EpicEdge and Viviance New Education Announce New Online Solution for Project

October 18, 2000

e-Planning and Managing Projects Course Launches in December, 2000.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – EpicEdge, Inc. (AMEX: EDG), a leading

e-business professional services provider, and Viviance new education Inc.,

the premier global online Education Service Provider, today announced their

new web-based platform for delivering interactive project management

training in a performance improvement environment.

The first course on the platform, e-Planning and Managing Projects, is a

conversion of EpicEdge‚s most popular instructor-led course in project

management fundamentals. Taught to over 50,000 project managers worldwide

over the past decade, the course will launch online in December, 2000. The

announcement was made today at the Gartner U.S. Symposium/ITxpo 2000, the IT

Industry’s largest strategic executive conference, offering business leaders

a look at “The Future of IT ” Today.

The platform, designed and developed by Viviance new education, sets the

industry benchmark on how learning and on-the-job performance methodologies

are delivered via the Internet. This solution has a unique emphasis on:

collaboration, interactivity, community and personalized access to critical

content. The e-Planning and Managing Projects course provides the

flexibility of just-in-time learning with modules tailored to the student‚s

personalized learning path. The product contains leading-edge

performance-based assessment tools and labs, online mentoring by seasoned

EpicEdge project management consultants, an online library of resources and

Web communities of practice from ProjectConnections.com, and is customizable

by clients with their own best practices content.

“Our customers want to see real performance improvement by their employees

on the job, not just hours of employee training completed,” stated Sarah

Jane Militello, chief marketing officer for EpicEdge. “e-Planning and

Managing Projects provides the performance support to help project managers

not only gain the knowledge in a cost-effective and flexible way, but also

apply what they‚ve learned on the job with the help of extensive resources

and expert mentors.”

“This is a breakthrough solution that extends the impact of learning and

training activities through the Web,” commented Doug Reid, Viviance new

education chief executive officer for North America. “The combination of

Viviance’s innovative, award-winning educational design and EpicEdge‚s deep

expertise in project management allows us to deliver the most effective

performance improvement product available anywhere for creating project

management proficiency in the workplace. “

About EpicEdge

EpicEdge (http://www.epicedge.com/) delivers successful e-commerce solutions

by utilizing its proven methodologies, talented technologists and creative

teams, strategic alliances, project management expertise and performance

measurement tools. EpicEdge’s professional services support customers

through all phases of implementation including strategy development and

creative, information architecture and design, e-commerce application

development, legacy system integration, project management and training, and

Web site and application hosting. As a Sun (NASDAQ: SUNW) service provider

and strategic partner with iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions, EpicEdge offers

flexible consulting and technology solutions that address emerging needs and

help clients to focus on performance improvement through measurement and


About Viviance New Education Inc.

Viviance new education is the global online Education Service Provider (ESP)

serving business, consumer and student markets within the eLearning

industry. Our goal is to partner with our customers helping them realize

their eLearning business vision and opportunity for a competitive advantage,

market leadership, or even a new revenue channel. We deliver custom

eLearning environments specific to your content and your learner‚s knowledge

and certification needs. We are a global company serving the eLearning

market in over 11 countries: Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain,

United Kingdom, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Canada and the United States. For

additional information please visit our web site at www.viviance.com or call

(toll free in the U.S.)

1-877-4-NEW-EDU. (639-338)

About ProjectConnections.com

www.ProjectConnections.com is the leading source of practical project and

team management know-how on the Web. The site offers access to a wide range

of resources including: highly-practical “how-to” information about project

and team management skills and processes · forums where participants can

interact with peers and experts to share experiences and get answers to

their questions a marketplace that includes a bookstore, a comprehensive

buyer’s guide, and storefronts from leading vendors in the field. The

company’s services include public and private customized access to

ProjectConnections.com site resources; unique “community of practice” tools

and processes for private high-value knowledge exchange within a

corporation, and online expert services for just-in-time coaching and

project assistance. Our mission is to enable corporations to provide a rich,

always-available learning environment for their managers and team members to

enhance project performance and delivery. ProjectConnections.com was

launched in December 1999 and is based in Los Altos, California.

About Gartner Symposium/Itxpo

The four worldwide Gartner Symposium/Itxpo events are the IT industry’s

largest strategic executive conferences, offering business leaders a look at

“The Future of IT Today.” The 2000 U.S. Symposium/Itxpo, October 12-14, in

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, features more than 215 in-depth strategic

technology sessions on issues ranging from e-business to supply chain

management and information security. Keynote presentations will also feature

no-holds-barred interviews by Gartner analysts of some of the IT industry‚s

leading executives.

For more information, call 1-800-778-1997, or visit the

Gartner Web site at www.gartner.com/events.

Contact Info

Sandy Flora

Communications Manager-North America

Viviance new education

200 East 6th Street Suite 206

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: 512-481-1595 X36

Fax: 512-481-9525



Sandy Flora

Communications Manager-North America

Viviance new education

200 East 6th Street Suite 206

Austin, TX 78701

Tel: 512-481-1595 X36

Fax: 512-481-9525