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MiniMate Wins "2002 Planet PDA Product of the Year" Award

Port Washington, N.Y.-February 28, 2003.

Prism Visual Software-a firm recognized by Accounting Today magazine's "2002 Technology Pacesetters," Accounting Technology's "Third Party Stars," Aberdeen Group's "Ten Most Significant Data Deployments of 2002," and Computerworld's "100 Companies To Watch in 2002"-has won another prestigious award. The magazine for handheld productivity solutions for the mobile enterprise, Planet PDA Magazine, announced their first "Product of the Year Award Winners for 2002," and Prism's MiniMate is a winner.

Prism Visual Software is on the roll winning awards according to CEO and founder Lorraine Keating. "Our handheld solution for the field force automation industry is solid. Prism has developed mature products. Planet PDA magazine's award recognizes the many outstanding features of our PDA handheld solution. We are very pleased."

TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief Rich Tehrani says: "MiniMate of Prism Visual Software has played an important role in the handheld computing market. We're proud to recognize their hard work and innovation with a Product of the Year Award for 2002."

MiniMate is Prism Visual Software's handheld solution for field force automation industries, running under the Palm-OS operating system and integrating with an SQL-server backend. The software eliminates paper-based systems, manages routes more efficiently, digitally connects the warehousing process with the loading and returning of trucks, delivers products more quickly, allows for access to customer information on the road, and prints signature-captured invoices at customer locations. By using MiniMate, the field force takes care of the physical count of inventory and inventory transfer with ease and speed. Field personnel take orders at job sites, route sales invoices, and arrange product delivery for pre-orders. MiniMate's additional features include setting up service work orders for equipment repair and meter reading functionality for utilities.

Keating summarizes MiniMate's functionality with these words: "Our award-winning field force automation technology connects 'on the road' personnel with their 'in the office' desktop." Prism's MiniMate solution is designed to function in a variety of vertical market niches, including:
  • Food and beverage distribution
  • Bottled water delivery/pickup service
  • Service and repair of equipment
  • Air and water treatment
  • Construction/contractors/subcontractors
  • HVAC
  • JobCosting
  • Retail operations
  • Utility billing
The success of MiniMate is well deserved, and proves how much a well-run software company can accomplish. Attracting a customer clientele of the midsize market, Prism Visual Software offers excellent products and outstanding services to an industry that is meant for the wireless and web-based environment. Says Keating: "We work hard to ensure that the software solutions we develop meet our customer's real needs. At the same time our development team does not stand still. We are in the process of developing our products on the Microsoft .NET platform."