April 4, 2006

Sumpraxis Opens Office in China to Provide Offshore CAD/CAE Services to Small & Mid-Sized Manufacturers

Benefits Include Proximity to Chinese Factories, Native Language Documentation

DELRAY BEACH, FL (April 4, 2006) — Sumpraxis LLC, a provider of offshoring services to small and mid-sized businesses, today announced the opening of a wholly owned office in Shenyang, China, that provides CAD/CAE services such as 2D-to-3D file conversion, FEA and design for manufacturers worldwide. The services lower costs and reduce cycle times while also offering proximity and language benefits for manufacturers that are outsourcing production to Chinese factories.

Sumpraxis developers in China have particular expertise in SolidWorks, Cosmos and Catia. For companies using offshore manufacturing services, documentation can be supplied in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and/or English as needed to ensure full comprehension by the factory workers who use the drawings to build end products.

U.S.-based Sumpraxis personnel identify processes to be outsourced, put the plan in place, and interface with overseas project managers on each engagement. Work is supervised by Sumpraxis managers on-site in China.

“Manufacturers have begun outsourcing low-risk mechanical engineering jobs and similar projects to overseas providers to cut costs and speed time to market, but most of that business initially went to India,” said Joe Collard, CEO of Sumpraxis. “Bringing these services to China puts them closer to the factories that are now doing much of the manufacturing, and also makes it possible to provide the native language documentation that is necessary to ensure product quality.”

Engineering services available from the Shenyang office center around repetitive, labor-intensive non-customer facing activities such as legacy 2D to 2D/3D data conversion, creation of 3D parametric models from 2D drawings, design/detailing of jigs and fixtures and generation of 2D detailed drawings. The Sumpraxis team in China also handles platform migration, numeric code programming, finite element modeling and analysis, 3D animation and visualization, and technical documentation.

About Sumpraxis

Sumpraxis is a provider of global knowledge process outsourcing services that enable companies to reduce operating costs, minimize risk and accelerate time to market for transaction processing, engineering support and financial services support functions. The company offers a broad array of outsourcing services for the healthcare, financial, engineering, real estate, legal and e-publishing industries. Sumpraxis is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, with offices in Chantilly, Virginia, and Chicago, Illinois, as well as India and China. For more information, visit: