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Advanced Management Solutions and
Polaris Management Consultants Announce Strategic Alliance

Market leading companies join forces to provide enterprise-wide solutions
for R & D management

Herndon, VA (September 28, 1999) - Advanced Management Solutions (AMS), a market leader for real-time solutions for project and resource management, and Polaris Management Consultants, experts in R&D, project and program management within the biotechnology industry, have announced that they have formed a strategic alliance.

Under this agreement, Polaris will provide a wide range of business consulting services designed to deliver timely, cost-effective implementations of the AMS REALTIME software to biotechnology companies. Polaris has extensive experience in providing industry best practices in the areas of project management, new product development, quality assurance and regulatory affairs.

Sales, Vice President of Marketing with Advanced Management Solutions commented, "There is tremendous potential benefit to biotechnology companies in adopting enterprise-wide systems for project, cost and resource management. But implementing these solutions involves not only adoption of new technology, but also changes to process, organization and culture. By partnering with Polaris, AMS can provide expert industry knowledge as well as comprehensive consulting services. This alliance strengthens AMS' position as a world leader in enterprise project and resource management solutions."

Ray Sánchez-Pescador, PhD, Principal with Polaris Management Consultants commented, "The alliance of Polaris and AMS provides a perfect mixture of project management expertise. AMS' award-winning software combined with the mentorship and support of Polaris consultants will produce an efficient and effective knowledge-base for AMS customers."

About Advanced Management Solutions
Advanced Management Solutions (AMS) provides innovative project and resource management software together with implementation services that enables organizations to effectively plan and control their work, time and resources in real time. The AMS REALTIME products are employed by many of the world's leading companies to ensure effective project delivery while optimizing use of labor, funds and other resources.

AMS REALTIME products are widely recognized for providing a powerful combination of functionality, flexibility, usability and extremely high performance. Designed for enterprise-wide implementation, the software can support hundreds or even thousands of users without sacrificing performance. The AMS REALTIME products are ODBC compliant and are cross-platform compatible across Microsoft® Windows 95, 98, NT and 3.x, Apple Macintosh® , Linux, UNIX and the web, providing a consistent look-and-feel to all users and allowing seamless data interchange. Web-based publishing and timesheets are provided to support users wherever they are around the world. The AMS REALTIME products also integrate with Oracle and Microsoft Project, providing a single repository of all project data across the enterprise.

More information about Advanced Management Solutions is available via the World Wide Web at Alternatively, call or e-mail Sales on 909 793 0111;

About Polaris Management Consultants
Polaris Management Consultants specializes in Project Management, New Product Development, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance for the Biotechnology Industry. Polaris Management Consultants is dedicated to guiding biotechnology companies in the efficient transformation of ideas into high impact products and services for the global biomedical marketplace by providing integrated business solutions for product development and organizational management.

Contact Paul D. Neuwald, PhD of Polaris Management Consultants, LLC at 707-455-0803, or on the web at

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USA: 909 793 0111

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