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Three New Sites Including National Car Magazine, AutoWeek, Select SAXOTECH Online™
Tampa, Fla. – November 16, 2005 – SAXOTECH, a leading software development and systems implementation company exclusively serving the publishing industry, today announced that Crain Communications has expanded its relationship with SAXOTECH and will immediately begin deployment of three additional web properties to its web publishing platform – Crain Detroit Business, Automotive News and AutoWeek.

AutoWeek, with a circulation of more than 350,000, is America´s only weekly car magazine that delivers everything about “the automotive lifestyle.” Along with Automotive News, Crain´s Detroit Business, and existing customer, Crain’s Cleveland Business, SAXOTECH provides Crain Communications with a single publishing platform that simplifies its editorial operations to deliver timely news to its online readers.

“We believe SAXOTECH is a good business partner for Crain,” said Tomi Hubert, vice president, technology and chief information officer. “SAXOTECH´s knowledge of the publishing industry makes their online publishing product very relevant and usable for our business. The product also allows us to very quickly add features to our websites as the needs arise.”

SAXOTECH offers a publishing solution that efficiently integrates directly into the customers existing systems and workflow. With SAXOTECH Online, publishers overcome bottlenecks to get much more content online – without expanding their Web production staff or turning editors into technicians.

SAXOTECH´s Online solution is completely scalable and can manage sites with the most critical traffic demands. AutoWeek can see more than 14 million page views in January in conjunction with the Detroit Auto Show.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Crain Communications, the preeminent business publisher in North America,” said Anders Christiansen, CEO and president, SAXOTECH. “SAXOTECH Online will allow content to flow seamlessly and instantly from the newsroom to the Web site, giving readers instant access to the latest news and information, which is especially important as we head into the peak season for breaking automotive news that attracts worldwide attention.”

Other sites currently running on SAXOTECH Online publishing system include Crain's Cleveland Business, Northeast Ohio´s leading source for weekly business news, analysis and commentary.

About Crain Communications
Crain Communications is primarily a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 30 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and news Web site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market.

SAXOTECH is a software development and systems implementation company founded in 1993 to exclusively serve the publishing industry. Our scalable, easy-to-implement solutions are used to plan, create, edit and publish news for multiple channels and are backed by world-class customer support. Today SAXOTECH´s software products are used by over 400 news organizations around the world.