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Providing customized business intelligence and analytics to state and local governments 

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (July 10, 2007) – Pinnacle Solutions Inc. today announced its participation in SAS’ award winning government reseller program to drive the power of SAS business intelligence into local and state governments. As one of the first solution providers to join the program, Pinnacle Solutions has a strong track record for delivering effective solutions to commercial organizations and will put its experience to work in the public sector in the areas of health and human services, public safety and IT.    

Pinnacle Solutions, which has used SAS software since its inception for advanced data analysis to optimize its clients operations, is enabling state and local government customers to take advantage of SAS’ sophisticated software at reduced prices. Government entities now have access to SAS software through Pinnacle Solutions, the same company that has provided customized SAS consulting services for the last 10 years. “Now state and local governments have the same software platform at their disposal that is utilized in 98 percent of the Fortune 500 companies,” stated D.J. Penix, President of Pinnacle Solutions.

“With the newly created offerings, SAS is really opening the door for government agencies to solve critical problems while ensuring that taxpayer money is spent wisely.”   Tim Vickers, Director of SAS State and Local Government Practice, acknowledged, “Pinnacle Solutions is an ideal reseller because of their experience with SAS and can provide the depth of knowledge and expertise necessary to help customers in the government sector realize the full potential of SAS software.  We are pleased to take our relationship with Pinnacle Solutions to the next level by having their support in reselling SAS into state and local markets, which currently are key go-to-market targets for us in the government space.” SAS received the SLED (State, Local and Education) Program of the Year honor from GovernmentVAR magazine, which also gave SAS’ government partner program a 5-Star Award for excellence About Pinnacle Solutions  

About Pinnacle Solutions: 

Pinnacle Solutions is a business intelligence (BI) solutions provider that uses SAS to integrate, analyze and interpret the “mountain” of data that organizations collect and utilize to run their operations.  From a concept to a complete implementation, Pinnacle Solutions’ full-service offerings help departments and agencies understand the past, monitor the present and predict outcomes as they move the organization ahead.  Pinnacle Solutions’ services empower organizations to rise to a higher level of clarity, thus providing high-quality services efficiently and effectively to constituents, while maximizing limited resources and budgets.   

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