ALT−C Systems Inc. and Celerity Solutions announce Strategic Alliance

MONTREAL - October 14, 1998 -

ALT−C Systems Inc. of Montreal, Quebec and Celerity Solutions (Nasdaq: CLTY, "Celerity"), headquartered in Dedham, Massachusetts, announce a strategic alliance, whereby ALT−C Systems' TimeTrends® software will provide demand forecasts to drive Celerity Solutions' Supply Chain Planner system. Supply Chain Planner is designed for data-intensive Customer driven Distribution environments, where a demand forecast is required to calculate replenishment, procurement and movement of product from suppliers to customers. The interface between Celerity's real-time Supply Chain Planner and ALT−C's TimeTrends forecasting product gives supply chain planners an up-to-the-minute view of their supply chain from end to end.

"The industry is demanding best-of-breed solutions that easily integrate with each other" says Paul Fluckiger, Celerity's President of Planning Systems. "The integrated product solution that the Planner and TimeTrends offer are among the most sophisticated modeling in the marketplace. Yet, it takes place behind the screen, so the user does not have to be a mathematician. And the easy-to-use graphical interfaces give the planner what he needs to do his or her job effectively."

Now, users can review their forecast information, and with the push of a button, use this forecast to update their supply plan. The patented real-time planning algorithm takes the forecast and recalculates the supply plan immediately. This gives the planner the earliest possible notification of an changes in the supply plan.

The TimeTrends Forecast Warehouse system allows creation of forecasts based on historical trending and seasonal patterns, using a powerful mathematical engine consisting of multiple algorithms. This is combined with promotional event impacts and user-generated overrides. TimeTrends also provides a flexible administrative system for all forecast-related information, within a Y2K-compliant, Internet-enabled 32-bit application.

TimeTrends and the Continuum/Supply Chain Planner products are designed for Windows 95/NT and are integrated using ODBC and an open data structure.

ALT−C Systems Inc.: ALT−C Systems Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Quebec - Canada, are the developers of TimeTrends Forecasting systems, a forecasting software serving manufacturing, distribution and sales force automation environments. TimeTrends has been previously integrated with various MRP and ERP systems, to provide high quality forecasts to drive Master Production Scheduling or Replenishment modules. ALT−C Systems Inc. is a privately held software development company specializing in forecasting decision support tools.

Celerity Solutions: Celerity Solutions, Inc. is a leading single-source provider of supply chain and warehouse management software. The company was founded in 1982 and has offices in Dedham, MA, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Irvine, CA, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Some of the companyıs clients include Alcatel, AT&T, Corporate Express, Champion Paper, GTE, Honeywell, Methanex Methanol, Nortel, and Emery Waterhouse.

For additional information contact:

ALT−C Systems Inc.
5117 Savoie,
Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada
H8Z 1C4
Tel. 450-635-5404
FAX 514-685-0463

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