Baker Hughes Selects DIcentral Corporation as Technology Partner
to Manage Electronic B2B Data Exchange

Cites Speed of Implementation and Flexible Technical Capability as Primary Factors in Choice to Help Streamline Company-wide Processes

HOUSTON, TX. (June 20, 2001) - DIcentral Corporation, a leading provider of hosted B2B data integration services, announced today that Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) has selected it as a technology Partner.

Baker Hughes was required to switch data integration providers within 30 days as a part of Project Renaissance, a major company initiative to achieve significant cost savings by streamlining internal business processes and effectively implementing SAP enterprise resource planning software. As part of this initiative, DIcentral will manage the data exchange between Baker Hughes and its customers worldwide.

DIcentral allowed Baker Hughes to achieve customer integration in 30 days, instead of the five to six months proposed by other providers. Another critical factor in the selection was DIcentral's ability to adapt easily to changing e-commerce environments in the future. Baker Hughes expects their measure of Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) to be reduced over the long term as a result.

"DIcentral's Solution drastically reduces the cost of data exchange and requires only days or weeks of set-up and operational time rather than the months required by traditional solutions," said Thuy Mai, DIcentral Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased to serve as a technology Partner with Baker Hughes, and look forward to expanding our service relationship to the entire supply chain."

DIcentral Corporation is a privately held, venture-funded company with full-service facilities in Houston, TX and an additional office in San Diego, CA. DIcentral's Total B2B Data Integration Solution enables corporations of any size to achieve business-to-business (B2B) data integration without switching costs, without the investment in localized software and hardware technology, and without the costs of ongoing maintenance and management of B2B relationships.

Baker Hughes Incorporated is a leading supplier of reservoir-centered products, services and systems to the worldwide oil and gas industry and a leading supplier of separation technologies to the worldwide process industries.

For more information about DIcentral Corporation:
Peter Edlund, Manager, Business Development and Sales
(281) 480-1121 x106

For more information about Baker Hughes Incorporated:
(713) 439-8600

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