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MACESS Announces Record Sales

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MACESS Corporation sales have increased in excess of 150% from Q3 '96 to Q3 '97. The following organizations have recently purchased the I-MAX(TM) system: Baptist Health Service Group, Deltanet, Inc., Government Employees Hospital Association, MedCost, CMI/Wal-Mart, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska, Novalis, and Momentum Health Services.

"MACESS' year-to-date sales have surpassed any results seen since its inception in 1989. With the last three out of the last four sales being over 350 users, we are not only closing more business, but we are closing bigger deals," said Rob Grubb, vice president of sales & marketing. "Even though we have had increased competition with the entry of new imaging and workflow vendors, MACESS has increased its market leading edge."

One of MACESS' newest customers, Ms. Nina Lee, operations manager of Government Employees Hospital Association in Missouri who signed a 475 user contract running on Microsoft Windows NT said, "We evaluated the top imaging and workflow vendors in the managed healthcare marketplace and found that MACESS was the best choice for us. We made our decision based on their tremendous success, large installations and their use of open and industry standard technology."

"We needed an imaging solution that could offer us not only the best in functionality and customer service, but could adapt their product to our unique business needs," said Ms. Darleen Tonack, director of benefits at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska who recently signed a 350 user contract with MACESS.

MACESS provides a comprehensive imaging based solution called I-MAX(TM) designed exclusively for health insurance companies. MACESS' integrated imaging application automates the manual entry, routing and storage of claims, enrollments, correspondence and other documents. I-MAX(TM) emphasizes accountability and problem resolution enterprise wide within healthcare organizations. Utilizing industry standard technologies such as Microsoft Windows 3.x, '95, NT and/or Novell Netware, I-MAX(TM) is a client/server application that is currently integrated with most major vendors of claims and administrative systems.

MACESS Corporation is an operating business unit of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: SDS), the only large specialized provider of proprietary investment support systems, a pioneer and leading provider of comprehensive computer disaster recovery services and a provider of proprietary healthcare information systems. SunGard's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SDS.

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/CONTACT: Paul Gartman, MACESS Corporation, 205-870-4100/


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