Sand Hill Group Recognizes Compiere as a Top 20 Privately Held Software Pioneer

Portland, Oregon (March 07, 2006) – ompiere, Inc. announced today it has been selected as one of 20 privately held software companies to be featured in Sand Hill Group’s Showcase at Software 2006. LaVonne Reimer, CEO of Compiere, will speak on April 4, 2006 at 11:00 am and address the company’s unique approach to open source business applications. Showcase will take place on April 4-5, 2006 in conjunction with Software 2006 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

“The Software Showcase demonstrates that innovation is alive and well in the software industry,” said M.R. Rangaswami, co-founder of Sand Hill Group. “Software 2006 hosts Showcase to present the best of what’s new in the ecosystem in four key growth areas – Open Source, Security, New Media and more broadly Enterprise Software. Showcase winners such as Compiere showed real and useful innovation and experienced unprecedented customer traction.”

Based in Portland, Oregon, Compiere, Inc. is the primary provider of open source business automation applications for accounting, supply chain management, ERP and CRM solutions. With its model-driven open source architecture and unique business model, Compiere delivers a fully integrated ERP and CRM solution for small to medium enterprises. Its partner network of more than 60 companies provides integration and support services for companies around the world.

“Compiere is pleased to be selected to participate in the Software 2006 Showcase,” LaVonne Reimer, CEO of Compiere, Inc., said, “As a highly flexible, cost-effective solution, Compiere delivers enterprise-class capabilities to small and medium businesses worldwide. This unique positioning enables Compiere to tap into the nearly 30% of ERP market share that cannot be satisfied by large proprietary solutions. With no license cost, streamlined implementation, and low maintenance risk, Compiere is the ideal solutions to promote rapid growth and advancement for small and medium enterprises worldwide.”

Source: Compiere