eSignLive Technology is Named One of the Year's Fastest Growing ISVs for Windows

April 18, 1999

Montreal, Qc, April 19, 1999 — Silanis Technology has been named one of the fastest growing ISVs (independent software vendors) for Windows in North America. Based on research conducted by Reality Research, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of CMP Media) and sponsored by Microsoft Corp. and Information Week, Silanis Technology joins other fast growth ISVs in the this first-ever "Winning on Windows" ranking of the top 75 fastest growing software companies for Windows. The "Winning on Windows" ranking was announced last evening at a gala reception in Chicago at the Spring Comdex/Windows World Show.

"Silanis Technology demonstrates its success in developing and creating a market for its electronic document approval and authentication technology in being selected for 'Winning on Windows', said Tod Nielsen, vice president, Developer Marketing at Microsoft.

"By finally enabling the complete electronic processing of business applications requiring handwritten signatures on paper, Silanis is helping its customers increase business efficiency and maximize their return on investment in Windows-based software, hardware and communications."

"Silanis Technology is proud to be selected for 'Winning on Windows' by Microsoft and CMP Media," says Tommy Petrogiannis, President of Silanis Technology.

"To be ranked among the top 75 of the 25000 independent software vendors in North America contacted is a tribute not only to Silanis' market growth and potential but also to our company's innovative spirit and customer focus. The Silanis Technology team is honored that their hard work and dedication places them among such a prestigious group of companies."

Founded in 1992, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Silanis Technology has become a leader in the field of automating document approval and authentication. The company's ApproveIt line of software is the standard for electronic approval and electronic signature technologies used in a wide variety of document and data formats including Microsoft's Office, database, e-mail and internet products. It is a complete off-the-shelf solution for many corporations, including those in government, defense, pharmaceutical, insurance, health, finance and manufacturing.

ApproveIt facilitates and streamlines enterprise-wide workflow, document management and groupware to leverage investments in these critical processes. As well, ApproveIt integrates into routing of documents via the internet or email for multiple approvals and streamlines point of sale applications requiring electronic handwritten signatures. Enterprise users of ApproveIt include the U.S. Joint Chief of Staff, Nationwide Insurance, Williams Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb and NASA - among many others. Silanis has also developed working relationships with a number of significant ISVs for Windows, which include Keyfile, JetForm, Documentum, Filenet, PC DOCS and Unisys. By working with these vendors to ensure compatibility and interoperability within these products, Silanis customers are able to easily incorporate and deploy electronic approval processes without resorting to custom application development.

Silanis Technology' objective for the new millennium is to set the pace for innovation by developing technology that enables individuals and corporations to make the transition to paperless processes a simple and efficient process. For more information about Silanis Technology and the company's products visit the Silanis web site: or call toll free: 888-SILANIS.

About Silanis

Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. develops ApproveIt, the industry's first and only multi-signature electronic approval management software. Over 400 organizations use Silanis products in government, business, insurance, medical, and health care sectors, including the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, TRW, Williams Group, Nationwide Insurance, and National City Bank. Silanis software is recognized for its mature feature set, security, ease-of-use, and simple integration.