BlueCielo Further Strengthens Brazilian Operations

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BlueCielo acquires all BlueCielo-related activity of Brazilian reseller GAMA and distributor SKA

BlueCielo ECM Solutions, a leading global software company offering Engineering Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced that as per January 1, 2009, it will acquire all BlueCielo-related activity of the company's distributor SKA Automacão de Engenharias Ltda and reseller GAMA - Soluções em Gerenciamento Electrônico de Documentos Ltda, both based in São Leopoldo, Brazil. GAMA's founder and director Gerson Fioravante will become BlueCielo's Director Marketing and Sales for Brazil.

This transfer of activity is BlueCielo's second step to forming strong, regional operations for the BlueCielo organization in Brazil and the rest of Latin America. This move follows BlueCielo's recent acquisition of a 49 percent stake in another Brazilian reseller PONTODOC Soluções de Gerenciamento Ltda (now renamed BlueCielo do Brasil Soluçöes de Gerenciamento Ltda).

Twelve GAMA staff members with extensive experience in implementing BlueCielo's InnoCielo software suite will join BlueCielo do Brasil as of January 1, 2009. With complete dedication to the sale and support of BlueCielo's product portfolio since 1995, GAMA is BlueCielo's largest reseller in Brazil with over 50 percent market share. GAMA's clients include companies such as the Americas' largest long steel producer Gerdau Ameristeel, world's biggest alumina producer Alunorte, significant oil producer Petrobras and world-leading producer of bleached eucalyptus pulp Aracruz Celulose.

The transfer of distribution activities will give BlueCielo more direct access to its clients and allow long-time distributor SKA to focus entirely on its main products and services in CAD, CAM and CAE. BlueCielo will continue the active support of its remaining resellers in Brazil.

"There is an increasing demand for our best-of-class ECM solutions in our key verticals Oil and Gas, Mining, Process and Utilities in Latin America," states Martijn Janmaat, BlueCielo's CEO who has been the driving force behind the formation of BlueCielo do Brasil's operations. "BlueCielo's strategic aim is to build our already-strong customer base and further increase our presence in the region. Merging the relevant activities of GAMA and SKA with our Brazilian office will further strengthen and expand our operational infrastructure and market presence, plus enable customers to benefit from direct access to BlueCielo expertise."

"Latin America is a huge marketplace, full of opportunities for companies able to provide the best solutions in ECM with best practices and implementation services. GAMA's success with the InnoCielo software suite in the region over these 13 years proves that BlueCielo's solutions meet the particular demands of this niche market and have huge growth potential," says GAMA's founder and director Gerson Fioravante, who will serve as BlueCielo's Director Marketing and Sales for Brazil. "We're delighted to become part of the BlueCielo family and help strengthen its operations in Latin America. Direct access to BlueCielo and its expert global resources will bring our customers an even higher level of support and service."

About BlueCielo ECM Solutions
BlueCielo ECM Solutions provides Engineering Content Management and Application Integration solutions for owner/operators in multiple vertical industries including energy, oil & gas, petrochemical, government, pharmaceutical, and discrete and process manufacturing. BlueCielo has more than two decades of industry experience with over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the USA, UK, Russia, Germany and the Netherlands, together with an extensive global network of established partners. BlueCielo ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise, InnoCielo ImandrA for IBM FileNet P8 and InnoCielo TeamWork. For more information, please visit http://www.bluecieloecm.com, or call (800) 323 2926 ext 111 (toll free from the USA), +1 404 634 3302 (Americas) or +31 (0)70 413 3700 (EMEA).

About GAMA - Soluções em Gerenciamento Electrônico de Documentos
Established in 1995 in São Leopoldo, Brazil, GAMA is an established specialist in providing and implementing the leading InnoCielo suite of engineering content management solutions. GAMA offers dedicated support and service, plus expertise in systems integration and strategic asset management (SAM). For more information, please visit http://www.gama.inf.br or call +55 51 3579 9000.

About SKA Automacão de Engenharias
Established in 1989 in São Leopoldo, Brazil, SKA offers software expertise for mechanical and electric projects, plus solutions for manufacturing and engineering content management, that help companies reach greater productivity and efficiency. For more information, please visit http://www.ska.com.br or call +55 51 3591 2900.

BlueCielo and InnoCielo are registered trademarks of BlueCielo ECM Solutions. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. © 2008 BlueCielo ECM Solutions. All rights reserved.

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