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GPRO CUTS AUTHORING AND TRANSLATION TIME UP TO SIX-FOLD USING MADCAP LINGO AND FLARE FROM MADCAP SOFTWARE

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MadCap Software’s Integrated Content Authoring and Translation Memory System Enables Greater Customization of GPRO’s Localized Online and Print Documentation

San Diego, CA, USA – June 23, 2008 — MadCap Software, the leader in multi-channel content authoring and a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Visual Studio 2005 and Microsoft XPS showcase company, today announced that GPRO Technologies Berhad has cut its time for documentation authoring and translation up to six-fold using MadCap Lingo and MadCap Flare.

“We are at the forefront of our industry, which is highly competitive, especially in India and China,” said Daniel Ng, manager of knowledge management at GPRO Technologies Berhad. “Documentation is a significant way we can differentiate ourselves, and MadCap Lingo and Flare are enabling us to provide a consistent, high quality experience, regardless of language or format.”

GPRO is a leading Malaysian-based technology company that delivers state-of-the-art radio frequency ID (RFID) based IT solutions and technologies for the textile and apparel industry worldwide. With a strong Asian customer base, GPRO makes its technology solutions—along with the supporting documentation—available in English, simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese versions. Since April 2008, GPRO has used the combination of MadCap Lingo and MadCap Flare to implement a completely integrated and efficient solution for content authoring, translation memory and publishing. Where it once took up to six months to deliver a documentation project, GPRO now uses MadCap Lingo and Flare to complete the project in just one month.

MadCap’s native-XML software products, which are tightly integrated and fully support Unicode for single- and double-byte languages, replace GPRO’s original authoring tools: Adobe RoboHelp for English-language content and Quadralay WebWorks for Chinese-language documentation.

“The lack of integrated products in the past meant that any time there was a change or correction to the documentation, we would have to retranslate large portions of the content to ensure that we caught all the updates. It was very frustrating for everyone,” Mr. Ng explained. “Using the integrated functionality of MadCap Lingo and Flare, we can preserve our links, formatting, and other data. Now our translator can focus on localization and not recreating the document. The efficiencies we’ve gained have been as dramatic as moving from a typewriter to using Microsoft Word.”

GPRO documentation team members who once relied on different products, all use MadCap Flare for content authoring, making it easier to collaborate. Once the documentation is created, GPRO’s translator can access the Flare project from within MadCap Lingo to localize the content. Because the content never actually leaves the structure of the original Flare project, all the content and formatting is preserved in the translated version. If there are any subsequent changes to the documentation, MadCap Lingo will identify them, so that the translator can immediately focus on just those revisions. From a single Flare project, GPRO can choose to publish documentation online or in print—in any of the three language versions. More recently, GPRO has begun using MadCap Analyzer to optimize the structure of content within Flare prior to its translation and publishing.

“MadCap’s software is so tightly integrated. Everything we learned in Flare, we have been able to apply to MadCap Lingo and Analyzer. It’s saved us a lot of time,” said Mr. Ng. “We like the reusable snippets, cross references and links in Flare, and we love MadCap Lingo’s integration with the Google translation service. All of these features make it so much easier to create and translate our documentation than we ever imagined.” Mr. Ng also credits MadCap’s service and support for enabling GPRO to get up and running so quickly, saying, “MadCap’s award-winning technical

support; knowledge bases; and lively, responsive community are a model for the best-in-class experience we want to deliver to our own customers.”

With the time saved using MadCap’s authoring and translation software, GPRO has been able to address a range of customer requests. One is providing print versions of its HTML-based documentation, which was difficult to produce prior to implementing MadCap Lingo and Flare. Additionally with Flare, GPRO now has the single-sourcing functionality to easily publish the subsets of projects that some businesses request.

“We have some factory managers that just want a short reference guide, not the entire document. In other cases, the seamstresses want to have printed instructions next to their sewing machines,” explains Mr. Ng. “With MadCap Lingo and Flare, we can support these requests in as little as a day, and that has translated into happy customers.”

The extra time also is enabling GPRO to create a new revenue-generating product. It has begun developing consulting documentation that will be sold as part of the training and consulting services GPRO provides on how to use its solutions. Because of Flare’s modular design, the consulting materials can be easily customized for different customer engagements.

“GPRO is using state-of-the-art technology to provide a bridge between the traditional textile and apparel businesses, and a global market powered by the Internet,” said MadCap CEO Anthony Olivier. “We are thrilled by the outstanding customer service and productivity gains that GPRO has realized in using our cutting-edge MadCap Lingo, Flare and Analyzer software to meet the multi-channel, multi-lingual needs of its customers. GPRO is a powerful example of the efficiencies that can be gained using our integrated software—and that the global documentation industry has been desperately seeking for so long. We look forward to further contributing to GPRO’s success as it expands language support to meet growing worldwide demand for its solutions.”

About GPRO

GPRO Technologies Berhad (GPRO) is a leading Malaysian-based technology dedicated to providing innovative IT solutions and technologies for the transformation of the textile and apparel industry worldwide. For more than ten years, GPRO has been helping garment manufacturers worldwide to increase their efficiency and productivity. GPRO is headquartered in Malaysia and has offices in Vietnam, Singapore, China and Thailand. The company is publicly traded on the Mesdaq market of the Malaysian Stock Exchange. For more information, visit, www.gprotechnologies.com.

About MadCap Software

MadCap Software, Inc. is a trusted resource for the thousands of companies around the globe that rely on its solutions for single-source multi-channel authoring and publishing, multimedia, and translation management. Whether delivering technical, policy, medical, marketing, business, or human resources content, MadCap’s products are used to create corporate intranets, Help systems, policy and procedure manuals, video tutorials, knowledge bases, eBooks, user guides, and more to any format, including high-end print, online, desktop or mobile. MadCap services include product training, consulting services, translation and localization, and an advanced developer certification program. Headquartered in La Jolla, California, MadCap Software is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the content development industry.


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