Retailer Selects Messaging Service Provider

Consolidates trading partner communication with QRS

Richmond, CA — April 29, 2003 — QRS Corp. today announced that Retail Brand Alliance Inc. has tapped it to provide trading community management services across all of the company's divisions, which include the Casual Corner Group, Carolee Designs, Brooks Brothers and Adrienne Vittadini. With this agreement, Retail Brand Alliance (RBA) said it would seek to maximize the benefits of its scale by consolidating its trading community transaction traffic through QRS, promoting improved communication and collaboration between RBA and its trading community.

Previously, RBA's different divisions had used several solutions, including QRS Exchange, to communicate and collaborate with their respective trading communities. By implementing QRS Exchange across its divisions, RBA can transact electronically with any trading partner, regardless of its size or technology infrastructure.

"RBA's single solution strategy means that our system can grow easily and steadily, even as our company's portfolio mix continues to diversify," said Stefano Gaggion, chief information officer of RBA. "Using one solution across our enterprise gives RBA efficiencies across our enterprise."

The QRS Exchange solution suite enables customers to manage retail supply chain communication and optimize business operations. Whether through the Internet, a value-added network (VAN) or as a managed service, QRS Exchange supports trading communities of any size.

"QRS is proud to help Retail Brand Alliance connect, transact and collaborate with its global trading community," said Liz Fetter, president and CEO of QRS Corp. "As technologies evolve, QRS will continue to provide collaborative commerce solutions that help our customers improve performance and better differentiate their businesses in today's highly competitive global marketplace."