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The following release was made jointly by Parliant Corporation and Now Software:

Now Up-To-Date® & Contact® Provides Integration With PhoneValet Message Center

Provides Automated Call and Contact Management For Mac OS X With Parliant Corporation's New Telephone Communications Hub Product. Special Pricing Available.

BOSTON, MA -- July 13, 2004 -- Now Software, maker of the #1 best selling cross-platform calendar and contact manager Now Up-to-Date® & Contact® (NUDC) and Parliant Corporation today introduced a complete, business telephone management solution based on the integration of Now Up-to-Date & Contact for Mac and the PhoneValet Message Center. The solution provides automated call logging in Now Up-to-Date & Contact, and reading of calendar and to-do lists over the phone.

"This is the perfect match," said John Wallace, president of Now Software. "It's the ideal solution for any small business or department that really wants to manage its customers and prospects. When the phone rings, PhoneValet announces the caller on my screen and then opens that person's record in Now Contact. Everything I need to know about the person is in front of me. Since Now Up-to-Date & Contact is also a shared system, everyone on my team that needs to know about the call can see the details, too."

"One of the top requests from PhoneValet customers has been to support Now Up-to-Date & Contact," said Kevin Ford, CEO of Parliant Corporation. "We're very excited to offer this degree of phone automation and integration to the thousands of Now Software users."

The integration features include:

  • an Applescript for automating call recognition and logging with Now Up-to-Date & Contact. Opens existing records, or creates new records for unknown callers. It creates call notes and logs the call on the user's calendar.
  • password protected reading of today's events and "To Dos" over the phone.

The new integration features are provided free of charge to existing Now Up-to-Date & Contact users. The Applescripts for contact management and remote calendar reading are available now at nowsoftware.com.

Now Software is offering a special to existing Macintosh users of Now Up-to-Date & Contact to purchase PhoneValet for $179.95 - regularly $199.95. In addition, a bundle of Now Up-to-Date & Contact and PhoneValet Message Center is available for $269.95 - a total savings of $80.

PhoneValet Message Center includes both hardware and software. It greets callers professionally, announces each call by voice and on the screen, and permits the call to be recorded in whole or in part. Outgoing calls can be dialed from the computer by simply speaking a name. Incoming calls can be recorded and forwarded automatically by e-mail to a cell phone. All of the details of incoming and outgoing calls are stored on a powerful, relational database.

Now Up-to-Date & Contact is currently priced at $129.95 for the boxed version and $119.95 for the online, download version. Volume licensing is also available for education, business, organizational, and government customers. For more information about Now Up-to-Date & Contact and PhoneValet integration, visit www.nowsoftware.com.

About Now Software:
Based in New Albany, Ohio, Now Software is the developer of the Eddy Award-winning Now Up-to-Date & Contact, the world's number one best-selling Personal Information Management (PIM) solution for the Macintosh operating system. Recently expanded in a Windows-compatible version, Now Up-to-Date & Contact has consistently garnered the industry's highest accolades. Now Software is a division of Power On Software, a leading provider of utility and business productivity software founded in 1993. Power On Software (www.poweronsoftware.com) is an Inc. 500 company. For more information about Now Software, visit www.nowsoftware.com or call 1-614-413-4000.


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