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FranklinCovey and Bachmann Software Partner to Create Special Edition Infrared Printing Software

Two infrared printing solutions to be exhibited in the Palm Pavilion at COMDEX, and sold through FranklinCovey's 170 Retail Stores, Web site and Catalogs

SPARTA, N.J. & SALT LAKE CITY - Nov. 12, 2001 FranklinCovey, a leading, global learning and performance services firm, and Bachmann Software today announced that Bachmann Software has created a special edition of its PrintBoy(TM) Deluxe software for FranklinCovey to distribute with its FranklinCovey Planning Edition(TM) Palm(TM) handhelds and accessories

Sold as FranklinCovey Edition(TM) PrintBoy Deluxe, the software enables FranklinCovey customers to print data from their Palm OS® based handhelds by simply beaming it to a printer. FranklinCovey Edition PrintBoy Deluxe will support the FranklinCovey Prioritized Daily Task List(TM) and Daily Record of Events(TM) applications, which are available from the FranklinCovey Planning Software Suite(TM) for Palm handhelds. The software will also support all four of FranklinCovey's paper-based FranklinPlanner(TM) unique paper sizes -- Pocket, Compact, Classic, and Monarch. The software is compatible with a variety of Palm applications, allowing users to produce documents, spreadsheets, databases, and other critical business documents.

The agreement also includes rights granted to FranklinCovey to distribute Bachmann Software's InfraReady(TM) Adapter. The portable IR adapter completes the mobile printing solution by ensuring that the user can adapt virtually any printer with a parallel port to accept an infrared beam from a handheld device. The combination of FranklinCovey Edition PrintBoy Deluxe and the InfraReady Adapter allows FranklinCovey customers to remain just as productive away from as they are in their office.

``We are committed to enabling our customers to maximize their personal productivity, no matter where they are,'' said Jeff Anderson, vice president and general manager of technology products at FranklinCovey. ``Producing documents for signature, easier reading, or sharing is necessary to maintain that productivity. We're confident that our customers will find FranklinCovey Edition PrintBoy Deluxe and the InfraReady Adapter as important tools within our offering of mobile productivity solutions and tools.''

FranklinCovey catalog orders for both products are now being taken through 1-800-871-1492. Beginning Dec. 3, 2001, the products will also be available in FranklinCovey's 170 retail stores and www.franklincovey.com. The retail price for FranklinCovey Edition PrintBoy Deluxe software is of $34.95, and $79.95 for FranklinCoveyEdition PrintBoy Deluxe software bundled with the InfraReady Adapter.

Bachmann Software will be demonstrating FranklinCovey Edition Printboy Deluxe software, InfraReady Adapter, and other products in the Palm Pavilion at COMDEX in Las Vegas November 12 to 16.

About FranklinCovey
FranklinCovey is a leading learning and performance services firm assisting professionals and organizations in measurably increasing their effectiveness in leadership, productivity, communication and sales. Clients include 80 of the Fortune 100, more than three-quarters of the Fortune 500, thousands of small and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous government entities. Organizations and professionals access FranklinCovey services and products through consulting services, licensed client facilitators, one-on-one coaching, public workshops, catalogs, 170 retail stores, www.franklincovey.com and www.franklinplanner.com. More than 3,500 FranklinCovey associates provide professional services and products in 44 offices in 38 countries.

About Bachmann Software & Services
Bachmann Software & Services is a leading provider of software products and development services for handheld computing and wireless applications. Based in Sparta, N.J., the company develops Palm OS applications intended to enhance users’ efficiency. Current Bachmann products introduce the ability to organize files and print content directly from a handheld; both staples of desktop computing. Bachmann Software is committed to extending the most popular utilities from the desktop to the Palm computing platform.

The company also leverages its experience by providing development services for mobile computing applications. With experience in developing both products and enterprise applications on the Palm OS, Windows CE and RIMM platforms, Bachmann has completed over 50 such mobile computing applications. Bachmann Software’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies in the medical, imaging, CRM, wireless and PC industries, among others. For more information, visit www.bachmannsoftware.com.

Contact:
FranklinCovey David Hill, 801/817-6441 david.hill@franklincovey.com
or
TalonPR, Inc. Kevin Doel, 785/273-9660 kevin@talonpr.com
or
Bachmann Software & Services Dan Reuvers, 973/729-9427 dan@bachmannsoftware.com


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