FANBOX Inc.

FANBOX Inc.
GFI Solutions Group Inc.

GFI Solutions Group Inc.

August 25, 2010 07:00 ET

GFI Business Solutions and FANBOX Join Forces to Provide Loyalty Solutions for the Hardware and Construction Materials Industry

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - August 25, 2010) - GFI Business Solutions, a member of GFI Solutions Group and a Canadian leader in the IT industry, and FANBOX, a leader in loyalty programs, announce today the integration of FANBOX's MS2 technology platform into the Omni management solution used by hardware and building supply centres throughout Canada.

The MS2 platform is a unique system which enables transaction management and offers retailers the possibility of real-time communication with clients. FANBOX and GFI Business Solutions have been working together to integrate loyalty programs into retailers' point-of-sale (POS) systems.

"We are very happy about our partnership with FANBOX because it allows our clients to benefit from the integration of our technologies to create effective loyalty solutions," said Jean-Paul Éthier, vice-president of the private sector at GFI Business Solutions.

"This is excellent news for retailers using the Omni management solution," observed Daleyne Guay, president of FANBOX. "With this integration, retailers will be able to use the information captured by their point-of-sale systems and apply integrated marketing tools in real time to create effective and profitable marketing campaigns for their clients."

About GFI Solutions Group

A leader in the Canadian IT industry, GFI Solutions Group ("GFI Group") specializes in the design, implementation, integration and support of business software solutions, in the development of e-business solutions, and in electronic payment, professional, and technical IT services. In operation for over 20 years, GFI Group has pursued an active growth strategy, and its most recent acquisitions include Fortsum Business Solutions Inc., Bell Business Solutions Inc., and Accovia Inc. These acquisitions have enabled the company to expand its client base internationally, conquer vertical markets, and extend its product and service offering to SMBs. Over a five-year period, they have enabled the firm to increase its annualized revenues and employee base fivefold. For more information, please visit GFI's Website at www.gfisolutions.com.

About FANBOX

FANBOX is a leader in SKU-based loyalty programs and gift cards. Headquartered in Boucherville (Quebec), the company also has offices in Boston (Massachusetts) and Paris (France). Since its founding in 2002, FANBOX has been a leader in technologies and relational marketing. Every year, its extensive expertise has helped FANBOX to continually set the benchmark for the successful establishment and management of loyalty programs and affinity groups. For more information, please visit FANBOX's Website at www.fanbox.net/Fanbox/en

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements about GFI Solutions Group Inc. and Fortsum Business Solutions Inc. and their respective business units' objectives, strategies and businesses which involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are "forward-looking" because they are based on our current expectations, on various estimates and assumptions. Actual events or results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements if known or unknown risks affect our business, or if our estimates or assumptions turn out to be inaccurate. Consequently, GFI and Fortsum Business Solutions expressly disclaim any liability or commitment to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

  • Simard Hamel Communications
    Celine Lavoine
    Consultant, Communications and Public Relations
    514-287-9811, extension 14
    c.lavoine@shc.ca
    or
    GFI Solutions Group Inc.
    Anne Hodgkinson
    Director, Communications and Marketing
    514-288-7161, extension 413
    anne.hodgkinson@gfisolutions.com
    or
    FANBOX
    Daleyne Guay
    President
    450-463-3939
    dguay@fanbox.net