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Emergis Signs Agreement with Do Process Software to Extend its Mortgage Solution to Ontario Lawyers

Emergis Signs Agreement with Do Process Software to Extend its Mortgage Solution to Ontario Lawyers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/26/06 -- Emergis Inc. (TSX: EME) today announced an agreement with Do Process Software Ltd. of Toronto to integrate Emergis' electronic solution for completing mortgage transactions with Do Process Software's desktop application, The Conveyancer®. The five-year agreement will allow Emergis' mortgage solution to be available to approximately 70% of the firms practising real estate law in Ontario. In 2002, Emergis launched its mortgage solution in Quebec and has since seen adoption escalate to the point where more than 80% of real estate notaries in Quebec are using it today.

"The agreement with Do Process Software is another important milestone in Emergis' strategy to extend its mortgage solution to lawyers and lenders across Canada, building upon its success in Quebec," said Mark O'Connell, Executive Vice-President, Financial Solutions Group at Emergis. "We are in the process of signing major Canadian lenders and partnering with lawyer associations to create a truly national solution. Our agreement with Do Process Software will provide us with a valuable head start on our move into Ontario, and accelerate adoption by the legal community nationally. Our solution is a lawyer-friendly practice tool, which was developed in conjunction with the legal community and major lenders. It increases the efficiency of the real estate bar without disrupting current workflow. It will strengthen and invigorate the real estate bar across Canada, just as it has done in Quebec."

Once Emergis' mortgage solution becomes available in Ontario, lawyers and their staff will then be able to receive in real time their mortgage instructions from lenders and complete their work electronically. It will speed up the processing of transactions, reduce paperwork, cut back on costs for lawyers, and reduce the risk of clerical errors. Emergis' solution will also enable lawyers to electronically complete a mortgage transaction from end to end, in a more secure and confidential manner. The Emergis electronic mortgage solution is targeted to be integrated with Do Process Software's desktop application The Conveyancer®by the end of 2006.

As part of its aggressive expansion plans into the Ontario market, Emergis has recently recruited Alan G. Silverstein, a real estate lawyer with more than 25 years experience in Canadian real estate and mortgage financing. He is playing an instrumental role in the launch and adoption of Emergis' electronic mortgage solution among the legal community nation-wide and more specifically in Ontario where he is based.

"Do Process Software is very pleased to partner with Emergis and assist with its adoption process in Ontario," said Mitchell Brown, President of Do Process Software. "Emergis' mortgage solution is a well-respected and well-established technology in Quebec, where it has been an overwhelming success. I am confident Ontario lawyers will also benefit from the added value Emergis' mortgage solution provides to the legal profession."

Do Process Software provides software and technology solutions to the legal community which are the most widely used in Ontario. Its real estate application, The Conveyancer®, which automates the production of documents required to process a real estate transaction, tracks items and generates reports for managing a real estate practice, is used by 70% of the firms practising real estate law in Ontario.

About Emergis

Emergis is an IT leader in Canada that focuses on the health and financial services sectors. It develops and manages solutions that automate transactions and the exchange of information to increase the process efficiency and quality of service of its customers. Emergis has expertise in electronic health-related claims processing, health record systems, pharmacy management solutions, cash management and loan document processing and registration. In Canada, it delivers its solutions to the main insurance companies, top financial institutions, government agencies, large corporations, real estate lawyers and notaries, and approximately 40% of all pharmacies. It also processes and enables transactions for the world's leading payment associations. The Company's shares (TSX: EME) are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

Certain information in this news release, in our annual report, in various filings with Canadian regulators, in reports to shareholders and in other communications, is forward-looking within the meaning of certain securities laws, and is subject to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions. This forward-looking information includes, among others, information with respect to our objectives and the strategies to achieve those objectives, as well as information with respect to our beliefs, plans, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions. The words "may", "could", "should", "would", "suspect", "outlook", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan", "target" and similar words and expressions are used to identify forward-looking information. The forward-looking information in this news release describes our expectations as at June 26, 2006.

The results or events predicted in such forward-looking information may differ materially from actual results or events. Material factors which could cause actual results or events to differ materially from a conclusion, forecast or projection in such forward-looking information include, among others: general economic factors, adverse industry events, the adoption rate of our solutions by customers and by related electronic trading communities, the non-renewal of major contracts which expire in the near term, complexities and timing of signing government contracts, customers developing internally the capability to perform the services which we perform on their behalf, our response to our industry's rapid rate of change, competition, pricing pressures, fluctuations in our operating results, our ability to make and integrate strategic acquisitions, failures or material changes in our strategic relationships, exposure under contract indemnities, defects in software or failures in the processing of transactions, security or privacy breaches, our ability to attract and retain key personnel, our ability to protect our intellectual property, intellectual property infringement claims, and industry and government regulation.

We caution that the foregoing list of material factors is not exhaustive. When relying on our forward-looking information to make decisions, investors and others should carefully consider the foregoing factors and other uncertainties and potential events. In making the forward-looking information contained in this news release, we do not assume any significant acquisitions, dispositions or one-time items. We do assume, however, the renewal of certain customer contracts. Every year, Emergis has major customer contracts that it needs to renew. Some of these may represent slightly more than 10% of Emergis' annual revenue. In addition, we also assume the signature of contracts in new markets in the public health sector. In this regard, Emergis is pursuing large opportunities that present a very long and complex sales cycle which substantially affect our forecasting abilities. The Company has made certain assumptions regarding the timing of the realization of these opportunities which it thinks is reasonable but which may not be achieved. Furthermore, the pursuit of these larger opportunities does not ensure a linear progression of our revenue and earnings since they may involve significant up-front fees followed by reduced ongoing payments. We have assumed a certain progression which may not be realized. We have also assumed that the material factors referred to in the previous paragraph will not result in such forward-looking information to differ materially from actual results or events. However, each of these factors is subject to change and there can be no assurance that such assumptions will reflect the actual outcome of such items or factors. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, please refer to our annual information form (risks and uncertainties) filed with the Canadian securities commissions.

THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF EMERGIS AS AT JUNE 26, 2006 AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. HOWEVER, EMERGIS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY INTENTION OR OBLIGATION TO UPDATE OR REVISE ANY FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF NEW INFORMATION, FUTURE EVENTS OR OTHERWISE, EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

® The Conveyancer is the registered trademark of Do Process Software Ltd.

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