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OpenAir customer featured at Mass High Tech Leadership Seminar

Kewill explains benefits of Software-as-a-Service

October 25, 2006 (BOSTON)— Kewill Systems plc, the leading provider of global order-to-delivery solutions for enterprises of all sizes around the world, will be featured at a Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council event focused on software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Kewill (LON:KWL) is a long-standing customer of OpenAir, the world's leading provider of professional services automation (PSA) software, and has relied on OpenAir's PSA software for its services organization.

Kewill's Vice President of Technology, Michael Stowe, will be presenting on how embracing SaaS has changed Kewill's business.

"Customers like Kewill exemplify the types of firms that realize enormous value by relying on OpenAir," said OpenAir CEO Morris Panner. "We are proud to serve Kewill, which is a technology market and thought leader."

The forum, titled "Maximizing the Business Benefits of Software as a Service from the Customer's Perspective" will provide an in-depth examination of the SaaS business model, based on the experience and learning of actual customers. The agenda includes a panel discussion highlighting the decision and implementation, two interactive break-out sessions examining specifics and complexities, and a general plenary session. The forum will be held on Friday, October 27th in Waltham, MA. For more information, please visit

About Michael Stowe
Mike is responsible for the technical architecture and innovation for Kewill's enterprise shipping solutions. Michael Stowe joined Kewill April 2004 as part of the ShipNow technology acquisition, where as CTO, he directed their technology strategy. Michael was formerly with AAR Corp., where he restructured its IT department and headed e-commerce and logistics projects. In his most recent AAR position he led the team that successfully created (from business plan and funding through staffing and managing) AeroSpan, an online marketplace for aviation. He is widely regarded as an expert in the fields of user interface design, software architecture, and the Oracle database and tools.

About Kewill
Kewill is the leading provider of global order-to-delivery solutions for enterprises of all sizes around the world. Our solutions increase the profitability of our clients by dramatically enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, and generating a strong return on investment (ROI). Whether you trade with an extended supplier and carrier base, ship goods, or require international trade compliance for your global needs, Kewill's Business Suite for Supply Chain Execution can manage all of your business requirements. From the placement of an initial order into the extended supply chain through to the delivery of goods to the customer, we deliver value that exceeds your expectations.

About OpenAir
OpenAir Professional Services Automation (PSA) software enables professional services firms to gain controls and insight on their financial best practices. OpenAir empowers executives to track projects, teams, and billable hours for improving employee utilization and to streamline project management. OpenAir Consulting provides both expert deployment advice on the OpenAir product as well as Services Best Practices Consulting as part of the OpenAir Optimize(TM) Services Program. Relying on a team of former Bain, Cambridge Technology Partners and Mercer consultants, OpenAir has developed comprehensive programs for both the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) deployment paradigm as well as for the services vertical industries. OpenAir has helped leading services organizations across six continents increase profits through the subscription-based solution. For additional information,