Speedware Signs Migration Contract with Washington State Board for Community
Technical Colleges

    
    Contract represents one of the largest legacy modernization projects to
    date for Speedware.
    

MONTREAL, Oct. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Speedware Ltd., a leading provider of IT modernization solutions, today announced the signing of a contract to provide legacy modernization services to the Washington State Board for Technical Colleges (SBCTC). This contract is based on the sale of licenses and the provision of support and consulting services over a period of approximately 20 months.

Many organizations, including the SBCTC, rely on mission-critical enterprise applications and databases that run on the HP e3000, a widely-used Hewlett-Packard server that is being discontinued. The SBCTC was seeking a qualified vendor who could develop and execute a "lift and shift" system migration to move the college administrative applications and databases to a new, centralized and sustainable platform.

The college administrative computing systems are the core of operations for all of the Washington State Technical Colleges, supporting not only accounting and human resources, but also student services. With over 34 colleges, the multi-site SBCTC also planned to use virtualization technology to dramatically consolidate the number of servers required to support these applications.

"Speedware's experience in performing successful HP e3000 migrations as well as their ability to handle all aspects of integration were key factors in our decision to award the contract to Speedware," said Michael Scroggins, SBCTC's Deputy Executive Director of Information and Technology.

In total, more than three million lines of code will be migrated as well as numerous databases and third-party utilities.

"Speedware's position as a specialist in legacy modernization, with an unparalleled track record in re-hosting HP e3000 servers, gave us a unique insight into the types of issues the SBCTC was facing." said Andy Kulakowski, General Manager of Speedware. "This allowed us to provide the SBCTC with a customized modernization plan that minimized risk and maximized success at the lowest possible price."

About SBCTC

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is responsible for administering the Community and Technical College Act and providing leadership and coordination for the 34 community and technical colleges in the Washington State system. The office has three main divisions: finance, education and information technology.

About Speedware

Speedware Ltd. is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions and offers a complete suite of legacy modernization, migration and application portfolio management solutions, business intelligence tools and application development solutions. Speedware has been dedicated to helping companies modernize their business applications for over 30 years. The company offers market leaders the end-to-end solutions that allow them to react quickly to the needs of a changing business.

Speedware Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activant Solutions Inc., a leading US-based technology provider of business management solutions serving distributors and specialty retailers since 1972.

For more information, visit Speedware at www.speedware.com.

This announcement relating to Activant and Speedware (together the "Company") may contain statements that are forward looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, such as statements concerning trends, future revenues, technology, products, services or contractual relationships, or the Company's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the Company's results, including, without limitation, market demand for products and technology, the Company's ability to successfully execute, meet contractual obligations, and satisfy customer requirements or expectations, the integration and utilization of the Company's technology and products with technology and products supplied by others, customer acceptance of the Company's products or services, and the retention and deployment of skilled service providers. Except to the extent required by applicable securities laws, we undertake no obligation to update or publicly revise any of the forward-looking statements. Please refer to Activant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2009 and Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2008, which have been filed with the Securities Exchange Commission and can be found through the Activant investor relations website at www.activant.com/company/investors for a full discussion of the risks and other factors.

SOURCE SPEEDWARE LTD.

For further information: For further information: Dani Knezevic, Speedware Ltd., (514) 747-7007, ext. 8404, dani.knezevic@speedware.com

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