SOURCE: Unique Business Systems

April 05, 2007 18:26 ET

Staging Connections Ends Worldwide Search for Rental, Staging and Labor Management System, Selects R2 From UBS

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 5, 2007 -- Australia's only publicly listed global event services group, Staging Connections Group Limited (SCGL), announced the selection of R2 from Unique Business Systems as the rental software system that will power the global operations of the group. R2 is the leading software for Rentals, Labor and Sales for the events, staging and entertainment industries.

SCGL operates from over 90 locations worldwide and provides totally integrated end-to-end event production, staging, exhibition and specialist technical services.

David Hackshall (SCGL Head of IT) commented, "We required a specific solution that would span our complex global operations and would be totally scaleable to our ongoing growth aspirations. After reviewing numerous options, including customized ERP systems and developing our own systems, we selected R2 in conjunction with the Oracle E-Business suite.

"By combining the strengths of these two systems we will achieve a fully integrated whole-of-business solution for the Group," he continued. "We chose R2 because it will deliver strong strategic advantages, well into the next decade."

The out-of-the-box functionality covered the operational aspects the company was seeking in the staging, rental, labor, inventory management, reporting and operational accounting software. Integration with other systems gave the company the advantage of being able to use best-of-breed systems for specialized areas like CRM, HR and Financials.

Staging Connections will roll-out R2 across Australia, Pacific Rim and its Asian based operations starting in August 2007. "The global roll-out of this solution will be a huge task," said Hackshall, "UBS' experience and reputation as an IT provider of choice in the global events industry gives us confidence that our partnership will be successful."

Staging Connections Group Limited

Staging Connections is a publicly listed global event and exhibition services group, providing event production and integration, event design, event staging, exhibition and venue services to the business sector. The group has operations in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai. It employs over 1000 staff and has offices at over 70 premier hotels, convention centres and resorts in the Asia Pacific region. Website: www.stagingconnections.com.

Unique Business Systems:

UBS has been a partner to the A/V Rental, Staging and Events Industries for over two decades. R2, the flagship Software for Rental Inventory, Labor and Sales powers the operations of over 180 companies in Americas, Europe and Australia. Website: www.unibiz.com.

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