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Compiere and Directive Soft Partner to Deliver Adaptable ERP Solutions across Spain and Latin America

Spain-based ERP & CRM software reseller named Gold Partner to support Compiere products across 19 countries worldwide

Redwood Shores, Calif., and Madrid, Spain – March 18, 2008 – Compiere, Inc. (www.compiere.com), the global leader in open source business solutions, today announced a partnership agreement with Directive Soft, a Madrid, Spain-based software developer and reseller specializing in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Under the agreement, Directive Soft has been named an Authorized Compiere Gold Partner and will localize, resell, implement and support Compiere in Spain and across 18 additional Spanish-speaking countries worldwide.

Directive Soft was founded in the mid-1980s to provide sales, consulting, development, implementation and support services for the Spanish-language ERP market. The company joined Compiere's worldwide partner program to deploy and expand the Compiere platform by localizing the software and adding region-specific features.

"After determining the future direction of our engineering investment, we chose Compiere because they best represent the products and services that support the applications companies throughout our marketplace need in order to automate ERP and CRM processes," said Isidro Fernández of Directive Soft.

Compiere business solutions enable businesses in industries such as distribution, manufacturing, retail and professional services to gain competitive advantage through the automation of financial, distribution, sales and service processes. By offering its solutions through a commercial open source business model, Compiere empowers businesses to reap the benefits of ERP automation at a fraction of the cost of traditional proprietary software products.

Stuart Bagshaw, Compiere's chief operating officer, stated, "Compiere and Directive Soft are working together to address the growing customer demand for affordable and adaptable business solutions throughout Spain and Latin America. Directive Soft provides Compiere customers with access to the leading open source business solutions backed by deep ERP experience, talented implementation consultants, and local market expertise."

The Compiere partner network is a worldwide network of systems integrators, application solution providers and value-added resellers that provide consulting, implementation and customization services to Compiere end users. As an Authorized Gold Partner, Directive Soft will have direct access to Compiere customer support, engineering, marketing and sales resources.

About Directive Soft

Directive Soft, has adopted Compiere to the Spanish and Latin Amercian markets by localizing Compiere ERP to the specific characteristics and accounting functionalities required in each Ibero-Amercian country. Businesses with multiple accounting schemes and locations gain access to the most stable ERP optimized for the Ibero-American community. As a result, Directive Soft helps its clients improve business efficiencies through the implementation of powerful solutions. For more information, please visit www.directivesoft.com.

About Compiere, Inc.

Compiere, Inc. delivers the most widely used open source enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) solution with more than 1.3 million software downloads. Applications are built on an innovative model-based development platform that gives customers unprecedented adaptability, rapid deployment and low cost of ownership. The company is privately held and headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif. Compiere, Inc. offers commercial backing, support and services to its global network of authorized partners operating in more than 25 countries. For more information, please visit www.compiere.com.