SOURCE: OpenPages

July 05, 2005 10:12 ET

Sykes Selects OpenPages SOX Express for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 5, 2005 -- OpenPages, the leading provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance management (GRCM) solutions, today announced that Sykes (NASDAQ: SYKE) has selected OpenPages Sarbanes-Oxley Express (SOX Express) as part of its Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives. Sykes will deploy SOX Express to automate the company's ongoing test and review of its internal controls documentation in order to reduce the time and resource costs associated with Section 404 and 302 compliance.

SYKES is a global leader in providing customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing arena. SYKES provides an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to Fortune 1000 companies around the world, primarily in the communications, financial services, healthcare, technology and transportation and leisure industries. SYKES specializes in providing flexible, high-quality customer support outsourcing solutions with an emphasis on inbound technical support and customer service. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, with customer contact management centers throughout the world, SYKES provides its services through multiple communication channels encompassing phone, e-mail, web and chat. Utilizing its integrated onshore/offshore global delivery model, SYKES serves its clients through two geographic operating segments: the Americas (United States, Canada, Latin America, India and the Asia Pacific Rim) and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). SYKES also provides various enterprise support services in the Americas and fulfillment services in EMEA, which include multi-lingual sales order processing, payment processing, inventory control, product delivery and product returns handling.

"OpenPages is recognized in its industry as the leading Sarbanes-Oxley compliance software provider. In choosing OpenPages, we knew we were selecting a company with a reputation of excellence," said Cindy Furr, vice president of financial reporting. "SOX Express' ease of use combined with impressive implementation time made OpenPages a strong choice for our ongoing compliance initiative."

OpenPages SOX Express is an enterprise compliance management solution that reduces the time and resource costs associated with ongoing compliance for Sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. SOX Express combines powerful document management, business process management and flexible reporting capabilities in an extremely easy-to-use environment that enables an organization to document financial controls and automate the ongoing test and review process. Completely web-based, SOX Express maximizes end-user participation with little training. Its dashboards can be used by project managers, documentation team members, internal auditors and external auditors to plan, document and test the internal controls framework of the company, and to attest to the financial statements.

For more information on OpenPages' line of enterprise governance, risk and compliance management solutions or to register for a weekly webinar, please call 781-647-3800 or visit www.openpages.com.

About OpenPages

Founded in 1996, OpenPages develops enterprise governance, risk and compliance management (GRCM) solutions that streamline knowledge-intensive processes to improve corporate accountability, reduce disclosure process cost, enhance internal controls management productivity, and increase investor confidence. The company's portfolio of solutions includes Sarbanes-Oxley Express (SOX Express), the market- leading enterprise application for automating the corporate financial reporting and disclosure compliance requirements of Sections 404 and 302 of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

OpenPages is a trademark of OpenPages, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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