Fortsum Business Solutions launches new SURF software for notaries

Unprecedented technology which recognizes notarial terminology, making it possible to submit land documents directly to SIRF from Microsoft® Word.

Montreal, November 2, 2010 – In response to the demand from notaries needing a simplified system for submission of documents to the Land Registry, Fortsum Business Solutions, a member of IT products and services leader GFI Solutions Group Inc. (“GFI Group”), is proud to announce the launch of its brand-new SURF (Système Universel de Réquisition Facilitée) software.

Fortsum has organized a dynamic launch campaign to promote its new tool. Throughout the three-month period following the launch, clients will be able to sign up and install the SURF software for free through the SMB Portal.

Because it uses new technology which recognizes notarial terminology, SURF makes pre-established document templates, tags, and merge fields unnecessary. The documents created are sent through secure servers, and the software’s interface is bilingual, enabling document management in both French and English. This means greater simplicity and efficiency for notaries, who will be able to send their documents directly to SIRF (Système Informatique du Régistre Foncier [Web-Based Land Registry Information System]) from Microsoft®Word in a matter of minutes: this new software is a significant time-saver indeed.

SURF is being introduced after a month and a half of pilot testing conducted at five notarial offices which, until now, had never submitted land documents electronically. During this period, more than 175 documents were created and sent to the Land Registry using this software. At its official launch during the Cours de perfectionnement de la Chambre des notaires du Québec, which took place from October 28 to 30, SURF sparked the interest of the professionals in attendance and was extremely well-received.

About SURF

For more information on this product, you are invited to watch the video available at

About Fortsum Business Solutions

Fortsum Business Solutions (“Fortsum”) has been a subsidiary company of GFI Solutions Group since May 21, 2009. Fortsum specializes in the development and support of effective and progressive IT solutions for the daily management of the business and financial data of Canadian SMBs. For more information, please visit Forstum’s Website at

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 offers an unparalleled selection of software products and IT development and consulting services. Its clientele comprises 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 established a foothold in both Europe and the United States. For more information, please visit our Website at

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