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Global Software launches new consulting venture with focus on Sarbanes-Oxley services, business proc

Global Software launches new consulting venture with focus on Sarbanes-Oxley services, business process improvement


Global Software Inc., the premier provider of real-time spreadsheet financial and enterprise data analytic tools and the author of the Global Data Analytic Suite to BPCS, Infinium, MOVEX and J.D. Edwards, announced the launch of a new information technology consulting company to focus on assisting publicly held corporations with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, business process improvement, and information technology management and development. The new company will be named Business Solution Partners. This new effort will be headed up by former Global Consulting Group standout, Bill Jones.

By combining the expertise and resources of the two companies, Business Solution Partners will provide clients with extensive consulting skills in financial systems and accounting, business process analysis and documentation, and information technology management and development. These combined skills and expertise are expected to position the firm for rapid expansion providing Sarbanes-Oxley services, as well complementing and expanding the capabilities of existing services.

Bill Jones has 26 years of experience leading various types of consulting projects and working in high-profile firms. Mr. Jones worked in business management consulting with McKinsey & Company and systems consulting with Arthur Andersen & Company's management information consulting practice (now known as Accenture). Mr. Jones has displayed his diverse abilities to work cross-industry during his accomplished 26 year career including: pharmaceutical, utilities, government, health care, and manufacturing / distribution. Mr. Jones holds a BS in Economics & Business, with a Minor in Mathematics/Computer Science from North Carolina State University.

Ron Kupferman, chairman and CEO of Global Software Inc. states, "There has been a tremendous amount of ink spilt on the issue of corporate governance, specifically the Sarbanes-Oxley Act relative to what types of tools, software, and services can assist in the compliance efforts. Global Software is in perfect position to provide the expertise necessary to achieve a 'turn-key' solution in this market. We have been in the financial solutions business for 30 years and the consultants of Business Solution Partners are trained to handle the rigors of Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley as well integrate its business process improvement strategies for companies all across America."

President, Business Solution Partners, Bill Jones stated, "My staff and I are very excited to be part of the Global family. Global Software has a fabulous reputation, not just locally, but all over the country. We believe our service offerings in the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and business process improvement areas coupled with Global's dynamic Microsoft® Excel-based analytic tools will give this market the total package they have been looking for."

About Global Software Inc.
Global Software Inc., founded in 1981, develops and markets analytic and financial/procurement solutions for ecommerce and IBM iSeries environments. The Global Data Analytics Suite is comprised of Global's flagship products, Spreadsheet Server, a real-time financial analysis and reporting tool leveraging Microsoft® Excel, and Executive DASH, a real-time enterprise reporting and analysis tool also leveraging Microsoft Excel. These flagship products are compatible with widely used ERP packages such as BPCS, J.D. Edwards, Infinium, MOVEX and run on DB2, Oracle, SQL Server and Microsoft Access DB. Rounding out the suite is Budget Manager and Cost Analyzer for BPCS.

Other Global offerings include: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Purchase Order, and Inventory. Global's award-winning S*W*A*T (Software Walk Through) provides our customers with a unique implementation methodology and insures a quality level of service that is second-to-none in the industry.

Based just a few miles from Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, N.C., Global Software supports over 400 customers and 2000 installed products worldwide. In addition to Global's worldwide headquarters in Raleigh, NC, Global has distributors in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland, and Romania. Global Software Inc.'s World Wide Web address is

About Business Solution Partners
Business Solution Partners, founded in 1998, provides professional services in business analysis, process reengineering, management consulting, and information technology development. Business Solution Partners also offers a diverse service offering in the areas of internal controls reviews and risk assessments, specifically focusing on the corporate compliance requirements associated with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. The firm has served a number of industries and performed extensive work in the development of business-to-business eCommerce software in the pharmaceutical industry.

Combining the business process mapping, accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance services and information technology expertise, Business Solution Partners is nationally known for its relationships with high-profile clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, BB&T, Smithfield Foods, Blue-Cross Blue-Shield of North Carolina, and Syngenta (formerly Novartis).

The Sarbanes-Oxley act is requiring publicly held corporations with an equity market capitalization of greater than $75 million to include in annual reports a specific management report on the company's internal controls over financial reporting and the accompanying auditor's report. External auditors of the corporation are not allowed to perform the internal controls review and associated work as it would be a conflict of interest, Business Solution Partners fills this by offering a customized Sarbanes-Oxley compliance service package.

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