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SoftSmiths' Electronic Tagging Customers Go Live with E-Tag 1.8

Houston, TX. – December 5, 2007 – SoftSmiths, Inc., a leading energy software solutions and services company, today announced that its customers went live with SoftSmiths Electronic Tagging 1.8 yesterday. SoftSmiths Electronic Tagging is a NERC e-Tag 1.8 compliant solution, providing Agent, Approval, and Authority services.

Following the release of E-Tag 1.7 in 2002, and enhancements to that specification from 2002 through early 2007, the North American Energy Standards Board’s (NAESB) Joint Interchange Scheduling Working Group has been working on E-Tag 1.8, a major update, for scheduled release on December 4, 2007. SoftSmiths has been successfully participating in the interoperability testing for this release since early August.

“We have been providing fully compliant tagging solutions for our customer’s production operations since the days of e-mail tagging, and for every version of electronic tagging”, said Hugo Stappers, Director of Sales and Marketing at SoftSmiths. “We participate actively in the standards process, and have been a contributing author to the NERC E-Tag specification from the beginning.”

About SoftSmiths

SoftSmiths, Inc. delivers critical electronic energy trading and operations solutions and services that enable energy industry participants to enhance profitability and reliability in the competitive marketplace. 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.

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Contact Information:

Softsmiths Inc.
Hugo Stappers
Phone:    713.626.9184
Fax:          713.626.0186


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