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Press Release 10.4.2001

CONTACT:   Brian Connolly

Benchmark Collaborative

 312/482-9229 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO TECH COMPANIES SOLVE LOGISTICS NIGHTMAREIN WAKE OF WTC DISASTER

Emergency Asset Management System Launched

CHICAGO, October 4, 2001 – 2Xchange, a Chicago software company specializing in Web-based asset management and redeployment technologies, today announced that it has developed and implemented a software platform to help in the disaster relief efforts in New York.  The 2Xchange software is the backbone of the Emergency Asset Management System (EAMS).  Along with co-sponsors divine, inc. and DaVinci Software, Inc. EAMS was also launched today.

Until now, the method for managing aid was often counterproductive.  Goods are usually shipped to a crisis site in the hopes that they will be utilized.  The good intentions of corporations frequently overwhelmed the capabilities to handle asset donations. 

The EAMS software allows corporations to list donated assets that are then made available to the crisis center online.  For the WTC Disaster specifically, the different departments within the city of New York will now be able to source goods and services when needed directly from the EAMS website.  The EAMS system streamlines the current paper-based methods of trying to track, monitor, inventory, warehouse, and dispense the donated goods and services.

Stephen Meade, CEO and president of 2Xchange said, “Certainly there’s no shortage of generosity as America has reached out to help.  The problem is getting that to those in need.”

James Szuch, of DaVinci Software, Inc. said, “By participating in EAMS, a company can donate goods such as computers, clothing, heavy equipment and other needed items.  The system is also capable of taking online donations of volunteer time.  We are proud to be a part of this effort.”

EAMS is currently soliciting donations of goods and human services on the website and the City of New York is expected to be posting its needs there as well.  Companies wishing to donate goods and services should go to www.EAMS.org and register.

2Xchange is a Chicago software company specializing in Web-based asset management and redeployment technologies.  The product simplifies asset transfers and asset redeployment in and among large corporations and governmental units. The company’s web site can be found at www.2xchange.com.

divine, inc., (Nasdaq: DVIN) is a premier provider of services, technology and managed applications that extend the enterprise through collaboration, interaction and knowledge solutions.   Founded in 1999, divine focuses on Global 2000 and high-growth middle market firms, government agencies, and educational institutions, and currently serves over 500 customers. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.divine.com.

DaVinci Software, Inc., is a leading provider of digital strategy, custom application development and related services.  Headquartered in downtown Chicago, DaVinci has helped scores of progressive organizations, from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies, use software to innovate more intelligently and gain a competitive edge. DaVinci can be found on the Web at www.monalisa.com.

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