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Bottomline Adopts Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware to Enhance Integration with Oracle's JD Edwards and Oracle E-Business Suite.

Delivers Advanced Document and Payments Process Automation to Oracle Users

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading provider of collaborative payment and invoice automation solutions, today announced enhanced integration of its leading document and payments process automation solutions with Oracle's JD Edwards and Oracle E-Business Suite using Oracle Fusion Middleware. As a Certified Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, Bottomline provides solutions that extend the capabilities of transactional document composition, automated routing, delivery and retrieval to thousands of Oracle customers worldwide.

Oracle Fusion Middleware provides a low-cost method for integrating third-party software and services with any Oracle application. Through support for Oracle Fusion Middleware, Bottomline customers can confidently embrace Oracle's strategic direction while optimizing their ERP systems with advanced capabilities for transactional document output, including purchase orders, invoices, AP checks and electronic payments.

"Oracle Fusion Middleware integration is a key initiative for Bottomline across all of its document, payments and invoice automation solutions," said Gareth Priest, Vice President of Global Product Management for Bottomline Technologies. "Support for Oracle Fusion Middleware protects our customer's investments and enables them to enjoy lower total cost-of-ownership and increased agility as they transition to Oracle's Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)."

Oracle Fusion Middleware provides bi-directional integration with any Oracle application or business process via Oracle BPEL Process Manager. The connectivity embraces Web Services to allow any Bottomline software solution to initiate or be part of any business process. This rapid integration enables Bottomline's advanced document and payments automation capabilities to appear as a link from within Oracle JDeveloper.

"As companies move beyond point-to-point integration, they require an SOA-based middleware platform that enables them to deliver integrated solutions regardless of the underlying application environment or product release," said John Gawkowski, Vice President, Partner Technology Solutions at Oracle. "Oracle Fusion Middleware represents an integration approach that shares an open and common technology foundation with Oracle applications. This is a key differentiator for Bottomline as they continue to drive customer value from their advanced financial process automation solutions."

About Bottomline Technologies

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY) provides collaborative payment and invoice automation solutions to corporations, financial institutions and banks around the world. The company's solutions are used to streamline, automate and manage processes and transactions involving global payments, invoice approval, purchase-to-pay, collections, cash management and document process automation. Organizations trust these solutions to meet their needs for cost reduction, competitive differentiation and optimization of working capital. Headquartered in the United States, Bottomline also maintains offices in Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.bottomline.com.

About Oracle Fusion Middleware

Oracle's comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware software, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage SOAs in heterogeneous computing environments. More than 31,000 customers now use Oracle Fusion Middleware and include leading organizations in the Financial Services, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Health Care and Public Sector industries. Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including leading independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators.

About Oracle Applications

Oracle Applications, including the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, JD Edwards World and Siebel, enable information-driven business processes that connect and automate an organization. Developed to deliver business insight, adaptive industry processes and a superior ownership experience, Oracle Applications enable efficient management of all core business functions, such as customer interactions, financial management, human resources and supply chain management.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. http://oraclepartnernetwork.oracle.com

Bottomline Technologies and the BT logo are registered trademarks of Bottomline Technologies, Inc. which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All other brand/product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are competition, market demand, technological change, strategic relationships, recent acquisitions, international operations and general economic conditions. For additional discussion of factors that could impact Bottomline Technologies' financial results, refer to the Company's Form 10-K filed September 2006, Form 10-Q filed November 2006 and any recently filed Form 8K's. Any forward-looking statements represent our views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date. We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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