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February 2, 2001

UW-RF Receives $40,000 Software Donation

UW-River Falls has signed an agreement with Great Plains, a Fargo, ND-based business management software developer, to join Great Plainsı Education Alliance Network. This network enables colleges and universities to provide Great Plainsı business management software as a key component of accounting curriculums.

As part of the agreement, Great Plains has donated Great Plains Dynamics software and educational materials, including instruction manuals, sample data, technical support and lesson guides, that value $40,000.

"This will be the first time a mid-range accounting software has been used in a class at UW-RF," said Dawn Hukai, assistant professor in the business administration department. "The software will give the students experience in a program that they may be using eventually in their employment."

UW-River Falls is one of 13 four-year schools in the UW system. Approximately 5,800 students are enrolled in the School of Business and Economics, the College of Education & Graduate Studies, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences.

Great Plains (Nasdaq: GPSI) offers e-business solutions that interconnect business communities. These e-business solutions automate processes among financials, distribution, enterprise reporting, project accounting, electronic commerce, human resource management, manufacturing, sales and marketing management, and customer service and support functions. Great Plainsı solutions are sold and implemented by a unique worldwide network of independent partner organizations that share the companyıs commitment to lasting customer relationships.

Named four times to the "Top 100 Companies to Work for in America" list, Great Plains has more than 2,000 team members worldwide. More information about Great Plains can be found at

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