FRx Software Offers Rewards Through Analytics Solution Advisor Program

DENVER — May 24, 2005 — FRx Software Corp., a Microsoft® company and a part of Microsoft Business Solutions, today announced the Analytics Solution Advisor (ASA) program, a new sales referral program that rewards participants that help extend the availability of Microsoft FRx® and Microsoft Forecaster solutions to prospective customers.

The ASA program is open to resellers, CPA firms and software providers that come across organizations looking to enhance their financial reporting and budgeting and planning capabilities, but may not have the time, expertise or resources to fully engage in selling advanced financial analytic solution offerings.

“Many potential customers are unaware of the broad availability of our solutions that integrate with virtually any general ledger system available,” said Holly Simpson, vice president of Partner Sales at FRx Software. “Participating in the Analytics Solution Advisor program and referring those customers to FRx Software is a win-win situation: We’ll qualify and then contact the lead, the customer works with an affordable solution that fits its business and contributes to its success, and when a sale is final the ASA will receive a referral fee of 15 percent of the net revenue. It’s that simple.”

In addition to providing 15 percent of the net revenue of a sale as compensation for referrals, the Analytics Solution Advisor program offers direct access to free sales tools and marketing literature via an online portal that helps educate prospects about FRx Software solutions.

“The Analytics Solution Advisor program serves as a bridge between FRx Software and end users who desire to advance their business,” said Chris Scherpenseel, president of FRx Software. “Together, we’ll provide the necessary financial reporting and budgeting and planning solutions that help ensure that small and midsized businesses can monitor challenges, identify new business opportunities and, most important, stay competitive.”

Highlights of the FRx Software Analytics Solution Advisor program include the following:

  • There are no initial start-up or ongoing fees.

  • Qualified referral leads that result in an FRx Software product license agreement result in a referral fee paid to the Analytics Solution Advisor equal to 15 percent of the net software license fees actually received by FRx Software.

  • Direct access to free sales and marketing literature via an online portal will help Analytics Solution Advisors talk with prospects about FRx Software applications.

More details on the FRx Software Analytics Solution Advisor program are available by sending an e-mail message to frxrefer@microsoft.com.

About FRx Software

FRx Software Corp., a Microsoft company and a part of Microsoft Business Solutions, is the leading provider of advanced financial analytic applications for small and midsize businesses, large corporations, and divisions of global enterprises that are seeking to bring more control to their financial analysis and reporting processes. Its flagship product, Microsoft FRx is used by more than 120,000 sites worldwide to bring control to the financial reporting process. Microsoft FRx is considered the financial reporting standard for the midrange market segment, with interfaces to more than 50 industry-leading financial accounting systems. Microsoft Forecaster is a browser-based budgeting and planning application that makes it easy for organizations to immediately realize the benefits of budgeting. 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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