Corel Corporation

March 07, 2005 08:55 ET

U.S. Department of Justice Chooses WordPerfect Office 12



MARCH 7, 2005 - 08:55 ET

U.S. Department of Justice Chooses WordPerfect Office

OTTAWA, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - March 7, 2005) -

DOJ Chooses World's Preferred Office Suite Alternative for Deployment on
More Than 50,000 Seats, Citing Unique Functionality and Highly-Flexible

Corel Corporation today announced that the United States Department of
Justice (DOJ) has entered into an agreement to license more than 50,000
seats with WordPerfect® Office 12, the latest version of Corel's award
winning office suite. The DOJ's adoption of WordPerfect Office 12 marks
one of the world's largest deployments of an alternative office suite
across a single organization and reaffirms WordPerfect Office's status
as the world's preferred alternative to Microsoft® Office.

The customer win is a key milestone for WordPerfect Office, whose 2004
return to prominence in the office suite market has resulted in
dramatically increased uptake among consumers, law offices and small
businesses as well as with the government organizations for whom
WordPerfect Office's licensing programs and enterprise-class feature set
have been developed.

Corel's Flexible Licensing Key to Win

Best known for its uniquely powerful feature set and its
industry-leading compatibility with Microsoft Office, WordPerfect Office
12 has been licensed by the Department of Justice on the strength of the
product's feature set and flexible enterprise licensing program. Corel's
licensing program provides the powerful capabilities of WordPerfect
Office 12 at low prices and with flexible licensing terms that are
geared to the budgets and real-world license administration needs of
enterprise customers.

"The DOJ chose WordPerfect Office 12 because, quite simply, our users
require it to do their job. In the courts, or among attorneys, it's the
tool of choice for the legal arena," said Mary Aileen O'Donovan, Program
Manager for the Justice Management Division at the U.S. Department of
Justice. "Corel has consistently shown that they really understand how
enterprise agreements should work-we pay once and then go forth in use.
Corel understands our needs and that makes our life a lot easier."

"Corel's WordPerfect Office 12 couples enterprise-class power with
ease-of-use, support of open standards and flexible licensing terms.
With an adaptable support infrastructure behind it, we can offer
outstanding prices and support to our enterprise clients with one hand,
while we provide the same to our small business and consumer customers
with the other," said Richard Carriere, General Manager for office
productivity at Corel. "Corel flexibly responds to our customers'
budgetary, licensing and technical needs to ensure that every
WordPerfect customer can achieve exceptionally low TCO and the technical
support solutions that other low-cost office productivity tools simply
can't offer today."

Used by more than 20 million customers worldwide, WordPerfect Office 12
is the value-priced and feature-rich alternative to Microsoft Office,
providing full-featured word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and
address book applications. WordPerfect Office 12 is compatible with
popular file formats, including Microsoft Office, PDF, HTML and XML, and
allows customers to share files created in WordPerfect Office with users
of other office productivity tools.

WordPerfect Office 12 provides each licensed user with Home and Laptop
privileges, giving employees licensed to use WordPerfect Office 12 at
work the ability to use the same copy nonconcurrently at home or on
their laptop. Other enterprise benefits include product maintenance and
multilingual use.

In addition to these standard features, enterprise license customers may
also access customized, rapid-response technical services from Corel's
enterprise support staff. Enterprise support services may range from
customer-specific training to 3rd-party technology integration to
customized XML solutions and more.

WordPerfect Office 12 is available at GSA schedule pricing via approved
GSA resellers. GSA license pricing starts at $106 USD.

For more information, or to download a free 30-day trial version of
WordPerfect Office 12, please visit For more
information on Corel licensing or WordPerfect Office productivity
solutions for government, contact Corel at 1-888-267-3548 ext. 2755.

About Corel

Corel Corporation provides innovative software solutions that help
millions of value-conscious businesses and consumers in over 75
countries improve their productivity. The Company is renowned for its
powerful software portfolio that combines innovative photo editing and
graphics creation, vector-illustration and technical-graphics
applications along with office and personal productivity solutions.
Corel's flagship products include the CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, the
WordPerfect® Office Suite, the Corel Painter Natural-Media® painting
and illustration software and the Paint Shop Family of digital
photography and image-editing software.

Corel was acquired by San Francisco-based Vector Capital in August 2003,
and since that time, has both re-established growth for its flagship
product lines and achieved company-record levels of profitability.
Founded in 1985, Corel is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more
information, please visit

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