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Meridian Systems and Plan Express Announce Partnership
Monday, May 16, 2005

Meridian Systems and Plan Express Announce Partnership


North Vancouver, BC, May 16, 2005--(T-Net)--Meridian Systems and Plan Express, Inc. announce an ISV partnership agreement to integrate the Plan Express solution with Proliance, Meridian's infrastructure lifecycle management solution. The integration solution provides a dynamic interface between the hardcopy distribution services offered by Plan Express and the comprehensive capital construction and facilities management capabilities of Proliance—reducing errors and increasing time savings in document management and reproduction processes. For a solution demonstration, attend the Retail Construction Expo and stop by Plan Express booth #630. Meridian will be demonstrating Proliance from booth #217.

Meridian Systems developed Proliance to optimize the plan, build and operate phases of real estate, construction and other complex physical infrastructure projects and programs. Plan Express provides web-based management, printing, reproduction and distribution of construction documents and plans.

The Plan Express integration for Proliance offers a completely automated solution of back-end printing and distribution logistics through an easy-to-use web interface. With print facilities in or near major distribution centers throughout the United States, overnight delivery of documents can be guaranteed anywhere via overnight courier, local printing affiliates, or even designated FedEx Kinko's locations.

"With this integrated system, Meridian customers can realize significant savings and improve the accuracy and reliability of plans printed from Proliance. Because the project data to be converted into hard copy documents is centralized in the Proliance system, users can ensure that the latest revisions are being included in sets to be printed and delivered," said Meridian Business Development Senior Director Mark Breunig.

"Dynamic print requests are processed through an easy-to-use interface that makes ordering quick, simple and economical—thanks to automation and the steeply discounted overnight courier rates available through Plan Express. We're excited to partner with Plan Express to offer our customers this valuable extended business solution," finished Breunig.

"This integration fully automates the distribution of project documents from online to on site, while providing a unique opportunity for businesses who manage their real estate and construction projects through Proliance," according to Woodie Rush, Plan Express vice president of strategic development. "Because ordering is managed through Plan Express, project team members can simply and quickly select documents for distribution, knowing that their order will always point to Proliance in real time."

Enterprises using Proliance can control not only the distribution process, but expenses as well. Through the integration interface, Plan Express can customize transaction options in a variety of ways—from payment on account to secure credit card payment by subcontractors and vendors. Proliance users benefit because there is no risk of inadvertently sending out sets that are not current or incorrect.

For demonstrations of Proliance and the Plan Express solutions, attend the Retail Construction Expo and stop by Plan Express booth #630 and Meridian booth #217.

About Plan Express Inc.
Specializing in the logistics of construction document delivery, Plan Express can fill the order in a variety of ways—by overnight courier (FedEx, UPS, DHL), a local print shop partner, or even select FedEx Kinko's locations. Because of their specialization and multiple locations throughout the country at key distribution cities (Memphis; Wilmington, Ohio; Manhattan; Phoenix; Chicago; Dallas and San Francisco), Plan Express is able to accept orders until 9PM EST for overnight deliveries, making this an unprecedented service offering in the construction marketplace. For more information about Plan Express and its services, visit www.planexpress.net or call 901-843-2142. Plan Express is the fastest growing and leading provider of construction documents, offering a complete solution for construction document management, printing and delivery of plans.

About Meridian Systems
Meridian Systems provides enterprise solutions that optimize the plan, build and operate phases of real estate, construction and other physical infrastructure initiatives. Meridian solutions are used by more than 8,500 of today's large building owners, government agencies, and engineering and construction firms to improve top-line revenue growth while reducing their capital construction costs. Meridian uniquely provides both traditional software and hosted ASP solutions, and ranks as a market share leader in project management software among general contractors with over $100 million in revenue*. Meridian has an impressive track record of revenue growth over its 11-year history, and has been repeatedly recognized as a Constructech Hottest Technology company. Meridian is headquartered in Folsom, Calif. For more information, call Meridian at (800) 850 2660, or go to www.meridiansystems.com/pr051105.

*Statistics excerpted from CFMA's 2004 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry, fourth edition with the permission of the Construction Financial Management Association, Princeton, NJ, (609) 452 8000.

Meridian Systems Contact
Shara Perkins, Public Relations Specialist
(916) 294 2068, sperkins@meridiansystems.com

Plan Express Contacts
Woodie Rush, Vice President of Strategic Development, (901) 843 2142

Amy Levin, Public Relations Director and Media Contact
(847) 971 8621, slevin22@comcast.net

Meridian Systems and the Meridian Systems logo are the property of Meridian Systems, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2005 Meridian Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

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