ComFrame Software Opens New Office in Beijing, China

October 19, 2007

International location established to deliver accelerated software results and technology investment optimization for ComFrame customers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — ComFrame Software Corporation, the leading provider of elegant enterprise enablement for companies across diverse industries in the southeastern United States, today announced it has opened a new office in Beijing, China. ComFrame’s Beijing team will provide software engineering services for companies in America, China and other locations, drawing upon the advanced project management structure, highly- evolved software development processes, methodologies, best practices and quality enhancement approaches that have been the hallmarks of ComFrame software delivery. The Beijing team will collaborate on software projects with ComFrame’s U.S.-based business and IT professionals, extending the company’s proficiency in a wide variety of processes, applications, tools and technologies.

The Beijing office will be led by Frank Chen, Director of Technology, Overseas Division and Craig McWherter, Vice President and General Manager of the Beijing Division. Both of these men, recently promoted to establish and expand the Beijing software enterprise, have the information technology knowledge and business leadership skills necessary to pursue ComFrame success in the Chinese marketplace.

“The strategic location of the Beijing division, as well as the relocation of two key ComFrame resources with 20-plus years of combined experience in the IT sector, enables us to better serve our client base,” said Marc Guthrie, CEO of ComFrame Software Corporation. “Unlike other companies that are outsourcing software projects overseas, we have chosen to establish a ComFrame presence in Beijing that will be managed by our own people. This gives us a real advantage in controlling the quality of the work and managing project schedules, while maintaining a spirit of innovation in all our projects.”

Frank Chen brings with him more than 8 years of experience in the technology industry. He will be responsible for the company’s technology and its strategic direction for the public sector. Prior to joining ComFrame, Chen graduated from a top-three business school in China, where he majored in foreign trade. After graduating, Chen worked for Jian Enterprise Group as a business analyst. In 1995, Chen traveled to the United States, where he received his M.S. from the University of Alabama in Computer Science and Mathematics, became Broadvision certified and became a Sun-certified Java programmer. Chen joined ComFrame in 2002. “I look forward to coupling my understanding of international business and foreign trade with my architectural experience,” said Chen, “to lead technical teams that span the international dateline to deliver precision results for ComFrame clients.”

Craig McWherter also has more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry. Growing up the son of an Army officer, McWherter spent many years overseas among diverse cultures. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Information Systems from the University of Phoenix, graduating at the top of his class. McWherter has worked in C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, and .NET, earning the title of senior architect. “My vision for the Beijing team,” said McWherter, “is to be able to apply my diverse technical experience and business leadership skills to developing innovative approaches for exceeding the expectations of ComFrame clients in helping them overcome their most complex and overwhelming technology challenges.”

“This is an exciting time in the evolution of ComFrame,” said Marc Guthrie, “as we focus on not only growing our domestic operation but also take the leap from being an American company to an international one. We look forward to delivering to our clients what the Beijing division will be able to offer in terms of cost-savings and an expanded technological base.”

ComFrame Software (Beijing) Corporation is located at Building 5, Suiten 235, Zhongguancun Software Park, Beijing 100094, P.R.C., and can be reachedn by phone at + 86-10-82826530.

About ComFrame
  Since 1997, ComFrame Software Corporation has completed more than 300 elegant software projects for clients across the southeastern United States, helping them reduce IT complexity and successfully deploy modern architectures and applications that improve business agility and efficiency. From offices in Birmingham, Alabama, Nashville, Tennessee, and Beijing, China, ComFrame deliver a broad range of custom solutions and packaged business applications. More than 70 architects, software engineers and project managers make up our highly skilled team. Expertise ranges from enterprise application development and integration to consulting, business process management, corporate planning and performance management, business intelligence, project and portfolio management, information integration, collaboration management, IT mentoring and training in new information technologies and service-oriented architectures (SOA). For more information about ComFrame, visit http://www.comframe.com.