SAQQARA and DPCI partner to offer End-to-End Catalog Publishing Solution via QuarkXPress

SAQQARA Combines Electronic Catalog Expertise with DPCI's Proficiency with Database Publishing - Significantly Lowering Print Costs

San Jose, CA - April 20, 2003 - SAQQARA Systems, Inc., a provider of product content and catalog management software and services with more than 80 customers worldwide, today announced a partnership with DPCI, a worldwide leader in designing database publishing systems for organizations that publish catalogs across multiple channels. The partnership combines SAQQARA's collaborative technology for capturing, managing and dynamically re-expressing digital rich media for eCatalogs with DPCI's expertise in delivering content to print production formats such as QuarkXPress.

"Comprehensive product content, including its attributes, images, and cohort attributes with consumer preferences or reasons to buy, is either missing, inaccurate, or not accessible to the supply chain and/or marketing organizations," said Peter Abell, AMR Research Report, May, 2002. "Retailers are spending millions to acquire product content, photograph and measure, enter appropriate attributes, manipulate the data/images, QA and review, and store and maintain this data. These efforts occur multiple times for the same products within the original product development and distribution organizations."

Leveraging DPCI database publishing and integration experience with the distributed authoring system that is bundled with SAQQARA's CommerceSuite product enables organizations to deliver highly stylized content for their customers from a single electronic catalog. By simplifying the transition from traditional catalog layout to database publishing the cost of going to print is significantly reduced.

"DPCI's domain expertise in database publishing, combined with SAQQARA's comprehensive product content and digital asset capabilities, enables the cost effective delivery of high quality, personalized content from a single electronic catalog," said Rick Collison, VP of Marketing, SAQQARA Systems. DPCI shares our commitment to provide high value, usable content for multiple publishing medium, including web and print formats, leveraging the best solutions and services available."\

"SAQQARA's technology answers a real need that our customers have to aggregate and maintain product content from multiple sources," said Joe Bachana, President and CEO of DPCI. "By centralizing catalog data in Saqqara's CommerceSuite, customers can use DPCI's database publishing expertise to significantly reduce the cost of printing full and custom catalogs, short run catalogs, as well as sell sheets and other on-demand materials."

About DPCI

DPCI is an interactive technology agency that delivers integrated content management solutions for organizations that need to publish content to Web, print, mobile and e-reader devices. DPCI helps customers design and implement Web Content Management Systems, Digital Asset Management, Online Collaboration Software, Multi-Channel Systems, Workflow Management solutions, and recently, Semantic technologies. DPCI serves customers throughout the United States, including the United Nations, ESPN, Mitre, McGraw-Hill Education, Raymond Corporation, and Royal Caribbean Inc.

DPCI Media Contact

Tracy Gardner
DPCI Public Relations

About SAQQARA Systems, Inc.

SAQQARA is a leading provider of comprehensive product content and catalog management software and managed services that enable suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and buyers to create, manage, and leverage product content as a strategic asset. With more than 80 customers worldwide, SAQQARA solutions have been selected by global and diverse companies including Eastman Chemical, Memec, Molex, 3M, Honeywell, GE and Lincoln Electric to play a strategic role in their e-business initiatives. SAQQARA is a privately held corporation with headquarters in San Jose, California. For further information about the company and its products, visit call 408-325-8200 or toll free 877-964-0100.

SAQQARA Media Contact:
Rick Collison
SAQQARA Systems, Inc.