SOURCE: Corrigo

March 02, 2007 09:15 ET

Unicel Offers Wireless Field Service Management Solutions Powered by Corrigo

WILSONVILLE, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 2, 2007 -- Corrigo and Unicel announced an agreement to jointly market Field Force Automation solutions to prospective customers. Corrigo offers a web-based, wireless work order management system to businesses with field services operations. Unicel offers a wireless network and a variety of handheld devices on which the work order software can be easily and quickly deployed.

Unicel will market to its customers a choice of three Corrigo-developed field service solutions -- all designed to offer a field service team control over the service delivery process and improve productivity. The solutions are designed and packaged to match a business' field service management needs. The software can be deployed easily via simple wireless download to Unicel-powered devices such as the Palm Treo and Motorola V197.

"Unicel is excited that we are able to offer our business customers new field force automation solutions from Corrigo," said Jeff Hitland, Unicel senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Businesses can now utilize the speed and capability of Unicel's wireless network together with this management tool to help increase their efficiency, productivity and profitability."

"We're delighted to work with Unicel, a wireless carrier known for quality and service in the rural areas it serves," said Richard Michaux, president of Corrigo. "Working with Unicel allows us to more effectively serve the B2B field service community, and bring Unicel's customers a best-in-class web and wireless work order management system. Work order software provides value to companies in a variety of service industries, including, but not limited to, commercial and residential construction, HVAC, facilities and property management, and building services for education and government."

The field service management solutions developed by Corrigo include:

--  Work Order Connect is an entry level solution designed to replace a
    field technician's clipboard and paper-based work orders with computer-
    generated forms that appear in real-time on the wireless handheld as well
    as a desktop computer.  This reduces or eliminates paperwork normally done
    in the field.
--  Work Force Connect includes the functionality of Work Order Manager
    plus the advanced features that allow companies to automate all of their
    mobile service operations from the initial service request through
    invoicing, including scheduled and preventive maintenance.  Parts, labor
    and other costs incurred in the field are effortlessly transferred into
    most commonly used accounting and financial packages for invoicing.
--  Field Service Connect is an advanced solution that integrates directly
    with a customer's billing, contract and inventory management systems.  It
    offers features such as wireless inventory, contract, and project and
    document management.  Organizations have the flexibility to customize
    workflows and integrate with other systems.
    
The field service solutions are being marketed by Unicel's B2B sales organization.

About Corrigo

Corrigo, Inc.® is the leading provider of on-demand field service software for maintenance, installation and repair organizations. The company offers a complete portfolio of web and wireless field service applications including timecard, job and location tracking, work order dispatch, maintenance management and enterprise service management enabling a seamless, real-time flow of communication between customers, service personnel, management staff, vendors, suppliers and senior management. Corrigo products integrate with all popular financial systems including JD Edwards, Microsoft Great Plains, Oracle Financials, Peachtree, Intuit QuickBooks, Best Software MAS 90, SAP, Geac Starbuilder and Timberline. Corrigo is headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon. For more information, visit www.corrigo.com.

About Unicel

Unicel is a service of Rural Cellular Corp. (RCC) that focuses on primarily rural markets in 15 states across the U.S. The company operates 100 retail locations and has a comprehensive network of over 400 authorized agents and dealers. Unicel is committed to bringing the latest advances in wireless technology, products and services to its rural markets. Rural Cellular Corporation (NASDAQ: RCCC) was established in 1990. Since its initial public offering in February 1996, RCC has completed a series of acquisitions increasing its population served (POPs) where it directly markets from 600,000 to 6.5 million. Go to www.unicel.com for more information.

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