TexSYS RD Launches National CRM Practice With SalesLogix

Company to offer Integrated Front and Back Office to more than 6,000 Financial Services Companies

TexSYS RD, one of the nation’s leading software integration companies, and SalesLogix Corporation (NASDAQ: SLGX), one of the leading providers of customer relationship management (CRM) and e-commerce software, have announced a business partnership that will make SalesLogix’s products available to TexSYS RD’s 6,000 customers around the world.

With this relationship, TexSYS RD launches a national CRM practice, the first of its kind in the middle market. SalesLogix’s products will provide significant benefits to TexSYS RD’s thousands of customers by improving their sales processes and the ways in which those processes interact with their front and back offices. By combining SalesLogix products with powerful software from developers such as Epicor, Great Plains, Sage, and Solomon Software, TexSYS RD offers its customers unparalleled integration of vital business activities.

Stanley D. Strifler, President and CEO of TexSYS RD, said, “The addition of SalesLogix to the range of solutions we offer our customers increases our ability to meet their needs with best-of-breed front- and back-office solutions. SalesLogix’s excellent reputation among both salespeople and corporate managers, combined with the ever-quickening pace of business, makes us confident this new relationship will provide big payoffs to our customers in increased efficiency and sales.”

The experience TexSYS RD has with leading software solutions further extends our leadership position in integrating front and back office operations,” said Kevin Carson, vice president of SalesLogix’s Professional Services Group. “It’s great to welcome such an experienced and qualified company to the SalesLogix family. TexSYS RD’s expertise, combined with SalesLogix’s open architecture will serve as the core that brings to life truly integrated solutions with valuable benefits for their customers.”

TexSYS RD has been certified is a SalesLogix Platinum Level Business Partner, the highest of three levels of partnership, confirming that the company has achieved the training and knowledge needed to provide advanced installation, configuration, and customization services for SalesLogix products. Because of SalesLogix’s open design, its products can be seamlessly integrated with customers’ current applications, enabling them to realize the CRM and front-office benefits SalesLogix offers while continuing to work within familiar applications and interfaces.

ABOUT TEXSYS RD CORPORATION
With corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, TexSYS RD Corporation specializes in the integration of financial, e-commerce, manufacturing/distribution, customer care, advanced planning, and sales force automation software for the middle market. TexSYS RD’s product offerings include Great Plains, Epicor, Sage, Solomon, and SunSystems. In 1998, Microsoft named TexSYS RD a Microsoft Solution Partner. TexSYS RD has also been named the largest reseller of Solomon Software, Epicor Software, Sage Software, and Best Software.

TexSYS RD has installed software solutions into over 6,000 client companies located throughout the US and in 45 foreign countries. The company has domestic offices in Boston, Birmingham, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Little Rock, Memphis, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Tulsa, and Wichita. The international headquarters is located in Houston. Founded in 1992, the company currently employs more than 400 professionals and consistently ranks as one of the fastest growing companies of its kind. The company’s URL address is www.texsysrd.com.

ABOUT SALESLOGIX
SalesLogix is a leading provider of CRM and e-commerce software for mid-market companies. The Company’s products create interactive selling networks that dynamically connect mobile sales, internal telesales, marketing and support organizations, as well as third-party resellers, supply chain participants, and other partners. SalesLogix solutions support all selling channels and operate across a variety of platforms, including the Internet, Windows-based desktops and laptops, and PDAs. To date, over 1,800 customers have licensed SalesLogix software. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, SalesLogix can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.saleslogix.com.

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This press release contains forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward looking statements. Important factors that may cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: risks relating to the consummation of the acquisition of ACT!, including the risk that required regulatory clearances might not be obtained in a timely manner or at all; risks associated with acquisitions generally, including integration of operations, diversion of management’s time and attention, unanticipated expenditures and the ability to integrate and manage the acquired business and implement the company’s new marketing strategies; market demand and acceptance; the impact of competitive products and services; risks associated with the timing and successful completion of technology and product development and commercialization; the effect of economic and business conditions; the ability to attract and retain technical and management personnel; changing relationships with customers, suppliers and strategic partners, including the company’s indirect distribution channel; and other risks detailed in the company’s current report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with this announcement and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 1999, and final prospectus filed in connection with the company’s initial public offering on Form S-1, effective May 27, 1999. SalesLogix undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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