NxTrend Technology Forms Relationship With FRx Software, Will Offer FRx Financial Reporter to Customer Base

DENVER, Sept. 12, 2002 — FRx Software Corp., a Microsoft Business Solutions company, today announced it has negotiated a relationship with NxTrend Technology Inc., a leading supplier of enterprisewide software solutions for supply-chain management. As part of the relationship, NxTrend will make the newest version of FRx Software’s financial reporting solution, FRx®
Financial Reporter, available to its customer base.

FRx Financial Reporter 6.5 features a variety of benefits and functions that help customers take immediate control of the financial reporting process. The fast and easy-to-implement solution enables users to realize the potential of FRx Financial Reporter by immediately making them more productive and effective.
“Quick Start”
training programs get organizations up and running in as few as five days, and the functionality inherent to FRx Financial Reporter, although extensive, is easy to learn as users go along.

“FRx Software has been producing the highest-quality financial reporting solution for the midmarket for many years. The company’s proven performance is the primary reason we pursued the partnership,”
said Michael J. Cornell, president and CEO of NxTrend.
“We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship with FRx Software for years to come and are very excited to be able to offer its solution to our customer base.”

Known for it history of easy implementations, deep integration and advanced technology, NxTrend Technology is ranked among the top providers of technology solutions for distribution. NxTrend continues to earn its designation as the “safe choice” for enterprise commerce management by investing in new technology for distributors and dealers, such as its interface to FRx Financial Reporter 6.5.

“We are pleased to welcome NxTrend as an FRx Software integration partner,”
said Holly Simpson, vice president of Partner Sales at FRx Software.
“NxTrend has an established record of providing its customers with robust supply-chain management solutions. Adding FRx Financial Reporter 6.5 to the suite of products offered by the company is a great way for NxTrend to continue to enhance and grow its business.”

About NxTrend Technology Inc.

NxTrend’s products offer a single-source solution for information systems that are designed to enable the distributor to implement best-business practices for inventory management, order processing, sales, customer service, warehouse logistics, electronic commerce and strategic business analysis. For more than 22 years, NxTrend has established itself as the leading provider of enterprise commerce management systems within its target market segments in supply-chain management. NxTrend has an installed base of more than 1,000 customers that span the electrical, building materials, industrial, plumbing/heating/air conditioning, paper and medical industries. For more information, e-mail news@nxtrend.com, phone (719) 590-8940, or visit http://www.nxtrend.com/ .

About FRx Software

FRx Software Corp., a Microsoft Business Solutions company, is the leading provider of advanced financial analytic applications to midmarket and emerging enterprise organizations seeking to bring more control to their financial analysis and reporting processes. Its flagship product, FRx Financial Reporter, is used by more than 100,000 sites worldwide to bring control to the financial reporting process. FRx Financial Reporter also is considered the financial reporting standard for midmarket companies and emerging enterprises, with interfaces to more than 50 industry-leading financial accounting systems. FRx®
Forecaster is a browser-based budgeting and planning application that makes it easy for organizations to immediately realize the benefits of budgeting. Enterprise Reporting, the third application rounding out FRx Software’s comprehensive product suite, gives companies the flexibility to create the most efficient solution for complex, distributed reporting requirements. With Enterprise Reporting, companies can easily automate procedures unique to their business environment to give them complete control over consolidations, statutory reporting, budgeting and analysis.

Additional information about FRx Software can be obtained by calling (800) 379-8733, or by visiting the company Web site at http://www.frxsoftware.com/ .

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