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County of Berks, Pennsylvania Selects CORT Directions' HRMS Solution; Comprehensive System Enables County with 2,600 Employees to Effectively Manage HR and Payroll.

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BEND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2004

CORT Directions announced today that the County of Berks, PA will implement CORT Directions' human resource management system (HRMS). This comprehensive system, which includes WebHRMS and 1099 pension processing, will provide the County of Berks' 2,600 employees with a complete and integrated payroll, human resources, and employee self-service solution.

With CORT Directions' HRMS, the County of Berks employees will gain improved reporting abilities, enabling them to create real-time management reports on their own. The system will also provide better benefits administration, featuring a single integrated database for HR and payroll. Other benefits include enhanced applicant tracking and ensuring compliance with government regulations. CORT Directions' HRMS is available in either a client/server or Web interface using Microsoft's .NET framework.

CORT Directions' HRMS will offer the County of Berks vital capabilities, according to Beth Schiepan, director of human resources at the County of Berks. She says, "CORT is able to provide us with a cost-effective system with important benefits that competitors lacked. Managing employee data is a very important and extensive task, and CORT's system will help us do this more efficiently."

"Both CORT Directions and our partner, Professional Payroll Services, are working with the County of Berks to ensure that its current and future processes are seamlessly integrated," says Mark Ohrenberger, president of CORT Directions. "They are planning to add scheduling and time and labor management software in the near future, and CORT's system will be able to easily interact with these applications to provide a complete solution."

The County of Berks will also deploy CORT Directions' Self Service module, providing Web-based access to employees and managers to review pay history, benefits, attendance and time entry. CORT Directions' Self Service offers time savings to the payroll and HR departments, using a secure Web interface that allows employees to review and change personal data.

About CORT Directions Corporation

Founded in 1975, CORT Directions provides software to medium and large sized organizations with complex payroll and HR tasks. The company was recently nationally recognized by Training Magazine with its APX award for excellence in product and technology leadership, and service quality. CORT Directions is located in Bend, Oregon, and is a Warm Springs Ventures company of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. www.cortdirections.com. 800-618-3880.

About Professional Payroll Services

Professional Payroll Services is a value added reseller of CORT Directions HRMS solutions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. PPS has over 25 years of experience providing payroll and HR solutions, both as a software solution and payroll services provider. www.ppsllconline.com. 610-828-1977.
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