Datum International Ltd

December 15, 2009 06:44 ET

Product and Deal update

                                        DATUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
                                          ("Datum International")
                                           (PLUS-quoted (DATP))

Datum International is pleased to announce the release of a new module for the KnowledgeWorker® ECM
platform for Purchase Requisition and Invoice Processing, called KnowledgeWorker Spend Control. Datum has
also introduced a new utility to allow codeless integration with virtually any application.

The first release of the Spend Control module has been pre-configured to work with Sage 200, 500 and 1000
ERP and Accounting systems. However, the backend data connections have been programmed to be "soft" and can
be configured to work with most vendors 'ERP or Accounting software products. As a result, the company is
in the process of negotiations with other ERP vendors and anticipates making further announcements in due

Spend Control has become a vital issue for businesses of all sizes due to the affects of the recent
downturn. Purchase Requisitioning is an ideal tool to help organisations to plan, control and pre-approve
expenditure before it is incurred. The resultant savings can be dramatic, as it allows the organisation to
take advantage of bulk purchasing and early payment discounts while ensuring that no 'unauthorised'
expenditure is incurred since all purchases have to be pre-approved by management and budget holders.

Purchasing requirements are captured by web based forms integrated into the Stock, Service and Project
system databases to capture product descriptions, pricing information and Posting Codes. The completed
forms are then automatically routed to the relevant staff for authorisation and subsequent Purchase Order

We are also delighted to announce that these new modules can be deployed through our "software as a
service" (SaaS) platform version of KnowledgeWorker, therefore providing this entire solution to smaller
companies not wishing to implement an on-premise solution.

The Spend Control solution has been adopted by Severn Trent Water and we are pleased to announce further
orders already received during December from Rimex Metals (UK) Ltd, Askham Bryan College, Marigold Health
Foods and The Medical Defence Union (MDU).


About Datum International

Datum  International  is  the  author  of  the  Enterprise Content  Management  solution  KnowledgeWorker®.
KnowledgeWorker® is sold and supported internationally through a growing network of Distributors, OEM's and
Reseller  partners and is also available as a SaaS solution. KnowledgeWorker® creates competitive advantage
by  enabling Employees, Customers and Suppliers to Collaborate on Information and to participate in managed
and audited Business Processes. KnowledgeWorker® empowers organisations to make sense of un-structured data
and  to  deploy the information directly into their "front office" and "back office" processes. The  system
comprises  of  a  fully  integrated suite of modules for Document Management,  Scanning,  Business  Process
Management,  Collaboration,  Enterprise Search and "on-the-fly" Publishing  to  Web  Sites,  Intranets  and

The Directors of the Issuer accept responsibility for this announcement.


DATUM INTERNATIONAL LIMITED                   TEL: 01438 347110
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