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William Gallagher Associates and Genesys Partner to Deliver Best-In-Class HRO and Insurance Brokerage Solutions

Comprehensive Offerings Accelerate Revenue Growth and Offer Clients Flexibility and Choice

METHUEN, Mass. (January 31, 2005 ) – – Genesys, a provider of outsourcing services and software for human resources (HR) management, payroll, benefit administration and payments, self-service, learning, and performance management, and William Gallagher Associates (WGA), a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver best-in-class insurance brokerage and human resources outsourcing (HRO) solutions to customers. WGA has also joined the Genesys HRO Partner Program.

“There is a strong synergy between Genesys and WGA, which includes an unwavering focus on client service and the commitment to develop long-term relationships with clients by configuring our offerings to their specific business needs,” said Philip J. Edmundson, Chairman and CEO of WGA. “By partnering with Genesys, we are able to offer clients strategic and increasingly comprehensive solutions that can directly support their business goals, and ultimately help build a more competitive organization.”

WGA was founded in 1983 and is now the largest independently owned insurance brokerage in NE with over 1000 companies/clients worldwide. Through this relationship, Genesys and WGA will now be able to offer customers across vertical markets a full suite of robust insurance and human resources outsourcing solutions and services to reduce costs and streamline human capital operations, increase productivity and automate workflow enabling paperless processing, thereby providing a greater return-on-investment.

“We are pleased to partner with such a well respected insurance brokerage leader as WGA,” said Ruth Ladner, COO, Genesys. “Now WGA customers can access best-in-class solutions and services at an affordable price and through a vendor who understands the critical business issues of mid-sized companies.”

About William Gallagher Associates

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services to companies with complex risks in industries that include high technology, life sciences, financial risks, healthcare, energy and environmental services. The firm was founded in 1983 and is one of the country’s leading independent brokerage firms with offices in Boston, MA; Columbia, MD; Princeton, NJ; Atlanta, GA; and Paris, France.

About Genesys

Founded in 1981, Genesys is a proven Human Capital Management leader, providing solutions that transform the workplace and accelerate growth. The Company’s web-based suite, PeopleComeFirst, streamlines human resources, benefit administration and payments, payroll processing, self-service, competency-based learning management and performance management. Implemented as either HRO (human resources outsourcing) services or as licensed software, PeopleComeFirst is also available to third party service providers through the HRO Partner Program.

A trusted advisor committed to superior customer service, Genesys provides unprecedented choice, flexibility, and satisfaction to its clients. For more information, visit or call 800-580-5450.

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