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IN-TOUCH INKS DEAL WITH THE BUSINESS OFFICE

MELVILLE, NY, Sept. 25, 2000 -- In-Touch Management Systems has formed a partnership with The Business Office (TBO), a Nashville, TN-based Service Corporation providing a wide variety of business services to companies nationwide. Sam Miles, vice president-sales & marketing for In-Touch, made the announcement.

In-Touch is supplying the In-Touch II Business Management System to TBO. The company's Point-of-Sale System (POS), which interfaces with In-Touch II, will serve as the standard for a TBO client to set up accounts, enter inventory and activate pagers. TBO's client will also have the ability to print a "work order" at the TBO fulfillment desk to allow for special provisioning needs. This document will have the necessary information for operators to intervene as an agent for the TBO for those carriers that don't allow for the electronic interface for the pager being activated.

"We'll be utilizing In-Touch II in an ASP environment and using it on a per transaction basis for customers," said Joe Gray, president of TBO. "It enables us to offer our current suite of business services in conjunction with serving as an ASP provider."

In addition to the new ASP platform that TBO is implementing as part of the new operational and marketing alliance, the company's business services include accounts receivable and payable management, bookkeeping, payroll and cash management, and financial reporting.

"We're thinking outside the traditional business paradigms and this will ultimately benefit both companies," said Alan J. Hills, president of In-Touch. "It will help us increase our market share and open up a new revenue stream for both firms."

Gray added that Franklin, TN-based NationLink is the first client to benefit from the new partnership. The company is a large paging and cellular phone reseller.

"In addition to processing transactions we're able to provide airtime services, direct debit, and more," Gray said. "Roll it together on a per pager price for customers like NationLink and you have a real win-win situation for them."

In-Touch Management Systems, Inc., based in Melville, NY, was founded in 1982 and is an industry leader in developing software and supplying computer management systems for the paging/NPCS industry. The company's In-Touch II system integrates seamless switch/terminal interfacing, billing, inventory, and accounts receivable functions for paging operators. In-Touch II is designed with no limits open architecture and hardware/operating system independence, allowing maximum flexibility and seamless scalability. Today In-Touch Management Systems services paging/NPCS carriers and resellers throughout the U.S. and in 17 countries in Europe, Central America and South America.

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