LONDON, December 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Software plc, the leading provider of workforce optimisation and electronic rostering solutions in the UK healthcare market, is pleased to announce that the following healthcare customers have awarded new contracts during Manpower Software's second quarter ended 30 November 2008 for the purchase of MAPS Healthroster, the electronic rostering solution.

UK NHS Trusts: - North Wales NHS Trust(formally Conwy Denbighshire NHS Trust) - East Cheshire NHS Trust - Epsom St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust - South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust - Eastern and Coastal Kent NHS Primary Care Trust - Newham NHS Primary Care Trust - Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust - University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust - Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Private Medical Facilities: - Boston University Radiology Associates, USA (first US customer) - Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia (first Malaysian customer)

These awards bring the total number of new customers this quarter for MAPS Healthroster to 13, and bring the total numbers who have signed contracts in the current financial year (i.e. since June 2008) to 21.

MAPS Healthroster has now been selected by 59 NHS Trusts compared to 26 this time last year. Key to choosing MAPS Healthroster is its ability to provide a better understanding of demand versus supply of clinical staff, how this is balanced against efficient use of budgets and to help reduce the administrative burden for HR, clinical and payroll staff.

In addition to the new customers for MAPS Healthroster, Manpower Software is pleased to announce additional new customers for its market leading Bank Staff Management Solution (BSMS), the temporary staffing solution.

- Lothian NHS Board - Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership - Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The award of these contracts brings the total number of NHS Trusts which have selected BSMS to 106. The company's combined Healthcare customer base has now reached over 150 NHS Trusts in the UK, in addition to the 3 Private Healthcare providers.

Commenting, Ian Bowles, Chief Executive Officer said: We have had an outstanding second quarter in respect of our focus on the UK NHS and the broader global healthcare markets. Two significant milestones in the Company's efforts to extend its global reach for workforce optimisation and electronic rostering solutions are Sunway Medical Centre and Boston University Radiology Associates customer wins. These wins reinforce our domain expertise and will allow us to grow revenues in these markets over the coming years. Our strategic partnership with NHS Shared Business Services as well as our existing partnerships with PWC ACS Healthcare Solutions means our growing healthcare customer base can access additional leading edge solutions and services. I am confident that we will continue to demonstrate our commitment to and innovation in this very important market sector as we progress through the rest of our fiscal year.

About Manpower Software

Manpower Software is the leading workforce optimisation software applications provider for world-wide organisations with large, multi-skilled workforces. With over 17 years' experience, they ensure customers can match operational demands with workforce supply. Using MAPS, Manpower Software's workforce optimisation software application, organisations can deploy the right people and right skills, to the right place at the right time. With UK headquarters in London, and its US base in Miami, Manpower Software provide services and support to an international customer base across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Founded in 1991, Manpower Software plc is a British public company listed on the UK AIM stock market.

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