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Advanced Business Solutions (ABS), formerly COA Solutions, has reached the final of the Accountancy Age Awards 2010 for the eleventh consecutive year. ABS’s financial management system is competing in the Software Package of the Year category with the winner being announced at an awards ceremony on 16 November 2010 at Battersea Evolution, London. ABS is a five times Accountancy Age Award winner having previously won the accolade in 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2009.

Now in its 16th year, The Accountancy Age Awards acknowledge and reward the achievements in business, practice and technology within the UK accountancy industry. Judged by a panel of independent industry experts including financial directors and chief executives from leading UK organisations, the awards are widely regarded as the most influential arbiter of accounting industry performance.

To be shortlisted in the Software Package of the Year category, ABS had to demonstrate the excellence of its financial management system across a number of different areas including customer care, design quality, ease of use, reliability, sales growth, technical innovation and value for money. Five customer testimonials also had to be submitted.

Dean Dickinson, Managing Director of Advanced Business Solutions, comments, “We are proud of our track record in these prestigious awards. Reaching the final for the eleventh year running demonstrates the advanced functionality of our financial management software as well as our continued commitment to fulfilling customers’ needs.”

ABS’s financial management software with integrated electronic procurement, budgeting, planning, forecasting, business intelligence and document management functionality, increases efficiency and visibility in the finance department whilst ensuring tight financial control.


About Advanced Business Solutions

Advanced Business Solutions (ABS), formerly COA Solutions, provides leading integrated business applications and services that enable public, private and third sector organisations to retain control, improve visibility and gain efficiencies whilst continually improving corporate performance. ABS prides itself on getting close to its customers by understanding their businesses and responding to their evolving needs.

ABS's software systems comprise core accounting/financial management, procurement, human resource and payroll systems, integrated with a range of collaborative, document management and business intelligence solutions to extend the value and effectiveness of the finance, human resource and payroll departments, which can also be delivered as a managed or bureau service option.

Customers come from both public and private sectors and include Companies House, Newcastle City Council, WH Smith, Royal Bank of Scotland, Aer Lingus, National Express Group, DFS, RSPB and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust.
Advanced Business Solutions is a division of Advanced Computer Software Group plc, a leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors.

About Advanced Computer Software Group plc

Advanced Computer Software Group plc (Advanced) is the leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors with a primary focus on delivering high quality products and services to enable first class delivery of care in the community. Advanced's portfolio for the health and care sector includes IT management and analytics systems for out-of-hospital applications covering urgent and unplanned care, district nursing, hospices, residential care homes, telehealth, end-of-life and long-term-condition management; as well as mobile information systems for community carers.

Advanced additionally delivers back-office systems for NHS trusts, local authorities and care providers and is further strengthening its position in the health checks and pharmacy services markets. Working with partners in the NHS, local government and the private sector, Advanced delivers IT in support of safe and efficient care delivery and greater information for both the commissioner and care provider. The company's unique proposition is the breadth of integrated health and care solutions from patient-facing IT systems through to back-end operational systems and services.

Advanced is also a leading supplier of software and IT services to the commercial sector. This part of the business underpins growth whilst providing opportunities for cross-marketing of products and IT services.


Liz Ebbrell, Advanced Computer Software Group
+44(0)1625 856505 or 07917 634 705

Ben Carey, Advanced Computer Software Group
+44 (0)1625 856505

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