Rhinebeck, NY, April 14, 1998 — Sepesi, Inc. is a consulting firm that specializes in developing PROGRESS™ software applications. Collectively, Sepesi staff members have over 50 years experience in information systems, design, programming and implementation, particularly with PROGRESS, UNIX and NT environments. President Patricia Sepesi has personally used PROGRESS development tools, starting with version 2A, since the early 1980s.

Late in 1996, Sepesi, Inc. became a PROGRESS Application Partner to take advantage of sales, marketing, education and developer assistance that Progress Software Corporation has to offer. This relationship will allow Sepesi, Inc. an even stronger foundation to help service their clients.

In fact, programmers at Sepesi, Inc. spent most of 1997 developing their new "Powered By PROGRESS application called SHIPS™ — Sepesi Handling of International Processes System. The program is the first Export Management System designed to seamlessly interface with QAD's MFG/PRO™. SHIPS provides a significant benefit to exporters already running their business on MFG/PRO. The initial release (SHIPS v1.0) of this system will be unveiled at the PROGRESS User's Convention in Dallas, Texas from June 1 through 4, 1998. Visit booth #301 for more information and demonstrations.

Sepesi, Inc.'s primary business focus has been the integration and implementation of manufacturing, distribution and financial software packages for companies with 50-200 concurrent users on Windows NT and UNIX systems. Many of their clients are first time users of both PROGRESS and UNIX. Consequently, Sepesi's customer service staff gets very involved in the initial set up of databases, user access, training and system support.

The firm prides itself in its ability to consult with clients throughout the entire process. At startup certain key functions — applications development, data administration and system administration — require special attention. Long term service focuses on site training, system fine tuning and software upgrades. Recipients of Sepesi's "hand-holding" philosophy agree that this quality is what sets Sepesi, Inc. apart from the ordinary consulting firm.

Some Sepesi personalized services have included:

  1. Acting as "temps" for clients while regular personnel are in training or on leave.
  2. Regularly attending client staff meetings to provide ongoing trouble-shooting.
  3. Offering proactive solutions using emerging new technologies to improve client system performance.

Extended services such as these have distinguished Sepesi, Inc. as a truly hands-on consulting company.

In another strategic alliance, Sepesi, Inc. has established a business relationship with The Tower Group, a certified implementers of Vertex Tax Systems. With The Tower Group, they have created an interface between QAD's MFG/PRO and Vertex's Quantum Sales Tax System called Sepesi's Vertex API™ v1.2. This interface is currently in use by several of their clients in the medical equipment, electronics, telecommunications, computer network, software development and retail mail order catalog industries.

Contact Information:
Sepesi Inc.
P.O. Box 481
Rhinebeck, NY 12572 USA;
Telephone 845-876-5101
Fax 845-876-7826

PROGRESS is a registered trademark of Progress Software Corporation
MFG/PRO is a registered trademark of QAD Inc.
Quantum and Vertex are trademarks of Vertex, Inc.
UNIX is a registered trademark of UNIX Systems Laboratories
SHIPS is a trademark of Sepesi, Inc.