Allocate Software plc
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Allocate Software plc

September 22, 2009 04:53 ET

Allocate Software Sees Continued Growth in Healthcare Sector With Strong Q1 Results

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2009) - Allocate Software plc (AIM:ALL), the leading provider of workforce optimisation and electronic rostering solutions for the UK healthcare market, is pleased to announce an increase in NHS Trust customers in its first quarter to the end of 31 August 2009. Thirteen NHS Trusts signed contracts for MAPS Healthroster, the leading electronic solution for healthcare providers, bringing the total number of Trusts in the UK using the MAPS Health Suite solution to over 185 NHS Trusts.

The UK NHS Trusts which have awarded new contracts for MAPS Healthroster include:

- Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

- Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

- Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust

- East Kent NHS Hospitals Trust

- Enfield Community Healthcare Services NHS Trust

- Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

- Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

- Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

- South Birmingham Community Health

- Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

Key to choosing MAPS Health Suite is its proven capabilities, its extensive functionality, simplicity and proven time and cost savings. Proven benefits from the solution include improved patient safety, improved staffing effectiveness, improved quality of life for staff and increased accuracy of payroll data.

During the quarter the first contract extension was awarded, following the release of a new module, which has been designed specifically for doctors and medical staff. NHS Isle of Wight extended their investment in order to assign doctors and medical staff more efficiently to their duties. This module had already been successfully implemented at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust ("BHRUT").

Gill Perry, Deputy Director of HR at BHRUT explains why the Trust awarded the contract for MAPS Healthroster electronic rostering solution: "As one of the largest operating Trusts in England, we are always looking for ways to improve and simplify the processes involved with managing a large workforce, while at the same time maintaining the delivery of the best possible level of care. This was particularly the case with the management of the rotas of junior doctors and medical staff, which is a highly complex process that became even more prevalent with the new legislative requirements of the European Working Time Directive."

The first new contract for Allocate Software's Web Timesheets module was also awarded in the first quarter by Barts and The London NHS Trust. The module helps to achieve improved accuracy of payroll data and alleviate the administrative burden of timesheet management across departments.

The growth of the PCT provider market continued, including South Birmingham Community Health, South Birmingham's PCT provider, who became the tenth PCT customer to select Allocate Software's MAPS Healthroster, and will be using the solution to support its 'Electronic Turnaround' initiative. A key reason for choosing MAPS Healthroster is the reporting and auditing capability, which will be used by the Trust to support the introduction of cost reduction programmes through improved staff rostering.

Commenting, Ian Bowles, Chief Executive Officer said: "We are delighted by the continued demand for our industry leading applications. Our Healthcare customer community has grown to over 185 NHS Trusts, of which 91 NHS Trusts have selected MAPS Healthroster. This makes MAPS Healthroster and BSMS the most commonly used e-Rostering and temporary staff management software applications in the NHS. In addition, four private healthcare providers use MAPS Healthroster to great effect."

About Allocate Software plc:

Allocate Software plc, formerly Manpower Software, is the leading workforce optimisation software applications provider for world-wide organisations with large, multi-skilled workforces. With over 18 years' experience, they ensure customers can match operational demands with workforce supply. Using MAPS, Allocate Software's workforce optimisation software application, organisations can deploy the right people and right skills, to the right place at the right time. With Corporate headquarters in London, regional offices in the UK, USA, Australia and Malaysia, Allocate Software provide services and support to an international customer base across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Founded in 1991, Allocate Software plc is listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange ("ALL"). Please visit www.allocatesoftware.com for further information.

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    Paul Scandrett
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    Claire Parsons
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