Alphinat announces its results for the fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2012 and the appointment of Mr. Marcel Elefant to the board of Directors

MONTREAL, July 23, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Alphinat Inc. (TSXV: NPA) announces its results for the fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2012 and the appointment of Mr. Marcel Elefant to the board of Directors.

During the quarter under review, Alphinat has focused its efforts on targeting private enterprise in order to diversify its client and partner base.

This has resulted in the signing of the company's first OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) agreement. On May 1, 2012, Alphinat announced that it had entered into an OEM agreement with CSDC Systems Inc., a leading provider of business process automation solutions for government agencies and for the banking sector. CSDC will incorporate Alphinat SmartGuide® into their AMANDA platform giving government and corporate customers the ability to quickly deploy online services that allow clients, businesses and citizens to safely and securely apply for, submit, track, manage, and pay for applications online.

In the same spirit, Alphinat collaborates closely with Bull's software division, which has lead to a commercialization campaign targeted at General Councils of France for delivery of SmartGuide on premises as well as in a SaaS mode.

These two sales channels into specific vertical markets with companies that have an established and captive client base have resulted in a growing sales pipeline with prospects at various levels of maturity as well as a first sale to a Canadian client outside of the Province of Quebec.

Also, the French State Modernization Agency (DGME) has continued to expand their citizen-centric service deployment and have ordered additional licenses from Alphinat in order to do so.

Furthermore, Alphinat has pursued Cloud computing validations with major players in the industry in the USA as well as in Europe. The company is progressing in discussions with global partners for strategic initiatives that could lead to global distribution and sales. A Cloud instance of SmartGuide is now available in the IBM PureSystems Center catalogue at the following address: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/puresystems/centre/details?uid=GSD_46524.

Alphinat continues to make strong headway into partnerships for additional OEM agreements as well as for launching additional SaaS services. Management believe that these partnerships will reduce the SmartGuide sales cycle while multiplying points of contacts with potential clients.

For the quarter under review, the company recorded revenue and deferred revenue for a total amount of $492,634 (Revenue: $282,752 and Deferred revenue: $209,882).

For the 3-month period ended May 31, 2012, the Company recorded total revenue of $282,752 compared to $179,783 for the same period in 2011. This increase is due mainly to sales of new SmartGuide licenses as well as to increased revenue from maintenance and support resulting from the renewal of the SmartGuide annual license maintenance contract by the Direction Générale de Modernisation de l'État (DGME), the French government agency responsible for State reform, as well as by the government of Quebec.

Operating expenses decreased from $485,455 for the 3-month period ended May 31, 2011 to $439,965 for the 3-month period ended May 31, 2012.

The net loss for the 3-month period ended May 31 2012 is $157,213 or $0.003 per outstanding common share compared to a net loss of $305,467 or $0.006 per outstanding common share for the corresponding period in 2011.

Alphinat's financial statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ending May 31, 2012 can be found on SEDAR, at www.sedar.com.

Alphinat is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Marcel Elefant to the board of Directors of the company.

Marcel Elefant is a graduate of Sir George Williams College (Concordia University) with a Bachelor of Commerce and was President of one of Canada's leading private specialty forest product companies until his retirement in 1991. Mr. Elefant currently sits on the boards and advisory boards of several international private companies and charitable organizations and is a benefactor of The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Mr. Elefant holds community activities and clubs close to heart with activities and memberships in Montreal, Stowe Vt., Monaco and Burgundy Fr.

Also, Alphinat announces that on July 18, 2012, the company's board of Directors granted stock options representing a total of 150,000 common shares to a director of the company. The exercise price on the options, which expire on July 18, 2017, is $0.12.

About Alphinat

Alphinat provides online self-service tools and workspaces that make it easy to deal with an organization. Its software suite simplifies, accelerates and improves interactions with all business constituents — resulting in greater cost-effectiveness, customer satisfaction and employee productivity.

Deployable natively in J2EE or .NET environments, on premise or on the Cloud, SmartGuide can help quickly build interactive web dialogs that guide people to the relevant response, help them diagnose problems or lead them through a series of well-defined steps that make it easy to complete complex—or infrequently performed—tasks. It is ideally suited for:

  • Customer self-service
  • Electronic forms
  • Knowledge bases
  • Guided selling
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Life event based applications
  • Education or training

SmartGuide is the only web-based development platform that allows business users to fully manage the business content and logic of an application through easy-to-use, drag and drop tools. In fact, SmartGuide is chock-full of point-and-click features that other solutions require developers to code, making your applications easier to build, test and maintain. Furthermore, SmartGuide will automatically generate customizable documentation of the application being built.

A short 9-minute demonstration of the Designer portion is available at: http://www.alphinat.com/en/products/smartguide/demos.jsp.

Alphinat technology could be used in the government sector, healthcare, banking, insurance, telecommunications and other sectors, in modernising, automating and rendering cost-effective a number of business processes at a fraction of the cost associated with conventional customized solutions. For more details about Alphinat or its software suite, please visit www.alphinat.com.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements in this document, including those which express management's expectations or estimations with regard to the Company's future performance, constitute "forward-looking statements" as understood by applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements are, of necessity, based on a certain number of estimates and hypotheses; while management considers these to be accurate at the time they are expressed, they are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and risks on the commercial, economic and competitive levels. We advise readers that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other known and unknown factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. A number of factors could cause significant differences between actual results and those described in forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to, the Company's and CCFL Capital's ability to find subscribers in connection with the proposed private placement.  This is only one of the factors that could bear on any of our forward-looking statements. Investors are advised to not rely unduly on the forward-looking statements. This advisory applies to all forward-looking statements, whether expressed orally or in writing, attributed to Alphinat or to any individual expressing them in the name of the Company. Unless required by law, the Company is under no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events, or other circumstances. Risks and uncertainties that bear on the Company are described in greater detail in the Company's Annual Report.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE: ALPHINAT INC.

For further information:

Mr. Philippe Lecoq
Chief Executive Officer Alphinat Inc.
(514) 398-9799 ext 222

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