Aquire Rings In the New Year with a 19 Percent Annual Growth in 2007

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Record revenues and strategic solution releases position company for significant growth in 2008.

We and our customers know we employ the best people who create the most cutting edge solutions available in workforce management today but to have that validated is a testament that it isn't just talk -- it's the truth.

Aquire, the leader in workforce planning and management solutions, today announced a record year in global sales, which included a 60 percent increase in SAP customer acquisition. Contributing to that record growth were key customer wins including Allstate, ESPN Inc, the State of West Virginia, Nordstrom, Inc., Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, REI, SunTrust, and other top-tier global organizations. Strategic partnerships in 2007 include earning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status, as well as forging new relationships with Aditro (Sweden), Advyso (France), Popay and RMC (Belgium), Human Capital Solutions (Brazil), Aristo (Israel), Business 2020 (Australia) and HR Professional Consulting (Germany). Significant growth was seen in Belgium with a more than 163 percent increase in revenues. The Australian, Swedish and French markets also experienced more than 50 percent growth.

Aquire, a privately held company, does not disclose specific financial information, but did announce a 2007 revenue increase of 19 percent over the previous year. Recognized by Accenture as their 2007 Partner of the Year, Aquire remains at the forefront of innovation. The company's commitment to customer satisfaction, industry leading solutions and corporate culture is reflected by the numerous awards it received throughout 2007, including being named to the prestigious Inc 5000 list, Best Companies to Work for in Texas for the second consecutive year, one of the Top 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management by KMWorld for the fourth consecutive year and to the Titan Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Dallas-Fort Worth. In addition, Aquire hosted its second User Conference in Frisco, TX to rave reviews from customer and prospect attendees.

"Companies can claim to be the leader in their industry but the proof is in the recognition," said Lois Melbourne, chief executive officer of Aquire. "We and our customers know we employ the best people who create the most cutting edge solutions available in workforce management today but to have that validated is a testament that it isn't just talk -- it's the truth."

Aquire raised the bar in workforce management with the introduction of Unifiā„¢ 3, the industry's only solution today that delivers visual workforce modeling, management and reporting capabilities to support today's most difficult business challenges. Unifi is the central platform within HR that facilitates collaborative planning and management activities that occur during transitions such as workforce and succession planning, reorganizations, merger integration projects and even HR system transitions.

OrgPublisher 8, an advanced version of the organizational charting software that defined and continues to lead is market category was also unveiled in 2007.

"With the evolution of OrgPublisher, we're solving higher-level business challenges," said Tom McKeown, executive vice president of global sales for Aquire. "The ability to integrate data from multiple sources gives executives and managers a more complete and actionable view of all aspects of their workforce."

About Aquire:
More than 2,500 organizations throughout the world use Aquire solutions, OrgPublisher and Unifi, to analyze and manage critical workforce information for over ten million working professionals. From organizational charting and reporting to reorganizations, mergers and succession planning, Aquire solutions provide easy-to-use tools that increase information visibility, expedite decision making and streamline HR activities. American Airlines, Barclays Bank PLC, BASF AG, Braun Gillette, Colgate-Palmolive, Nestle UK, Reliant Energy, Shell Oil, Verizon, Yell Ltd. and thousands of other companies benefit from Aquire solutions every day.

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