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UK-based Cevas Data Systems today announces the launch of GlobalExpense,
the first ever completely outsourced expense-handling service that offers
cost savings and administrative streamlining way beyond the much vaunted
ASP model.

GlobalExpense uses the power of the Internet to break the bureaucratic
paperchase associated with claiming expenses for employees and employers
alike - all a user needs is a web browser and Internet access.

Designed and managed by qualified accountants, GlobalExpense handles
expenses and approvals online - eliminating the time-consuming and costly
processes of trawling through receipts, chasing forms, reimbursing cash
and reclaiming VAT. The system is configured to clients'
specifications - with company rules or an individual's spending limit -
which enables GlobalExpense to check the validity of claims without
expense authorisers having to waste time proving data accuracy.

Ashley Whittaker, founder and CEO of Cevas Data Systems said: "Cevas is
delighted to introduce GlobalExpense, which is the product of almost two
years' worth of research and development. We have designed the system to
save time and money for everyone. It also offers an unequalled
opportunity for fast, efficient and detailed information gathering to
enhance management reporting and cost controls. Claiming and paying
expenses is the bane of everyone's lives and GlobalExpense is designed to
cut out 100% of the mind-numbing administration associated with expenses -
freeing up precious time for accounts personnel to perform more satisfying
tasks and at the same time ensuring staff are reimbursed promptly.

"Given the complexity of taxation on employee expenses that has built-up
over recent years businesses, especially medium-sized ones, have to make a
concerted and expensive effort to make sure they are complying with all
the regulations. If businesses don't, they may face swingeing penalty
and interest demands from the Inland Revenue or Customs and Excise at
their next visit."

Ashley Whittaker added: "Global Expense will remove the headache from
finance directors and business owners that they might be sitting on a tax
time-bomb, due to expenses systems and policies that do not keep pace with
changing legislation, whilst also making claiming expenses less of a chore
for employees."

Ralph Hulbert, the chairman of Cevas and a "business angel" who has,
over the last 20 years helped 30 businesses start, said: "GlobalExpense
is the first in a stable of products that Cevas will launch that will use
the power and eventual ubiquity of the Internet to save time and hassle
for businesses and employees. From his time as a Chartered Accountant,
working with a number of businesses, Ashley saw that the web offered a
better way of cutting down on financial bureaucracy whilst improving
business controls, and he has provided the drive to create Cevas and make
this vision a reality".

GlobalExpense automatically processes the UK and international VAT
associated with expenses and can distinguish between recoverable and
non-recoverable VAT. The system also prepares P11D and corporation tax
information and is totally compliant with UK tax laws. Cevas is working
closely with the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise to ensure that all
its products provide complete and accurate compliance solutions and that
GlobalExpense is updated each time legislation is changed.


Published by Kelso Consulting on behalf of Cevas Data Systems.

For more information please contact:

Ashley Whittaker, CEO

Cevas Data Systems

020 7298 5757

Lynn Levy or James Sheppard

Kelso Consulting

020 7729 7595

Notes to Editors

·Cevas is the first company of its kind to use the web to provide an
accountancy outsourcing service, potentially ridding companies of the low
value, high volume administration procedures such as the processing of
employee expense claims. Cevas predicts that this model will be widely
employed by businesses of all sizes within two years.

·Cevas moved to new premises at The South Wing, 157 Edgware Road, London
W2 at the end of last year, allowing all of its various data processing
functions to take place under one roof. GlobalExpense uses the latest
Microsoft technologies to enable a separation between the host servers and
their application software. This technology, when employed in combination
with Cisco networking architecture provides massive scalability,
reliability and speed.

·Cevas Data Systems has received substantial financial backing from The
Hamilton Portfolio Ltd.

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