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- Force12 launches eP Series -

Cambridge, 27 November 2000 - Force12, a Cambridge based software company is today launching a suite of Professional Services Automation tools. The Force12 eP Series is designed to increase productivity and improve business performance at IT, New Media and e-Business service firms.

Force12’s eP Series helps solve three key problems these businesses face right now:

Growing shortfall of skilled IT staff: The increasing number of European organisations seeking to engage in e-Business is creating a demand for skills, which far outstrips supply. Escalating salaries means mid-market firms are under increased pressure to make fewer resources provide more services in order to stay competitive. Force12 eP Series enables service companies to utilise their resources more effectively and improves productivity by giving staff the tools and information they need to get the most from each working day.

Internet speed implementations: The demand for web-related implementations has increased dramatically whilst project timescales continue to shorten. This has heightened the pressure on already stretched IT firms. Force12 eP Series enables companies to execute projects under greater control with day-by-day feedback from team members on the completion of each project element.
Managing distributed workforces across multiple locations: The international nature of many e-Business projects adds an additional challenge for project managers - collaborating with professionals who work out of the office, possibly out of the country. The Web has made possible new ways of working together on projects, without having to sit down together at a table around a project plan.

The Force12 eP Series has been designed to serve the specific professional services automation needs of the IT services organisations - predicted by the Gartner Group to be a $1.6b market for PSA software and services by 2003.

In brief the Force12 eP Series:

- Is modular, comprising eP Assistant, eP Manager, eP Reporter and eP Server components

- Provides rich, interactive productivity tools for end users

- Uses Internet messaging to reach out to workers wherever they are in the world

- Has seamless integration with Microsoft applications Outlook, Excel and Project 2000

About Force12

Force12 develops and licenses software that automates business processes and increases fee earner productivity in professional services organisations. The Company has a particular focus on professional services automation - managing resources more effectively, executing projects under greater control, increasing productivity, streamlining business processes, and meeting and exceeding customer expectations not just some of the time but all of the time.

Force12 is a Certified Microsoft Solution Provider and partners with Great Plains Software and Citrix Systems to provide end-to end business solutions for client/server and Internet deployment.

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