Bottomline Technologies Forms Partnership with Computer Software Group

New Relationship Extends Market Penetration of Company's Solutions and Services

Bottomline Technologies (NASDAQ: EPAY), a leading global technology provider of financial Business Process Management (fBPM) software and managed services, today announced it has partnered with Computer Software Group to deliver BACSTEL-IP compliant solutions and services to UK-based organisations.

Computer Software Group Plc (CS Group) provides accounting, distribution and payroll systems to businesses in a variety of industries including transportation and manufacturing. Under the partnership agreement, CS Group will integrate Bottomline’s BACTEL-IP service into its finance systems, enabling CS Group’s customers to comply with the new BACS electronic payments standard.

"As the established market leader for BACSTEL-IP compliant solutions and services, Bottomline was the clear choice for assisting our customers with their BACS migration," said Catherine Bailey, Marketing Manager for CS Group. "The seamless integration between the two companies’ products will allow our customers to quickly and easily make this transition well in advance of the 31 December 2005 deadline."

"Our partnership with CS Group further extends our ability to provide BACSTEL-IP solutions and services to UK organisations regardless of size or industry," said Tim Miller, Vice President of EMEA Channel Alliances for Bottomline Technologies. "We look forward to helping CS Group users make a smooth and rapid transition to the new standard."

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