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ASC and iBridge Partner to Solve Growing Contract Management Concern for Data Insight and Utility

ASC and iBridge have partnered to deliver powerful contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions, best practice contracting and information management services, and professional services support to customers in the US and India.

Ottawa, Ontario (February 17, 2015) — ASC (Advanced Software Concepts), a leading provider of SaaS and on-premise based contract, document, form, and configure, price and quote (CPQ) management solutions to SMBs and large enterprises, today announced its partnership with iBridge, a leading information management and data services firm.

This partnership will harness the power and versatility of the ASC solution platform and iBridge’s portfolio of information management and data services to offer both public and private sector organizations unparalleled visibility and control of contractual agreements, information assets and associated data. Customers will benefit from advanced contract lifecycle management (CLM) and information management tools that provide them the superior insights needed to take control of revenue-generating opportunities, reduce costs, and mitigate non-compliance and other corporate risks.

The preliminary focus for the partnership will be the US market, particularly in the legal, healthcare, manufacturing, financial, energy, technology, and government domains. This will be followed by market growth efforts in India where both companies have technical centers of excellence. The partnership will leverage ASC’s and iBridge’s complementary service and solution portfolios and their deep domain expertise and global reach to maximize return on investment for our customers.

iBridge is an information management and data services company specializing in collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting data using a unique blend of human and computer intelligence so that the data provides a true strategic information asset and competitive advantage for customers. By rapidly distilling large data stacks into clear, comprehensive, and simplified result sets for interpretation and use in different industries and applications, iBridge enables customers to quickly react to the changing competitive landscape. In supporting same, they offer additional value-add services such as mobile scanning units to digitize contracts, business process outsourcing services and contract review and data entry services.

ASC provides tailorable CLM solutions and supporting services and lifecycle management solutions for documents, forms, CPQ and other document types and business processes. The company has a proven reputation for delivering feature rich, best practice solutions across industry and around the world. Working with iBridge, ASC will broaden its scope even further with an enriched professional services offering. iBridge clients will benefit from ASC's strong service and support framework and enterprise-grade solution portfolio which provides industry specific, seamlessly integrated modules that easily and flexibly scale to support businesses of all sizes and complexities from small-medium enterprises to Fortune 500 companies.

“Our strategic partnership with iBridge will leverage our core strengths to provide customers with faster, more effective tools to populate their ASC Contracts databases, automate their processes and derive more meaningful data insights,” said Shawn King, President and CEO, ASC. “Working in tandem we will deliver a powerful and integrated suite of CLM and information management solutions and supporting services designed to ensure the full utility of contracting information and processes as strategic corporate assets and drive immediate value for money.”

“iBridge’s partnership with ASC is a great fit for us from all angles -- from shared values, to technology solutions and market opportunities,” said Dean Van Dyke, Vice President, Business Process Optimization, iBridge. “This relationship enables us to better support customers with an extensive portfolio of professional services complemented by solutions rooted in a proven best-practice framework and will also address the growing need for seamless business process lifecycle solutions that assure optimal data utility and resultant business intelligence.”

The two companies will engage in joint marketing efforts to develop business opportunities throughout the US and India.

Founded within a framework of cross-industry best practices dating back to 1992, ASC solutions are delivered via a proven web-based platform easily tailored to environments and processes and is well suited for any industry and organizations of all sizes and complexities.

All ASC solutions provide a central database to track key milestones within a company’s business workflows and administration processes, the ability to capture images (e.g., signed contracts), approvals routing workflow management, robust search and reporting, template and clause libraries, and support for a wide range of meta data, document and content types and processes such as compliance and credentialing.

This strategic partnership represents another key initiative in ASC’s commitment to expanding its worldwide partner network and continuing to offer comprehensive "end-to-end" solutions and services to exceed the diverse needs of our customer base in markets around the world.

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About ASC

ASC (Advanced Software Concepts Inc.) is a leading provider of cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS) and on-premise solutions for contract, document, form and configure, price and quote (CPQ) lifecycle management. Leveraging the proven ASC solution platform, ASC deploys tailored, customer-specific solutions that automate and streamline business process management requirements end to end. Features include a searchable online data repository, document generation, template library, workflow management, audit-ready history and reporting, esignature, image capture and support for a wide range of document types and processes. ASC solutions help organizations reduce costs, maximize revenue and minimize regulatory non-compliance risks. With extensive experience providing best practice solutions, ASC is an industry expert that works as a true partner to define and create unique business process management solutions for our SMB and large enterprise customers. ASC also provides solutions for order tracking, invoice validation and verification, data retention, records management, product configuration and sales configuration. For more information, please visit www.ascnet.com.

About iBridge

iBridge is a team of trusted, responsive information experts who capture, normalize, mine and report data to help organizations make smarter business decisions. By cutting through the data noise, iBridge provides critical information to its customers, allowing them to better understand their opportunities. iBridge’s value is in its ability to solve business problems in collaboration with its customers; to rapidly scale up or down; and to integrate its teams with client organizations. Besides its information management services, iBridge offers eDiscovery and legal support. The company has offices in Oregon, Washington and India. For more information, please visit ibridgellc.com.

Contact Information:

Angie Stockley
Advanced Software Concepts
angie.stockley@ascnet.com
+1-613-599-2087 x240

David Kaufer
iBridge
david.kaufer@ibridgellc.com
+1-503-906-3930

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