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Arbortext 10th Annual User Conference Draws 600 Attendees; Focus on Enterprise Publishing Key to Record Attendance.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Arbortext, the leading provider of enterprise publishing software, today announced the successful completion of its 10th annual week-long Arbortext User Group (AUGI) conference. The event attracted six hundred business and technology leaders from a variety of industries and was held at Disney's Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida.

More than 60 conference sessions by customers and technology partners covered a broad range of topics, from an introduction and basic understanding of enterprise publishing and its business application areas to in-depth customer success stories.

AUGI 2005 conference keynotes included Christopher Lee, Director, Worldwide Regulatory Operations G/NL Site Head for Pfizer; Thomas Madeya, Vice President of Delivery Channel Management for SAP; and Marcy Wilson, Director of IT for Bowne & Company. Each of these speakers discussed how XML and Arbortext enterprise publishing software is being used to address regulatory requirements, open new revenue streams and improve customer service.

AUGI 2005 conference sponsors included Astoria Software, Comtech Services, Data Conversion Laboratory, Design Science, EDS, EMC Documentum, Flatirons Solutions, Glemser Technologies, IBM, Inmedius, ITEDO, Lakeside Software, Larson CGM Software, OmniLingua, Piper Group, RWD Technologies, SAP, TRADOS, Valley Forge and X.Systems.

"AUGI continues to be successful because we provide a stimulating environment where attendees learn about industry trends and best practices while also having the opportunity to network with peers," said Terry Welty, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Arbortext. "Our customers continue to tell us AUGI is a must-attend event because of the learning and networking opportunities available to them."

About Arbortext (www.arbortext.com)

Arbortext is the leading provider of enterprise publishing software, enabling companies around the world to automate the assembly and publishing of product information, marketing documents, service instructions, maintenance procedures, technical publications, legal information and software documentation. Arbortext software allows companies to efficiently and cost-effectively publish to multiple audiences in multiple languages in multiple hardcopy and electronic output formats. As a result, companies can dramatically improve authoring productivity, reduce translation and publishing costs, enhance information quality and speed time-to-market of new products. Arbortext's software is installed at over 1,700 organizations worldwide.

Current customers include Abbott Laboratories, American Express Financial Services, Audi, Boeing, Bombardier, British Aerospace, Caterpillar, DaimlerChrysler, Ericsson, Ford, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, GM, IBM, Thomson Publishing, Lucent, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Pfizer, Ricoh, Sun Microsystems, Toyota, United Airlines, Volkswagen, Volvo and the US Department of Defense including the Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps. Arbortext is a founding member and active participant in the XML Activity of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, Arbortext has offices around the world.
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