organizes and delivers all of a business' technical documentation on demand, 24x7, anywhere across the enterprise.

"Océ Engineering Exec 3.2 software is the glue that holds the flow of information together for our customers. It brings together all enterprise-wide technical information and organizes it by using terms and structures that are familiar to people needing this data. The solution also encompasses the best online tools for searching, viewing and printing documents instantly - to anywhere inside or outside of the enterprise, even to remote locations, suppliers and customers," said Joyce Virnich, vice president of marketing for the Océ-USA, Inc. Wide Format Printing Systems business unit.

Greater Speed and Integration of Information

Embedded in Océ Engineering Exec 3.2 software are several enhancements designed to improve the efficiency, flow and synergy of information across an enterprise. These include:
o Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) for smaller installations or Microsoft SQL Server 2000 for larger enterprise installations. Since MSDE 2000 is based on SQL Server technology, it can provide an easy migration to SQL Server when the customer needs to expand.
o Microsoft Windows XP support to help customers keep pace with current operating system technology.
o Image clean-up tools incorporated into Advanced Import and Index. This module has been expanded to provide image clean-up functionality to correct image defects resulting from scanning such as despeckle, deskew, rotate, crop/resize and view images in gray scale. This is ideal for users that want to batch scan everything to a folder and perform the image clean-up while importing into the archive.
o Expanded print job splitting to automatically re-route A and/or B-size documents to the most cost-effective output devices.
o Significantly enhanced integration tools. For example, Automatic Queue Processing has been retooled as an always-on service that provides a strong platform to integrate CAD, PLM, EDMS, ERP or other systems for both printing and document import.
o New system administrator reports to track estimated media costs for better print job accounting.
o A new print submission software development kit. This API (Application Programming Interface) enables Océ professional services and third party systems integrators to tightly integrate Océ Engineering Exec software into a business' operation.

About Océ Engineering Exec Software
As Océ's premier distributed output management and digital archiving solution, Océ Engineering Exec software is comprised of two integrated product suites: Océ Print Exec(TM) Pro software and Océ Doc Exec(TM) Pro software. The Océ Print Exec Pro suite is a networked, distributed system that manages all aspects of print job creation, submission and fulfillment. It also provides a central environment for managing print jobs and printers, both local and remote. The Océ Doc Exec Pro suite is a flexible document archiving software that provides real-time access to technical documentation, enterprise-wide. Using a secure digital vault, it provides the on-line access point for indexing, searching, viewing and managing complete, correct and up-to-date technical documents from every desktop. Visit www.oceusa.com/EEaddendum for more information on these product suites available in Océ Engineering Exec 3.2 software.

About Océ
Océ is a leading supplier of digital document management and delivery technology. The company's solutions are based on Océ's advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives -- locally and around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ also offers a wide range of consulting and outsourcing solutions.

Netherlands-based Océ N.V. (NASDAQ: OCENY), with a workforce of more than 23,000 people and 2002 revenues of $3.2 billion, maintains research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Japan. Océ's North American headquarters is located in Chicago with major business units in Chicago; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; San Jose, CA; Salt Lake City; and Coventry, RI. North American revenues were $1.3 billion for fiscal 2002, and employment is currently 9,600. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com. Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.

"Océ Print Exec", "Océ Doc Exec" and Océ Engineering Exec" are trademarks of Océ-Technologies B.V. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

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