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 OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Microstar Software Ltd. announced today that Norsys Technology AB has signed as a reseller of its NEAR & FAR and CADE GROUPWARE software products. Under the terms of the agreement, Norsys will sell Microstar's products to their growing base SGML users in Sweden and Norway.
 Norsys is an experienced and well-established distributor of document management software and services in the Nordic market. Norsys currently resells complimentary SGML products including Electronic Book Technologies' Dynatext, Avalanche's Fast Tag and SoftQuad's Author/Editor.
 Microstar Software Ltd. is the first to provide automated tools and a stepwise methodology that enable organizations to exploit the benefits of structured documents. With CADE GROUPWARE, individuals located in entirely different geographic locations can collaboratively identify and define their document content and structure requirements. Not only does this product significantly reduce the time spent on this activity, it enables users to store their work in a library for future reuse and refinement.
 NEAR & FAR provides the power to build models of documents (ie. SGML Document Type Definitions - DTDs) by graphically relating objects without ever having to interact with the SGML syntax. Users can create an instance of a document model with a structured editor of their choice. NEAR & FAR can also be used to redesign existing DTDs.
 Microstar has also developed a complete methodology for exploiting the benefits of a structured document environment. The COMPUTER AIDED DOCUMENT ENGINEERING(TM) - CADE framework has six components -- PLAN, ANALYZE, DESIGN, CREATE, DISTRIBUTE and MANAGE. After taking CADE education, organizations will understand how to implement and leverage a structured document environment.
 According to The Branham Consulting Group Inc., "Microstar has broken the shroud of complexity associated with document management. Both neophytes and experts alike can now mutually benefit from the power of structured information with Microstar's CADE products. Specifically, users will be able to benefit from the power SGML provides without even knowing it."
 "We are very excited about our agreement with Microstar," stated Kjell Hegerin, president of Norsys Technology AB. "The awareness of the benefits of structured information is increasing dramatically in Sweden. In fact, we have had more than 300 requests for information about SGML from Swedish companies. We believe that many of these companies are now prepared to the make the investment in their structured document environments. The agreement with Microstar will enable Norsys to accelerate penetration of this expanding market."
 "Having a company of the caliber and market presence of Norsys Technology AB is an incredible endorsement of the capability of our CADE family of products and services," stated Peter Jordan, president of Microstar Software Ltd. "Norsys has a very good understanding of the document engineering market, a solid track record in sales and support and some of Scandinavia's largest corporations and government departments as customers. Our agreement with Norsys will go a long way to establish CADE as the industry standard in Sweden and Norway."
 NEAR & FAR and CADE Groupware operate in the Windows 3.1 environment. Users of CADE Groupware currently require Lotus Notes. UNIX support will soon be announced.
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 /CONTACT: Peter Jordan, president of Microstar Software Ltd., 613-727-5696, or Kjell Hegerin, president of Norsys Technology AB (Sweden), 01-1-46-8-750-75-75/

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