Fortsum Business Solutions finalist of 2010 CDN Channel Elite Awards

Two projects have been named in the following categories: Stenek Corporation for Best Mid-Market Solution and Décor Parent for Best Small Business Solution

Montreal (Quebec), August 16, 2010 – Fortsum Business Solutions, member of GFI Solutions Group Inc. (« GFI Group »), a leading Canadian IT solutions firm, announces that for the second year in a row, it has been nominated among finalists for the 2010 edition of CDN Channel Elite Awards in two categories. The winners will be announced at the gala to be held on September 16th at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in Woodbridge, Ontario.

CDN’s Channel Elite Awards recognizes IT Solution Providers for their innovation, leadership and commitment to creating value for their customers. The Channel Elite Awards attracts more than 200 solution providers from across the country. The Best Mid-Market Solution category honours the partner that has created the most innovative and problem solving hardware, networking, online or software-based solution for a mid-size organization (101 to 250 seats). For the category of Best Small Business Solution, it is targeted to businesses with up to 100 seats.

Fortsum Business Solutions is a leading provider of ERP solutions and specializes in the development, support, implementation and integration of efficient, adaptable, high-tech solutions for the daily management of businesses and financial data for small and medium businesses located across Canada.

About GFI Solutions Group Inc.

A leader in the Canadian IT industry, GFI Solutions 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, these acquisitions have enabled the firm to increase its annualized revenues and employee base five-fold.

Today, GFI Group offers an unparalleled selection of software products and IT development and consulting services. Its clientele comprises of a wide range of SMBs, large businesses, financial institutions, and public and parapublic organizations. Although most of its clients are located in Quebec, GFI Group has customers throughout the rest of Canada and has a footprint in both Europe and the United States. For more information, please visit our Website at

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Céline Lavoine
Communications and Public Relations
Simard Hamel Communications
514 287-9811, ext. 14

Anne Hodgkinson
Director, Communications and Marketing
Groupe GFI Solutions Inc.
514-288-7161, ext. 413