SIRIUS Conseils Forms Partnership With the France-Based Company SOFTEAM

SOFTEAM to market SIRIUS' innovative training services and become first company in France to deliver training necessary to obtaining Project Management Professional (PMP) status

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire -08/07/12)- SIRIUS Conseils, a company with a high level of expertise in project management, announces a new partnership with SOFTEAM SA. Renowned worldwide for its expertise, this French company offers engineering services, as well as consulting services for information technologies and training services. The partners will collaborate closely to market and deliver SIRIUS CONSEILS's intensive and accelerated ("boot camp" style) training program in France to prepare participants for PMP certification. Those who achieve PMP status are internationally recognized for their professional status and for having mastered all aspects of project management.

According to the agreement, SOFTEAM will promote the training and manage the logistics of dispensing the courses. The French company also pledges to exclusively use the resources provided by their partner to deliver the training. In return, SIRIUS is responsible for designing and updating these programs. Widely recognized across North America, PMP certification is now quickly spreading throughout the world. SIRIUS, which has an office in Paris, and SOFTEAM are the first to offer such training in France.

"The training required for PMP status is a natural extension of the services we already offer French companies," explained Benoit Godbout, President, SIRIUS Conseils. "This partnership will enable us to reinforce our position in France, which is a rapidly expanding market, thanks to the growing emphasis that the French business community is placing on project management and to the quick rise of PMP certification in general."

Excited to be the first to offer this important training in France, SOFTEAM SA's Training Director, Laurent Fourmy stated, "By combining our expertise with that of SIRIUS, we will be better equipped to help French companies manage their projects in a more optimal fashion and consequently, improve their competitiveness."

The collaboration between the two companies begins as of today.

About SIRIUS Conseils

Founded in 1999, SIRIUS Conseils is a leader in project management in Quebec. Thank to its high level of expertise and its unique and proven methodologies, SIRIUS Conseils helps organizations in various sectors create value and increase project performance by optimizing their operations and developing the potential of their human capital. The company's integrated offer comprises all aspects of project management, including, most notably, establishing project offices, conducting performance audits, fostering development of project management skills, creating dashboards for project management, rescuing projects in trouble and dispensing training programs for project management.

A partner of Project Management Institute (PMI), SIRIUS has developed exclusive, cutting-edge methodologies based on the best practices in project management from around the world. For more information, visit: http://www.siriusconseils.com.

About SOFTEAM SA

An internationally-recognized specialist in object-oriented technologies and service-oriented architecture (SOA) for the last 15 years, a voting member of Object Management Group (OMG), and a global reference for standardization, SOFTEAM offers a unique mix of value-added products and services to guide organizations through the integration process for new software architectures. SOFTEAM has been involved in many large-scale projects for a variety of sectors, including banking, finance, insurance, telecommunications, media, industry and services. Their offer comprises highly-evolved technical expertise and creating and developing applications, as well as highly-useful services and skills related to engineering software delivered through Modelio, a modelling and application generation tool distributed by Modeliosoft, an affiliate. SOFTEAM invests continuously in R & D in order to constantly deliver innovative solutions that will help clients accelerate the launch of new products and services, reduce development costs and maximize return on investment. For more information about SOFTEAM, please visit http://www.softeam.fr/.

Contact:

Caroline Doyon
Simard Hamel Communications
514 287-9811, ext. 25
c.doyon@shc.ca

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