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Hilton International Awards $1.7 Million Dollar Contract to SunSystems; SunSystems to Manage Centralized Financials Environment for 25 Hotels Across Americas Region.

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MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2001

Systems Union, developers of SunSystems, today announced that Hilton International has standardized financial operations in the Americas on SunSystems.

SunSystems will be implemented in a centralized environment spanning two continents and including 25 hotels. Regions involved in the project include the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. The total value of the agreement is $1.7 million, comprised of SunSystems software licenses and services.

"Hilton International pre-determined a number of productivity and cost savings benefits related to building a centralized accounting environment," explains David Kelley, Vice President, Information Technology, Hilton International. "Despite talking to, and trying to work with, many large financial vendors, we found that SunSystems had the solution and team best able to do the job. The core elements of the SunSystems product, along with its advanced features related to multi-language, multi-currency and real-time reporting features, proved that SunSystems could deliver the stability and customisable functionality needed to take advantage of a 'centralized environment.'"

Another key reason Hilton International selected SunSystems was based on the ability for the solution to deliver corporate level control and standardization without preventing regional offices from having the modification capabilities for regional needs/purposes.

Under the terms of the contract, Hilton International will be licensing a number of SunSystems suites, including:
-- Financial Management

-- Purchase Management

-- e-Requisitioning

-- Inventory Management

-- Budget Management

-- SunSystems Analytics

"The global offering from the SunSystems is ideally suited to manage environments like Hilton. Our relationship with Hilton in other global regions, such as Asia-Pacific, has proven to be a solid, scalable tool that delivers the cost savings anticipated," stated Mark Wolfendale, Americas CEO, Systems Union, Inc. "Our team of service experts are now working with Hilton International to ensure that the same benefits are realized by Hilton International's Americas business."

About SunSystems

SunSystems is a leading global financial and business management software solution. The product is used extensively by multinational organizations that require an international product with a global support infrastructure. Boasting a truly global customer base, SunSystems is installed in 18,000 customer sites, with 250,000 customer seats in 187 countries.

Products within the SunSystems range are available in 27 languages. SunSystems customers include one quarter of the Fortune 500. For more information, visit

About Systems Union Inc.

Established in 1981, Systems Union Inc. is part of Systems Union Holding Ltd. The company has 20 offices worldwide and over 200 channel partners in 74 countries. Systems Union has annualized revenue in excess of $70 million and 710 staff worldwide. For more information, visit
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