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Siemens Selects eRoom for Global eBusiness Collaboration; eRoom Technology's Digital Workplace Increases Global Project Success at Siemens in Norway.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2000

eRoom Technology, Inc., a leading provider of digital workplaces for eBusiness, announced today that Siemens in Norway has expanded its use of eRoom(R) to Siemens users and business partners worldwide. With eRoom Technology's digital workplace, Siemens in Norway has been able to develop and strengthen business alliances, improve knowledge sharing and decision-making, and increase project success rates.

"The best work of an organization is the result of teams of people working together to achieve a common goal," said Jan Herstad, general manager for Siemens in Norway. "With the eRoom product, we have significantly increased the effectiveness of our global project teams. We've reduced decision-making cycle time, increased job satisfaction, and international project participation through a collaborative digital workplace that keeps everyone, everywhere in the information loop. It's the new way of conducting business at Siemens in Norway."

For the Information Technology Group at Siemens in Norway, complex decisions are now being made using eRoom. Issues such as how to rollout Microsoft Windows 2000 or implement a new network infrastructure--including when to do it, how to do it, and who's doing what--are all being raised, discussed, resolved, and implemented through eRoom, resulting in faster project cycle times, creative problem solving, and better decisions and solutions for critical business projects and processes.

For the Management Training Group at Siemens in Norway, the efficiencies created through the use of eRoom Technology's digital workplace have also been demonstrated. With eRoom, the process of gathering more than 30 executives from all different parts of the world to participate in management training programs is much easier. The eRoom product is also helping to speed up the actual training process, resulting in faster, more efficient, and documented discussions that enable participants to focus on business issues and competitive agendas.

Siemens in Norway employs more than 4,000 people and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global leader in electrical engineering and electronics. Siemens concentrates its activities on energy, installation, automation, IT, and telecommunications. Siemens in Norway is the corporate center of competence for oil and gas offshore systems, engineering, and services.

"Providing a digital workplace where distributed teams across the extended enterprise can create and manage a broad range of project content allows businesses to focus on their core strategic values and market opportunities," said Jeffrey Beir, president and chief executive officer for eRoom Technology. "We are pleased that Siemens in Norway is realizing the benefits of eRoom, and are excited about the opportunity to support the company as it reaches for greater efficiency and competitiveness in its business."

About eRoom

The eRoom solution provides a digital workplace for eBusiness that allows organizations to more effectively manage the collaborative activities of teams. Customers use eRoom digital workplaces for applications that range from gathering new product requirements and enabling distributed product design to driving the delivery of new products to market, and supporting the establishment and coordination of changes across the supply chain. Other uses include the coordination of distributed selling efforts worldwide and the management of consulting engagements from the initial proposal through the conclusion of the engagement.

About eRoom Technology

eRoom Technology is a leading provider of Internet-based software and services for collaboration among an organization's extended enterprise of employees, customers, suppliers, and other partners. The company's product, eRoom, provides a digital workplace for eBusiness, allowing organizations to quickly assemble a project team wherever people are located and manage the collaborative activities that support their complex and rapidly changing business projects and processes. Customers use eRoom digital workplaces to help get products to market faster, drive down production costs, enhance customer relationships, and improve the work products that drive their businesses. eRoom is used by more than 300 companies such as 3Com, Arthur Andersen, A.T. Kearney, Bausch & Lomb, Cisco, Compaq, Deloitte & Touche, EDS, GTE, Hewlett-Packard, KPMG, Pfizer, Siemens, and Towers Perrin. More information about eRoom Technology and its product offerings can be found at the new location for the company's Web site,

Editors Note: eRoom is a registered trademark of eRoom Technology, Inc. All other product and company names mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.
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