SOURCE: Selectica

September 20, 2007 16:05 ET

Selectica's Terry Nicholson to Host Three-Part Buyer's Guide Webinar Series

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2007) - Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC), a leading provider of enterprise contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions, today announced that Terry Nicholson, Vice President and General Manager of Contract Lifecycle Management Solutions, will host a series of three Webinars being offered by the Contract Management Knowledge Center (www.contractknowledge.com), a clearinghouse of customer-centric, vendor-agnostic information and tools pertaining to contract management. The webinars, entitled the "Buyer's Guide Series," will each address a separate critical issue pertaining to the challenges of purchasing a contract management solution. No specific products or vendors will be discussed.

With 25-years of experience in technology and software, Nicholson has been involved with contract management since its earliest days in the mid-1990s, and continues to be instrumental in its evolution. His rich experience includes stints at Accenture, AT&T Global Information Systems, Mallinckrodt, General Electric, and I-many. In addition to his involvement in webinars and industry events, Nicholson's continued thought-leadership in contract management is evidenced by his blog which can be viewed at www.contractminds.com.

Industry experts predict that 34% of all public companies will seek out and implement a contract management software solution in the next year -- and with good reason. The proven benefits of these solutions include shortened purchase and sales agreement cycle times, improved order accuracy and revenue recognition, higher contract renewal rates and unprecedented visibility into contract terms and conditions that enables expedited regulatory compliance. Unfortunately, however, many companies are unaware of the pitfalls associated with selecting the "right" solution and have little idea of the approach to take when considering how to automate their contract management processes. The purpose of this webinar series is to provide this otherwise missing information.

Following is the schedule for the Webinar Series:

Webinar #1 - "A Buyer's Guide to Contract Management Software: Part One - The Basics"

Date: October 4, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters:   Terry Nicholson, VP and GM of CLM Solutions at Selectica
              Tim Cummins, President and CEO of the International
              Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
              Jim O'Hare, Principal Consultant at Arnav Technology
              Solutions

Webinar #2 - "A Buyer's Guide to Contract Management Software: Part Two - Building a Business Case"

Date: October 18, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters:   Vishal Patel, Research Analyst with Aberdeen Group
              Chris Davis, VP of Business Development at Skytide
              Terry Nicholson, VP and GM of CLM Solutions at Selectica

Webinar #3 - "A Buyer's Guide to Contract Management Software: Part Three - Selecting a Solution"

Date: November 15, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenters:   Terry Nicholson, VP and GM of CLM Solutions at Selectica
              Tim Cummins, President and CEO of the International
              Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM)
              Jim O'Hare, Principal Consultant at Arnav Technology
              Solutions

"Industry adoption rates are increasing rapidly -- and this success is reflected in the growing number of contract management software options," said IACCM's Cummins. "With growing internal and external pressure to implement a CLM solution, we are seeing a tremendous need for unbiased, hands-on information to guide companies to the right product for their specific environments. This webinar series will provide that information."

Each webinar will begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT, last for one-hour, and include a live Q&A session. Those wishing to participate in the webinar can register at http://www.contractknowledge.com/buyerswebinar. Event registration is free.

About Selectica, Inc.

Selectica, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTC) provides its customers with software solutions that automate the complexities of enterprise contract management and sales configuration lifecycles. The company's high-performance solutions underlie and unify critical business functions including sourcing, procurement, governance, sales and revenue recognition. Selectica has been providing innovative, enterprise-class solutions for the world's largest companies for over 10 years and has generated substantial savings for its customers. Selectica customers represent leaders in manufacturing, technology, retail, healthcare and telecommunications, including: ABB, Ace Hardware, Bell Canada, Cisco, Covad Communications, General Electric, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Hitachi, International Paper, Juniper Networks, Levi Strauss & Co., Rockwell Automation, Tellabs, and 7-Eleven. Selectica is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.selectica.com.

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