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ROSS SYSTEMS EXPERIENCES DELAYS IN CONTRACT CLOSINGS

 REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ross Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSS) today announced that it has experienced delays in closing software license contracts in its current quarter.
 As a result, revenues and earnings for its second quarter of fiscal 1994 ending Dec. 31, 1993, are expected to be well below analyst expectations. The company expects to report results for the quarter on Jan. 24, 1994.
 "Despite the weakness in the second quarter performance, the fundamentals of our business are sound," said Dennis Vohs, Ross Systems chairman and CEO. "Interest in our new client/server and process manufacturing offerings continues to be high and these products fare well in competitive evaluations. However, decisions associated with the selection of our software in an 'open system' environment, including selection of computer platforms, operating systems and database software, appear to extend the sales cycle.
 "During the quarter, we have taken a number of actions to reduce costs, including selected staff reductions. These reduced costs will be reflected in results for the second half of fiscal 1994. We expect that it may be necessary to take additional actions in the second half to further reduce costs," concluded Vohs.
 Ross System develops and markets a broad range of business solutions in the following open systems environments: Digital's Alpha AXP architecture, Open VMS, and OSF/1; Hewlett-Packard's HP-UX and MPE/iX; and IBM's RS/6000. Ross products encompass financial, manufacturing, human resource and distribution systems applications, complemented by a fourth generation application development language.
 The company maintains 38 offices worldwide to serve its customers. Corporate headquarters are located at 555 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065; telephone, 415-593-2500.
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 /CONTACT: Dennis Vohs or Cecilia Roach of Ross Systems, 404-851-1872/


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