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NorthStar Wins Two Honors for Its Technical Documentation

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- NorthStar Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of wealth management software to financial services institutions, today announced it has received two prestigious honors for its software documentation in the 2007-2008 Technical Communication Competition, sponsored by five Bay Area chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The NorthStar Process Customization Guide received an Excellence award for exceptional application of technical communication principles, and NorthStar Help garnered a Merit award for highly proficient application, both meeting high standards in all the judging criteria. These awards demonstrate NorthStar's commitment to customer service excellence, intuitive software, and user productivity for its valued clients.

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ — NorthStar Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of wealth management software to financial services institutions, today announced it has received two prestigious honors for its software documentation in the 2007-2008 Technical Communication Competition, sponsored by five Bay Area chapters of the Society for Technical Communication (STC). The NorthStar Process Customization Guide received an Excellence award for exceptional application of technical communication principles, and NorthStar Help garnered a Merit award for highly proficient application, both meeting high standards in all the judging criteria. These awards demonstrate NorthStar's commitment to customer service excellence, intuitive software, and user productivity for its valued clients.

"In the highly competitive world of wealth management, financial advisors and IT professionals are faced with ever-increasing challenges trying to service their clients and scale their business. As evidenced by these awards, NorthStar is committed to state-of-the-art documentation and knowledge bases. Our goal is to help advisors improve their efficiency so they can spend more time servicing their clients and scaling their business and less time on administrative tasks," says Mark Eaton, vice president of engineering, NorthStar. The STC awards designate NorthStar as one of the top companies delivering professional-quality technical communications in the greater Bay Area, including Silicon Valley.

In the last year, NorthStar has received a number of other noteworthy accolades, including:

— Software Magazine named NorthStar as one of the top 10 growth companies in its annual Software 500 rankings. — Red Herring selected NorthStar as one of the top 100 private technology companies based in North America. — Celent recognized NorthStar as a market leader in its 2007 Wealth Management Technology Report. — IBM accepted NorthStar software into its signature IBM SOA Specialty for integration with its SOA products and strategy. — NorthStar introduced six new wealth management "industry first" software innovations.

"The wealth management industry is undergoing an unprecedented period of growth. Advisors have never been more in need of easy-to-use software that helps them provide top-notch, compliant services to new and existing clients. The STC awards show that we take user success seriously," says Collin Cohen, president, NorthStar.

About NorthStar Systems International:

NorthStar's enterprise-class solutions, delivered either on-premise or on- demand, enable firms of all sizes and their advisors to dramatically improve productivity, accelerate revenue growth, and drive profitability. NorthStar's innovative suite of pre-packaged wealth management solutions includes Client Acquisition, Client Reporting, Product Catalog and Compliance. For more information about NorthStar, its premier clients and award-winning offerings, visit http://www.northstar.com.

Media Contacts: Patty Buchanan FastLane 973-670-1203 pbuchanan@fast-lane.net Christi Weidling NorthStar 415-344-6140 cweidling@northstar.com

SOURCE NorthStar Systems International, Inc.

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