WellPoint Systems Releases IDEAS 5.0



    CALGARY, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - WellPoint Systems Inc., ("WellPoint" or the
"Company") (TSX-V:WPS), a leading provider of enterprise software and related
solutions to the energy industry, today announced the release of WellPoint
IDEAS 5.0. IDEAS is an oil and gas accounting system specifically developed to
accommodate the unique requirements of multi-national oil and gas operators.
IDEAS is currently deployed at over 200 sites in more than 60 countries around
the globe.
    "The delivery of a new release for our IDEAS product line is a
demonstration of WellPoint's commitment to our long-time, loyal IDEAS
customers who form the foundation of the WellPoint family, as well as our
desire to offer the most current solutions necessary to support future growth
of our business," said Michael Weiss, Senior Vice President - Products and
Technology of WellPoint. "IDEAS 5.0 incorporates new features allowing
customers to better comply with local accounting and reporting requirements of
any country in which it is being used, while also meeting home country
financial reporting standards."
    IDEAS Release 5.0 includes enhanced functionality and reporting
capabilities allowing customers greater flexibility to manage process and
analyze financial and operating information. Along with the system being
updated to Visual Basic 6, the standard system reports have been upgraded to
take advantage of the new features of Crystal Reports XI, including a data
navigator and additional export options. A new Report Wizard is available
giving significant flexibility for individual users to create customized
reports of cross application information formatted, sorted and filtered for
ease of analysis. The new Advanced Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) module
provides for project management, commitment tracking, AFE approvals, time
writing and AFE reporting. Also, a selective Audit Trail feature allows
customers to track activity at the file level for selected modules giving them
the ability to see how records were changed, when and by whom.
    "IDEAS Release 5.0 is the result of our continuing effort to maximize the
benefits of our products to customers. Customers have contributed heavily to
the concepts and best practices embedded in IDEAS which have resulted in a
market leading solution. We believe that customers will find the new features
and capabilities in IDEAS Release 5.0 to be of significant value," stated
Peter Beasley, Vice President & Product Manager responsible for the IDEAS
product line.

    About WellPoint Systems Inc.

    WellPoint provides premier software and related services for managing
critical operations within the energy industry. As a Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner since 2005, 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. WellPoint also
provides software and services under the BOLO, IDEAS International and AX EAM
brands.
    Founded in 1997, Calgary-based WellPoint Systems also has major
operations in Denver, CO, Houston, TX, Livingston, NJ, Tampa, FL, Tunis,
Tunisia and Pretoria, South Africa. 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.

    
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    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    





For further information:

For further information: Richard Slack, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (303) 987-2238, rick.slack@wellpointsystems.com; Bharat Mahajan, CA,
Chief Financial Officer, (403) 444-3916, bharat.mahajan@wellpointsystems.com

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