2012 BLI 5 Star Award

SmartSearch 3.3 Corporate Edition Earns Buyers Lab’s Coveted Five-Star Rating

Independent evaluation by Buyers Laboratory LLC reinforces SmartSearch’s position at the pinnacle of Enterprise Content Management solutions

NEW HAVEN, CONN., October 31, 2012 — Square 9® Softworks, a leading developer of innovative, business-centric software solutions, announced today that Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions, has awarded Square 9’s SmartSearch 3.3 Corporate Edition an Overall solution rating of five stars, the organization’s highest possible rating.

Following a rigorous evaluation, BLI’s highly trained evaluators recently published an in-depth Document Management Software Assessment of SmartSearch 3.3 Corporate Edition. To arrive at its five-star Overall rating, BLI’s comprehensive Assessment carefully evaluated SmartSearch in 12 specific categories: Feature Set, Value, Ease of Administration, Ease of Use, Compatibility, Software Integration, Security, Reseller Support and Training, Customer Support and Training, Documentation, Global Business Readiness, and Upgrade Path.

“Square 9 is thrilled that BLI has rated SmartSearch one of the very best software solutions available today in the highly competitive ECM marketplace,” said Square 9’s President and CEO Stephen Young. “This unbiased evaluation by our industry’s most respected independent testing lab clearly demonstrates that the SmartSearch 3.3 Corporate Edition delivers an enterprise level solution that meets and exceeds the requirements of even the most demanding organizations.”

“I am extremely proud of the entire team at Square 9,” Young added. “I applaud their dedication and congratulate them on creating a world-class ECM solution that our rapidly growing customer and reseller communities can rely on with confidence and pride.”

BLI’s Assessment addressed SmartSearch’s expansive and highly versatile Feature Set: “Square 9 Softworks’ SmartSearch 3.3 Corporate Edition is an impressive document management platform that delivers a wide range of advanced features. An extremely flexible solution for Windows environments, SmartSearch accommodates both electronic and hardcopy documents, the latter via the program’s excellent scan-capture module that is compatible with the vast majority of scanners and MFPs on the market.”

The Assessment also addressed the solution’s compelling value proposition: “Unlike most enterprise-level document management systems, SmartSearch 3.3 Corporate Edition includes most functionality in the standard server product, rather than requiring extra-cost add-ons. Document capture, OCR, a workflow engine, disaster recovery features and much more are all included. This makes SmartSearch much less expensive when matched feature-for-feature with other leading systems.” In addition to the Corporate Edition, SmartSearch is available in the Professional Edition, providing organizations of any size with maximum flexibility in pricing and configuration.

BLI is the world’s leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. The complete SmartSearch 3.3 Corporate Edition Assessment is available from BLI. For further information, contact BLI at (201) 488-0404 or visit www.buyerslab.com.

SmartSearch is a feature-rich Enterprise Content Management solution used by organizations to manage their documents electronically, driving efficiency and productivity across all business processes. Built for content management on the .NET platform using an open architecture design, SmartSearch is a scalable, value-driven solution that is easy to use, learn and support. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, organizations that rely on document-intensive processes use SmartSearch to manage documents electronically and streamline their workflow as they eliminate inefficient paper-based filing systems. For further information, contact Square 9 Softworks at (203) 789-0889 or visit www.square-9.com.