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COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts financial management system is a finalist in the Enterprise Software Package of the Year category of the Accountancy Age Awards 2008 for the ninth consecutive year. Judged by financial directors and industry experts, OpenAccounts is one of four financial software products shortlisted and is competing for the title against COA Solutions’ document management subsidiary, Version One. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on 12 November 2008 at Battersea Park Arena, London.

The Accountancy Age Awards celebrate success, achievement and excellence in the UK accountancy industry. COA Solutions’ OpenAccounts has been shortlisted for the Enterprise Software Package of the Year category for the last nine years and won this award in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006. To reach this year’s finals, COA Solutions had to prove the superiority of its OpenAccounts system in seven key areas from functionality and reliability through to customer care and value for money.

Mark Thompson, Managing Director of COA Solutions, says, “Reaching the final of these highly respected awards for the last nine years is a tremendous achievement and reflects the continuous improvements we have made to our OpenAccounts system and service offering. We pride ourselves on staying close to our customers so that we can fully understand their evolving business issues and respond swiftly to their needs.”

COA Solutions is the UK’s leading supplier of business management and information systems to public, private and not-for-profit organisations in the service sector. Its OpenAccounts system strengthens financial management processes and provides integrated e-procurement, improving productivity whilst further streamlining the finance department.


About COA Solutions
COA Solutions (formerly CedarOpenAccounts) is the UK's leading supplier of integrated business management and information systems to public, private and not-for-profit organisations in the service sector. COA Solutions prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their business needs.

COA Solutions' award-winning Smart Business Suite combines core financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions. These solutions extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, HR and payroll departments across the organisation and enable managers in the business to monitor, analyse and continually improve corporate performance.

COA Solutions has more than 500 experienced and professional staff supporting and servicing over 4,000 clients across the UK service sector including Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WHSmith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.

About Accountancy Age Awards 2008
This year, the Accountancy Age Awards are in their 14th year, celebrating success and achievement across the entire industry, from accountants in business, to practice and public sector. The awards are undoubtedly an important recognition of achievement in accountancy and finance and the quantity of entries received each year indicates that the accolades are valued highly by the profession.

An independent panel of highly respected financial and business leaders judge many of the awards and the eventual finalists and winners enjoy extensive recognition for their success.

The awards will be presented at the Accountancy Age Awards for Excellence on 12th November 2008 at Battersea Park Arena, Battersea, London. Attended by nearly 1,300 guests, the presentation evening is always a spectacular occasion and guests include key figures throughout the practice and business community – including senior partners and financial directors from some of the largest companies in the UK.

For further information, contact:
Liz Ebbrell, COA Solutions
+44 (0)1625 856505 or 07917 634 705

Ben Carey, COA Solutions
+44 (0)1625 856505

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