Meeting Maker, Inc.

January 04, 2005 08:25 ET

Meeting Maker, Inc. Announces Meeting Maker Millennium Version 8.5, the Industry's Most Advanced Calendaring and Scheduling Tool


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FOR: MEETING MAKER, INC.

JANUARY 4, 2005 - 08:25 ET

Meeting Maker, Inc. Announces Meeting Maker Millennium
Version 8.5, the Industry's Most Advanced Calendaring
and Scheduling Tool

WALTHAM, Mass.--(CCNMatthews - Jan 4, 2005) -

New Version Provides Outlook Connectivity and Enhanced LDAP Integration
for Greater Flexibility and Interoperability

Meeting Maker, Inc., the leader in collaborative time management
software, today launched the most robust and accessible calendaring and
scheduling tool for organizations of all sizes - Meeting Maker
Millennium version 8.5. The new release includes two key new features:
add-on modules for connectivity with Microsoft Outlook and enhanced LDAP
(Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) integration.

The Meeting Maker Connector for Outlook add-on module empowers the
installed base of more than 250 million Outlook users to collaborate
with Meeting Maker users within their organization when scheduling
meetings and managing their calendars. Meeting Maker Millennium version
8.5's enhanced LDAP Integration module provides organizations with
central user authentication capabilities for simplified user account
management and security.

"Time is one of, if not the, most precious asset of every organization,"
explains Nathaniel Palmer, Vice President and Chief Analyst of Delphi
Group. "Yet despite the many investments made in the management of hard
assets, few firms today have put in place the systems needed to
optimally manage time as an asset. At Delphi Group, we have been
consistently impressed by Meeting Maker and its offerings, both of which
being differentiated by a vision and capabilities focused on optimizing
time as an asset," Palmer continues. "With this latest release of
Meeting Maker Millennium, the availability of an integrated solution
with Outlook calendars addresses connectivity issues and presents a
sizable new market opportunity for Meeting Maker."

Meeting Maker Millennium version 8.5 provides multiple ways to access
the Meeting Maker calendar. In addition to the native Meeting Maker
client, the Meeting Maker HTML client enables users to access their
personal and group calendars from almost anywhere using any standard Web
browser, while the Intellisync for Meeting Maker module provides the
capability to synch Meeting Maker calendars to a variety of mobile
devices. Meeting Maker Millennium version 8.5 is capable of running on
the Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris platforms - across all 319
time zones.

"With the release of Meeting Maker Millennium and the Meeting Maker
Connector for Outlook, we are now able to fully integrate our Outlook
users with a calendaring solution that supports all of our user
platforms including Windows, Mac and Unix," said Neal Stickberger, Vice
President of Operations at ebrary, a provider of information
distribution and retrieval services. "In addition, the HTML client
provides our traveling employees with the calendar access they need to
stay connected with the rest of the company."

"Thousands of organizations have relied on our Meeting Maker group
scheduling tool throughout its 15-year product history," said Margaret
Menzies, Vice President of Development at Meeting Maker, Inc. "With
Meeting Maker Millennium version 8.5, we're bringing the power and
simplicity of this scheduling tool to a larger universe of users. We're
also providing our customers with freedom of choice and mobility by
enabling them to access their calendars and schedules through the Web or
from their handheld devices. And because the Meeting Maker Connector for
Outlook allows Meeting Maker users to better collaborate with Outlook
users, it enables organizations to achieve improved employee efficiency
and productivity."

Availability/Pricing

Meeting Maker Millennium version 8.5 will be generally available to
organizations of all sizes beginning on January 4, 2005. Pricing for
Meeting Maker Millennium version 8.5 starts at $95 USD per user plus
applicable server and annual maintenance fees. Pricing for the Meeting
Maker Connector for Outlook, LDAP, API/CLI and Intellisync modules are
available at an additional cost. Educational, government and non-profit
pricing is also available to those who apply.

About Meeting Maker, Inc.

Meeting Maker, Inc., a privately held company headquartered in Waltham,
Massachusetts with offices throughout the United States and Europe, is
an innovation leader within the collaborative time-management,
scheduling and calendaring marketplace. The company's real-time,
enterprise-wide product families - including Meeting Maker Millennium,
Arrival, WebEvent, Resource Scheduler and Scheduler Plus - help more
than 7,500 leading organizations around the world to automate
calendaring, scheduling and workflow processes to save time, increase
revenue, and reduce costs. Meeting Maker, Inc. is a founding member of
the Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium (www.calconnect.org). For more
information visit http://www.meetingmaker.com.

Meeting Maker Millennium, Arrival, Resource Scheduler, WebEvent View and
WebEvent Publish, and Scheduler Plus and Scheduler Plus ii are
trademarks of Meeting Maker, Inc. Other names mentioned herein may be
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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