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CLI Delivers Transporation Solutions Door -to-Door

Toll Group, Australia's largest carrier, utilizes FACTS2000®, a Progress®-based transportation freight accounting and tracking system developed by Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI). Based in Tarrytown, New York, CLI is a Progress Software ISV specializing in the development of advanced software solutions for the transportation industry.

FACTS2000 was designed to improve customer service and increase productivity for multi-service carriers by bundling routing and dispatch capabilities with billing and administrative functionality - all in one complete system. FACTS2000 incorporates computer-assisted truck routing, mobile data communications, and resource planning and management and is a combination of CLI's existing FACTS and ROUTRONICS® products.

"FACTS2000 covers everything from freight pick-up and delivery to general ledger," comments Kenneth Weinberg, Vice President of CLI." It is the most advanced, totally integrated, flexible transportation system available to the trucking industry today."

"FACTS2000 is a total transportation system especially suited for the complex, growing, and fast-changing logistics environment," continues Weinberg. "The system is designed to insure accurate, timely pick-ups, deliveries, and freight-tracking, in addition to the administrative functions of automatic rate quotations, billing, and accounts receivable."

"Since we developed the solution in Progress we know we are providing our customers with a non-proprietary, open architecture and Web-enabled platform that can accommodate future system enhancements," says Weinberg.

An Integrated Solution for Australia's Largest Carrier
Founded in 1888, Toll Group is the largest integrated multi-service carrier in Australia. With sales of more than $1.3 billion (Australian) as of June 1999, Toll offers a variety of transport services, including longhaul, less-than-truckload, truckload, overnight, and parcel delivery, and specialized refrigerated services. The company also provides warehousing, distribution, inventory management, and logistics, as well as rail and sea services.

Toll Group has grown 275% over the past two years, due largely to a series of mergers and acquisitions and the implementation of technologically advanced integrated logistics. Following the recent acquisition of TNT's and Mayne Nickless's Australian transport assets, Toll Group installed the new FACTS2000 system to unify and manage operations and administrative functions for its entire transportation network.

"The system is designed so that it can be easily upgraded to accommodate Toll's continuing growth, which currently exceeds 1,000 dispatchers, drivers, and administrative personnel," adds Weinberg.

"The use of a single standard freight operations and administrative solution will enable us to streamline and replace the various incompatible systems we inherited through our acquisition of other carriers," remarks Paul Little, Toll's managing director. "Using FACTS2000 will also facilitate the sharing of pick-up, delivery, tracing, and financial information within Toll's vast network of suppliers and customers."

Regarding the technology behind FACTS2000, Little comments, "We are impressed by Progress's reliability, speed, high performance, and user friendliness. Progress also gives us the flexibility to custom -develop and modify applications to fit the individual needs of our customers and support them in pursuing new business opportunities."

"The trends toward fresh food delivery, Internet shopping and just-in-time manufacturing have led to a shift away form conventional methods of retailing, warehousing, and distribution, and prompted our customers and their suppliers to reduce their inventory and replenish stock quickly." Little concludes, "Customers now require smaller deliveries more often, the ability to track product at all stages, and reliable pick-up and delivery schedules. With FACTS2000 and the underlying Progress technology, we'll be able to offer all those services more cost effectively."

About Carrier Logistics
Carrier Logistics Inc. Tarrytown, New York, has been a transportation systems and engineering consultant and developer of systems technology for the trucking industry for more than 25 years. The company's customers include several major U.S. and Canadian carriers. CLI may be reached at: 914-332-0300 (tel.), email at: kweinberg@carrierlogistics.com, or on the Web at: www.carrierlogistics.com.

About Progress Software
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global supplier of software products and services for developing, deploying and managing business applications moving to the Internet. We offer superior messaging servers, application servers, databases, and application development and management products.

Our partners include more than 2,000 application service providers (ASPs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) who supply annually over $5 billion in Progress(r)-based applications and related services. Our products are used by over 10,000 organizations across 100 countries worldwide, including 60% of Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit www.progress.com or call +1-781-280-4000.

   
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