Staffware, a global leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, has entered into a three-year agreement to sponsor the Barbarians Rugby Club UK summer tour, to be called ‘The Staffware Challenge Tour’. Starting in May 2004, The Staffware Challenge Tour’ will see the Barbarians take on Scotland, Wales, and the World Champions, England.

‘We have developed a strong relationship with the Barbarians Rugby Club over the past two years as an associate sponsor, and are delighted to take our sponsorship to the next level,’ comments John O’Connell, Chairman and CEO of Staffware plc.

‘As a growing number of businesses around the world step up to the challenge of improving their business processes, ‘The Staffware Challenge Tour’ will pit the world’s most famous invitation club against the best the British Isles has to offer.

‘Staffware is a winning team in a highly competitive international field of computer software. Our customers turn to Staffware to create winning teams by transforming their business processes, linking people and technology together effectively. The Barbarians are also a world class team and I’m sure they will deliver some strong performances during the tour.’

Staffware recently announced record profits and sales for 2003, with sales reaching approximately £43 million. Reflecting the international flavour of the Barbarians, more than 70% of the company’s revenue was generated from outside the UK.

With over two million licensed users in customer organizations across a broad range of industries, Staffware delivers business process management solutions that transform its clients’ businesses and create real competitive advantage.

‘The Barbarians are a unique team and appreciate the support shown by Staffware over the past two years. The UK tour wouldn’t be able to go ahead without the support of our corporate sponsors, and we are delighted that Staffware has chosen to extend its sponsorship even further,’ Micky Steele-Bodger, President, Barbarian FC.

The 2004 Staffware Challenge kicks off at Murrayfield on May 22 with the Barbarians facing Scotland, before the tour moves to Wales on May 26 and culminates with the highly anticipated match against the reigning world champions, England, at Twickenham on May 30.

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