SOURCE: Computer Software Innovations, Inc

June 20, 2008 10:00 ET

Computer Software Innovations, Inc. Holds First Meeting of Customer Advisory Board

EASLEY, SC--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) - Computer Software Innovations, Inc. ("CSI") (OTCBB: CSWI), provider of software and technology solutions primarily to the public sector, recently formed a Customer Advisory Board. The board was created so that CSI's customers would have a forum to discuss pertinent issues that impact their organizations, as well as ideas and solutions that can meet the evolving needs of the public sector. The advisory board held its first meeting on Tuesday, May 20, in Columbia, S.C.

The board is comprised of several South Carolina K-12 customers who use the company's Accounting +Plus software. This group has extensive experience in public sector finance and has demonstrated a strong commitment to implementing new and emerging technologies in their field. Burt Lancaster, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, expresses his thoughts about how the board will impact CSI. "At CSI, our commitment has always been to listen to our clients' needs and respond with a solution. The qualifications, leadership ability, and overall knowledge level of the advisory board's members will truly help navigate the path of the current and future software offerings of our company."

Later this year, CSI plans to expand this initial Customer Advisory Board to include customers from other market segments and geographic areas. The current Customer Advisory Board members are:

Steve Uldrick    Director of Finance      Anderson School District One

Brantley Thomas  Executive Director for   Berkeley County School District
                  Financial Services

Ben Childs       Director of Finance      Cherokee County School District

Allyson Duke     Director of Business     Dorchester School District Two

Eddie Nelson     Director of Purchasing   Fairfield County School District

Donna Sullivan   Senior Director          Florence County School
                  of Finance               District Three

Leanne Lordo     Asst Superintendent of   Fort Mill School District
                  Finance and Operations

Melissa Irick    Director for Budgeting,  Kershaw County School District
                  Auditing and Reporting

Shelly Allen     Director of Finance      Lexington County School
                                           District Two

Tom Weeks        Director of Finance      School District Five of Lexington
                                           and Richland Counties

Missy Campbell   Executive Director       Pickens County School District
                  of Finance

Elaine Bilton    Executive Director       Rock Hill School District Three
                  of Finance

Amy Hagner       Director of Finance      York School District One

Leanne Lordo, Assistant Superintendant of Finance and Operations at Fort Mill School District, says, "As a public school district, we face continued accountability requirements and high demands in financial reporting to federal and state entities as well as our taxpayers." Lordo echoed other participants' opinions about serving on the advisory board: "We consider CSI an integral partner in our successful financial approach to these requirements and value CSI's interest in our business of educating children. We look to CSI for innovative ways to improve our financial processes in light of increased budget constraints we are facing."

During the first advisory board meeting, CSI executives learned valuable information from the customer's perspective about industry-specific business processes. Lancaster explains, "Not only did our advisory board members appreciate CSI's willingness to listening to their needs and concerns, but CSI gained invaluable insight about how customers are affected by current issues."

About Computer Software Innovations, Inc.

CSI provides software and technology solutions primarily to public sector markets. CSI has more than doubled its revenue in the past two years to over $55 million by using organic growth and acquisitions to fuel an aggressive expansion from its Southeast base. Over 600 school, government and non-profit organizations have CSI solutions that encompass financial management software specialized for the public sector, IT infrastructure, IP telephony, IP video surveillance, printing/imaging and interactive classroom technologies. More information about CSI (OTCBB: CSWI) is available at

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Contact Information

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    Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (CSI)
    900 East Main Street, Suite T
    Easley, South Carolina 29640

    David Dechant


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    Alliance Advisors, LLC
    Mark McPartland