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OPTIKA IMAGING SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE ALLIANCE ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

 Pact Will Provide TARGET Users With An Easy Upgrade Path to
 Optika's FilePower Document Management and Workflow Solutions
 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Optika Imaging Systems Inc., a leading developer of image and information management solutions, and Software Alliance Corp., a leading integrator of banking software, announced today that the two companies have formalized a new cooperative marketing relationship.
 Under terms of the agreement, Software Alliance will become an authorized Optika reseller and will market FilePower software to the financial services and banking industries.
 Currently, over 100 customers utilize Software Alliance's TARGET software, a document imaging application. While these companies are realizing productivity benefits from document imaging, many now require increased processing capabilities and advanced software functionality for specialized applications such as automated signature verification and departmental workflow. Optika and Software Alliance are jointly developing an image database conversion program which will enable TARGET users who require these advanced features to easily migrate to Optika's FilePower solution. This will significantly increase Optika's installed customer base while providing new technology to Software Alliance's customers.
 "We selected Optika Imaging Systems because of the company's reputation for developing scalable, client/server solutions that enable imaging integration throughout the enterprise," said Peter Bloomsburgh, chief operating officer of Software Alliance. "Additionally, Optika has a proven track record in the banking and financial services industry, with notable installations such as Bank One and Boatman's."
 "This agreement represents a unique opportunity for Optika to strengthen it's leadership position in the financial services sector," stated Harvey Jeane, president and chief executive officer of Optika Imaging Systems. "By partnering with Software Alliance, we can expand our market presence by tapping into their decade of experience in the banking and financial services industries."
 Product Information
 Optika's FilePower family of client/server image and information management software enables the integration of document images with computerized data of all types. Operating in the Windows environment, the modular software system provides the ability to store, route, print and access document images, faxes and report pages.
 One of the specialized FilePower modules available from Optika is SigFiler/Finder, which provides a comprehensive solution for the capture, storage, retrieval, printing and management of signature images. SigFiler allows banks and financial institutions to perform account searches in far less time than traditional methods with increased security.
 Optika's PowerFlow Work Management System is an easy-to-use image and information management tool designed to manage the flow of electronically captured documents and information throughout departmental and enterprise-wide imaging systems. PowerFlow uses an iconic, Windows-based development environment that allows companies to dynamically change workflow processes on demand.
 Company Background
 Software Alliance is a leading independent provider of consulting, integration services and software, serving financial institutions from community banks to money center banks. The company has extensive experience in multifunction workstations, imaging, core accounting and risk management systems. Headquartered in Berkeley, Calif., Software Alliance has nine regional offices throughout the United States and one in the Pacific Rim.
 With headquarters located in Colorado Springs, Optika Imaging Systems Inc. is a leading developer of Microsoft Windows-based document image, workflow processing and information management software solutions. Noted for its performance-based software, technology leadership in PC/network imaging and its large customer base of image- enabled systems running on local area networks, the company's products support small workgroups to enterprise-wide network configurations.
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 /CONTACT: Brenda Kennedy, Optika Imaging Systems, 719-548-9800; or Diane Parazin, Lages & Associates (East Coast), 617-969-8487, or Beverly Lages, Lages & Associates (West Coast) 714-453-8080/


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