Microsoft Awards Bridgeline Software with Gold Certified Partner Status

February 05, 2008

Boston, MA February 05, 2008 - Bridgeline Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLSW), a leading developer of SaaS-based web application management software and award-winning web applications, today announced that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has awarded them with Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This prestigious status recognizes the highest level of technological excellence, marketplace impact and satisfaction of customers through Microsoft products and services.

Thomas Massie, Bridgeline Software’s President and Chief Executive Officer said, “We have outstanding development teams that take tremendous pride in developing world class web-based solutions. We are excited to become a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and look forward to continuing our high development standards.”

“Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities,” said Allison Watson, vice president of the Worldwide Partner Sales and Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft recognizes Bridgeline Software as a new Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology.”

As one of the requirements for attaining Gold Certified Partner status, Bridgeline had to declare a Microsoft Competency. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry. Bridgeline has achieved two competencies as part of its Gold Certification - Business Process and Integration and Custom Development Solutions. The Custom Development Solutions Competency, for example, is designed for technology partners providing custom-built solutions for clients that require value-added capabilities to optimize business opportunities. Specializations within the competency are Application Infrastructure Development, Smart Client Development and Web Development.

“Our developer partners enable us to deliver high-quality solutions and applications to our customers,” said Nick Abbott, group manager in the .NET Developer Product Marketing Group at Microsoft Corp. “As the demand for applications built on the Microsoft platform continues to grow, there are more opportunities for providers of custom-developed applications than ever before. The Custom Development Solution Competency provides partners with a way to showcase their expertise delivering custom-built solutions to customers, enhancing partners’ revenue opportunities and positioning them for growth.”

About Bridgeline Software

Bridgeline Software is a developer of web application management software and award-winning web applications that help organizations optimize business processes. The iAPPS® Framework and Product Suite are innovative SaaS solutions that unify Content Management, Analytics, eCommerce, and eMarketing capabilities – enabling business users to swiftly enhance and optimize the value of their web properties. Combined with award-winning application development services, Bridgeline Software helps customers cost-effectively accommodate the rapidly changing needs of mission-critical web applications. Bridgeline Software's teams of developers specialize in web application development, information architecture, usability engineering, SharePoint development, rich media development, and search engine optimization.

Bridgeline Software is headquartered near Boston with additional locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C., and Bangalore, India. Bridgeline Software is a recipient of the Inc. 500 award for America’s fastest growing companies and currently services over 550 customers ranging from middle market organizations to divisions within Fortune 1,000 companies that include: The Bank of New York, Marriott International, Citibank, Berkshire Life, Honeywell, EMC, John Hancock, AARP, National Financial Partners, The Packard Foundation, DTCC, Cadaret, Grant & Co., PerkinElmer, UBS, JBHanauer & Co., Omgeo, the Gill Foundation, The Commonwealth Fund, and the Smithsonian Institute. To learn more about Bridgeline Software, please visit www.bridgelinedigital.com.

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