WORTHING, England, November 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bond International Software http://www.bondadapt.com the global provider of hosted recruitment software ( http://www.bondinternationalsoftware.com/section.asp?docid=1622) and recruitment software as a service ( http://www.bondinternationalsoftware.com/section.asp?docid=1622) (SaaS), today announces that their latest version of the Bond Adapt Version 11 recruitment software as a service is fully browser independent as standard.

As a result, Bond customers using this version will be able to access their Bond Adapt Version 11 systems irrespective of which browser they are accessing the internet through and without time consuming and expensive customisation - a technical advance that sets Bond apart from many of its competitors, who are only able to provide access to their systems through Internet Explorer.

Daniel Richardson, Chief Technology Officer at Bond International Software, comments, "Initially, Internet Explorer held a significantly dominant market share in the browser market, leaving barely 10% of the market for any competitors. However, on account of perceived claims of faster service from alternative browsers, we have seen a dramatic variation in browser adoption, first in Asia-Pac and then across EMEA. Browser independence therefore becomes significantly more important than ever before as the methods of internet access have suddenly broadened."

Bond's products are often provided over the internet via a SaaS model, and those that are hosted on the customers' sites also have an internet-based remote access capability, making the ability to accommodate different working practices vital.

Richardson continues, "With the increasing variety of browsers, our growth potential was threatened, especially overseas. As a result, we have spent a great deal of time and effort retrospectively ensuring that the latest releases of Bond Adapt Version 11 are entirely compatible with any browser. This has entailed an adaptation of underlying code, and also a proactive effort in ensuring that later development is 'future-proof'."

Bond's browser independence sets its hosted recruitment software portfolio apart from that of its competitors, as while tailored work has been undertaken by some other web-based recruitment software providers to ensure compatibility with selected browsers, Bond is the only organisation that is able to claim full browser independence. Richardson adds, "Through dedicating development resource to ensuring robust browser independence, we have fully adapted our current web-based recruitment software ( http://www.bondinternationalsoftware.com/section.asp?docid=1622) Adapt Version 11 offering and our ongoing development programme. This is a level of effort and activity that many of our competitors simply do not have the resources to commit to, which is why we believe we are the only organisation to have managed to achieve full browser independence with our hosted recruitment software."

Richardson concludes, "Independence has always been our ethos, be that in terms of, for example, the user interface language or the underlying database. Showing full browser independence is the final piece of the jigsaw."

About Bond International Software and Bond Adapt http://www.bondadapt.com

London stock market-listed Bond International Software plc is a global provider of recruitment and human capital management (HCM) software as a service.

Bond is the largest, and most established, global specialist in hosted recruitment software for recruitment agencies and executive search firms worldwide and is a rapidly growing provider of web-based recruitment software and talent acquisition software to the corporate market. Bond also provides established HR and payroll software as a service and outsourcing services directly to both the public and private sectors.

Established in 1973 and quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange since 1997, the company has consistently achieved financial growth and maximised investment in the development of technology and service provided to its international client base.

Bond has over 37 years experience in the development and creation of hosted recruitment software solutions and web-based recruitment software services that have become industry standards. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the Group also has offices in the United States, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Japan and Hong Kong - with a global team of nearly 500 employees, 3700 customers and over 100,000 users.

Bond Adapt is a specialist portfolio of recruitment software applications which has earned Bond the reputation for enhancing business growth and profitability throughout the global staffing industry. Although configuration of Adapt recruitment software is easy, Bond offers five pre-configured systems especially for Recruitment, Vendor Managed Serviced (VMS), On-site, ASP and Healthcare.

Bond Adapt customers include some of the largest recruitment agencies in the world and a large number of private sector organisations, including: Adecco, Hays, Michael Page, Manpower and Kelly.

For further information, please contact: Bond International Software Tim Richards Managing Director Courtlands, Parklands Avenue, Worthing. Tel +44(0)1903-707070 Email trichards@bond.co.uk Press contact Will Gardiner itpr +44(0)1932-578-800 willg@itpr.co.uk http://www.itpr.co.uk

SOURCE: Bond International Software plc

CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Bond InternationalSoftware, Tim Richards, Managing Director, Courtlands, Parklands Avenue,Worthing., Tel +44(0)1903-707070, Email trichards@bond.co.uk; Presscontact, Will Gardiner, itpr, +44(0)1932-578-800, willg@itpr.co.uk