Adecco connects its UK branches with Magic Software’s uniPaaS

  • Or Yehuda, Israel
  • February 8, 2010

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC), a provider of application platforms andbusiness and process integration solutions, today announces that Adecco, a market leader in human resource solutions, has developed MAX, a back-office system for its 200 UK branches, using Magic Software’s uniPaaS application platform.

Magic Software’s uniPaaS is an application platform that simplifies the process of building and deploying business applications. The MAX back-office system facilitates and optimizes the matching of candidates with enterprises, enables multi-agency registration of candidates, global access to human resources and rapid response to customer requirements.
The MAX system replaced Adecco’s disparate local databases. It also simplifies procedures, eliminates the need for any manual intervention by data processing specialists and facilitates remote management of each recruitment agency by a central data processing team.

According to Andrew Chapman, IT Manager, Adecco UK: “It is obvious that centralized management from a single base is easier and more efficient than the previous situation – in which this same type of operation was done on over 200 separate remote servers.”
Through the new system, batch processing times have also been reduced to a fifth; enhancing the handling of business opportunities, as well as speeding up customer response times.

The development process was speeded up using the uniPaaS application platform that uses pre-compiled business logic, or ‘metadata’ rather than hard code. “As any IT manager knows, it’s not easy to get the budget to replace existing IT investments. Magic Software had already provided a decade’s worth of stable and trusted technology for our internal back office system. Now with uniPaaS we have the scope to evolve this and take our existing application into the cloud without turning our IT investments upside down,” continued Andrew Chapman, IT Manager, Adecco UK.

uniPaaS also enables easy remote deployment of new versions of MAX, and an almost real-time correction of potential input errors, assuring the data processing team of a powerful, secure, and scalable infrastructure.
Andrew Chapman understands the benefits of moving applications into the cloud, commenting: “As we enter the new era of cloud based applications we have the scope to deploy our existing MAX system through the cloud to all our branches. Through the use of uniPaaS, we hope to further enhance our status as the world’s leading recruitment & HR organization.”
David Akka, Managing Director, UK, Eire & Nordic at Magic Software, commented on the implementation: “We are proud to have served Adecco’s business technology needs for the past 10 years. The fact that they have now adopted our latest uniPaaS application platform is an added endorsement of our technology. In addition to fast development time, Adecco now also has an agile development gateway that can provide growth into the cloud. In moving to cloud based deployment, companies have the potential to make vast cost savings on IT hardware, application upgrades and maintenance.”

About Adecco

As a market leader in the recruitment industry, Adecco Group Solutions offers services that are specifically tailored to customer needs. Adecco’s 200 UK branches select candidates according to professional criteria, personality, skills, and the financial considerations of their multi-sector customers.
Adecco support over 30 Managed Service Programmes (MSP) and with representation in 68 countries worldwide, Adecco is a global leader in the Human Resources sector. Listed on Forbes 500 and with a turnover exceeding 16.3 billion Euros, Adecco and its affiliates (Ajilon, Lee Hecht Harrison and Office Angels) employ over 28,000 people in 5800 agencies around the world. The company’s goal is to connect 130,000 customer enterprises with over 650,000 temporary and permanent employees each day.

About Magic Software

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is a leading provider of multiple-mode application platform solutions – including Full Client, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) modes – and business and process integrationsolutions.  Magic Software has offices in 10 countries and a presence in over 50, as well as a global network of ISV’s, system integrators, value-added distributors and resellers, and consulting and OEM partners.  The company’s award-winning code-free solutions give partners and customers the power to leverage existing IT resources, enhance business agility and focus on core business priorities.  Magic Software’s technological approach, product roadmap and corporate strategy are recognized by leading industry analysts. Magic Software has partnerships with global IT leaders including SAP AG, salesforce.com, IBM and Oracle. For more information about Magic Software and its products and services, visit www.magicsoftware.com, and for more about our industry related news, business issues and trends, read the Magic Software Blog.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Magic Software
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