Avionté Defends Against Competitor's Claim About Its Staffing Software Product

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Avionté stands firmly behind its company and products. Provider of staffing industry technology solutions, announces its strong stand against copyright infringement claims made by competitor TempWorks Software.

Avionté, a provider of staffing industry technology solutions, announces its strong stand against copyright infringement claims made by competitor TempWorks Software. Avionté intends to both set the record straight and defend its product against the frivolous lawsuit and unfounded claims of its competitor.

In response to TempWorks Software's allegation of copyright infringement (case number 08CV5330, District of Minnesota), Avionté issued the following statement. "We absolutely did not copy source code from TempWorks," asserts John Long, CEO of Avionté. "We used our extensive knowledge of the staffing industry, the products supporting the industry and our previous experience to develop the cleanest, most user-friendly system on the market. Avionté's software is drastically different than anything else out there. Within seconds, people will see this difference," claims Long. Avionté boasts that one of its greatest advantages over competing companies is that it started with a clean slate in creating a database design with a new generation of technology.

The Avionté and TempWorks applications operate on entirely different platforms and programming languages. The Avionté front-office and back-office system is built on Microsoft's .Net platform and C#. TempWorks' front- and back-office application utilizes Microsoft Access. "It is impossible to copy source code from an older application like Access into any of the new technology platforms such as .Net and C#. Not only would the syntax, form controls and database access be completely different, but the entire structural programming philosophy is drastically different," states Samar Basnet, Chief Software Architect for Avionté. "This allegation is exceedingly offensive to me and my colleagues. I have personally written the majority of the code and overseen all code put into our application. To have someone demean my years of long hours, late nights, research and extremely hard work is personally disturbing," continues Basnet.

Phi Ngo, Chief Technology Officer of Avionté, explains, "Both Avionté and TempWorks utilize Microsoft SQL Server as the database, which is the most widely used database in the staffing software market and the world. TempWorks' SQL database has approximately 1,200 tables and 17,000 fields while Avionté's clean, data-driven design based on HR-XML standards has less than 400 tables and 3,000 fields. It took over a year of planning to design a system that offered both single source code for all of our clients along with the benefits of customization down to the user level. Our design is a radical change from any other staffing system I've had experience with," says Ngo.

Avionté has invited TempWorks repeatedly, with no response, to have a 3rd party evaluator analyze both source codes. "We really had no choice but to file suit first against TempWorks for defamation and tortious interference with contractual relations on September 29, 2008 (Court File No. 19 HACV 08 4436- District Court, State of Minnesota). I view this as a public relations stunt by TempWorks to simply slow down a competitor that is years ahead of them in development. Avionté is built on integrity and while we strive to maintain professionalism and dignity, we will defend our reputation and our clients aggressively. I am eager for our day in court," states Long.

In the Staffing Industry Analyst Daily News on October 8, 2008, TempWorks President David Dourgarian stated that he had not received a copy of Avionte's lawsuit. Avionté promptly forwarded to Staffing Industry Analyst the notarized Affidavit of Service that documents Mr. Dourgarian was personally served with the lawsuit on September 29, 2008. http://www.avionte.com/affidavit.jpg

About Avionté
Avionté is taking a fresh approach to staffing technology. Created by industry experts, its solutions create simplicity and a strong user experience without sacrificing functionality. Utilizing Microsoft technology, Avionté offers an integrated front- and back-office, full suite of web portals, online time entry, dashboard and Microsoft Outlook integration.


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