SOURCE: Parature

July 20, 2005 08:30 ET

Parature Named Finalist in 2005 Northern Virginia Technology Council Hot Ticket Awards

MCLEAN, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2005 -- Parature, the leading provider of award winning, on demand customer support software, announced today that the company was named a finalist in the 'Hottest Bootstrap' category in the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) 2005 Hot Ticket Awards.

After receiving a record number of nominations, the winners of the Hot Ticket Awards were announced at the Hot Ticket Awards Party on July 14, 2005. "We attribute our success and growth to the innovation of our wide range of products, services and talented staff. Since our inception, Parature has experienced continued growth from quarter to quarter to accommodate our client base, which has doubled to over 300 since 2004. Several new client wins in 2004 include Florida State University, Rothschild, Wharton School of Business, WaveRider Communications, Webroot and Ubicom," noted Duke Chung, CEO at Parature. "Continuing our momentum in 2005, we have included clients such as ATI Technologies, Miller/Zell, Inc., iVivity and Quotium."

"Our team continues to strive to develop best-of-breed, online support solutions that will add significant value to all industries and companies," stated Cynthia Ogle, Vice President of Marketing at Parature. "The entire Parature team appreciates this recognition, and is honored to be included among such an elite group of companies."

"To be selected as a finalist for the 'Hottest Bootstrap' is an enormous honor and validates our founding vision to provide complete online support solutions," stated Chung. "The really exciting thing about the 'Hottest Bootstrap' award is not only the recognition, but that our most successful days are still ahead of us."

About Parature

Parature, the leader of online support software enables companies to improve their internal and external support, while reducing costs. Through its suite of modules, Parature allows companies to provide critical self servicing information on a 24x7 basis via the web, resulting in reduction of inbound support load and therefore reducing support costs. Continually growing, Parature serves industry leaders such as Office Depot, ATI Technologies Inc. and Florida State University. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Parature can be found on the Web at www.parature.com.

For more information on the full features available in Parature, or to sign up for the FREE 30-Day Trial, please visit www.parature.com/paramatrix.aspx.

About NVTC

The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. NVTC has more than 1,100 member companies representing over 160,000 employees. Our membership includes companies from all sectors of the technology industry including information technology, software, Internet, ISPs, ASPs, telecommunications, bioscience, and aerospace, as well as the service providers that support these companies. NVTC provides its members with: (1) over 110 networking and educational events per year; (2) comprehensive member benefit services; (3) public policy advocacy on a broad range of technology issues at the state and regional levels, with involvement in federal issues as they relate to workforce and education concerns; and (4) community service opportunities through active involvement in community projects and philanthropy through the NVTC Foundation.

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