Press Release 03/09/2002


LONDON 03 September 2002: Risk, Reliability and Safety Engineering (RRS Engineering), and Ulysses Systems, Inc. have signed a business alliance agreement to jointly market the collaboration of their risk, reliability, and safety consulting services with the Ulysses Systems Task Assistant.

RRS Engineering is a market leader in health, environmental and safety risk management services.From our perspective, with this collaboration we can deliver a solution that will assist our clients to become more efficient and productive in managing the large amount of information necessary to meet today's regulatory requirements throughout their operations, according to John Alderman, PE, CSP, Managing Director of RRS Engineering. Implementing our services with the Task Assistant will make them more readily available and accessible to the people who need to work with them on a daily basis.

Ulysses' innovative Task Assistant software works within an organization's existing business process framework. Unlike most software packages that force customers to modify operations around the capabilities of software, the Task Assistant is configured to understand existing roles and the tasks within an organization. It uses that understanding to provide end-users across the organization with exactly the information they want exactly when they need it.

Employees working in highly regulated environments will now have convenient and immediate access to their quality, environmental and safety operation manuals and procedures created and supplied by RRS Engineering via the Task Assistant, said Robert J. Schumaker, Director - Global Alliances, Ulysses Systems, Inc.

About Ulysses Systems, Inc.

Ulysses is a provider of ship and knowledge management solutions to the marine and related industries built on the unique Task Assistant software platform. Our mission is to provide advanced but easy to use tools that improve operational efficiency, help staff to do their jobs more easily, and improve our clients ability to utilise computer-based information so as to give them a significantly better return on their investment in information technology.Ulysses has offices in the US, UK, Greece, Singapore, Brazil and India.

About RRS Engineering

Risk, Reliability, and Safety Engineering (RRS) is an international consulting firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. RRS combines a practical approach to problem solving with in-depth industry experience, providing high-quality, cost-effective safety and risk management services. RRS has offices throughout the United States. For more information, visit