XCELERATE AWARDED 3-STAR PARTNER DESIGNATION FROM THE BEA STAR PARTNER PROGRAM

Award based on successful customer launches of BEA WebLogic Portal and WebLogic Integration software

May 07, 2002




Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-- Xcelerate, a leading consulting and technology services firm, today announced that it has received the prestigious 3-Star Partner designation from BEA Systems, Inc., the world’s leading application infrastructure software company. The BEA 3-Star partnership designation is given exclusively to companies that meet performance criteria, and have demonstrated proven success in implementing BEA solutions.

“We are honored to become a BEA 3-Star Partner and are excited about the continued growth of our partnership and successes with Fortune 1000 clients,” said Shannon Denton, president and CEO of Xcelerate. “Our Fortune 1000 clients such as Relizon, Marcel Dekker, Inc., and Indus International among others - are demanding solutions to the complex problems of enterprise-class portals, content management, B2B integration, and long-term scalability. The BEA WebLogic Enterprise Platformä enables our clients to realize the benefits from both BEA’s standards-based, proven software and Xcelerate’s services at a fraction of the time of other software and integrators.”

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“BEA WebLogic Portal is distinguished in the market by its unified, simplified and extensible framework that allows systems integrators such as Xcelerate to help customers simplify the development, deployment and management of portal initiatives across the enterprise,” said Pat O’Haren, senior director of product marketing, BEA Systems. “Xcelerate was awarded 3-Star Partner status because of their innovative services systems integration that enable customers like Relizon to increase IT productivity, realize the lowest total cost of ownership, and bring new services to market quickly.”

Xcelerate also announced membership in the BEA Portal Star Solution program. This program is reserved for BEA partners who have demonstrated proficiency with BEA WebLogic Portal™ and who offer solutions and services which extend its value to customers. Xcelerate has several active customers who have used and extended BEA WebLogic Portal™ and BEA WebLogic Integration™. A complete solution for a mutual BEA / Xcelerate customer, Relizon, was covered in a separate press release dated February 26, 2002.

For more information and a free “Portal ROI Assessment” of how your customer-facing initiatives could return value to your company in 12 months or less, please contact Xcelerate by phone, email or visit us on the web at www.xcelerate.com.

About Xcelerate

Xcelerate, a consulting and technology services company, helps leading businesses connect and collaborate with their customers and business partners through emerging technologies. Utilizing a quick-hit methodology, Xcelerate offers focused expertise in specific technologies, including Web Applications & Portals, Content Management Infrastructure, Personalization Servers, and Business Integration. Xcelerate?s integrated approach combines customer experience strategy & design, open-architecture technology, and fixed-time/fixed-price delivery to enable customer-centric, ROI-driven technology solutions. For more information about Xcelerate, visit www.xcelerate.com.


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