Press Release 13/11/2001

Ulysses Systems Announces Its Membership in the Microsoft Certified Partner Program

DETROIT 13 November 2001: Ulysses Systems Inc. today announced it is a new member of the Microsoft Certified Partner Program . The Microsoft Certified Partner program is for businesses that offer services or applications using Microsoft technologies as a platform.

This new status will enable Ulysses Systems to provide customers direct access to resources and training solutions to support Microsoft technologies and products. "This program will benefit our customers," said Bob Schumaker, Director of Global Alliances. "The information that we receive as a Microsoft Certified Partner will be used to build our applications and support our customers with their Microsoft requirements.

As a member of the program, Ulysses Systems will receive Microsoft product licenses for development and testing; internal and external marketing; extensive technical training and support; access to pre-release product information and program codes; sales and marketing resources; and communications with Microsoft staff.

"When customers are looking to implement a Microsoft technology solution for their business, their best bet is to turn to an expert - a Microsoft Certified Partner," said Rosa Garcia, general manager of the Partner Programs Group at Microsoft. "Microsoft provides its Certified Partners with in-depth access to existing and emerging Microsoft technologies and related training and resources to help ensure that they have the technical intimacy needed to deliver quality solutions. Today, Microsoft recognizes Ulysses Systems for demonstrating this level of expertise and welcomes it as a new Microsoft Certified Partner."

Ulysses' Task Assistant is a suite of task-orientated software products that cover all marine activities, both in the office and on board. The user-friendly design has been proven to save time and increase efficiency both on board vessels and in the offices of some of the world's most demanding companies.

About Ulysses Systems
Ulysses Systems is a leading provider of computer products and services that offer intuitive business solutions in the maritime and energy markets. With approximately 100 employees worldwide, the company maintains offices in Europe, United States and South America.