The National Trust Selects Xenos to Improve Communications with UK Membership Base

    Xenos d2e Vision to Enable High Speed Processing of One Million Documents
    Annually for Print and Mail Fulfilment

    UNITED KINGDOM, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Xenos Group Inc. (TSX:XNS) today
announced that The National Trust, a conservation charity that works to
preserve and protect places of historic interest or natural beauty in the UK,
has selected Xenos d2e Vision to streamline its ongoing correspondence with
3.5 million members in the UK. Once seamlessly integrated into The National
Trust's newly implemented Oracle enterprise application, Xenos d2e Vision will
enable the organisation to maintain strong relationships with its membership
by minimising the lead-time between document creation and fulfillment.
    Every year, The National Trust mails over one million highly personalised
documents to members - including welcome packs, membership cards, offers and
newsletters - each contributing to quality service delivery and high annual
renewal rates. Xenos d2e Vision will enable The National Trust to automate the
high speed transformation of PDF documents generated in Oracle to IBM's AFP
format for high volume print and mail fulfillment by its third party business
processing partner, Vertex.
    CRM Programme Director at The National Trust, Stuart MacLeod, comments on
the reasons for choosing Xenos d2e Vision, "The National Trust's investment in
Oracle could not function as fully intended without the ability to produce
documents for bulk print and mail. Xenos d2e Vision is a crucial part of
realising the wider investment we made in Oracle to improve the communications
process with our members and the customer service it delivers. Xenos d2e
Vision is a perfect fit for our requirements since it is written 100% in Java,
fully supporting Oracle's Java environment."

    How it works

    Xenos d2e Vision receives PDF output sent by Oracle via SFTP (Secure File
Transfer Protocol) to a directory on the server running Xenos d2e Vision. The
software processes the file(s) and converts the incoming PDF to AFP along with
additional index values (such as stationary type or channel) in the output.
The AFP is written to an output directory where a subsequent SFTP process
picks it up and transfers it to the print process server at Vertex.
    "Xenos is backed by a strong track record of providing seamless
integration for many organisations," adds Jeff Mills, Managing Director, EMEA
at Xenos. "Our experience and expertise will ensure Xenos d2e Vision works
quietly in the background to produce documents in the format The National
Trust requires to improve correspondence with its membership."
    Following a two-day pilot in May this year, which saw The National Trust
working with Xenos Professional Services to test the performance of the
system, Xenos d2e Vision will be fully integrated with Oracle at The National
Trust's Membership Department in Warrington, UK.

    About The National Trust

    The National Trust is Europe's biggest conservation organisation and
looks after special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland for
ever, for everyone. People and places are at the heart of everything it does.
Over 3.5 million members, 50,000 volunteers, 500,000 school children, and
millions of visitors, donors and supporters help the Trust look after its
300 historic houses and gardens, 707 miles of coastline and 250,000 hectares
of open countryside.

    About Xenos

    Xenos (TSX:XNS) high-performance software solutions streamline enterprise
information supply chains. We enable our customers to process, transform,
repurpose, personalise and deliver their data and documents when they need it,
where they need it and how they need it. Xenos extends the value of existing
IT investments, enabling organisations to increase efficiency, agility and
accountability, while supporting Green IT initiatives.
    By streamlining, standardising and automating the handling of information
on demand, our customers reduce costs while increasing a powerful competitive
advantage-adaptability. Xenos has customers worldwide in financial services,
insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, logistics,
transportation, retail and government sectors. Xenos sells and supports its
solutions directly from offices in Canada, the United States, the United
Kingdom and France and through a global partner network. For more information,

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