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Intervolve Teams with Top PC Maker to Bring Tablet PC Solutions to the Consumer Packaged Goods and Distribution Markets
[April 17, 2007]

Intervolve Teams with Top PC Maker to Bring Tablet PC Solutions to the Consumer Packaged Goods and Distribution Markets

RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Intervolve, Inc., the pioneer in providing on demand supply chain software using Web and mobile technologies, today announced a new business relationship with Lenovo to deliver tablet PC sales and distribution solutions for consumer packaged goods distributors. Intervolve and Lenovo will jointly sell Intervolve solutions and Intervolve will resell ThinkPad X60 Tablet PCs. The go-to-market alliance includes Intervolve as one of several strategic Lenovo Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) that provide solutions for ThinkPad X60 Tablets with Microsoft Windows Vista, and the only ISV currently providing solutions for the Consumer Packaged Goods and Distribution markets.

As part of the agreement, Intervolve and Lenovo will jointly sell the combined hardware, software, and services solutions to beverage and consumer packaged goods distributors. By offering customers an end-to-end solution designed by technology leaders in their respective industries, distributors will have innovative business productivity and market intelligence solutions at their fingertips.

Chris Newton, Intervolve Chairman and EVP, said, "The synergy between Lenovo and Intervolve supports new opportunities to design innovative mobile products to help our customers be more productive and efficient. The combined solution has been well received within our market."

Intervolve provides DistributionSuite and Route Accounting System (RAS) on Tablet PC, Pocket PC, and PalmOS devices and as web applications to enable distributors to access critical information for a new level of visibility, speed, and accountability. Intervolve solutions expand beyond traditional route accounting and sales order entry to include market intelligence. The broad set of DistributionSuite applications provides real-time market data to help companies plan, execute, measure, and adjust to dynamic market conditions and gain competitive advantage. Route Accounting System integrates sales order management, inventory management, financial accounting, reconciliations, and route maintenance into a single-real-time, enterprise-wide mobile computing application to reduce operating costs. By collecting, analyzing, and applying both transactional and non-transactional information on mobile and web devices such as the ThinkPad X60 Tablet PCs, companies using Intervolve solutions can manage and sell more effectively and influence their markets.

The rock-solid design of Lenovo's ThinkPad X60 Tablet PC includes a shock-mounted hard-drive and roll-cage making it a reliable and durable tool for on-the-go computing. It is a thin and light 12-inch tablet that also offers layered security tools including an encrypted hard drive and integrated fingerprint reader to prevent unauthorized access to information. The ThinkPad X60 Tablet also come equipped with ThinkVantage Technologies, a suite of self-help tools helping to manage profiles for Internet connections and easy recovery of lost or corrupted files, among other features.

About Intervolve, Inc.

Raleigh, NC-based Intervolve, Inc. provides on demand supply chain software that helps companies automate the collection, analysis, and dissemination of sales and distribution information to reduce operating costs and gain competitive advantage. With its innovative packaged and custom solutions that utilize mobile and web technologies, Intervolve continues to be the software company of choice for the Beverage and overall Consumer Goods markets. For more information, please visit or call 1.919.828.5727.

Intervolve is a registered trademark and DistributionSuite is a trademark of Intervolve, Inc. ThinkPad is a registered trademark and Lenovo is a trademark of Lenovo. All other trademarks are used for identification purposes only and are the property of their respective owners.

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