MONTREAL (Quebec), October 27, 2009 – Alphinat Inc. (TSX Venture: NPA) announces that the “Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l’État” (DGME) of the French Republic adopted the proposal of a consortium lead by a major French systems integrator with whom Alphinat had partnered for the public tender process. Within the framework of its mission of modernizing operating processes and management of the State, the DGME launched a vast program of simplification of the administrative approaches for all public service users.

The DGME defined an ambitious program of putting administrative procedures online. Their e-government initiative implies the implementation of a generic platform enabling design, production and implementation of online administrative processes for citizen-centric services that are in constant evolution while respecting time and cost constraints.

To respond to these challenges, Alphinat and its partners worked to define the functionalities of an “Online Application FACTORY”, whose objective is to allow the French government to optimize the secure implementation of e-services.

This solution rests on proper planning and methodology, and rapid applications development tools that are easy to use by line of business managers and business architects. This service oriented architecture (SOA) approach allows for leveraging existing applications and the development of new, simplified e-services that are constituent-centric. This is precisely what SmartGuide™, an Alphinat product, was designed for.

Philippe Lecoq, President and CEO of Alphinat, states that SmartGuide™ allows the French government to innovate in terms of e-government service delivery. « This partnership puts state-of-the-art technology at the disposal of the French State that will enable the DGME to deliver on its mission to quickly simplify constituent interactions with the government. SmartGuide™ once again demonstrates why it is the reference standard with regards to simplifying online administration processes for governments and private enterprise » adds Philippe Lecoq.

About the Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l’État (DGME)

The Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l’État (DGME) is a directorate within the ministère du Budget, des comptes publics, de la fonction publique et de la réforme de l’Etat Français. The DGME advises ministries in their transformation and modernisation strategies. Its mission: to transform the State in order to rationalise public expenses while enhancing the quality of constituent services. By gathering constituent requirements and understanding their expectations, the DGME identifies priorities and elaborates constituent-centric strategies for inter-ministry services with an aim towards simplification through e-government. For more information visit: http://www. modernisation.gouv.fr

About Alphinat

At Alphinat, we are driven by the passion to make application development easy for everyone. It always struck us as odd that the people with the vision of how a finished application should look and behave would only be involved at the start of the process. After all, what better way to ensure a favourable outcome than to provide those closest to an application’s end-users with a vested interest in its success throughout its development?

That’s why we bring you new ways to empower the right people at the right time in the application development process. At the same time, we’re constantly working to reduce the need to code in order to make application development and maintenance simpler and less error-prone.

So whether you choose to develop your applications with the help of our low-code platform SmartGuide®, kickstart your project using one of our pre-built apps or engage us or one of our partners to do the work for you, we’re here to help you deploy better applications in record time. Visit http://www.alphinat.com for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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