Microsoft and Clarity Systems sign strategic alliance to deliver budgeting,
planning & consolidations solutions to customers world-wide

Strategic alliance between the two firms provides customers with a clear roadmap for budgeting, planning & consolidation solutions that are ideally tuned for the Microsoft platform

TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ - Clarity Systems, a leader in corporate performance management (CPM), today announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft (Nasdaq: "MSFT") to provide customers with budgeting, planning & consolidations solutions that are ideally tuned for the Microsoft technology platform. Additionally, both firms are dedicating sales and marketing resources to promote Clarity's applications to the Office of Finance, across the globe.

"As a customer of both Microsoft and Clarity, we've been impressed by the complementary nature and easy integration of Clarity's applications with Microsoft's technology platform." said Howard Abrams, Vice President, Finance, American List Counsel. "With Microsoft's endorsement of Clarity as a leading provider of budgeting, planning and consolidations solutions, we look forward to ever closer integration of their respective products."

Customers to Benefit Most from Microsoft-Clarity Systems Alliance

"This alliance is greater than the sum of its parts and will deliver significant value to our shared customer bases," said Dewey Forrester, Senior Director, Microsoft Corporation. "Clarity provides visionary solutions to the Office of Finance. These focused solutions together with Microsoft's proven technology platform offer our joint customers the ability to deploy industry-leading CPM solutions that are ideally tuned for the Microsoft platform."

"This is a significant milestone in the evolution of Clarity's relationship with Microsoft," said Mark Nashman, President, Clarity Systems. "With this strategic alliance, both Clarity and Microsoft are committing significant resources to deliver our joint offering to the market. As such, Clarity, together with Microsoft's active support, will help even more customers reap the benefits of improved process efficiencies, enhanced controls and reduced risk within the Office of Finance."

This alliance follows Clarity's selection as the winner in the ISV/Software Solution of the Year category at the latest Microsoft Partner Network IMPACT Awards. "We are proud to have earned this significant award from Microsoft," added Nashman.

Joint sales, marketing and product training activities, across all geographies worldwide, have started and customers interested in learning more about how they can garner the benefits of the Microsoft-Clarity alliance are urged to contact either organization.

About Clarity Systems

Clarity Systems delivers software solutions to the Office of Finance. Our software helps large and mid-market organizations around the world improve their budgeting, planning, consolidations and management reporting processes, and also automates their external reporting processes to support the production of regulatory and statutory reports. Our unified applications help CFOs reduce risk while simultaneously improving operational efficiency. For more information, please visit our website at www.claritysystems.com or call us at 1-877-410-5070.

SOURCE CLARITY SYSTEMS LIMITED

For further information: For further information: on Clarity, please contact: Dave Paolini, Communications Manager, Clarity Systems Limited, (647) 242-1184, dpaolini@claritysystems.com

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