Geac Computer Corporation Limited.

G. Costa to Reduce Reporting Effort by 40% With Geac Performance Analyser

    Waltham, Massachusetts and Studley, England (ots/PRNewswire) -

    - New Reporting Solution to Go Live by End of April

WALTHAM, Massachusetts and STUDLEY, England, January 26 /PRNewswire/ --

    G.Costa, a UK food manufacturer most famous for its Blue Dragon sauces,  has invested in a new reporting solution from enterprise software company  Geac(R) (TSX: GAC, NASDAQ: GEAC). Performance Analyser is now being  deployed to users and is expected to be in full production by the end of  April 2006. The system will provide unprecedented 'in depth' access to  information held within the company's enterprise resource planning (ERP)  system - Geac System21, which operates on an IBM iSeries server. All  managers will soon have easy, browser-based access to data, releasing the  IT and finance department from the burden of generating reports.

    Dale Coveney, Commercial Finance Manager for G. Costa, said:

    "To date I have spent around two days a week merely generating reports  for our sales and marketing managers. Once we're live on Performance  Analyser they will have ready access to detailed pre-formatted reports  themselves. Previously I was spending 40% of my time producing information  whereas soon I will be reinvesting that time in analysing critical business  information to aid the business."

    The contract was awarded to Geac after a thorough review process that  included Cognos and Business Objects, as explained by G. Costa's Head of IT , Glen Boyle:

    "Instead of doing a simple beauty parade we gave each company a detailed set of our data and said 'show us what you can do with this.' It  worked extremely well as we could get a real feel for the products'  capabilities within our own environment. It helped us dismiss one vendor  straight away and the other showed that it would take an extra three months  to create the metadata and the data extracts. This was just too long. The  Geac solution was not only the most functional but it could be deployed  extremely quickly, as it has a semi-prebuilt universe over the System21 data."

    Phase one of the deployment will involve rolling out the solution to  sales managers by February 2006. Previously they either went without data,  as it was too difficult for them to extract it themselves or they used out- of- date information, once the IT and finance departments had caught up  with their back log of data requests. Instead, Performance Analyser will  provide them with real time access to centrally held data.

    Phase two will involve demonstrations to other areas of the business to  identify their precise reporting needs. Finally Performance Analyser will  be used to provide advanced analytical capabilities on profitability by  product, category, customer, and salesman. In this way G. Costa will have  ultimate control over margin performance across the entire business.

WALTHAM, Massachusetts and STUDLEY, England, January 26 /PRNewswire/ --

    About Geac

    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 organisations do more with less  in an increasingly competitive environment, amidst growing regulatory  pressure, and in response to other business issues confronting the CFO.  Further information is available at or through e-mail  at

WALTHAM, Massachusetts and STUDLEY, England, January 26 /PRNewswire/ --

    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.

WALTHAM, Massachusetts and STUDLEY, England, January 26 /PRNewswire/ --

WALTHAM, Massachusetts and STUDLEY, England, January 26 /PRNewswire/ --

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For further information: Media Contacts: Crawford Warnock, Citigate
Dewe Rogerson, +44-(0)1604-232223,;
Richard Moore, Geac, +44-(0)-1527-496189,;
Investor Contact: Alys Scott, Geac, +1-(781)-672-5980,

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