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eWork and Novient Announce Partnership Creating a Powerful Way for Services Organizations to Access External Talent.

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HR Technology Conference and Exposition

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 21, 2000

Agreement Links Professional Services Automation Provider with

Cutting-Edge Contingent Workforce Procurement Solution

Novient Inc., a global provider of Internet infrastructure for the services industry, and eWork Exchange, the Internet`s leading global project-work marketplace and B2B services company, today announced a partnership that creates a powerful way for services organizations to seamlessly identify and manage external talent. The alliance leverages Novient's PSA software application and the Novient iServerNet(TM) infrastructure with eWork's world-wide pool of independent contractors and consultants, resulting in a customizable contingent workforce procurement and management solution designed with the customer's unique business processes and needs in mind.

"With the fierce competition for knowledge workers, service organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of leveraging external resources in addition to their internal project teams," said Reid French, Novient vice president of business development. "The partnership with eWork Exchange extends our customers' reach, allowing them to access and manage external talent from within the framework of Novient's solution."

This integration of offerings allows Novient solutions customers, such as Andersen Consulting, Siemens Business Services, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems and SAP AG, to easily search for and hire qualified independent professionals through eWork Exchange's global public marketplace, which includes contractors and consultants from over 130 nations worldwide.

"Our partnership with Novient is a further example of eWork Exchange's leadership in the on-line global project-work marketplace," said eWork Exchange founder and CEO Hans Bukow. "eWork Exchange is the only company to combine an on-line exchange for project talent with an automated payrolling, benefits and time-reporting system. We are excited to offer these services to Novient's customers, and see a big opportunity for further integration with some of our upcoming solutions."

Tuesday, Sept. 26th, eWork Exchange and Novient will collaborate in a demonstration of cutting-edge HR-XML technology at the HR Technology Conference and Exposition at the Long Beach, CA Convention Center ( The demonstration will show how the integrated eWork/Novient partnership will provide service organizations with a way to effectively and cost-efficiently leverage both internal and external human resources, using XML "tagged-data" to easily access, transfer, index, search for and secure information/content based on a shared XML vocabulary. This represents the first XML integration between a PSA application and an Internet services marketplace.

About eWork Exchange

Founded in April 1999 and launched in September 1999, eWork Exchange has amassed over 4 billion dollars in projects and services to become the Web's leading global project marketplace connecting hiring managers and project professionals in over 130 countries worldwide. eWork Exchange is a unique Internet B2B exchange that provides complete end-to-end project-work solutions including project management, workforce management, online collaboration, virtual office tools, training and certification. Users can manage their business, project or contingent workforce easily and effectively with eWork's powerful suite of services. eWork Exchange is located on the Internet at, and has offices in San Francisco, California; Tracy, California; Stockholm, Sweden; and London, England.

About Novient

Novient Inc.,, is a global provider of Internet infrastructure solutions for the services industry. Novient's patent-pending Internet infrastructure platform, Novient iServerNet(TM), is a 100% Internet-based collaborative architecture designed to meet the specific needs of global services organizations. Novient eServices(TM) provides companies with a proven PSA software application for optimizing the supply and delivery of services. Together, Novient iServerNet and Novient eServices form an infrastructure solution that provides unique, highly scalable, real-time global collaboration. This integrated offering enables services organizations, as well as systems integrators, to automate and optimize management of their intellectual capital, engagements, alliances, and customers.

Novient's infrastructure solutions are used by approximately 120,000 consultants in 48 countries. The company's global customers include Andersen Consulting, Ariba, SAP-AG Worldwide and its partner network, MYND (formerly Policy Management Systems Corp.), Hewlett-Packard Corp., Siemens Business Services, Hyperion Solutions Corp., and Harbinger Corp.
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