WellPoint Systems and IDEACA Knowledge Services partner to provide solutions to the Canadian energy industry



    CALGARY, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - WellPoint Systems today announced the signing of
a strategic partnership agreement with Calgary based IDEACA Knowledge Services
(IDEACA). As strategic partners, IDEACA and WellPoint Systems will coordinate
their resources to focus on the introduction of WellPoint solutions based on
Microsoft Dynamics AX for the energy industry, offering potential revenue
growth opportunities for both organizations by aligning the sales and
implementation efforts of two of Canada's most successful Microsoft Dynamics
AX Partners in support of the Canadian oil and gas and mining industries.
    "This new partnership offers substantial synergies that will ultimately
benefit both our customers and the marketplace as a whole," said Ian Harrill,
Director of Channel Development at WellPoint Systems. "IDEACA's and
WellPoint's common focus on the energy industry is allowing us to collaborate
on something that has never been offered before; a platform upon which
companies will create industry-centric business processes that allow them to
improve operational efficiency, promote collaboration and share common
information."
    "This joint offering is a natural evolution of how we go to market and
service our energy customers," said Angus Cowan, IDEACA's Regional Director
for Western Canada. "WellPoint's industry expertise coupled with our
experience in delivering solutions on-time and on-budget makes for a powerful
combination that will be of benefit to our mutual customers."
    WellPoint Systems, known for its innovative development of integrated
business and operations systems designed for the energy industry, is leading
the introduction of a 'modular systems platform' built to address the needs of
oil and gas and mining companies.
    IDEACA is a leading information technology services company specializing
in Microsoft Dynamics AX, Customer Relationship Management and Systems
Integration. They are widely recognized for their world-class implementation
expertise and proven track record for delivering solutions that stimulate
value through collaboration and sharing. IDEACA will play an important role in
the execution of WellPoint's sales and implementation strategy going forward.
    WellPoint today also announced that it has issued 1,382,981 common shares
to Blackmont Capital Inc., at a deemed price of $0.40 Canadian, in
consideration for a fee of $525,000US in connection with the successful
financing related to the Company's recently completed acquisition of Bolo
Systems, Inc.

    About IDEACA

    IDEACA is a leading Microsoft Gold Certified Partner providing business
application solutions to the Canadian market. Operating out of offices in
Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver, they are five time winners of the
Microsoft Impact Award (2004-2007), and were recipients of awards for the 2006
Technology Innovation Partner of the Year, the 2007 Global Information Worker
Partner of the Year and 2007 Microsoft Business Solutions Partner of the Year
in the License Sales category.
    IDEACA has built leading expertise through their disciplined approach for
clearly identifying business needs, choosing appropriate technology and
executing projects within scope, on time and within budget. Their
relationships with customers are based on trust and are the result of
demonstrated performance in delivering software solutions that empower
organizations and their employees to work more efficiently and be more
productive. IDEACA builds their teams to include certified consultants and
technical experts with proven track records; professionals who are committed
to understanding your business needs and are willing to go the extra mile to
deliver solutions tailored to the exact requirements of your business and
industry.

    About WellPoint Systems Inc.

    WellPoint Systems provides premier software and related services for
managing critical operations within the energy industry. Aligning tightly with
Microsoft Corporation, WellPoint is the only Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
and Microsoft Dynamics partner dedicated to the energy sector. It is breaking
new ground with the creation of a more comprehensive, integrated energy
software suite based on existing Microsoft ERP technology that utilizes
state-of-the-art Dynamics AX(R) and .NET architectures. Winner of Microsoft's
2007 Canadian Partner of the Year award, WellPoint became a Microsoft Gold
Certified Partner in 2005.
    Founded in 1997, Calgary-based WellPoint Systems also has major
operations in Houston, TX, Livingston, NJ, Tampa, FL, Tunis, Tunisia and
Moscow, Russia.
    WellPoint is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol
WPS.

    This document contains forward-looking statements. Some forward looking
statements may be identified by words like "expects", "anticipates", "plans",
"intends", "indicates" or similar expressions. The statements are not a
guarantee of future performance and are inherently subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those
currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including, but not limited
to, successful integration of structural changes, including restructuring
plans, acquisitions, technical or manufacturing or distribution issues, the
competitive environment for the Company's products, the degree of market
penetration of the Company's products, and other factors set forth in reports
and other documents filed by the Company with Canadian securities regulatory
authorities from time to time.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

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For further information:

For further information: IDEACA, Tracey Bodnarchuk, Marketing Director,
(403) 478-1486, tracey.bodnarchuk@ideaca.com, www.ideaca.com; WellPoint
Systems Inc., Tom Mawhinney, President, (403) 444-5873,
tom.mawhinney@wellpointsystems.com, www.wellpointsystems.com; The Equicom
Group Inc., Nick Hurst, Investor Relations, (403) 538-4845,
nhurst@equicomgroup.com

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