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Diners Club Italia Selects Captura Expense for Global Travel Portal.

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BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2000

Ventura Technologies Selects Captura to Provide Travel and

Expense Management for Its Diners Club Business Travel Portal

Captura(R) Software today announced a strategic alliance with Diners Club Italia to offer Captura Expense(TM), Captura's expense management solution.

Diners Club Italia will provide Captura Expense through Ventura Technologies for their global travel portal. Together they will offer an end-to-end global travel solution dedicated to businesses and business travelers through an on-line travel portal hosted by Etnoteam.com, part of I.NET group.

The portal will give travelers the ability to self-book a trip on-line with access to personalized destination information, and alert details such as weather, air strikes, etc., while also offering the best deal available to them. The system will utilize Captura Expense to pre-populate the employees' expense claim with all charges made against the Diners corporate card, enabling quick and accurate processing and reimbursement. This will allow companies to ensure that employees comply with all corporate policies while empowering them with valuable information as to where their travel expenditure is being spent.

Captura's global capabilities were a vital factor in Ventura's selection of Captura Expense. Key features include multi-language support for Italian, French and Spanish, support for business mileage log, and per diems, which best suited Diners' aim of providing an end-to-end global travel solution.

"Captura's ability to deliver a solution in multiple languages and currencies (including the Euro), makes their solution extremely well suited to the needs of the global business traveler," says Vittorio Guillion Mangilli, president, Ventura Technologies. "Ventura wants to create the most comprehensive business portal possible for Diners Club, providing business travelers with a `one-stop-shop' for all their travel and expense needs."

"This alliance represents a great opportunity for Captura to provide our global hosted expense management solutions to organizations throughout Europe," said Dan Vetras, president and CEO of Captura. "Our product is a complete Web-based solution that supports the global business travel and entertainment requirements of large organizations. We are pleased to support Ventura and Diners Club with this offering, leading the way in Europe for business travelers to manage their travel and expenses."

Diners expects at least 10% of their existing customer base to sign up for the service, with some large customers already committing to a number of licenses. The portal will be supported with an aggressive advertising campaign throughout Europe.

About Captura

Captura, headquartered in Bothell, Wash., delivers Web-based total expense management application services tailored to meet the broad needs of companies worldwide. Captura's hosted e-Finance Solution(TM) allows companies to automate all facets of expense management using Web-enabled technology while capturing detailed transactional data that can help them make sound, timely business decisions.

Captura has offices in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and Wayne, NJ. Captura's European headquarters are in London, UK, with an additional European office in Paris, France and an office in Sydney, Australia. Customers include adidas-America, CGU, Ford Motor Co., General Motors, Hercules, Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., and Reckitt Benckiser. For more information about Captura and its products, in the U.S. call 425/424-1000; in Europe call +44 1628 519 000 (U.K.) or +33 153 53 67 15 (France); or visit the company's Web site at http://www.captura.com.

About Ventura Technologies

Ventura Technologies, headquartered in Preganziol, Treviso - Italy, owned by Ventura (a Business Travel specialized agency belonging to the Diners Club Italia Group), delivers a global solution for business travel that allows companies to automate all facets of the travel business using Web-enabled technology.

Ventura has offices in Milan, Rome, Florence, Bologna and Treviso (Venice). Customers include Bayer, Benetton Group, Gucci, Coca Cola, and other large corporations.

About Diners Club

Diners Club, the first company in the world to launch a credit card, was introduced in the U.S. in 1950 and in Italy in 1958. Today, Diners is present in 200 countries around the world, with more than 8 million card members.

Diners Club Italia (with 600,000 members), headquartered in Rome, belongs to GTP Holding, a leading company in the fashion world. Diners Club Italia's mission is to provide customers with tailored products and benefits not available elsewhere. For customers, this translates into a comprehensive system of tailored cards, while for company's it aims at offering an optimized, efficient, complete package of solutions and facilities enabling cost reduction.

To consistently deliver its solutions, Diners has created a wide spread network of partnerships with leading local and international companies providing, through the card, their own services and benefits.
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