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UK's Busiest Library Consortium Opts for Geac's Vubis Smart

    Markham, Ontario and Bristol, England (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - BT selects Geac Vubis Smart to manage all branch libraries for Essex  County in joint system with Southend and Thurrock Councils

MARKHAM, Ontario and BRISTOL, England, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --

    Geac(R) (TSX:GAC, NASDAQ:GEAC) has won a major contract with BT to provide its Vubis Smart library automation system to manage all libraries  for Essex County and Southend and Thurrock Councils (Essex Libraries  Consortium) in the United Kingdom. The contract was won in a full tender,  which included evaluating responses from all the major public library  systems suppliers represented in the UK. One of the country's largest  library services and a long-standing Geac customer, Essex Libraries  Consortium becomes the second UK Public Authority customer for Vubis Smart,  Geac's innovative, Web-based Library Management System, which has more than  100 installations in Europe since its launch two years ago.

    BT Consulting & Systems Integration selected Geac and its Vubis Smart  system following a joint supplier evaluation. It was felt that Geac is best  placed, as a leading supplier of library automation systems, to deliver a  new system that will meet all of Essex Libraries Consortium's current and  future requirements.

    Serving almost 1.2 million members through over 90 services points,  Essex, Southend and Thurrock Libraries will be able to offer a wide range  of new services using Vubis Smart. Vubis Smart supports e-government  commitments through e-books, e-payments, and on-line registration. New user  services will include both manual and automated SDI (Selective  Dissemination of Information). Additionally, Vubis Smart's sophisticated  database manager supports powerful collection management features including  local information, the Schools Library Service, and Departmental  Collections. Vubis Smart also supports Essex's existing RFID facilities.

    "Geac's Vubis Smart is the most innovative and flexible system for managing data in a variety of formats," said Councillor Bonnie Hart, Cabinet Member for Libraries at Essex County Council. "We are confident  that Vubis Smart will enable us to provide excellent access and service to  our customers."

    "We are pleased that, after a long and detailed review of the Libraries  Automation market, BT Consulting & Systems Integration selected the new  generation system from Geac and that as a result we are able to continue a  long-standing relationship with Essex, Southend and Thurrock," Steve Barker , UK General Manager of Geac Library Solutions, said. "Our agreement with  BT Consulting & Systems Integration reflects Geac's focus and dedication to  this important market in the UK and we are confident that Vubis Smart will  enable the Essex Libraries Consortium to provide new levels of service to its customers."

    Geac Vubis Smart is an easy-to-use information management system for  libraries, archives, museums and business intelligence centers. The Vubis  Smart information system consists of advanced Web-based functionality for  searching information and objects. Vubis Smart transparently incorporates  the latest standards in technology and information, emphasizing ease of use  with simplified workflows and comprehensive reporting. Based on the latest  Internet technology, users are able to better manage books, CDs, DVDs and  videos and provide broad reference capabilities for electronic books and electronic journals in today's virtual library environment.

    BT Consulting & Systems Integration

MARKHAM, Ontario and BRISTOL, England, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --

    BT Consulting & Systems Integration is part of BT Global Services, a  unit of British Telecommunications plc (, and specialises in  business transformation and change management. Its primary activity is the  provision of consulting and systems integration services, including  business consultancy, complex programmed management and custom systems  design, development and management. With major operational centres in the  UK, Continental Europe and North America, the business employs more than 5, 000 people.

MARKHAM, Ontario and BRISTOL, England, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --

    About Geac

MARKHAM, Ontario and BRISTOL, England, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --

    Geac (TSX: GAC, NASDAQ: GEAC) is a global enterprise software company  that addresses the needs of the Chief Financial Officer. Geac's best-in- class technology products and services help organizations do more with less  in an increasingly competitive environment, amidst growing regulatory  pressure, and in response to other business issues confronting the CFO.  Geac Library Solutions is a leading provider of information management  solutions to over 2,000 information centers including National, Corporate,  Public and Academic Libraries in over 20 countries throughout the world. Further information is available at or through e-mail  at

MARKHAM, Ontario and BRISTOL, England, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations. Important factors that could cause a material difference between these forward-looking statements and actual events include those set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in Geac's report  on Form 6-K for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2004, filed on September  8, 2004 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission available  through the website maintained by the SEC at, and Geac's MD&A  filed on September 8, 2004 with the Canadian Securities Administrators and  available through the website maintained by the Canadian Securities  Administrators and the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited at Geac is a registered trademark of Geac Computer Corporation  Limited. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners.

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