Artemis Management Systems, Inc. Marks 25 Years of Software Innovation With Expanded Offerings, New Name

Over 500 Employees Look to the Future as Artemis Management Systems Unveils

Its New Identity to Reflect Global Scope and Expanded Project and Resource

Collaboration Solutions



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Artemis International Corporation

    BOULDER, Colo., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Yager, Artemis Management
 Systems president and CEO, charged Artemis employees with making the next
 25 years even more innovative and exciting than the last quarter century.
 Artemis Management Systems, a leading provider of project and resource
 collaboration solutions, celebrates today its silver anniversary by expanding
 its services and business focus in 27 countries worldwide.  With the new
 strategy comes a new logo and a new name -- Artemis International Corporation
 (Artemis International).
     In June of 2000, Artemis(R) merged with Proha PLC to become a wholly-owned
 subsidiary of the Finland-based company.  Artemis plans to merge with Opus360
 Corporation this year to enhance its product offerings and to become publicly
 traded on the NASDAQ.  Over the past six months, the company has also embarked
 on a series of purchases of European IT project management suppliers to become
 the leading project management IT supplier in all of Europe.  The new Artemis
 International will consolidate and synthesize the combined companies into one
 global, customer-focused entity.
     "This is more than a name and logo change.  Everyone is amazed at how far
 the industry has come.  But in thinking about what will be possible within the
 next 25 years, we've really just begun," Yager said.  "Back in 1976, Artemis
 began to realize the potential to help businesses minimize the risks
 associated with system implementation by developing project and resource
 management solutions that would revolutionize the way businesses work.  In
 25 years, we've accomplished a lot of things people said were impossible and
 we've shattered every myth about what project managers can do.  But the best
 is yet to come.  I'm confident that we'll have even more impressive things to
 remember in our 50th year.  We've got the people and the skills to make it
 happen, and we're just as passionate today about technology as we were back in
 1976."
     John Baldwin, vice president of product management and strategic business
 development, echoed the challenge.  "As we look ahead, we must deliver on the
 promise of maximizing the benefits of investments in project and resource
 management.  Businesses are increasingly investing in enterprise project
 management as a means to achieve competitive advantage in their marketplace,"
 he said.  "Over the next few years, we are poised to accelerate the adoption
 of large-scale project and resource management.  We have a clear road map, an
 unparalleled product line, fantastic leaders and incredible employees.  It's
 our employees -- doing the best work of their lives, creating breakthrough
 innovations and revolutionary software -- who will make that happen."
     Artemis is an organization with a rich heritage, yet its approach has
 matured to meet its customers' current and ever-evolving needs.  This
 meaningful and complementary contrast is reflected in the new Artemis
 signature, representing strength and commitment to partnership, as well as
 contemporary thinking.  The logo spark symbol signifies leadership through
 dynamic innovation, communicating Artemis' ability to execute, transforming
 chaos into order.
     As the premier provider of project and resource collaboration software and
 consulting services, Artemis concentrates its efforts on many vertical
 markets, including the manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, and aerospace
 and defense industries.  The company's integrated and scalable solutions are
 designed to meet customer's IS/IT, capital project and product introduction
 application needs.
     And Artemis' integrated offerings constitute its new Business Management
 Architecture(TM) -- the only total solution to maximize business performance
 by helping enterprises transform their strategies into results.  Artemis'
 future applications will be designed to complement the company's current
 offerings in an effort to greater meet its customers' business objectives.
     On April 27, local employees gathered in Boulder for a company meeting and
 celebration, hosted by Yager.  A closed-circuit broadcast of the meeting went
 out to the more than 40 Artemis field office locations on the same day.
 
     About Artemis International Corporation
     Artemis International Corporation is a leading provider of project and
 resource collaboration solutions.  The company's unique Business Management
 Architecture(TM) is the only total solution that maximizes business
 performance by helping enterprises transform their strategies into results.
 Artemis' unique combination of integrated and scalable project and resource
 management software products and consulting services is designed to meet
 IS/IT, capital program and new product development application needs.
 Artemis(R) provides strategic portfolio management and project and resource
 collaboration solutions to thousands of customers worldwide, including Global
 2000 companies such as:  ABN AMRO Bank N.V., American International Group,
 Inc., BAE SYSTEMS, The Boeing Company, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson Inc., The
 Goldman Sachs Group Inc., The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, ING Barings,
 Lockheed Martin, Marconi Plc, Nokia, Pfizer Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and
 Sun Microsystems Inc.  Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Artemis operates
 through its international network of 40 offices in more than 27 countries
 worldwide.  For more information, visit the Artemis Web site at
 www.artemispm.com.
 
     About Proha PLC
     Proha focuses its IT products on management in the Internet age, including
 project management, financial management and Internet technologies.  The
 company was listed on the NM-list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange in October
 1999.  After the listing, the company has grown very rapidly through
 acquisitions and organic growth in sync with its strategy.  The pro forma net
 turnover of Proha in 2000 is 82.2 million Euros.  The Proha Group employs
 approximately 600 staff in Finland, the United States, Great Britain, France,
 Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Singapore.  For more information, visit the
 Proha Web site at www.proha.com.
 
     Artemis, Views, ProjectView, TrackView, CostView, ActiveAlert and PM2 are
 registered trademarks of Artemis International Corporation.  All other product
 or company names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.  Artemis
 may vary the specification and availability of these products and services
 without notice.
 
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SOURCE Artemis International Corporation
    BOULDER, Colo., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve Yager, Artemis Management
 Systems president and CEO, charged Artemis employees with making the next
 25 years even more innovative and exciting than the last quarter century.
 Artemis Management Systems, a leading provider of project and resource
 collaboration solutions, celebrates today its silver anniversary by expanding
 its services and business focus in 27 countries worldwide.  With the new
 strategy comes a new logo and a new name -- Artemis International Corporation
 (Artemis International).
     In June of 2000, Artemis(R) merged with Proha PLC to become a wholly-owned
 subsidiary of the Finland-based company.  Artemis plans to merge with Opus360
 Corporation this year to enhance its product offerings and to become publicly
 traded on the NASDAQ.  Over the past six months, the company has also embarked
 on a series of purchases of European IT project management suppliers to become
 the leading project management IT supplier in all of Europe.  The new Artemis
 International will consolidate and synthesize the combined companies into one
 global, customer-focused entity.
     "This is more than a name and logo change.  Everyone is amazed at how far
 the industry has come.  But in thinking about what will be possible within the
 next 25 years, we've really just begun," Yager said.  "Back in 1976, Artemis
 began to realize the potential to help businesses minimize the risks
 associated with system implementation by developing project and resource
 management solutions that would revolutionize the way businesses work.  In
 25 years, we've accomplished a lot of things people said were impossible and
 we've shattered every myth about what project managers can do.  But the best
 is yet to come.  I'm confident that we'll have even more impressive things to
 remember in our 50th year.  We've got the people and the skills to make it
 happen, and we're just as passionate today about technology as we were back in
 1976."
     John Baldwin, vice president of product management and strategic business
 development, echoed the challenge.  "As we look ahead, we must deliver on the
 promise of maximizing the benefits of investments in project and resource
 management.  Businesses are increasingly investing in enterprise project
 management as a means to achieve competitive advantage in their marketplace,"
 he said.  "Over the next few years, we are poised to accelerate the adoption
 of large-scale project and resource management.  We have a clear road map, an
 unparalleled product line, fantastic leaders and incredible employees.  It's
 our employees -- doing the best work of their lives, creating breakthrough
 innovations and revolutionary software -- who will make that happen."
     Artemis is an organization with a rich heritage, yet its approach has
 matured to meet its customers' current and ever-evolving needs.  This
 meaningful and complementary contrast is reflected in the new Artemis
 signature, representing strength and commitment to partnership, as well as
 contemporary thinking.  The logo spark symbol signifies leadership through
 dynamic innovation, communicating Artemis' ability to execute, transforming
 chaos into order.
     As the premier provider of project and resource collaboration software and
 consulting services, Artemis concentrates its efforts on many vertical
 markets, including the manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical, and aerospace
 and defense industries.  The company's integrated and scalable solutions are
 designed to meet customer's IS/IT, capital project and product introduction
 application needs.
     And Artemis' integrated offerings constitute its new Business Management
 Architecture(TM) -- the only total solution to maximize business performance
 by helping enterprises transform their strategies into results.  Artemis'
 future applications will be designed to complement the company's current
 offerings in an effort to greater meet its customers' business objectives.
     On April 27, local employees gathered in Boulder for a company meeting and
 celebration, hosted by Yager.  A closed-circuit broadcast of the meeting went
 out to the more than 40 Artemis field office locations on the same day.
 
     About Artemis International Corporation
     Artemis International Corporation is a leading provider of project and
 resource collaboration solutions.  The company's unique Business Management
 Architecture(TM) is the only total solution that maximizes business
 performance by helping enterprises transform their strategies into results.
 Artemis' unique combination of integrated and scalable project and resource
 management software products and consulting services is designed to meet
 IS/IT, capital program and new product development application needs.
 Artemis(R) provides strategic portfolio management and project and resource
 collaboration solutions to thousands of customers worldwide, including Global
 2000 companies such as:  ABN AMRO Bank N.V., American International Group,
 Inc., BAE SYSTEMS, The Boeing Company, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson Inc., The
 Goldman Sachs Group Inc., The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, ING Barings,
 Lockheed Martin, Marconi Plc, Nokia, Pfizer Inc., SBC Communications Inc. and
 Sun Microsystems Inc.  Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Artemis operates
 through its international network of 40 offices in more than 27 countries
 worldwide.  For more information, visit the Artemis Web site at
 www.artemispm.com.
 
     About Proha PLC
     Proha focuses its IT products on management in the Internet age, including
 project management, financial management and Internet technologies.  The
 company was listed on the NM-list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange in October
 1999.  After the listing, the company has grown very rapidly through
 acquisitions and organic growth in sync with its strategy.  The pro forma net
 turnover of Proha in 2000 is 82.2 million Euros.  The Proha Group employs
 approximately 600 staff in Finland, the United States, Great Britain, France,
 Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea and Singapore.  For more information, visit the
 Proha Web site at www.proha.com.
 
     Artemis, Views, ProjectView, TrackView, CostView, ActiveAlert and PM2 are
 registered trademarks of Artemis International Corporation.  All other product
 or company names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.  Artemis
 may vary the specification and availability of these products and services
 without notice.
 
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