Aplus.Net Forms Strategic Partnership with Envision SBS

October 13, 2004
First Canadian affiliate in new corporate Revenue Sharing Program

San Diego, California – October 13, 2004 - Aplus.Net (www.aplus.net) announced today that it has formed a strategic partnership with Canadian-based Envision SBS to provide small business websites throughout North America. A leading Internet presence and web hosting provider to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), Aplus.Net provides complete e-commerce business solutions that empower SMBs and facilitate their growth worldwide. The new alliance creates a positional advantage in the marketplace and broadens choices for growing companies seeking reliable, high-quality, cost-effective products and services.

“This partnership reinforces and advances our goal of being the industry’s leading Internet presence provider for the burgeoning SMB and SOHO markets,” said Diane Brandis Scavuzzo, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Aplus.Net. “By combining forces with Envision, we create a terrific example of how visionary leadership and strategically aligned partnerships can manifest into powerful business resources for customers.”

“We are very excited about our new partnership. Aplus.Net is an expert in the SMB website industry and the new partnership will create a formidable business alliance,” said Jonathan Defoy, Co-Founder of Envision SBS. “Participating in the Aplus.Net eBusiness Program enables us to generate a new revenue stream as we meet our client’s needs for Internet services without diverting our focus from Envision SBS’ core competencies, which is to provide high-quality, productivity-oriented SMB document software.”

“According to IDC, small businesses with websites will increase almost 25% by 2008,” said Ivan Vachovsky, Chief Executive Officer of Aplus.Net. “Of that, 80% will choose to outsource and buy services from hosting companies, such as Aplus.Net. Partnerships with companies like Envision SBS enable us to extend our reach worldwide and bridge the SMB technology gap.”

The eBusiness Revenue Sharing Program is expected to generate significant revenue as the industry experiences strong growth. The all inclusive, simplified, turnkey program provides exceptional value for the cost-conscious SMB. Services include a complete business website solution, including domain name registration, e-commerce hosting, and website design, with over 4,000 website templates from which to choose. The Program offers co-branded or private-label options enabling Preferred Partners to provide eBusiness solutions and business websites to their existing clients.

Additional online marketing tools are available that create brand awareness and generate sales via alternate distribution channels. A comprehensive Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software platform by Rodopi Software (www.rodopi.com), an industry leader in automatic provisioning, billing and sales/marketing tracking products and services, is available at no extra charge. Aplus.Net offers optional IT outsource components, such as 24x7x365 Technical Support and Customer Service, too.

For more information on the Revenue Sharing Program, visit http://www.webresellers.com/.

About Aplus.Net

Aplus.Net is a leading provider of Internet services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and is one of the largest privately held web hosting companies in America. The Company has received many awards for excellence, including the CNET Editors’ Choice Award. Aplus.Net is owned by Abacus America Inc., established in 1992. For more information, please visit http://www.aplus.net.

About Envision SBS

Founded in 2001, Envision SBS develops and markets productivity software addressed to small/medium-sized businesses and home-office entrepreneurs. The company's mission is to empower business people from around the world to reach their full potential. Since its inception, Envision SBS has been striving to deliver high quality and practical yet affordable products.

Envision SBS is a privately-owned corporation with offices in the United States (New York), Canada (Montreal) and the United Kingdom (London).

For more information:

Brian Chernicky
Public Relations Manager
(858) 410-6908
brianc@aplus.net

Diane Brandis Scavuzzo
Executive Vice President
Corporate Development
(858) 410-6906
dianeb@aplus.net



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