Geac Computer Corporation Limited.

Bianco Footwear Invests US$91,000 With Geac

    Studley, England (ots/PRNewswire) -

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    - European Shoe Designer and Retailer Purchases End-To-End PLM Solution  to Support Expansion Strategy

    Bianco Footwear, the European designer and retailer of men's and women's  shoes, has invested US$91,000 in an end-to-end Product Lifecycle Management  (PLM) software suite from Geac(R) (TSX: GAC, NASDAQ: GEAC) to help support  its rapidly growing retail business and more effectively handle complex  collections. Bianco Footwear has a three year plan to grow its number of  European stores by 160%, to 300 outlets.

    Bianco currently is implementing a PLM solution from RunTime, Geac's  specialist division serving the apparel and footwear industry; it is  expected to go live in 2005. Core to the solution is Geac's QuestACP ( Advanced Collection Planning), QuestPDM (Product Data Management), Quest  Workflow and Quest Integration Engine. Geac's suite of design software will  integrate with Bianco's existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system  from Microsoft Axapta.

    Thomas Schultz Petersen, International Product Manager for Bianco Footwear, said: "Our new Geac PLM software will help us particularly in our  pre-production activities to generate and adhere to new footwear  collections in line with precise and diverse customer needs. The process of  managing collections used to be conducted 'in our heads' and supported by a  manual spreadsheet system. But with every new market we enter, the  complexity of collections grows exponentially. So now that we're in nine  markets and we have 12 collections a year - together with a number of small  express drops - we're now looking forward to visualising and automating this difficult process with QuestACP."

    He continued: "This overall investment will support a critical part of  our philosophy: To create a unique franchise concept within the field of  fashion and shoes. Our shops are designed to be progressive and forward-  thinking - from financial control to the planning of marketing activities,  the management of product ranges, logistics and shop support. Our software  investment is vital to this end."

    Based in Kolding, Denmark, the Bianco Footwear chain was established in  1987 in Denmark. Ten years later it opened its first shop outside Denmark.  In recent years it has doubled in size every three years. Now the group has  124 shops in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, the Faroe Islands,  Poland, Russia and Germany. The company was winner of "The Franchise  Company of the Year" in 2004 by Dansk Franchisegiver Forening and the Danish  newspaper "Borsen".

    Steen W. Poulsen, International Sales & International Business Development Manager for Geac RunTime Nordics, said:

    "Currently more than 400 of the world's leading apparel and footwear  companies use Geac software to manage their global operations. Footwear  brand companies like Bianco have a huge need to co-ordinate their complex  global design, manufacturing and supply chain operations and Geac is  proving time and time again that it can deliver a compelling end-to-end  solution."

    About Geac

    Geac (TSX: GAC, NASDAQ: GEAC) is a global enterprise software company  that provides best-in-class technology products and services to 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 RunTime, which has hundreds of customers  in the fashion and apparel industry, develops and sells software for the  design and pre-production phases of the manufacturing process, product data  management, customer relationship management and sales force automation www Corporate information is available at  or through e-mail at info(at)

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements of Geac's  intentions, beliefs, expectations and predictions for the future. These  forward-looking statements often include use of the future tense with words  such as "will," "may," "intends," "anticipates," "expects" and similar  conditional or forward-looking words and phrases. These forward-looking  statements are neither promises nor guarantees. They are only predictions  that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and they may differ materially  from actual future events or results. Geac undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained herein. Important factors that  could cause a material difference between these forward-looking statements  and actual events include, among other things: our ability to increase  revenues from new license sales, cross-sell into our existing customer base  and reduce customer attrition; whether we can identify and acquire  synergistic businesses and, if so, whether we can successfully integrate  them into our existing operations; whether we are able to deliver products  and services within required time frames and budgets to meet increasingly  competitive customer demands and performance guaranties; risks inherent in  fluctuating international currency exchange rates in light of our global operations and the unpredictable effect of geopolitical world and local  events; whether we are successful in our continued efforts to manage  expenses effectively and maintain profitability; our ability to achieve  revenue from products and services that are under development; the  uncertain effect of the competitive environment in which we operate and  resulting pricing pressures; and whether the anticipated effects and  results of our new product offerings and successful product implementation  will be realized. These and other potential risks and uncertainties that  relate to Geac's business and operations are summarized in more detail from  time to time in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange  Commission and with the Canadian Securities Administrators. Please refer to Geac's most recent quarterly reports available through the website maintained by the SEC at and through the website maintained by  the Canadian Securities Administrators and the Canadian Depository for  Securities Limited at for more information on risk factors  that could cause actual results to differ. Geac is a registered trademark  of Geac Computer Corporation Limited. All other marks are trademarks of their  respective owners.

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