Software provides insight into business decisions.

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Enterprise Performance Suite(TM) v3.0 utilizes capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database and related Business Intelligence technologies to facilitate deployment of Microsoft-based performance measurement solutions. Along with Application Server, featuring business rules, modeling, and administration capabilities, software includes components such as Core Engine, Reporting Services Server, IIS/Web Server, and Acorn .NET Components with reporting and reusable element templates.

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Acorn Systems Enterprise Performance Suite(TM) Offered for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Acorn Systems Enterprise Performance Suite(TM) Offered for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Acorn Systems Offers Its Industry Leading Profit Improvement Suite for Microsoft SQL Server 2005

HOUSTON, Nov. 7 /-- Acorn Systems is pleased to announce the availability of its best-in-class Enterprise Performance Suite 3.0 based on Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Taking advantage of enhanced capabilities of the SQL Server database and related Business Intelligence technologies, Acorn continues their commitment to deploying Microsoft-based performance measurement solutions for new and existing clients. Specific components include the following:

o Application Server -- business rules and modeling, administration
o Core Engine -- SQL Server 2005-based calculations
o Reporting Services Server -- pre-built applications such as Performance Analyzer (cost, revenue, capacity) and Price Analyzer
o IIS / Web Server -- virtual web sites for Acorn EPS, Acorn Business Server, Acorn Framework for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, etc.
o Acorn .NET Components -- pre-defined templates for Reporting and reusable elements

Acorn Systems is a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV and its Enterprise Performance Suite gives their clients better insight into business decisions that begins with better measurement. Visibility: Accurate, Auditable and Enterprise-wide; Performance Analysis: Sustainable, Cross-domain, and Root- cause Based; and Profit Improvement: Balancing Cost, Revenue, and Capacity. Microsoft products offered through Acorn Systems deliver better decision making through actionable information.

Acorn Systems has a strong presence in verticals with the most rigorous accuracy requirements including financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods and distribution. These customers are excited about Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and the advantages it provides including:

o Increased integration with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services makes it easy to get data out of the database and into the reports
o The tight integration with Windows SharePoint Services makes it easy for even non-technical business users to create, view, and edit Business Intelligence dashboards and interact with the data to drill to the level of detail required

"Acorn Systems chose Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to enable us to deliver enterprise scalable, feature-rich, and low Total Cost of Ownership solutions for our customers," said Chris Fraga, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Business Development, Acorn Systems. "With SQL 2005, we will extend our 4-year success record of teaming with Microsoft to provide world class Performance Management solutions to Fortune 1000 and SMB clients in financial services, retail, consumer packaged goods, distribution, life sciences, and the public sector."

About Acorn Systems

Acorn Systems provides continuous enterprise-wide visibility into business performance enabling profit improvement at a low total cost of ownership. Acorn Systems delivers a solution that is verifiably accurate, auditable and actionable. Acorn Systems' solution is flexible and dynamic and provides a sustainable, scalable platform for Corporate Performance Management. Acorn Systems' clients come from many industries including Financial Services, Retail, Manufacturing, Life Sciences and Distribution in the Metals, Foods, Electronics, Paper, Healthcare and Chemicals industries. For more information, visit or call 1-800-98Acorn.

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Ted Bockius
Acorn Systems

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