Aquire Recognized for Sixth Time as one of the Top 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management

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Aquire, the leader in workforce planning and management solutions, announced today it has been named for the sixth consecutive year to the 2008 KMWorld Top 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management.

And companies on our list simply must emphasize an abiding determination to serve their most important constituency: their customers. They must also show agile innovation combined with a full understanding of the forces that affect, and will affect, their customers.

Aquire, the leader in workforce planning and management solutions, announced today it has been named for the sixth consecutive year to the 2008 KMWorld Top 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management. Companies are selected by colleagues, KM practitioners, theorists, analysts, vendors and their customers.

"We have long held that the true essence of knowledge management is an attitude, a single-minded commitment to improvement," said Hugh McKellar, KMWorld editor-in-chief. "And companies on our list simply must emphasize an abiding determination to serve their most important constituency: their customers. They must also show agile innovation combined with a full understanding of the forces that affect, and will affect, their customers."

This commitment to improvement and customers has always been foremost at Aquire. When the company launched its flagship product, OrgPublisher™, in 1994, it was the first automated org chart software on the market. Since that time, OrgPublisher has evolved from an enterprise organizational charting solution to a critical component of the human resource department. It dramatically improves information visibility and simplifies access to workforce information, which ultimately improves productivity and expedites decision making. Today, it continues to lead its market category and is still the solution of choice among the Fortune 1000, as well as growing companies within the small to medium business category.

Aquire further raised the bar in workforce management with the introduction of Unifi™, the industry's only solution to deliver visual workforce modeling, change management and reporting capabilities to support today's most difficult human capital management 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.

Demonstrating the success of OrgPublisher and Unifi, Aquire recorded a 2007 revenue increase of 19 percent over the previous year. Further, 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, and to the Titan Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Dallas-Fort Worth.

"Our success has always been about more than simply filling a niche with a good product. It's about listening to - and really hearing - what our customers want and need, and then constantly developing and improving solutions that answer those needs and anticipate others," said Lois Melbourne, chief executive officer of Aquire. "This is why the recognition from KMWorld is so important to us - it confirms that we're making a difference, not just software."

About KMWorld
The leading information provider serving the Knowledge, Document and Content Management systems market, KMWorld informs more than 50,000 subscribers about the components and processes - and subsequent success stories - that together offer solutions for improving business performance. KMWorld is a publishing unit of Information Today, Inc.

About Aquire
More than 2,500 organizations throughout the world use Aquire solutions to visually 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, 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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