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Renee Kasun
614.431.9290, ext. 238

Jean Barnes
Covast Corporation

vSync and Covast Announce Partnership
vSync Chosen to Sell Covastís EDI Accelerator for Microsoft BizTalk Server

COLUMBUS, OHIO - December 16, 2002 - vSync, the premier integrator of eCommerce and EDI solutions for small to medium businesses, announced that they have been selected as a vendor of choice by Covast, the provider of integration software that enables secure connectivity to the Internet and e trading partners. The Covast solution delivers complex EDI functionality within the BizTalk Server environment, allowing businesses to use BizTalk as their central EDI gateway to link internal applications and external trading partner relationships.

vSync will provide the integration services to small and medium businesses when they need to transmit various types of business documents. Covast's EDI Accelerator is the link between EDI, document transfer, trading partners and Microsoft's BizTalk server; an emerging new integration tool set experiencing a rapid rate of adoption.

Bill Knapp, vSync's President said, "Our partnership with Covast is representative of vSync's expanding set of products and services for the Microsoft Business Solution community. The foundation of the solution is BizTalk Server, which we believe is the next step in document transfer and offers our customer more functionality and flexibility. Thus, our relationship with Covast is a logical extension for vSync as a leading provider of EC integration solutions."

"vSync's extensive knowledge of Great Plains and their longstanding relationship with the Great Plain's community is the key reason we decided to forge this relationship," said Jim Norton, executive vice president and general manager of Covast Corporation. "The combination of Covast's and vSync's solutions represents a comprehensive, quality-driven option for companies looking for a rapid and inexpensive way to pursue new collaborative commerce opportunities with their business partners."

About vSync

vSync, formerly Enhanced Software, is a premier integrator of industry vertical applications, including financial accounting, CRM and supply chain management, for the small- to medium-size Microsoft Business Solutions community. vSync's expertise in Microsoft Great Plains means clients can quickly and reliably integrate various third-party applications with their national and global trading partnerships, regardless of the eCommerce methodology selected. vSync is located in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, please visit

About Covast

Covast simplifies the complexity of connecting, translating and sharing electronic documents with your customers and trading partners. Covast's integration software provides secure and reliable connectivity to the Internet and to VANs. In addition, our solutions' robust capabilities include the seamless translation of complex file formats and documents. Covast enables the coexistence and migration of EDI and proprietary file formats, with new open standards such as XML. With European headquarters in the Netherlands and U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Covast has strategic relationships with partners and customers including Microsoft, HP, Akzo Nobel, Grampion Foods, SMI Steel and Oldcastle. For more information, visit

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