MTS Allstream Selects Varicent SPM On Demand for Sales Efficiency and

    One of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies to
    implement Varicent SPM to manage dynamic compensation plans

<p><location>TORONTO</location>, <chron>Oct. 6</chron> /CNW/ -- Industry leader and innovator Varicent Software Incorporated is excited to announce that their flagship solution, Varicent SPM, has been selected by MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"). MTS Allstream, one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, will use Varicent's solution to manage their enterprise sales efficiency and performance across the organization.</p>
<p>"We are pleased to select Varicent's flexible sales management system - a system that quickly adapts to the changing demands of our business and can help us better maximize our sales performance," said <person>Joe Rizzi</person>, Vice <person>President Finance</person>, Enterprise Solutions Division, MTS Allstream. "We look forward to implementing Varicent's integrated solution for our sales efficiency and performance."</p>

    Varicent SPM's solution provides customers with:
    --  Business Ownership - customers can "own" the application; business
        users can administer compensation and the integrated system will
    --  Speed and Flexibility  - the architecture of the solution can quickly
        respond to, and easily manage changing compensation plans
    --  Analytics - Varicent's solution will increase performance visibility
        and help forecast future opportunities and sales expectations

    --  Strong Partnership - the responsiveness, professionalism and
        consistency exhibited by the company gives customers confidence that
        Varicent's solution and support will perform well for them

<p>"We are pleased that MTS Allstream has selected Varicent for their sales performance management and we look forward to a successful relationship" said <person>Mark Girvan</person>, Vice <person>President Business Development</person> for Varicent. "We are looking forward to helping MTS Allstream achieve further productivity and effectiveness."</p>

    About MTS Allstream
<p>As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across <location>Canada</location> dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers.  In 2008, MTS Allstream had nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across <location>Canada</location> and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of <person>Cindy Klassen</person>, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The <location>Toronto</location> Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: <a href=""></a>.</p>

    About Varicent Software Incorporated
<p>Varicent Software Incorporated delivers the most innovative sales performance management solution addressing the needs of business professionals across the entire enterprise. High performing companies relying on Varicent for better visibility and control of their complex variable compensation programs, automating the assignment of territories, the collection and approval of quotas, and reporting and analyzing sales performance include Waste Management, Linksys by Cisco, Sherwin-Williams, Manpower, Autodesk, Getty Images, Starwood Hotels, Time Customer Service, and many others.    <a href=""></a></p>
<p>©2009 Varicent Software. All rights reserved. Varicent and Varicent SPM are trademarks of Varicent Software Incorporated.</p>
<p>All other trademarks and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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    Contact:   Brian Hartlen               Jill Gibson
               Varicent Software           MTS Allstream
               T: 1.416.987.1241           (204) 958-3392


For further information: For further information: Brian Hartlen of Varicent Software, +1-416-987-1241,, or Jill Gibson of MTS Allstream, +1-204-958-3392, Web Site:

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