Aquire Reports Steady Growth in 2008

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Large percentage of growth fueled by international market.

For a company to report growth in 2008 is an achievement that goes beyond definition

Aquire, the leader in workforce planning and management solutions, today announced continued growth despite an uncertain economy and a slowdown in the software industry as a whole. Key customer wins in the fourth quarter include CH2M Hill, Fiat, Ferrero, Mercedes-Benz and Transnet Limited.

"For a company to report growth in 2008 is an achievement that goes beyond definition," said Lois Melbourne, Chief Executive Officer of Aquire. "There is a quote from Aristotle that sums up why Aquire has and continues to be successful -- 'If we are what we repeatedly do, excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.' "This holds true for the Aquire team because despite challenges, we have continued on our path of excellence with both products and people."

While domestic sales remained healthy, international sales experienced a 17% growth overall. Europe fueled much of the success with strong channel sales leading to a 36% increase over 2007.

Significant product announcements in 2008 included the release of the OrgPublisher Module Series for succession planning and organizational modeling, Oracle® Integration Validation with Oracle PeopleSoft® Enterprise 9.0 and Oracle Database, SAP® ERP 6.0 certification and the release of OrgPublisher for SAP solutions with real-time charting option and Succession Visualization.

The company also received Safe Harbor Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce which governs the handling of European Union personal data. The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles and frequently asked questions (the "Safe Harbor Principles") to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law, that adequate protection be given to personal information transferred from the EU to the United States. The EEA also has recognized the U.S. Safe Harbor as providing adequate data protection (OJ L 45, 15.2.2001, p.47). Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, Aquire, Inc. adheres to the Safe Harbor Principles.

The company's commitment to customer satisfaction, industry leading solutions and corporate culture is reflected by the numerous awards it received throughout 2008, including being named to the prestigious Inc 5000 list, Best Companies to Work for in Texas for the third consecutive year, one of the Top 100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management by KMWorld for the fifth consecutive year and to the Titan Fast 50 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in Dallas-Fort Worth.

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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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