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Creative Computing, Inc. Acquires Acumetrics Business Intelligence

-February 28, 2011

“Creative Computing, Inc. Acquires Acumetrics Business Intelligence, Inc., Creates an International Presence and Expands Offering”

Creative Computing, Inc. and Acumectrics Business Intelligence, Inc. today announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Creative Computing to acquire Acumetrics, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Both are privately-held companies.

Creative Computing’s acquisition of Acumetrics is part of a wider goal to help companies enjoy the benefits of their combined software solutions and experiences. While the acquisition is based on a common technology partnership with IBM®, both firms have specialized capabilities which will now be available to their combined customers in both the U.S. and Canada. Specifically, CCI will dramatically increase its skills with IBM Cognos’ TM1® (High-performance enterprise planning software for budgeting, forecasting and analysis) and now can offer Quick Start solutions for Solarsoft iVP® running on the IBM iSeries® to provide out-of-the-box solutions for sales, finance, production and inventory reporting and analysis. CCI is pleased to be bringing its existing expertise with SAS® Analytics and IBM Cognos SPSS® (Predictive Analytics) and IBM Infosphere™ (Information Integration, Data Warehouse and Master Data Management) to its new Canadian customers. Both firms already offer deep expertise in IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence systems design and development.

As an IBM Cognos® Premier Partner, Creative Computing is laser focused on Enterprise Data Integration, Reporting and Predictive Analytics. They now offer software, hardware, consulting and training to a customer base of over 500, throughout North America. Mid to enterprise size clients alike, (spanning a wide array of industries), have benefited from the collective expertise of their highly-trained employees.

“This acquisition will expand the geographic market that Creative Computing services, enabling us to become an International IBM® partner serving all of North America. The combined expertise of both companies will help us continue to improve our value proposition and will allow us to better serve a broader client base intent on using information to gain a competitive advantage. Predictive Analytics is the future and we’re not just riding the wave, we’re helping to create it”, said David R. Doucette, President/CEO of Creative Computing, Inc. “Acumetrics brings deep expertise in TM1® and strong manufacturing industry expertise to our organization. We’re pleased to be offering these new solutions to our customers.”

“The combined organizations will yield a very strong synergy from a business, technology and geographic perspective,” said Don Richardson, co-founder of Acumetrics. “The complementary nature of the skills and solutions is a win for customers of both firms.”

Acumetrics has had long and productive partner relationships with:
     • Solarsoft Business Systems: helping manufacturing Solarsoft ERP users implement
       business intelligence and data warehouse solutions meet advanced reporting and analysis
     • Optimum Solutions: creating value and solutions for their HR and Payroll systems

Both Creative Computing and Acumetrics have shared experiences in partnering with:
     • IBM Cognos®: designing developing and deploying business intelligence and data ware-
       house solutions for clients and offering customized training and knowledge transfer to
     • Microsoft®: helping clients implement and deploy business intelligence solutions using
       Microsoft SQL Server, utilizing the built-in integration, reporting and analysis services to
       support the needs of an entire organization and to deploy robust business intelligence

Creative Computing also partners with SAS® as a software reseller and consulting partner, reselling the SAS® Enterprise Platform including SAS® Business Intelligence, SAS® Analytic Intelligence and SAS® Data Integration.

About Creative Computing

Creative Computing, Inc. (CCI) is a leading provider of Business Analytics Software and Solutions from IBM Cognos, based in Armonk, NY; and from SAS Institute, Inc., of Cary, N.C. As an IBM Cognos® Premier Partner, CCI has been designing, building and deploying business intelligence solutions based on Cognos software products for 20 years. By following a Best Practices approach, their expertly trained staff of IT consultants has built and deployed major applications for many Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, allowing them to build environments designed to enable key business users to access relevant business information; allowing them to become agile competitors. Creative Computing is headquartered in Lincoln, RI.

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