SOURCE: Pilot Software

September 07, 2005 09:00 ET

Pilot Software Selected by Brazilian-Based Carbocloro to Advance Its Award-Winning Operations Function

Bolsters Pilot's South American Presence and Manufacturing Performance Management Expertise

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 7, 2005 -- Pilot® Software Inc., the original provider of operational performance management solutions, today announced that Brazilian-based Carbocloro (http://www.carbocloro.com.br/english/) has selected Pilot Software's performance management solution to help advance its award-winning operations function.

Joining Pilot's growing customer base of more than 300 worldwide organizations, Carbocloro is the latest addition to Pilot's South American customer roster. Producing a complete line of chloralkali products, Carbocloro provides the raw material for a large segment of Brazilian industry. Its products include the basic components used in the production of everyday household items such as soaps, detergents, medicine, plastic, foodstuffs and textiles.

"The addition of Carbocloro, a company whose record of operational excellence speaks for itself, is yet another sign of the growing market need for Pilot's solutions in South America," said Kurt J. Bilafer, vice president, worldwide sales & services, Pilot Software. "As a company who shares our understanding of performance management's essential role in operational success, we are delighted that Carbocloro chose Pilot."

Pilot Software's operational performance management solution is exclusively distributed in Latin America by Extend Software, a leading supplier of analysis information management and integration solutions.

About Carbocloro

Carbocloro S.A. Indústrias Químicas has been present in Brazil since 1964 and is a joint venture between UNIPAR -- União de Indústrias Petroquímicas S/A (a privately-owned Brazilian group active in the chemicals and petrochemicals areas) -- and the American company, Occidental Chemical Corporation. It produces a complete line of chloralkali products and provides the raw material for a large segment of Brazilian industry. Carbocloro's products are basic components in the production of soaps, detergents, medicine, plastic, foodstuffs and textiles, amongst others. For more information, please visit http://www.carbocloro.com.br/english/.

About Extend Software

Founded in 1993, Extend Software is a Brazilian consulting company specializing in the development and deployment of analysis information management and integration solutions. The master distributor in Latin America for Pilot Software's award-winning operational performance management solutions, Extend also distributes financial reporting, budgeting and planning applications from Prophix Software and data enterprise management technology from Metawarehouse Inc.

Extend Group is structured as holding of three companies: Extend Software, Extend Consulting and Extend Net, providing technical know-how and knowledge for IT projects at public and private corporations. For more information, please contact Extend Software at http://www.extend.com.br.

About Pilot Software

The only dedicated performance management provider to be named to the 2004 DM Review 100 and a finalist in the 2005 Codie Awards, Pilot is the leader in operational performance management solutions for customer operations, public sector, and Web channel organizations. The culmination of more than 15 years of development and industry expertise -- starting with the first-ever performance management solution deployed -- Pilot's solutions dramatically improve performance by rapidly aligning day-to-day execution with strategic objectives. Pilot's operational alignment framework includes software components for strategy plans and pathways; initiative management and prioritization; scorecards and dashboards; reports and ad hoc analysis; and modeling and integration. Customers include Advanced Navigation and Positioning Corporation, American Heart Association, The Boeing Company, Coors Brewing Company, General Services Administration, Health Net, Ingersoll-Rand, JetBlue, Pacific Life Insurance, Sarasota County Government of Florida, and SMARTpages.com®.

Pilot Software is privately held with funding from Excelsior Venture Partners III, LLC, a private equity fund managed by U.S. Trust; G-51 Capital, a Texas-based venture capital firm; and individual investors, including management team members. More information is available at www.pilotsoftware.com.

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