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Allegheny Power Takes ETMS™ out for a test drive

SoftSmiths, Inc.
Paul A. Kunzinger

Houston, April 02, 1999: SoftSmiths, Inc. announced that Allegheny Power Services’ transmission business division initiated an evaluation of SoftSmiths' Electricity Transaction Management System (ETMS). Allegheny Power Services is searching for a solution to streamline its transaction management business operations.

ETMS is a comprehensive electricity transaction management system designed to facilitate the growing wholesale and evolving retail market for electricity by providing a reliable and automated method to manage large numbers of transactions.

“One of our goals is to find a solution to streamline our transaction business process,” said Charles Nevins., directory of technology, delivery business of Allegheny Power. We looked at the marketplace for a comprehensive robust solution, SoftSmiths' ETMS looks very promising .” We will install and test ETMS at our greensburg facility”

“We are working closely with Allegheny Power Services’ staff to gain a deep understanding of their vision of an integrated transaction management solution,” said Nathan Sheik, president of SoftSmiths “We look forward to forming a business relationship with Allegheny Power Services to help address the many challenges they face in competitive electricity market.”

About Allegheny Power

Allegheny Power, an Allegheny Energy company, delivers low-cost electric service to three million people in parts of Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. For more information about Allegheny, visit web site at

About SoftSmiths

SoftSmiths, Inc. is a Texas-based, privately held corporation. The company has been successfully delivering e-business solutions to energy service companies since commencing commercial operations in January 1997.

SoftSmiths' mission is to create, integrate and deliver e-Business transaction management solutions and e-Services that enable the energy industry to enhance reliability and profitability in the open access environment. This mission is supported by SoftSmiths' ongoing commitment to research and development, coupled with rigorous quality assurance and customer service. For more information about SoftSmiths, visit web site at

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