Fortsum Business Solutions, winner in the CDN Channel Elite Awards

Fortsum Business Solutions, proud recipient of the gold medal at CDN Channel Elite Awards 2010 in the Best Small Business Solutions category

Montreal (Quebec), September 28, 2010 – Fortsum Business Solutions, member of GFI Solutions Group Inc., a leading Canadian IT solutions firm, is proud to announce that it has it has been awarded the gold medal at the annual CDN Channel Elite Awards in the category of Best Small Business Solution. This prestigious award was credited following a complete transformation of business processes for its client Décor Parent, in which they integrated their Acomba® accounting and management suite. The announcement was made on September 16th at the gala which was held in Woodbridge, Ontario.

“The involvement and support of the Fortsum team enabled us to successfully achieve a drastic transformation of our manual processes to produce a marked increase in efficiency and productivity of our company”, commented Décor Parent’s president, Sebastien Parent. “Initially, we were not convinced that our business processes could be computerized because of the complexity of it all, and along the way, our reservations were quickly dispelled. This certainly illustrates the IT potential, especially for small businesses like ours”, continued Sebastien Parent.

Organized by the magazine Computer Dealer News, Channel Elite Awards recognizes IT Solution Providers for their innovation, leadership and commitment to create value for their customers. This recognition at national event is coveted by hundreds of vendors across the country.

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 some 24,000 SMBs located mainly in Quebec, Ontario and eastern Canada.

About GFI Solutions Group Inc.

A leader in the Canadian IT industry, GFI Solutions Group (“GFI 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, they have enabled the firm to increase its annualized revenues and employee base fivefold.

Today, 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

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 which 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.

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Information :

Céline Lavoine
Conseillère, communications et relations publiques
Simard Hamel Communications
514 287-9811, poste 14

Anne Hodgkinson
Director, communications and marketing
GFI Solutions Group Inc.
514 288-7161, ext. 413