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BUSINESSWORKS(R) LINKS TO LUXOTTICA'S E-Z FRAME(R)

 LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Manzanita Software Systems today announced that its BusinessWorks(R) MS-DOS-based accounting software links with E-Z Frame(R), an optical practice management software program by Luxottica Group, the world's largest manufacturer of optical frames.
 Now, for the first time, users of E-Z Frame can import data from E-Z Frame directly into the BusinessWorks General Ledger module, and handle bill management functions through the BusinessWorks Accounts Payable module.
 E-Z Frame is a well-regarded software program that allows optical professionals to manage patient records and dispensary inventory, maintain exam schedules, generate sales and marketing reports and track staff productivity. Combined with BusinessWorks -- a mid-range business accounting program known for its ease of use and high level of performance -- E-Z Frame users will have the added benefit of a highly- acclaimed accounting program to assist in maintaining and tracking their business' financial health.
 "The optical market is rapidly embracing computer technology," said Corley Phillips, president of Manzanita Software Systems. "To automate their practices/businesses, eyecare professionals need effective 'front office' optical practice management solutions coupled with comprehensive 'back office' accounting programs. We're excited to be able to work with the Luxottica Group and its E-Z Frame product, using our respective expertise to deliver a powerful combination of capabilities."
 "BusinessWorks is a program that was chosen after careful review of some of the top-selling accounting packages today. It provides a full- featured General Ledger and Accounts Payable module and is capable of producing many different financial reports that pinpoint where a practice/business is doing well and where it can do better," stated Steve Hollander, vice president of marketing of Luxottica Group Inc. "In many cases, E-Z Frame combined with BusinessWorks will pay for itself in no time at all and can lower accounting fees dramatically."
 A special Luxottica edition of the BusinessWorks Bundle is available to users of E-Z Frame directly from Luxottica for $499. E-Z Frame costs $2,750 and can be reduced using co-op funds from purchases of Luxottica- brand frames.
 Luxottica Group is the world leader in design, manufacture and marketing of high quality eyeglass frames in the mid- and premium-priced segment. Luxottica frames, designed and produced in four facilities based in Northern Italy, include over 1,200 styles executed in a wide array of colors, sizes and fashions including designer divisions: Giorgio Armani Occhiali, Emporia Armani, Valentino les Lunettes, Yves Saint Laurent, Genny, Byblos, and Brooks Brothers.
 Manzanita Software Systems was formed in June 1984 in Roseville, Calif. It specializes in cost-effective accounting software for small to large sized businesses in the MS-DOS, Windows and Macintosh environment.
 NOTE: BusinessWorks is a registered trademark of Manzanita Software Systems. E-Z Frame is a registered trademark of Luxottica Group.
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 /CONTACT: Diana Wilson of Manzanita Software, 800-447-5700 ext. 2209; or Harriett Ruderman of Luxottica Group, 516-484-9245/


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