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Metier Announces Blackbaud as a New Customer.

Software Leader for Non-profits Selects PPM Central to Propel Enterprise Services

HEALDSBURG, Calif. -- Metier, The PPM Company, today announced Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) as a new customer. Blackbaud is a technology innovator and has been the industry leader in providing software and services to non-profits for over 30 years.

Charleston-based Blackbaud selected Metier as their partner to provide a centralized PPM solution for their enterprise professional services business unit PMO. Blackbaud is implementing Metier's PPM-as-a-Service and PMO-as-a-Service offerings. By implementing project portfolio management (PPM), Blackbaud will leverage increased visibility into their portfolio to optimize lean workforce management and six sigma process improvement. Blackbaud will accelerate the benefits of PPM for their growing project portfolio by combining Metier's cutting edge PPM Central[TM] software with PMO Central([R]) services in an ultra-efficient, virtual delivery model.

"We are excited about implementing Metier's technology and service to enhance our enterprise services," said Marc Cannon, vice president of services for Blackbaud's Enterprise Customer Business Unit. "PPM Central provides us with an elite suite of management tools and metrics, enabling a more efficient workforce and greater visibility into our operations. This leads to continuous process improvement and greater value for our clients and shareholders."

About Metier

Metier, The PPM Company, offers cutting edge project portfolio management (PPM) solutions. Ranked as a PPM leader by third party industry analysts, Metier's software and services can mature any organization, regardless of size. Metier is the thought leader in the PPM industry, and holds an extensive portfolio of industry-enhancing patents. In addition to numerous awards for innovative corporate culture, Metier has been consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. For more information about how your organization can workforward([R]), please visit www.metier.com or call 1.877.965.9501.

About Blackbaud

Serving the nonprofit and education sectors for 30 years, Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. Blackbaud works with more than 27,000 customers in over 60 countries that support higher education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, faith, the environment, independent K-12 education, animal welfare and other charitable causes. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, social media, advocacy, constituent relationship management (CRM), analytics, financial management and vertical-specific solutions. Using Blackbaud technology, these organizations raise more than $100 billion each year. Recognized as a top company by Forbes, InformationWeek, and Software Magazine and honored by Best Places to Work, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.blackbaud.com.
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