Connectria To Provide iSeries (AS/400) Hosting For Mexico-based Grupo Porteo

ST. LOUIS, MO (September 19, 2005) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it will provide iSeries (AS/400) application hosting for Grupo Porteo's ERP system. Grupo Porteo has implemented eSípo®, a LANSA-based web solution that allows real-time delivery tracking. Information is now centralized in a single database that can be accessed from all remote locations through Grupo Porteo's own private communications network, and by customers through the Internet. Grupo Porteo uses an iSeries (AS/400) model 270 for development, operation of internal applications and as Web server.

The hosted iSeries (AS/400) ERP system allows Grupo Porteo to provide reliable and up-to-date information including step-by-step tracking of every event in the delivery process from the manufacturer to the distribution channel, both internally and to Grupo Porteo's customers. Paul Sarrapy, CEO at Grupo Porteo, said, "With our LANSA-based solution, we were the first in Mexico to offer our customers detailed online information across the whole operation, from the initial distribution request of the manufacturer to evidence of timely delivery at the retailer. The solution has helped to win new business and generates a climate of trust, because we have made ourselves 100 percent accountable and transparent. Customers can view all details including the date and exact time each task is performed."

About Grupo Porteo
Grupo Porteo is a top logistics provider in Mexico, offering logistics, storage and distribution services. The company was formed from the merger of four companies: Porteo del Norte (based in Monterrey), Porteo y Almacenaje de Occidente (based in Guadalajara), Fletes Express de Yucatan (based in Coatzacoalcos and Merida) and Smartfreight, S.A. de C.V. (based in Mexico City). Customers include 3M, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oréal, Nabisco, Philips, Sony and retailers that include Wal*Mart, Sanborne, Chedraui, Gigante and many others. Grupo Porteo is the only logistics company in Mexico that has nationwide operational coverage, as well as a nationwide consolidated IT solution. More information can be found at

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Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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