Fortsum Business Solutions named to the Sage North America President’s Circle and Million Dollar Club

Montreal, 2 February 2010 – Fortsum Business Solutions, member of GFI Solutions Group Inc. who is a leading provider of IT products and services across Canada, is a Sage North America business partner specializing in integration of Accpac, has been named to the Sage America President’s Circle and Million Dollar Club for fiscal year 2009.

President’s Circle award winners are the top performing business partners for Sage Business Solutions (SBS) division products. As for the Sage North American Million Dollar Club, Fortsum has been awarded this prestigious recognition for attaining the million dollar mark in revenues generated during the fiscal year 2009.

The Sage North America President’s Circle is awarded to the leading sales producers among SBS business partners representing a host of segment-leading brands, including Sage Accpac ERP, and others.

“It is a great testament to the hard work and focus on our mutual customers that Fortsum Business Solutions has succeeded in becoming once again a Sage North America President’s Circle and Million Dollar Club Award winner,” said Jodi Uecker-Rust, president Sage Business Solutions division. “We applaud the efforts of the entire team at Fortsum Business Solutions and wish them continued success in the years to come.”

Denis Carrier, EVP & COO, Fortsum Business Solutions comments: “We are extremely proud of achieving the highest distinction for 2009 as this marks the second year that we are ranked at the top”. Mr. Carrier continued: “Although it was a tough year, our team succeeded in achieving once again the President’s Circle and Million Dollar Club, making this an even more significant award”.

In January 2010, President’s Circle 2009 award recipients will experience further recognition from Sage with an executive retreat at the Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona for these elite performers.

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 2000 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 Québec. 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.


Anne Hodgkinson
Director, Communications and Marketing
514.288.7161 ext. 413