PETOSKEY, MI – January 7, 2006

Emphasys Software, announced today a partnership with Designing Success, Inc., to provide their Tracking At-A-GlanceTM software to Emphasys clients. Tracking At-A-GlanceTM enables PHAs to more effectively manage its caseloads, from recruitment through training, job placement and retention. This partnership will provide a wider array of solutions for PHAs throughout North America by providing not just leading financial and housing program solutions but also comprehensive caseload management programs that can help more residents rise into a life of self-sufficiency.

Commenting on the new partnership, Emphasys Software’s CEO, Mike Byrne said, “Our customers’ needs have evolved to include a greater array of client programs that require strong solutions. We looked at the market and identified the clear leader within the space, and that is Designing Success.”

Designing Success has rapidly accumulated many clients within the housing industry with their powerful Tracking At-A-GlanceTM software. This product assists in managing casework for various resident programs including ROSS, FSS, Homeownership, Neighborhood Networks, HOPE VI and, most recently, dislocated Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Designing Success President, Cheryl Wachtel, said, “We are very pleased to partner with the largest and most progressive company within the affordable housing market. With this affiliation, we are able to reach out to more residents and have a greater impact on the needs of the housing authorities than ever before.”

About Emphasys Software

Emphasys Software is the leading provider of business software designed specifically for the public housing, housing finance, real estate, and debt management marketplaces. Emphasys Software products are used by hundreds of agencies across North America and help manage over 1.1 million of the 2.8  million HUD subsidized units nationwide. The majority of State housing finance agencies also rely on Emphasys software to assist in the administration of Single Family and Multifamily programs. In addition to application software, Emphasys provides a full range of integration services from the initial requirements definition and workflow analysis through data conversion, training, go-live, and post-implementation phases. For more information about Emphasys and its products, visit www.emphasys-software.com

About Designing Success, Inc.

Designing Success provides software that tracks and manages the resident outreach programs within housing programs. Tracking At-A-GlanceTM, the company’s web-based product suite, is currently used by housing agencies nationwide. Designing Success also provides its customers with complete software installation and server configuration services; recurring on-site training for beginning, intermediate and advanced users; and immediate and round-the-clock technical support.

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