November 13, 2008

Verticent is Pleased to Announce Hudson IT Metals is Certified to Help Provide Solution Integrator Services for Verticent ERP Deployments

Verticent, Inc., a vertically centric developer of enterprise software solutions for metal service centers and metal fabricators, announced today that Hudson and their Hudson IT Metals practice is a certified services provider for Verticent ERP deployments.

Alan Goniwich, president of Verticent stated, "This is another strong endorsement of Verticent ERP and the capabilities it delivers to the metal service center market. This relationship and Hudson's certification brings extremely qualified talent to our installations by augmenting Verticent's service group, giving our customers a choice for their deployment of our software for metal service centers. The Hudson IT Metals group has been helping businesses in the metals industry for years and understands the best practices needed by these distributors and fabricators."

About Hudson and Hudson IT Metals:

Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management services worldwide. From single placements to total outsourced solutions, the company employs more than 3,600 professionals serving clients and candidates in more than 20 countries. Hudson North America specializes in placements and solutions for the IT, legal and financial solutions fields. Within the steel technologies, or metals industry Hudson has a dedicated, highly trained recruiting team with an average of 20 years of experience to serve the highly unique needs of this sector. The Metals team has successfully delivered more than 300 project assignments for large clients such as ArcelorMittal, Allegheny Technologies International, AK Steel, International Steel Group, and Nucor.

About Verticent:

Verticent, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASA International, Ltd. (a private holding company), provides integrated enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, e-business and business intelligence software for targeted manufacturing and distribution industries such as metal service centers, metal fabrication, converting industries, industrial equipment, and virtual manufacturing. For more information contact Verticent at 813-226-2600 or visit