American Management Systems and Epicentric Join Forces to Deliver Next Generation eGovernment Portal Solutions to the Federal Market

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Management Systems

    FAIRFAX, Va., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- American Management Systems
 (Nasdaq: AMSY), an international business and information technology
 consulting firm, and Epicentric(TM) Inc., the leading provider of next
 generation portals, E-Business Network Solutions, today announced an alliance
 to leverage Epicentric's Internet-based solutions to serve clients in the
 federal market. AMS has adopted Epicentric's platform to create an enterprise
 portal solution for AMS's Federal eBusiness Suite of applications and allow
 agencies to unify complex IT environments and disparate applications.
     "Using a Next Generation portal platform to access multiple enterprise
 applications allows an agency to improve efficiencies and concentrate on their
 core business," said Zip Brown, AMS vice president, eGovernment Solutions
 Group. "The seamless integration of AMS's Federal eBusiness Suite with
 Epicentric's open, standards-based platform permits us to deliver not only AMS
 solutions, but other Web-based agency systems to the right constituencies at
 the right time thereby maximizing an existing IT infrastructure."
     Epicentric's technology provides government agencies with a more efficient
 means of accessing Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) applications such as AMS's
 Federal eBusiness Suite -- giving end-users a single point of Web access for
 all their administrative needs. Also, using Epicentric's open modular
 architecture, government agencies can expand the use of AMS's new enterprise
 portal to leverage existing IT investments creating a seamless enterprise-wide
 IT environment.
     "This centralized ability to deploy multi-targeted portals can
 dramatically improve both the financial and programmatic efficiency of federal
 agencies," said Bill Yarnoff, Epicentric Vice President of Partners and
 Alliances. "We view AMS as a strategic partner and a prime validator of
 Epicentric's ability to serve the federal market, because of their proven
 effectiveness and leadership in this space. The unique offering provided
 through this alliance can bring a new level of ease and efficiency to the
 complex environment of federal information services."
 
     About AMS
     American Management Systems (AMS) is an international business and
 information technology consulting firm with 2000 revenues of $1.28 billion.
 Founded in 1970, AMS leverages deep industry expertise to manage complex IT,
 eBusiness and systems integration projects for clients including 43 state
 governments, most federal agencies and hundreds of companies in the FORTUNE
 500(TM).  AMS is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, and has approximately
 8,750 employees in 51 offices worldwide. Forbes magazine ranked AMS among
 "America's 400 best big companies," and Fortune magazine placed AMS 44th on
 its list of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" in 2000.  AMS is
 traded in the Nasdaq under the symbol AMSY and can be found on the web at
 http://www.ams.com .
 
     About Epicentric
     Founded in 1998, Epicentric, Inc. is the leading provider of E-Business
 Network solutions for delivering integrated Web services to networked business
 communities.  Epicentric's platform enables Global 2000 companies to deliver
 integrated commerce, applications and content to their customers, partners and
 employees.  Epicentric, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in
 Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Virginia, France, Germany and United Kingdom.
 Investors include Bowman Capital Management, LLC; Putnam Investments; Capital
 Research and Management Company; Chase H&Q's Access Technology Partners, L.P.;
 J.P. Morgan; Sandler Capital Management; US Bancorp Piper Jaffray; Autodesk;
 Dain Rauscher Wessels; Essex Investment Management Company, LLC.  For more
 information visit the web at http://www.epicentric.com .
 
 

SOURCE American Management Systems
    FAIRFAX, Va., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- American Management Systems
 (Nasdaq: AMSY), an international business and information technology
 consulting firm, and Epicentric(TM) Inc., the leading provider of next
 generation portals, E-Business Network Solutions, today announced an alliance
 to leverage Epicentric's Internet-based solutions to serve clients in the
 federal market. AMS has adopted Epicentric's platform to create an enterprise
 portal solution for AMS's Federal eBusiness Suite of applications and allow
 agencies to unify complex IT environments and disparate applications.
     "Using a Next Generation portal platform to access multiple enterprise
 applications allows an agency to improve efficiencies and concentrate on their
 core business," said Zip Brown, AMS vice president, eGovernment Solutions
 Group. "The seamless integration of AMS's Federal eBusiness Suite with
 Epicentric's open, standards-based platform permits us to deliver not only AMS
 solutions, but other Web-based agency systems to the right constituencies at
 the right time thereby maximizing an existing IT infrastructure."
     Epicentric's technology provides government agencies with a more efficient
 means of accessing Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) applications such as AMS's
 Federal eBusiness Suite -- giving end-users a single point of Web access for
 all their administrative needs. Also, using Epicentric's open modular
 architecture, government agencies can expand the use of AMS's new enterprise
 portal to leverage existing IT investments creating a seamless enterprise-wide
 IT environment.
     "This centralized ability to deploy multi-targeted portals can
 dramatically improve both the financial and programmatic efficiency of federal
 agencies," said Bill Yarnoff, Epicentric Vice President of Partners and
 Alliances. "We view AMS as a strategic partner and a prime validator of
 Epicentric's ability to serve the federal market, because of their proven
 effectiveness and leadership in this space. The unique offering provided
 through this alliance can bring a new level of ease and efficiency to the
 complex environment of federal information services."
 
     About AMS
     American Management Systems (AMS) is an international business and
 information technology consulting firm with 2000 revenues of $1.28 billion.
 Founded in 1970, AMS leverages deep industry expertise to manage complex IT,
 eBusiness and systems integration projects for clients including 43 state
 governments, most federal agencies and hundreds of companies in the FORTUNE
 500(TM).  AMS is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, and has approximately
 8,750 employees in 51 offices worldwide. Forbes magazine ranked AMS among
 "America's 400 best big companies," and Fortune magazine placed AMS 44th on
 its list of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" in 2000.  AMS is
 traded in the Nasdaq under the symbol AMSY and can be found on the web at
 http://www.ams.com .
 
     About Epicentric
     Founded in 1998, Epicentric, Inc. is the leading provider of E-Business
 Network solutions for delivering integrated Web services to networked business
 communities.  Epicentric's platform enables Global 2000 companies to deliver
 integrated commerce, applications and content to their customers, partners and
 employees.  Epicentric, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in
 Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Virginia, France, Germany and United Kingdom.
 Investors include Bowman Capital Management, LLC; Putnam Investments; Capital
 Research and Management Company; Chase H&Q's Access Technology Partners, L.P.;
 J.P. Morgan; Sandler Capital Management; US Bancorp Piper Jaffray; Autodesk;
 Dain Rauscher Wessels; Essex Investment Management Company, LLC.  For more
 information visit the web at http://www.epicentric.com .
 
 SOURCE  American Management Systems