7/05/00 - COMSHARE INC - 17th Annual User Conference Focuses On The
Importance Of Management - Planning And Control E-Business

New York, New York, Jul. 05, 2000 (Market News Publishing via COMTEX) -- Attendees will learn how to capitalize on their Comshare MPC Web-based planning, budgeting, consolidation and management reporting system investment.

Comshare(R) Inc. announced details about its 17th Annual User Conference, which will be held September 10-13, 2000, at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak in Phoenix, Ariz. The program features more than 50 sessions, including real-world case studies from companies representing a wide variety of industries and the very popular hands-on training sessions. Attendees will return to their offices with new knowledge and concrete examples about management planning and control (MPC) solutions that can make a significant difference in their organization, especially toward implementing corporate strategies better.

"The Comshare User Group Conference focuses on the key topics our users identified as important to them," affirms Norm Neuman, senior vice president, marketing for Comshare. "Topics like implementing Web-based MPC applications, a larger variety and number of training sessions, and expanded user networking opportunities comprise key elements of the conference this year. The conference offers a broad range of opportunities for us and our users to learn from each other."

Conference highlights include:

-- Dozens of presentations, customer success stories and expert panels -- offering an illustrative approach of e-MPC taken directly from personal experiences of application users and developers.

-- Over 30 specialized, interactive, hands-on training sessions -- helping customers learn more about the power of Comshare's e-MPC solution through Comshare product experts.

-- Product forums with the latest product updates -- providing discussion about Comshare's product direction and technical issues.

-- The product demonstration area -- providing an up-close look at current and planned Comshare applications.

-- The Partner Showcase -- showcasing a collection of highly talented decision support solution providers and their unique applications.

-- Personalized consulting sessions -- listening to individual customers about their needs and issues for effective e-MPC systems to help them derive the value they expect, including Comshare's operation on the world's leading databases from Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, Oracle, and Hyperion Essbase.

-- The president's message and Comshare technology direction update -- briefing users on management planning and control principles, Comshare's corporate strategy, and what these areas mean to them.

More information about Comshare's Users Conference can be found on the Internet at www.comshare.com/uc2000.

About Comshare Comshare Inc. is the leading provider of e-business software applications for management planning and control (MPC), which comprises planning, budgeting, financial consolidation, management reporting and analysis. Comshare's MPC applications deliver business-critical information over the Web that can be used to make sound planning and management decisions. In business for nearly 35 years, Comshare is one of the top independent software companies, with customers around the world, many of which are Fortune 500 and Financial Times Top 1000 companies. Comshare is a Hyperion Alliance Partner, an IBM Business Partner, a Microsoft Data Warehousing Alliance Partner, and an Oracle Business Alliance Partner. Visit Comshare on the Internet at www.comshare.com/uc2000.

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