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Swindon, UK – February 14th , 2005 – The SOLUS Partnership, a consortium of HR and Accounting solutions and services companies, has chosen the Softworld Spring Exhibitions to unveil its unique service capability and announce its founding members and new clients.

Founded in 2004, The SOLUS Partnership boasts a best of breed approach to delivering complementary HR, Payroll, Financials, e-Learning, and e-Recruitment solutions coupled with consultancy, networking and infrastructure services to give organisations a one-stop-shop for their business application needs. The SOLUS Partnership was formed in response to a growing market demand to enable organisations to select key business solutions from a single source and benefit from the resulting economies of scale. The SOLUS Partnership offers an unrivalled business proposition underpinned with a solid business charter that trademarks its members’ service levels, product development roadmap, project management methodology, technology platform, mission and goals.

The SOLUS Partnership members are committed to embracing Microsoft’s .NET development platform as outlined by the member charter. Each member also positively embraces an ASP deployment model and will further develop integrated propositions to deliver hosted services to its customers. New members to the partnership will need to satisfy the exacting demands of the charter and commit to the services levels and software development standards that it embraces.

The SOLUS Partnership founding members are: -
Infosupport – a developer of HR software solutions since 1986 and is today an acknowledged leader in its field. From its headquarters in Swindon, UK, Infosupport has acquired a loyal base of thousands of users ranging across local government, further and higher education and the commercial sector.
PS Financials plc - based in Peterborough (UK), develops, markets, sells, implements and supports PS Financials - financial accounting and order processing software used by leading commercial and Not for Profit organisations worldwide.
Rutherford Webb - a specialist provider of flexible and powerful payroll solutions. Dedicated to meeting the payroll needs of companies since 1983, Rutherford Webb is the only leading payroll system provider to offer the choice of in-house, bureau service or hosted solutions.
e-Learning WMB - a specialist producer of bespoke e-learning solutions. The company is UK based, with an array of bespoke e-learning project management, illustration, programming and design skills suited to the corporate client e-learning needs.
ESG Technical Services - provides technical consultancy, support, integration and implementation services on a range of technologies including Voice and Data, Security, Storage and Networking. ESG also specialises in outsourcing services from single business applications management to complete IT outsourcing encompassing business continuity services.

Organisations can work with the SOLUS Partnership to select the appropriate mix of business solutions and services to best suit their needs and they are rewarded with one main channel of communication, one project management team and significant project efficiency and productivity benefits.

“It can be a daunting task for any organisation to embark on a project to adopt or replace key HR, Payroll or Accounting solutions,” commented John O’Neill, Managing Director of Infosupport. “Simply differentiating between suppliers is a minefield and the problem is further exacerbated if you are looking for integrated business solutions. The SOLUS Partnership is a powerful alliance of some of the most experienced and respected pioneers of the software market, many of whom have co-operated together on joint customer projects and have seen the efficiencies and benefits that the alliance has produced both for the customer and the supplier.” John continues, “We have simply taken that model, broadened the solutions and services portfolio and formalised it into a larger consortium that offers industry leaders co-operating within a clearly defined service and development charter and uniquely offering a combined future proof solution.”

The SOLUS Partnership has enjoyed some early successes with organisations including Paydens, Schenker, Bioproducts Laboratory and Filton College. At Paydens, one of the UK’s largest independent pharmaceutical wholesalers, the SOLUS Partnership, led by PS Financials, project managed the implementation of Payden’s financial accounting, HR and Payroll system. Infrastructure and networking consultancy and guidance was provided by ESG Technical Services and the system was delivered on time, within budget and the client experienced a single point of contact throughout.

The SOLUS Partnership is being officially launched at the Softworld Accounting & Finance; HR & Payroll exhibition on March 2nd & 3rd at Olympia, London. For more information please visit Infosupport on stand 1114, PS Financials on stand 630 or our website at

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