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OpalSoft Joins R101's Companies that Care Network

Alliance adds system integration and consulting services to R101's efforts to bridge the digital divide between for-profit and not for profit corporations.

PALO ALTO, CA (May 8, 2001) -- R101 today announced a strategic relationship with OpalSoft , a leading systems integrator. Under the terms of the one-year agreement, OpalSoft will be a founding member of R101's Companies that Care Network and will donate engineering, deployment, and integration consulting services to R101.

R101 ensures that Silicon Valley is the beneficiary of its own innovation by providing strategic eBusiness solutions to local nonprofits at no or low cost. Through the alliance with OpalSoft , R101 will be able to reach more nonprofits more quickly, providing them with critical solutions for serving clients, scaling their operations, and reaping the economies technology provides. Deidre Paknad, founder and CEO of R101, says, "We are thrilled that OpalSoft will join our Companies that Care Network. OpalSoft complements its reputation and expertise with this statement of great leadership and citizenship. More importantly, they significantly increase R101's capacity to deliver technology to the nonprofit corporations in our community who have been left out of the technology revolution."

OpalSoft CEO OP Choudhary comments that "R101 is making an important contribution to the community and we are proud to be early participants in their efforts. They have made it easy for us to contribute in a manner consistent with our daily business practices." He adds, "we believe R101's Companies that Care Network and its portfolio of technology companies will not only bring nonprofits best of breed applications, it will provide us with new business relationships with other socially responsible companies. R101's efforts to catalyze the affluent resources of the bay area will succeed, fundamentally changing the way not-for-profit organizations operate. These stronger not-for-profit organizations, in turn, will help eliminate the distance between 'haves' and 'have-nots' in our community."

About R101 R101's mission is to ensure that Silicon Valley is the beneficiary of its own innovation and to create an ethic of reciprocity that extends beyond corporate walls to our families and our neighbors. The company is distinguished by its focus on deploying strategic constituent-facing technologies that fuel the "5 Cs" - content, context, collaboration, community, and commerce - to nonprofits within the community. These sustainable technologies provide exponential benefit back to the community by allowing nonprofits to economically scale services, improve quality and increase constituents served. R101's Companies that Care Network is comprised of Silicon Valley's best corporate citizens, who provide their technologies in part to mitigate the significant impact of the tech boom on the areas nonprofits. R101 launched in March 2001 and is based in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit or call 650-461-0010.


About Opalsoft OpalSoft, Inc. is a software and services consulting company, focused on the e-Business integration market. The company was founded in 1997, and is headquartered in San Jose, California. OpalSoft works with the leading technology companies nationwide and provides its Fortune 500 clients with systems integration and consulting services in Enterprise Relationship Management (ERM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), eBusiness, data warehousing, Business Intelligence Applications, and wireless applications. OpalSoft clients include Broadbase software, CISCO, Hewlett Packard, Icarian, Kaiser Permanente, LabCorp, Telesynergy, and Visa, among others. Its technology expertise includes XML, Java, and ODBMS technologies as well as traditional EAI. In addition to its 60 engineers, OpalSoft has an offshore development center to assist its clients in projects of any scale. For more information, visit www.OpalSoft .com or call 408-267-2211

Media Contacts R101 Virginia Dickson,, 650-461-0010

OpalSoft, Inc. Sharad Sharma,, 408-267-2211