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Graphisoft ArchiFM Achieves the Microsoft 'Designed for Windows XP' Logo

Graphisoft Has Earned Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status

Budapest, July 28, 2003 - Graphisoft®, developer of the Virtual Building™ concept is pleased to announce that ArchiFM®, its Facility Management solution, has been awarded the Microsoft® 'Designed for Windows® XP' logo, so Graphisoft has earned the Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Status, following exhaustive third party testing.

The 'Designed for Windows XP' logo helps customers identify products that deliver a high-quality computing experience, fully compatible with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. ArchiFM is the only computer-aided Facility Management package in the world to achieve the 'Designed for XP' logo.

Customers choosing a product from a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner are assured that the application runs correctly on Microsoft Windows XP, lowering potential customer frustration and reducing support calls. It is an almost universally recognizable sign of the quality assurance and stability of a product, thereby reducing the overall cost of deployment.

The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Program identifies companies that have proven a commitment and expertise in one or more specialized areas when delivering Microsoft technologies. As part of the Microsoft XP Gold Certified Partner Program, Graphisoft gains many significant benefits, which will support not only Graphisoft itself, but also its customers and partners. The Benefits include elite brand identification, prioritized access to advanced training opportunities and new technology improvements. Increased product licenses and MSDN access, prioritized listing on referrals and business engagements, just as an exclusive member area of the Microsoft for Partners Web site and differentiated marketing materials are also highly beneficial to holders of the Microsoft XP Gold Certified Partner status.

"Future customers will be reassured by the steps taken by Graphisoft to achieve this status, as it reaffirms the company's long-term commitment to Facility Management", said Gábor Dióssy, Director of ArchiFM Product Management. "The choice of an ArchiFM solution can now, more than ever, be viewed as a long-term partnership between customers and Graphisoft or its partners."

Customers seeking a Facility Management solution will be aware that the software component of an FM package is only a small fraction of the entire solution. By taking the step of joining the Microsoft XP Gold Certified Partner Program, Graphisoft is also declaring to customers its commitment to providing the same very high quality services integral and essential to a total Facility Management solution.