Allocate Software plc
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Allocate Software plc

September 09, 2009 02:00 ET

Strong contract wins for Q1 2010


9 September 2009
                                                          
                                                Allocate Software plc
                                                   ("the company")
                                                          
                                          Strong contract wins for Q1 2010

Allocate Software plc (AIM: ALL), the leading provider of workforce optimisation solutions announces:

- 14 new contract wins in its first quarter ended 31 August 2009
- MAPS Maritime Suite selected by the world's leading family entertainment company for its cruise line business
- Continued growth in its Healthcare sector, which now has over 185 NHS Trusts across the UK using MAPS Health Suite

Maritime

During Q1 2010 the world's leading family entertainment company selected MAPS Maritime Suite for its cruise line
business to better manage its shore-side crew operations over the coming years and to provide an effective crew
rostering solution for both current and future ships.

Healthcare

In the first quarter ended 31 August 2009, the following UK NHS Trusts awarded new contracts for MAPS Healthroster
include:

e-Rostering

-       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

South Birmingham Community Health selected Allocate Software's MAPS Healthroster solution to support its 'Electronic
Turnaround' initiative, with the intention of a Trust-wide roll out.  Key to choosing MAPS Healthroster is the proven
reporting and auditing capability, which will be utilised by the Trust to support the introduction of cost reduction
programmes through improved staff rostering.

Doctor Rostering

Following the release of the MAPS Healthroster solution for the electronic rostering of doctors, Q1 2010 saw the
first two contracts confirmed:

-       Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust ("BHRUT")
-       NHS Isle of Wight

Both BHRUT and NHS Isle of Wight further extended their investment in MAPS Healthroster in order to assign doctors
more efficiently to their duties.

Gill Perry, Deputy Director of HR at BHRUT said, "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."

Web Timesheets


In the first quarter, Barts and The London NHS Trust signed a contract to use Web Timesheets, a module within the MAPS
Health Suite  which  helps  to achieve improved accuracy of payroll data and alleviate the administrative burden of
timesheet management across departments.

Ian Bowles, Chief Executive Officer of Allocate Software, commented: "I am delighted by the continued demand for our
industry leading applications. The contract win in Maritime reinforces our market leading position in this sector.
Our Healthcare customer community also grew 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."


Enquiries:

Allocate Software                                                   
Ian Bowles - Chief Executive Officer                                Tel: +44 (0) 20 7355 5555
Simon Thorne - Chief Financial Officer
Claire Parsons - Corporate Marketing Manager

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About Allocate Software

Allocate Software plc 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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