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Alphawest Signs Agreement with Manpower Software plc

  • 14 February, 2005 15:30

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, 14 February 2005 – Alphawest Services Pty Ltd has entered into a strategic partnership with Manpower Software plc of the United Kingdom for the sale, implementation and ongoing support of Manpower Software solutions in the Asia/Pacific region.</p>
<p>Manpower Software’s MAPS workforce planning software allows organisations, particularly those with highly skilled workforces, to optimise staff deployment and model future workforce requirements more effectively.</p>
<p>Initially, Alphawest and Manpower Software will work together in the development of solutions for the Australian Defence Force. Alphawest will enhance Manpower Software’s solution implementation capability and expand the product into other target markets in the region including, but not limited to, health, law enforcement and corrective services, emergency services and the mining industries.</p>
<p>Alphawest’s CEO Garry Henley said, "The agreement between Alphawest and Manpower Software not only adds to the breadth of customer solutions we provide, but is also consistent with our current and expanding capabilities in the information management arena."</p>
<p>"Alphawest is particularly pleased that Manpower Software’s core product, MAPS, has already proven its capabilities in the UK and Europe. Alphawest’s role will be significant in deploying customer solutions whilst providing ongoing support to ensure MAPS continues to deliver a strong return on investment to our customers."</p>
<p>About Alphawest</p>
<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd is an IT Services business operating across the Australasian region, focusing on three key sectors of the IT Services market: Information Management, Infrastructure Solutions and Business Continuity.</p>
<p>Alphawest excels in aligning IT systems with a company's business goals for the creation of genuine business value and enjoys strong partnerships with leading organisations throughout Australasia.</p>
<p>Alphawest employs over 400 staff in offices located in Albany, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury and Singapore.</p>
<p>Member of the Alphawest Ltd Group, an Australian publicly listed company.</p>
<p>About Manpower Software</p>
<p>Manpower Software plc is a British public company listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. It develops workforce planning solutions based on MAPS, its Manpower Analysis and Planning System. Initially developed for defence users, now including NATO and the British Regular Army and Territorial Army, MAPS also has a strong user base among businesses and government organisations which need to manage their workforce effectively – such as the world’s top cruise shipping companies and the UK National Health Service. MAPS helps organisations view the demands on their workforce and effectively deploy their staff to meet their goals – ensuring that the right person with the right skills is in the right place at the right time. Manpower Software is headquartered in London and has a US office in Miami.</p>
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