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ABBOTT LABORATORIES AND SERVING SOFTWARE SIGN CO-MARKETING AGREEMENT

 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Serving Software Inc. (NASDAQ: SERV) and Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Abbott Park, Ill., have signed a co-marketing agreement for Serving Software's DME 2000 hospital asset tracking, charging and reporting system.
 DME 2000 (Durable Medical Equipment) is a PC-based system that helps hospitals track equipment, reduce rental expenses, capture lost charges, control inventory and manage capital planning. It replaces paper tracking methods by using bar code and hand-held technology to track and verify medical equipment utilization.
 Under the agreement, DME 2000 will be available as part of Abbott's electronic drug delivery systems product line in its Hospital Products Division.
 Abbott Laboratories is a worldwide manufacturer of health care products, employing 49,000. Its Hospital Products Division is a leading manufacturer of intravenous drugs and administration equipment, anesthesia drugs and delivery systems, and electronic medication management systems.
 Minneapolis-based Serving Software develops, markets and supports computer-based software systems for hospital resource management. The company's systems, installed in more than 750 hospitals worldwide, are designed to ensure efficient resource management at both departmental and hospital-wide levels. Hospitals use the systems to increase productivity, reduce operating costs, enhance revenue opportunities, improve quality assurance and enhance patient care.
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 /CONTACT: John Swenson of Swenson/Falker Associates, 612-371-0000, for Serving Software; or Jene' Leiner of Serving Software, 612-623-4038/
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