SOURCE: Firepond, Inc.

December 13, 2007 09:00 ET

Firepond and Intelliquip Ink Long Term Agreement

Extending Firepond's Configuration as a Service Platform

FRAMINGHAM, MA and BETHLEHEM, PA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Firepond, Inc. (OTCBB: FPND) and Intelliquip, LLC, announce the signing of a new long term licensing agreement extending Firepond's core configurator technology integrated with Intelliquip's Intelligent Front-End(SM) suite of web-enabled software. This agreement builds upon an existing seven-year relationship between the two companies. In addition, the companies have announced that Intelliquip will be augmenting Firepond's existing professional service team for implementing Firepond's CPQ™ OnDemand solution.

"We are pleased to extend and expand our business relationship with Firepond," said Dave Brockway, President of Intelliquip. "Over the past seven years Firepond's configuration engine has proven itself repeatedly by brilliantly handling the most complex configuration issues we have encountered in the fluid handling equipment industry. By embedding Firepond's bulletproof configurator technology within Intelliquip's solution, we have been able to concentrate our development efforts on our user interface and our Selector and Quote Manager applications. This has allowed us to provide a superior overall solution to our clients and become a leader in the marketplace."

Bill Santo, Firepond's CEO, said, "We are delighted Intelliquip has chosen to extend its partnership with Firepond. Utilizing the same core configuration technology deployed in Firepond's CPQ™ OnDemand product in conjunction with their market leading Selector and Quote Manager applications, Intelliquip has been able to build and maintain a dominant position in their fluid handling vertical. Our successful relationship with Intelliquip validates our 'configuration as a service' market strategy allowing our world class configuration technology to be consumed by both our OnDemand product and select ISVs extending our reach and revenue streams into multiple verticals."

About Firepond, Inc.

Firepond (OTCBB: FPND) is the leading provider of multi-tenant, on-demand Configure-Price-Quote™ software that automates and simplifies product pricing and configuration for companies and helps these enterprises improve order accuracy while reducing their cost of sales. Firepond's sales solutions help companies to optimize their sales processes whether their need is to solve complex product or pricing configuration, create product catalogs or provide an interactive selling system and dramatically improve response time. Firepond solutions provide a rapid ROI through improved order accuracy (nearly 100% of submitted orders have accurate specifications and pricing), improved proposal generation time and high user acceptance. For additional information about Firepond, visit or call 1-866-UCONFIG (826-6344).

About Intelliquip

Intelliquip is the global leader in providing powerful web-based software applications that allow manufacturers of complex fluid handling equipment, actuators, drivers, gears, couplings, and seals, to intelligently select, configure, price, quote, and process orders for their products. These applications improve productivity, reduce design and quotation errors, and shorten cycle times such that operating costs, revenue, and profitability are all improved. For additional information about Intelliquip visit or call 1-800-786-7782.

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Firepond is a registered trademark of Firepond, Inc. CPQ and Configure-Price-Quote are trademarks of Firepond, Inc. Intelliquip is a registered trademark of Intelliquip, LLC. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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