Pervasive Software Deepens, Extends Document Exchange Managed Services for Marathon Oil Corporation

  Pervasive Software Deepens, Extends Document Exchange Managed Services for
  Marathon Oil Corporation

  Windows Azure-Based Pervasive Business Xchange Strengthens Trading Partner
                          Efficiency, Relationships

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- March 20, 2013

Pervasive Software® Inc. (NASDAQ: PVSW), a global leader  in cloud-based and
on-premises data innovation, is enhancing its 10-year business relationship
with Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) with a new initiative to onboard
hundreds of additional Marathon Oil suppliers. The initiative will almost
quadruple the number of suppliers with which Marathon Oil exchanges
e-invoices, remittances and other electronic business documents using
Pervasive Business Xchange™ managed services. This service enables Marathon
Oil to reach hundreds of additional vendors to efficiently process business
documents according to accepted industry standards.

With increasing activity in the Eagle Ford Shale, Marathon Oil has seen rapid
growth in the number of suppliers that help it conduct efficient production
operations. Powered by Windows Azure, Pervasive Business Xchange leverages the
platform’s scalability and economics to make it cost-effective to
electronically onboard the additional Marathon Oil suppliers.

Pervasive Business Xchange, which is hosted on the Windows Azure
platform-as-a-service, provides customers like Marathon Oil with the
advantages of a scalable, economic cloud-based architecture.

“With our services on the Windows Azure elastic cloud, we can rapidly scale to
accommodate hundreds of additional suppliers, as we are now doing for Marathon
Oil,” noted Markus Bockle, senior director for Pervasive Business Xchange. “We
also have the flexibility to deliver innovative subscription- and usage-based
pricing that makes automated trading relationships affordable for Marathon Oil
and their suppliers, enabling the company to cost-effectively extend B2B
exchange services access to the long tail of their suppliers.”

“Pervasive Business Xchange exemplifies the kind of innovative businesses that
successfully embrace the Microsoft Windows Azure platform,” said Tom Matthews,
Azure Sales Manager, Central Region at Microsoft. “Our platform’s robustness,
scalability and economics enable Pervasive Business Xchange to provide a
seamless and affordable experience to users, from onboarding to document
exchange and monitoring.”

Pervasive Business Xchange, a member of the Petroleum Industry Document
Exchange (PIDX) International standards group, provides electronic exchange of
procurement and supply chain-related documents and transactions to many of the
world’s largest oil and gas producers, as well as their operators and
suppliers. Its managed services accept electronic documents for translation
into a trading partner’s required format and enables users to track the
documents’ progress throughout the process.

About Pervasive Software

Pervasive is a global data innovation leader, delivering software to manage,
integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on premises, throughout the entire
data lifecycle. Pervasive products deliver value to tens of thousands of
customers worldwide, often embedded within partners’ software, with
breakthrough performance, flexibility, reliability and return on investment.
For additional information, go to www.pervasive.com.

Cautionary Statement

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. All forward-looking statements included in this document are based
upon information available to Pervasive as of the date hereof, and Pervasive
assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.

All Pervasive brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Pervasive Software Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other
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Contact:

Pervasive Software
Lacy LaBorde, 512-231-6507
Lacy.LaBorde@pervasive.com
@Pervasive
 
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