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SoftSmiths extends its Open Source support to MySQL database

Houston, TX. – July 12, 2005 –  SoftSmiths, Inc announced today the availability of its SoftSmiths Markets platform on the Open Source database MySQL, further extending its support for Open Source technology. In 2004, SoftSmiths announced availability of its Energy Business Application suites for Linux on the Intel platform.

MySQL AB develops and markets a family of high performance, affordable database servers and tools. MySQL is a key part of LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP / Perl / Python), a fast growing open source enterprise software stack. SoftSmiths is using LAMP as a cost-effective software stack for its customers to lower cost and provide a choice.

SoftSmiths Markets is a market participant solution that allows energy companies to interact with Independent System Operators (ISO) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO). The SoftSmiths Markets application delivers the functionality for bids/offers, scheduling, and settlement activities to enable market participants to submit plans, offer generation, schedule energy, and manage settlements.

About SoftSmiths

SoftSmiths is a leading provider of proven business critical Transaction Management Systems and services for Load Serving Entities, Generation Production Entities, Purchasing Selling Entities, and Transmission Providers who operate in physical markets to sell, purchase, trade, and deliver energy in the most efficient and cost- effective way. SoftSmiths’ seamlessly integrated, scalable, and adaptable solutions provide ready-to-deploy, out-of-the-box functionality that is highly configurable and customizable to meet companies' unique needs. SoftSmiths' proven solutions and in-depth knowledge of the industry's business practices allow its customers to automate manual processes, eliminate redundancies, and increase business visibility across the enterprise to allow faster decision making and more informed decisions, thereby improving profitability, operational efficiencies and cash flow. The company has been successfully delivering e-business solutions to energy service companies since 1997.

SoftSmiths is a registered trademark of SoftSmiths, Inc.

Contact Information:

SoftSmiths Inc.
Hugo Stappers
Phone:    713.626.9184
Fax:          713.626.0186
Email:      mkt@softsmiths.com
Website:  www.softsmiths.com



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