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PDS Signs Three New Contracts

PDS Signs Three New Contracts: FCStone Group, Sifton Properties and Tendercare to Implement PDS Vista HR, Payroll and Benefits Solution

Blue Bell, Pa., April 20, 2005 PDS, an award-winning developer of web-based human resource and payroll systems, today announced that it has signed agreements with three new customers implementing Vista, its HR, payroll and benefits solution.  FCStone Group, Inc. of West Des Moines, Iowa, a recognized innovator in commodity risk intelligence, Sifton Properties Limited, London Ontarios premier builder of fine homes and supplier of rental accommodations, and Tendercare, Michigans #1 provider of diversified long-term care services, join PDS extensive list of Vista Human Resource Management System (HRMS) clients.  


            Service bureaus were not providing the functionality that our growing company needed, so we began investigating in-house solutions, said Kathy Holmes, HR manager of FCStone, LLC.  We looked at the top HR and payroll solutions and PDS was the best fit for our requirements.  Our IT department liked the Vista platform and the functionality of the system.  We look forward to going live in the second quarter of this year and using the system to its full potential.


Weve grown from 300 employees to 1,000 in just three years, said Susan Brady, manager, Human Resources at Sifton Properties.  Much of our growth stems from our expansion into the seniors living market, which has more complex payroll requirements.  We wanted to move from our current in-house payroll solution to an in-house option that would allow us to manage our HR information as well.  PDS has a strong customer service department.  To go to such a sophisticated system, we wanted to make sure we will have the support both during the implementation and well into the future.


We have about 4,200 employees and were experiencing significant issues with our existing payroll software and its lack of reporting capabilities, explained Anne Vekaryasz, Corporate Payroll supervisor at Tendercare.  With PDS Vista solution, our processes will be much more automated, we will be able to produce in-depth reports and it will benefit more people within the organization than just the payroll department.


About PDS

            Celebrating 31 years in the software industry in 2005, PDS is a provider of a web-based, feature-rich, completely integrated human resource, benefits administration and payroll software application that enables organizations to focus on more strategic issues and less on administrative HR and payroll activities.  PDS offers a full range of professional services to a wide variety of industries in the U.S. and in Canada.  Founded in 1974, PDS is a privately-held company headquartered in Blue Bell, Pa.  For more information on PDS visit

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