LONDON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Manpower Software plc, a leading provider of workforce optimisation and electronic rostering solutions, is pleased to announce that Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, the largest employer in the area, has selected Manpower Software's MAPS Healthroster solution to more effectively manage its nursing staff, with the intention of eventual roll-out to other staff groups in the organisation.

Carolyn Mills, Director of Nursing at Northern Devon Healthcare commented: "We chose MAPS Healthroster after assessing its use on a number of wards. Staff found it easy to use and it made their lives simpler, with less paperwork. By implementing Manpower Software's MAPS Healthroster solution we anticipate both financial and qualitative benefits. "

The MAPS Healthroster solution has been selected to electronically roster nurses, to meet the demands of delivering excellent patient care, controlling costs and allowing flexible staff working. The project will also include interfacing to ESR (Electronic Staff Record HR and Payroll system), replacing manual timesheets, and improving overall payroll and sickness absence administration processes, this in turn will allow nursing staff to spend more time addressing patient care issues.

Commenting on the announcement, Paul Scandrett, Manpower Software's Head of Healthcare said: "We are delighted to be working with the Trust as a result of the successful Roster Assessment. Following this joint review, we are now focussed on helping the Trust realise the benefits from our solution to support their existing program of improving patient care and delivering best value for money. The award of this contract brings the total number of NHS Trusts which have selected MAPS Healthroster to 33."

About Manpower Software

Manpower Software plc was founded in 1991 and quickly established itself as a leading provider of workforce optimisation solutions, with a reputation for delivering high quality products and services. Manpower Software focuses on helping companies manage their staff resources and control operational costs through effective workforce planning, scheduling and analysis. The solutions comprise: MAPS Health, MAPS Defence and MAPS Maritime Suites and are used by some of the world's largest and most complex organisations to manage their workforce more effectively, making sure the right people, are in the right place, at the right time. Manpower Software is headquartered in London and has an overseas office in the US. From these locations Manpower supports its international customer base in Europe, USA and Australia.

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Manpower Software plc Enquiries: Paul Scandrett - Head of Healthcare Tel: +44(0)20-7389-9500 Ciara Matthews - Marketing Manager Tel: +44(0)20-7389-9531

Manpower Software plc Enquiries: Paul Scandrett - Head of Healthcare, Tel: +44(0)20-7389-9500,; Ciara Matthews - Marketing Manager, Tel: +44(0)20-7389-9531,