Fortsum Business Solutions Inc.

Fortsum Business Solutions Inc.


February 09, 2010 07:00 ET

Fortsum Business Solutions Ranks First Place in Canada and Third Place in North America as SAP® Business One™ Reseller

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2010) - Fortsum Business Solutions, a member of GFI Solutions Group Inc., a leading provider of IT products and services across Canada and an SAP Canada business partner, is proud to announce that we finished in 1st place(i) in Canada and 3rd place(i) in North America among all dealers specializing in integration management solution of SAP Business One, in 2009.

The team at Fortsum Business Solutions ranked amongst the top performers in its industry in Canada. The announcement was made from the publication's ranking partners at SAP Canada.

Denis Carrier, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Fortsum Business Solutions, commented, "We're honoured to be among the leaders as certified partners of SAP Business One. This accomplishment, in a difficult economic situation, confirms the competence and drive from of our SAP Business One teams in Laval and Toronto."

"Fortsum is a prime example of a solution provider that is realizing the benefits of its significant investment in the SAP Business One practice," said Conrad Mandala, vice-president, SME, SAP Canada Inc. "They have been extremely successful in expanding their market reach in Quebec and Ontario, and were able to achieve their growth targets for 2009, despite a down economy. We look forward to working closely with the Fortsum team on continuing that momentum in 2010."

In closing, Fortsum Business Solutions would like to thank its customers and partners for their confidence and reiterates its commitment to providing the best products and services to all its clients.

About Fortsum Business Solutions Inc.

Fortsum Business Solutions develops, integrates, supports and connects companies, primarily SMBs, with the best management systems available on the market. Fortsum's comprehensive ERP solutions is unmatched to this day and supports all types of businesses from 1 to 2,000 employees, regardless of their economic activity!

In May 2009, Fortsum Business Solutions became a full member of GFI Solutions Inc., a leader in consulting and development of IT solutions in Canada.

About GFI Solutions Group Inc.

Backed by close to 1,000 employees, GFI Solutions Group Inc. ("GFI") is among the leaders in the field of IT solutions in Quebec, specializing in the production and integration of management applications, the development of electronic payment and e-business solutions, including professional and technical IT services.

Established in 1988, GFI has pursued a growth strategy of targeted acquisitions in vertical markets. Through this approach, it has acquired a critical mass of knowledge, expertise, and specialized products, enabling it to provide a global offering suited to all types of organizations and industries.

Its most recent acquisitions include Fortsum Business Solutions, Bell Business Solutions and Accovia. These acquisitions have enabled GFI to expand its client base internationally, conquer vertical markets, and extend its product and service offering to SMBs. Today, GFI's customers include over 55,000 SMBs and large organizations across Canada and Europe, of which 52,000 are located in Quebec. Over a five-year period, GFI has increased its annualized revenues and employee base five-fold. For more information, visit our website at

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 that 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.

((i) Based on the volume of net purchasses at SAP in 2009)

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