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SMS' TURNKEY SYSTEMS DIVISION WILL REMARKET ROSS SYSTEMS' RENAISSANCE FINANCIAL HUMAN RESOURCES SERIES TO SELL WITH SMS' ALLEGRA

 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSS) today announced it has signed an agreement with SMS' Turnkey Systems Division (TSD) allowing SMS to offer both SMS' ALLEGRA system and Ross' Renaissance Financial Series and its Human Resources Series for sale to hospitals and other healthcare institutions.
 Depending on the needs of the customer, SMS will offer a choice of financial software: either SMS' ALLEGRA system, which is part of a general financial and payroll/personnel system; or Ross' Renaissance Financial Series, an integrated suite of financial applications, and Human Resource applications.
 The agreement allows SMS to offer customers a broader range of choices that may best meet their needs. Customers benefit from single- vendor contact and SMS support whether they have ALLEGRA or Ross' Systems installed.
 Ross' Renaissance Financial Series includes General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Purchase Order, Fixed Assets, Currency Management, Cost Allocations and Project Accounting applications. Two applications comprise the Renaissance Human Resources Series: Human Resources (which includes Benefits Administration) and Payroll.
 ALLEGRA is SMS' DEC-based open solution for the healthcare enterprise. Operating on Digital's Open VMS(TM) architecture, ALLEGRA's full range of applications include: Patent Accounting, Order Processing, Advanced Nursing, Physician Access, Pharmacy, Materials Management and Administrative Data applications.
 "We are pleased to be working with SMS, the healthcare industry's information systems leader, to provide hospitals with software that meets their needs," said Dennis Vohs, chairman and CEO of Ross Systems. "Hospitals and other healthcare institutions are facing tremendous challenges, and we believe that enterprise-wide solutions like these will help these organizations operate more efficiently."
 "SMS is excited to offer our customers the opportunity to select Ross applications as part of an SMS general agreement. We believe the SMS/Ross combination will further enhance our commitment to customer satisfaction and service," said Marion G. (Tom) Tomlin, SMS senior vice president and general manager of the Turnkey Systems Division.
 Ross Systems, based in Redwood City, develops and markets a broad range of business solutions in the following open systems environments: Digital's Alpha AXP(TM) architecture, Open VMS and OSF/1; and Hewlett- Packard's HP-UX and MPE/iX. In addition to the financial series that SMS will offer, Ross' other products include distribution systems, manufacturing and public sector applications, and a fourth-generation application development language.
 SMS, the leader in providing financial and clinical information systems to healthcare institutions, physicians, and other healthcare providers, is an international corporation based in Malvern, Penn.
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 /CONTACT: Cecilia Roach of Ross Systems, 404-851-1872; Ann Hawkins of Brodeur & Partners, 617-894-0003, for Ross Systems; or Julie Klapstein of SMS, 510-444-3434/
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