Certica’s Certify Software Named as a Finalist for the 2008 MITX Technology Awards

Fifth Annual MITX What’s Next Forum & Technology Awards Recognize Outstanding Technology Advancements in New England Region

WAKEFIELD, Mass, May 8, 2008 – Certica Solutions today announced that it has been named as a finalist for the 5 th Annual MITX Technology Awards. The MITX What’s Next Forum & Technology Awards recognize innovative technologies developed in the New England area, as well as the individuals and organizations responsible for driving these advancements. The Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) is the country’s leading association bringing together digital marketing, media and technology professionals to engage in what’s next for the web and how it impacts the marketing and business worlds.

Certica Solutions, based in Wakefield, Massachusetts, develops and markets a web-based data certification software solution called Certify™, which enables K-12 education agencies to maximize funding, minimize penalties and audits, and reduce costs associated with mandatory state and federal compliance reporting. The company, founded in 2001, counts among its customers the U.S. Department of Education, several state departments of education and numerous school districts nationwide, with its primary focus on the school district segment of the market.

“We’re excited to be selected as a finalist for the 2008 MITX Technology Awards,” said Mark Rankovic, Certica’s president and chief executive officer. “Our K-12 school district customers are receiving significant, measurable benefits from our software, in terms of their ability to assure compliance with education mandates and attain – or even reclaim – critically important funding for their schools. We appreciate MITX’s recognition of this technology, which is playing a much-needed role in education data management.”

“In its fifth year, the MITX Technology Awards have attracted some of the most distinguished technological innovations that the region has to offer,” said Kiki Mills, executive director of MITX. “It is this tremendous interest that enables our organization to accomplish its mission of uniting the brightest minds in the digital marketing, media and technology community and honoring their outstanding achievement.”

Certica Solutions will be recognized with the other finalists in the category of data managementat an awards ceremony attended by the region’s top technology and business professionals. Winners will be announced at the ceremony at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. This year’s keynote speaker and special honoree is Dr. Amar Bose, chairman & founder of Bose Corporation.

The ceremony is preceded by the What’s Next Forum. The topic, “Is Advertising the Model of the Future?” will be a forward-looking discussion on whether online advertising is the winning model of the future for more than just content.

The MITX What’s Next Forum & Technology Awards are sponsored by Backbone Media, DLA Piper, Invest Northern Ireland, LEWIS PR, Oracle and Technology Review.

About Certica Solutions, Inc.
Certica Solutions is the leading provider of K-12 data certification software solutions, which deliver a pro-active, systematic approach to data validation, reporting and monitoring. The company’s solutions enable education agencies to maximize funding, streamline information management processes, and optimize regulatory reporting and compliance. Certica, founded in 2001, counts among its customers the U.S. Department of Education, several state departments of education and numerous school districts nationwide. For more information, please go to CerticaSolutions.com.

About MITX
Established in 1996, MITX—the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange—is the leading industry organization focused on the web, bringing together the digital technology, marketing and media community to engage in what is next for the web and how it will impact the marketing and business worlds. Reaching more than 6,000 professionals in New England, MITX is a dynamic and growing community of thought leaders, collaborators, and individuals in search of insight, education and opportunity. With more than 60 events annually, MITX provides its members with the opportunity to promote their companies to targeted audiences and provides a valuable forum for networking to source potential business leads, partnerships, ideas, funding and other likeminded peers in the industry. For more information please go to www.mitx.org.

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Certica Solutions
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