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Digital Paper Ends Relationship With Xerox

Digital Paper Corp. has given notice to terminate its partnership with Xerox Engineering Systems (XES), the division of Xerox Corp. reselling Digital Paper's Intranet Docs solution, giving its customers direct access to Digital Paper resources.

"We have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with XES," said Christopher E. Fountain, president and chief executive officer of the Alexandria, Va.-based Digital Paper. "However, the agreement we had in place made it more difficult for us to provide the level of service that we felt necessary for our joint customers to be successful. Additionally, in the light of Xerox's recent announcement stating its intention to sell XES, we feel that it's important to help protect our customers' investment in Intranet Docs. We are committed to working more closely with our Intranet Docs customers to help them realize the maximum short and long term benefits from use of our solutions."

Digital Paper will also expand its network of domestic resellers for North and Latin America, as well as international distributors to support demand in Europe and Asia.

Named as one of Fortune magazine's Cool Companies-Hot Ideas 2000, the privately-held Digital Paper works with more than 250 customers worldwide, including discrete manufacturing, utilities and government organizations. The company's customers include Lucent Technologies, Eastman Kodak Company, General Motors Corp., Grove Worldwide, The Boeing Company and Delphi Automotive Systems.

Digital Paper's equity partners are Columbia Capital, Accenture Technology Ventures, Edison Venture Fund, Longworth Venture Partners and Aether Capital.