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Online Pizza Sales up 1,543 Percent on CACHÉ-Based Website

Cambridge, MA – March 13, 2001 – InterSystems Corporation today announced that QuikOrder (quikorder.com), an InterSystems CACHÉ software VAR, has reported annual online pizza sales for 2000 up 1,543 percent over the previous year. “Results like these indicate that quikorder.com has proven to be the most successful and widely used pizza-ordering site on the Internet,” says Paul Grabscheid, InterSystems vice president of strategic planning.

InterSystems develops and markets the CACHÉ post-relational database. CACHÉ is optimized to deliver the high performance and scalability needed for Web e-commerce sites like quikorder.com.

Chicago-based QuikOrder provides Internet ordering services to more than 400 pizza delivery restaurants, including some of the largest Domino’s Pizza franchisees in the United States. “We completed 24 months of operation on March 1, and the results over the last year have been extremely gratifying,” says Jim Kargman, QuikOrder CEO.

Pizza orders increased from 17,332 in 1999 to 267,480 in 2000, Kargman states. As of March 1, 2001, weekly Web pizza delivery sales are running at an annual rate of over $4M and are growing at a rate that will exceed $10M by year-end 2001.

High Performance Key to Site Success

“When someone wants pizza, it’s a case of ‘make mine pepperoni, and do it now,’ ” Kargman says. “CACHÉ enables quikorder.com to operate at the speed that hungry consumers demand.”

“QuikOrder’s leadership in an extremely competitive niche illustrates a highly successful working partnership. We appreciate the opportunity to work with them,” Grabscheid says.

About InterSystems

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., InterSystems Corporation (www.InterSystems.com) is the leading provider of high-performance database systems for Web applications, with over four million users worldwide. InterSystems’ flagship product, CACHÉ, is a post-relational database with a multidimensional data and application server offering ultra-fast and massively scalable objects and SQL. CACHÉ features breakthrough rapid development technology for building objects and object applications.

Trademark Notes:  Caché is a trademark of InterSystems Corporation.  Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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InterSystems
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