Deltek Introduces™-- Offering B2B e-Commerce for Customer & Project Communication

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McLEAN, VA, January 31, 2000 -- Deltek® Systems, Inc. (DLTK) Deltek Systems today introduced™, an Internet-based solution designed to help project businesses strengthen their customer relationships through better project communication and teamwork. ( is the first component of Deltek's strategic e-business initiative that will translate "project e-business" into "project business success."

Ken deLaski, Deltek's President and CEO, states that "Today's e-commerce activities focus primarily on selling products over the Web. But for project-based businesses, communicating quickly and effectively with customers and partners about their projects is the important thing. will enable our customers to establish unique, project-focused Web sites for their customers and partners to enhance client satisfaction and project success."

Go to for a self-guided online presentation on Features gives project businesses an "out-of-the-box" solution for delivering secure, interactive project Web site experiences to their clients, partners, and subcontractors. Project businesses that deploy will enable their customers to have full-time, Web access to review and analyze project status, profiles, calendars, events, milestones, project documents, billings, and financial performance. also includes complete project collaboration features allowing project customers to post and review issues, questions, and answers relating to the project. The document repository in permits clients to examine all sorts of project documents including contracts, drawings, and correspondence. Information can also be made available on each member of the project resource team, including billable hours-to-date and profiles of each staff member's skills, experience, and qualifications. In addition, provides features to establish and track project success factors and to insure the visibility of these success factors and performance against the established evaluation criteria.

Integration with Project Workplace™

One of the most important aspects of the new Web-based software is its integration with Deltek's CRM application suite for project businesses, Project Workplace. Michael Martin, Deltek's Project Workplace Product Director, states "While most Web project portals are designed for internal use, is unique in that it is specifically designed for external customer and partner use and seamlessly integrates with the CRM and ERP data that natively resides in Project Workplace. This gives the ability to deliver a richer set of data and information, such as project financial status and billings, to the end customer."

Martin states, "The combination of Project Workplace and gives our customers a 'one-two' punch for a seamless customer solution. First, Project Workplace is used throughout the enterprise by all front-office staff, enabling full access to feature sets, a powerful user interface, and a wide array of data and functionality. then gives their customers the ability to have a window into the data and functionality that is most important to them. It's really easy-to-use, only available through a browser, and they only see the project data that they need to see".

Availability and Future E-business Plans is expected to be ready for initial delivery in approximately thirty days, and general release is planned for the second quarter of 2000. Project Workplace is currently in beta release with general availability planned for March 2000.

Eric Brehm, Deltek's Vice President responsible for product development, states that "This is a very exciting time for Deltek clients and service-oriented companies that want to bring the business of projects to the Internet. With knowledge and expertise gained from more than 15 years of providing enterprise software solutions to project-based organizations, no other software company brings as much value to project e-business as Deltek.

While this will be our most important short-term e-business solution offering, Deltek is also planning additional e-business solutions that will facilitate areas such as recruiting, lead tracking, and proposal management. Like, additional solutions will leverage the ability to link e-business solutions with Deltek's front-office, CRM and back-office accounting systems."

Mr. Brehm goes on to state that "For many years, Deltek's solutions have helped a diverse set of project businesses to share information between the financial staff, project managers and executives. Better systems for sharing information have also improved the ability of managers and executives to measure and report project and overall performance more effectively.

Today, with, Deltek will once again break down the barriers to communication and collaboration--this time between our customers and their clients, partners, and subcontractors--and provide even greater capabilities for making more intelligent use of the insight and valuable information exchanged in the process."

About Deltek Systems, Inc.

Deltek® is a leading provider of business software and solutions to companies in professional services and project-based industries. The company's solutions encompass project and financial accounting, customer relationship management, time and expense reporting, proposal automation, project and resource management, human resources and payroll, business intelligence, and e-business for service firms. Deltek supports over 5,000 businesses worldwide with a dedicated staff of 700 professionals, each contributing unique knowledge and experience in all areas of professional services automation.

The company's integrated services offerings include premium-level customer support and software maintenance for all registered customers, implementation and practice management consulting, and classroom training. For more information, visit Deltek at, or call 800/456-2009 in the U.S., and +44-07000-335835 in the U.K.

Deltek Media and Investor Relations Contacts:

K. Allen Farber, Press Officer
Deltek Systems, Inc.
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Babette J. Aller, Investor Relations Manager
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