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Optika Announces Certification of Acorde With J.D. Edwards OneWorld Xe; Acorde ERP B2B Pak for OneWorld Xe Enables Customers for Collaborative Commerce.

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Optika(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTK), a leading provider of imaging, workflow and collaborative commerce software, today announced that its Acorde(TM) software interface has been certified by J.D. Edwards & Company for OneWorld(R) Xe, the most recent release of J.D. Edwards' collaborative commerce solution.

Interface certification, conducted by J.D. Edwards' Global Advanced Technology Services (GATS) labs in Denver, assures J.D. Edwards users that Optika delivers a proven, high-quality, and ready-to-use solution with OneWorld Xe. Optika offers the certified integration of Acorde with OneWorld Xe as an Acorde ERP B2B Pak, in addition to the currently available ERP B2B Paks for WorldSoftware(TM) and OneWorld. J.D. Edwards OneWorld Xe enables companies to extend their enterprise beyond physical walls to collaborate with customers, partners and suppliers across the supply chain.

"We are very excited about our long-standing partnership with Optika, which continues to enforce our commitment to collaboration not only in the products we deliver to customers but among partners," said Mike O'Meara, director, technical & partner product sales support, J.D. Edwards. "Optika's latest certification allows our customers to further leverage their investment in J.D. Edwards solutions and deliver more value inside and outside their organizations."

Optika's Acorde B2B Paks enable companies to expand upon existing enterprise and line-of-business software deployments while adding extensive process control and document access capabilities. With ERP B2B Paks, J.D. Edwards users can capture, store, access and direct the flow of business transaction information from a single integrated desktop. In addition, the B2B Paks streamline data and voucher entry processes through innovative Single Step Data Entry capabilities.

Customer Solutions

Optika and J.D. Edwards are enabling numerous joint customers, including Focus on the Family, McKesson HBOC Medical Group and Batesville Casket with the ability to more efficiently access and update information critical to their business processes while expanding to effectively collaborate with customers and suppliers over the web.

Focus on the Family, a non-profit communications, counseling and family resource organization, is utilizing Acorde and OneWorld Xe in its Constituent Response and Correspondence departments to route, sort and distribute up to 25,000 daily requests throughout the organization, integrating both "call-flow" and workflow technologies.

"As a user of the Acorde ERP B2B Pak for OneWorld Xe, we are enhancing the way we conduct business," said Stan John, vice president constituent response/material management of Focus on the Family. "From integrating our numerous manners of input -- including phone, fax, email and paper -- via Acorde and OneWorld Xe, we are dramatically improving our customer service, resulting in a more effective and efficient worldwide organization."

"We are extremely pleased to continue our commitment to the collaboration between Optika and J.D. Edwards through the certification of J.D. Edwards OneWorld Xe with our Acorde solutions," stated Mark K. Ruport, president, chairman and CEO of Optika. "J.D. Edwards' collaborative commerce solutions are clearly in line with our strategy of providing efficient access to transaction information while enabling customers and suppliers to share and exchange information using the power of the web."

The Acorde ERP B2B Pak for J.D. Edwards OneWorld Xe is available immediately. For pricing information, contact Optika or an Optika authorized reseller.

About J.D. Edwards & Company

J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy. The Company's open solutions give organizations the freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase competitive advantage. Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at or at 800/727-5333.

About Optika

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., Optika Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTK) is a leading provider of imaging, workflow and collaborative commerce software. Optika's Acorde(TM) family of Internet software solutions drives process and transaction efficiencies across the enterprise and throughout the supply chain. By enabling companies to access and store multiple formats of business content, automate processes across the organization and externally with partners and customers, and enable online collaboration around unruly processes in real and near time -- the Acorde product family allows organizations to improve processing efficiency, reduce operating costs and enhance customer and trading partner service and satisfaction. With more than 1800 customers worldwide, Optika drives business decisions for profitability in leading companies such as The Home Depot, Turner Broadcasting Systems, Siemens Communications, Southwest Airlines, Verizon Wireless and Clear Channel Communications. Optika was again named one of the Top 500 Technology Companies in 2000 by Software Magazine. For more information about Optika and Acorde, contact the company at 719/548-9800 or visit
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