Clarus Selects ALPNET as Localization Partner For eMarket Digital Marketplace Platform

ALPNET and Clarus Will Work Together to Deploy

eMarket Solution on Three Continents



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from ALPNET, Inc.

    SALT LAKE CITY, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPNET (Nasdaq: AILP), one of the
 largest, publicly-owned, dedicated providers of complete multilingual
 information management solutions, has announced today that it will localize
 Clarus Corporation's eMarket platform into seven languages to enable its
 deployment in new markets around the world.
     Clarus(TM) is a leader in Internet-based business-to-business (B2B)
 e-commerce solutions for large to mid-sized enterprises (LME), providing B2B
 procurement software and trading services that empower digital marketplaces,
 enable corporate e-procurement, and maximize the efficiency of the global
 marketplace of the Internet.  It has chosen ALPNET for the localization of its
 eMarket software into simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, UK
 English, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish for the Latin American
 market.
     "At Clarus, we envision a world of fluid, barrier-free B2B trade over the
 Internet that allows companies to transact business across languages,
 currencies, and payment barriers while maximizing the savings, business
 process efficiencies, and enterprise intelligence that e-commerce promises,"
 says Steve Jeffery, President and CEO of Clarus.  "By localizing our eMarket
 platform into a variety of widely-spoken languages, ALPNET brings us even
 closer to this barrier-free world.  Its solid localization expertise in
 multiple languages, in-country production centers and processes and, most of
 all, superior customer care, made ALPNET the natural partner for our project."
     Winner of the Microsoft(R) Worldwide e-Commerce Solution of the Year
 Award, Clarus eMarket(TM) is a powerful, many-to-many, Web-based platform
 designed for the rapid deployment of global digital marketplaces.  Clarus
 eMarket provides the framework clients need to accelerate speed-to-market,
 maximize revenue opportunities, provide effective content management, perform
 real-time analytics, and more.
     "Clarus' innovative approach to e-commerce is perfectly in line with
 ALPNET's own vision of a world without barriers," said Jaap van der Meer,
 President of ALPNET.  "Its forward-looking technology provides us with a
 wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in localizing even the most
 sophisticated trading platforms, with all their advanced capabilities."
     "Key to the success of this relationship was our ability to deliver
 solutions tailored to specific Clarus requirements," commented Charles Noall,
 Chief Operating Officer of ALPNET.  "With this in mind, we developed a
 customized access that enables Clarus to obtain quotes, track project status,
 and perform in-country translation reviews throughout the process, providing
 input and feedback as the project evolves."
     In addition to the localization of the eMarket platform into seven
 languages, ALPNET will deliver localized online help and tutorials, as well as
 installation guides.
 
     About Clarus
     Atlanta-based Clarus Corporation (www.claruscorp.com) (Nasdaq: CLRS), a
 leader in business-to-business e-commerce for large to mid-sized enterprises,
 provides procurement software and trading services for the Internet's global
 marketplace to manage corporate purchasing and enable digital trading
 platforms.  Clarus offers a complete online procurement platform, from
 sourcing to procurement to payment settlement, delivering open, interoperable
 software designed to make transacting business online more efficient.  Clarus
 products are built on the latest Microsoft technology platforms and were
 recognized as the Microsoft Global eCommerce Solution of the Year.  Clarus
 solutions are being deployed at customer sites including Burlington Northern
 Santa Fe Corp., Comcast Corp., Gjensidige NOR, MasterCard International,
 MetLife, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and
 Wachovia Corporation.
 
     About ALPNET
     ALPNET is one of the largest, publicly owned, dedicated providers of
 complete multilingual information management solutions, with a worldwide
 network of offices and resources.  A pioneer in its industry, ALPNET helps
 corporations deploy into international markets faster and more efficiently,
 through intelligent use and reuse of multilingual informational assets.
 ALPNET offers an extensive range of services, based on innovative, proven
 technologies, including strategic InfoCycle(TM) consulting, as well as Web,
 software and document localization and publishing, in all business languages
 and formats.  Additional information about ALPNET is available at
 www.alpnet.com.  An investor package can be obtained by contacting Jose
 Castaneda in our investor relations department.
 
     InfoCycle(TM) is a registered trademark of ALPNET, Inc.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE ALPNET, Inc.
    SALT LAKE CITY, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ALPNET (Nasdaq: AILP), one of the
 largest, publicly-owned, dedicated providers of complete multilingual
 information management solutions, has announced today that it will localize
 Clarus Corporation's eMarket platform into seven languages to enable its
 deployment in new markets around the world.
     Clarus(TM) is a leader in Internet-based business-to-business (B2B)
 e-commerce solutions for large to mid-sized enterprises (LME), providing B2B
 procurement software and trading services that empower digital marketplaces,
 enable corporate e-procurement, and maximize the efficiency of the global
 marketplace of the Internet.  It has chosen ALPNET for the localization of its
 eMarket software into simplified and traditional Chinese, Japanese, UK
 English, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish for the Latin American
 market.
     "At Clarus, we envision a world of fluid, barrier-free B2B trade over the
 Internet that allows companies to transact business across languages,
 currencies, and payment barriers while maximizing the savings, business
 process efficiencies, and enterprise intelligence that e-commerce promises,"
 says Steve Jeffery, President and CEO of Clarus.  "By localizing our eMarket
 platform into a variety of widely-spoken languages, ALPNET brings us even
 closer to this barrier-free world.  Its solid localization expertise in
 multiple languages, in-country production centers and processes and, most of
 all, superior customer care, made ALPNET the natural partner for our project."
     Winner of the Microsoft(R) Worldwide e-Commerce Solution of the Year
 Award, Clarus eMarket(TM) is a powerful, many-to-many, Web-based platform
 designed for the rapid deployment of global digital marketplaces.  Clarus
 eMarket provides the framework clients need to accelerate speed-to-market,
 maximize revenue opportunities, provide effective content management, perform
 real-time analytics, and more.
     "Clarus' innovative approach to e-commerce is perfectly in line with
 ALPNET's own vision of a world without barriers," said Jaap van der Meer,
 President of ALPNET.  "Its forward-looking technology provides us with a
 wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our expertise in localizing even the most
 sophisticated trading platforms, with all their advanced capabilities."
     "Key to the success of this relationship was our ability to deliver
 solutions tailored to specific Clarus requirements," commented Charles Noall,
 Chief Operating Officer of ALPNET.  "With this in mind, we developed a
 customized access that enables Clarus to obtain quotes, track project status,
 and perform in-country translation reviews throughout the process, providing
 input and feedback as the project evolves."
     In addition to the localization of the eMarket platform into seven
 languages, ALPNET will deliver localized online help and tutorials, as well as
 installation guides.
 
     About Clarus
     Atlanta-based Clarus Corporation (www.claruscorp.com) (Nasdaq: CLRS), a
 leader in business-to-business e-commerce for large to mid-sized enterprises,
 provides procurement software and trading services for the Internet's global
 marketplace to manage corporate purchasing and enable digital trading
 platforms.  Clarus offers a complete online procurement platform, from
 sourcing to procurement to payment settlement, delivering open, interoperable
 software designed to make transacting business online more efficient.  Clarus
 products are built on the latest Microsoft technology platforms and were
 recognized as the Microsoft Global eCommerce Solution of the Year.  Clarus
 solutions are being deployed at customer sites including Burlington Northern
 Santa Fe Corp., Comcast Corp., Gjensidige NOR, MasterCard International,
 MetLife, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation and
 Wachovia Corporation.
 
     About ALPNET
     ALPNET is one of the largest, publicly owned, dedicated providers of
 complete multilingual information management solutions, with a worldwide
 network of offices and resources.  A pioneer in its industry, ALPNET helps
 corporations deploy into international markets faster and more efficiently,
 through intelligent use and reuse of multilingual informational assets.
 ALPNET offers an extensive range of services, based on innovative, proven
 technologies, including strategic InfoCycle(TM) consulting, as well as Web,
 software and document localization and publishing, in all business languages
 and formats.  Additional information about ALPNET is available at
 www.alpnet.com.  An investor package can be obtained by contacting Jose
 Castaneda in our investor relations department.
 
     InfoCycle(TM) is a registered trademark of ALPNET, Inc.  All other
 trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  ALPNET, Inc.