SOURCE: Clerity Solutions, Inc.

August 16, 2007 08:05 ET

Planet Financial Services Selects UniKix Rehosting Technology From Clerity

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 16, 2007) - Clerity Solutions, Inc. (Clerity) announced today that Planet Financial Services, a leading provider of card payment processing solutions and consulting expertise for the financial services and retail industry, has selected its UniKix™ rehosting software to integrate with its ACQUIRE360® merchant accounting and settlement processing solution.

ACQUIRE360 is an industry and regulatory compliant merchant accounting and settlement solution that enables merchant acquirers to process and submit card transactions directly to the card associations for settlement and funding.

"Merchant acquirers gain a competitive advantage with ACQUIRE360, because it provides an attractive alternative to the typical merchant card processing provider, where control and flexibility are not offered," said Matt Minchow, President, Planet Financial Services. "UniKix technology from Clerity, provides us with the ability to deliver the flexibility, scalability and a lower cost-per-transaction that are critical to our ACQUIRE360 customers, while affording them even greater performance and economies of scale."

Planet Financial Services selected UniKixTM Transaction Processing Environment (UniKix TPE) technology from Clerity after benchmarking it against a third-party software implementation integrated with ACQUIRE360. "We received a significant increase in file load and un-load transaction processing efficiencies, reducing our cycle time from numerous hours to virtually minutes," said Liz Novak, Vice President of Operations, Planet Financial Services.

"We are delighted that Planet Financial Services has selected to embed UniKix TPE software in its ACQUIRE360 offering," said Bruno Park, Vice President and General Manager at Clerity. "UniKix rehosting software preserves and enhances our customers' significant application investments -- allowing mainframe-centric, or previously mainframe-orientated applications to run on scalable, efficient open systems platforms such as AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and Linux."

Planet Financial Services chose UniKix rehosting software from Clerity because of its performance capabilities and minimal impact to its existing business code. Backed by comprehensive support, robust UniKix technology, and a service team with an average of over 15 years of experience each on mainframe and open systems, Clerity provides a clear path forward for mainframe application environments.

ABOUT PLANET FINANCIAL SERVICES

Planet Financial Services is a leading provider of card payment processing solutions, payment enabling technologies, and consulting expertise for the financial services and retail industry. As a leading ISV and Application Services Provider, Planet Financial Services licenses, deploys and outsources card payment processing solutions for financial institutions in the merchant acquiring and card issuing industries. For more information visit www.planetfsi.com.

ABOUT CLERITY

Clerity is a leading, full-service provider of mainframe migration and modernization solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with offices worldwide, Clerity's migration team and automated software solutions have facilitated hundreds of successful migrations. With over 15 years of experience and more than 1200 active sites worldwide, Clerity is uniquely positioned to assist organizations through all phases of migration. For more information on Clerity visit http://www.clerity.com.

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    Clerity Solutions, Inc.
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    James Hoshor
    Planet Financial Services
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