BRIO Software And NCS Partnership Caters To Growing Demand For BI Solutions In Public And Private Sectors

Singapore, August 1, 2002

Business Intelligence Partnership Delivers Rapid Time-to-Insight forImproved Organisational Performance.

Brio Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: BRIO), a leading provider of next-generation business intelligence tools, announced today that it has appointed National Computer Systems Pte Ltd (NCS), a regional IT services provider, as a value-added reseller of Brio's complete next-generation of business intelligence (BI) tools for data query and analysis, enterprise reporting, information delivery and performance management. The alliance allows Brio to leverage NCS' proven methodology and regional presence in over 10 locations across six countries. Brio will also benefit NCS by strengthening the service provider's BI and business performance offerings for public and private sector companies throughout the Asia Pacific.

Says Dr Chong Yoke Sin, Assistant Chief Executive at NCS: "NCS is seeing an increased demand for packaged BI applications that deliver rapid time-to-insight to improve organisational decision-making. Brio is a recognised leader in the BI space and we see their solutions augmenting our holistic suite of IT services."

Only in the early stages of the partnership, NCS and Brio have already secured a significant contract with a public sector client in Singapore, and implementation is currently underway.

According to the latest data from IT research firm IDC, the BI market in Asia will experience a compound annual growth rate of 23 percent to reach US$3.3 billion in 2006. The primary agents fueling this market will be a growth in storage, data warehousing, customer relationship management solutions and Internet usage.

"This partnership will see Brio Software and NCS delivering comprehensive solutions that provide customers with greater visibility into key business data to drive operational efficiencies and improve organisation-wide performance," said Stree Naidu, Alliances Director of Brio Software. "Using Brio, we are confident that NCS' track record and proven implementation methodology will provide businesses with the performance booster to enhance their competitiveness," he added.

Brio Software has a rapidly growing customer base and partner network in Southeast Asia. Some customers in the region include United Overseas Bank, Nike Southeast Asia and Parkway Group Healthcare. Brio Software was also recently named into KMWorld's list of "100 companies that matter in Knowledge Management".

As the region's leading IT service provider, NCS works with best-of-breed partners to bring business value to its customers through the strategic use of IT. Its collaboration with Brio is an example of this commitment.


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About NCS

NCS is a member of the Singtel Group and the leading information, communications and technology (ICT) service provider with presence in over 20 countries. NCS delivers end-to-end ICT solutions to help governments and enterprises realise business value through digital transformation and the innovative use of technology. Its unique delivery capabilities include consulting, applications development, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure management and portal solutions.