TietoEnator partners with MPS

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TIETOENATOR CORPORATION RELEASE 30 JANUARY 2003 2.00 PM 1(1) TietoEnator partners with MPS TietoEnator and MPS-Enterprises have entered into a partnership agreement that allows them to provide comprehensive personnel management and development solutions and services for their customers. The new partnership combines the HR strategy and management expertise of MPS with the expertise of TietoEnator's Resource Management business area. The objective of the partnership is to make the realization of changes in the customer's personnel management more efficient and to help customers make their personnel and IT system strategies more coherent. - Our background and experience ensure that we have a deep understanding of human behavior at work. This is a solid starting point for the development of values, competence, HR strategy and management, says Mr. Sakari Pitkänen, CEO of MPS Finland Consulting Oy. - In partnership with TietoEnator, we are able to provide our customers with comprehensive service from the development of HR strategy and processes all the way to IT solutions. For the customer, this means savings in terms of time, money and engaged resources. - Information technology solutions are becoming more and more important in personnel development and HR management. The implementation of good IT solutions requires good preparations, careful process planning and efficient commissioning. In this respect, the expertise areas of MPS and TietoEnator complement each other very well, says Mr. Pertti Kettunen, Director at TietoEnator's Resource Management business area. The partnership will be launched immediately in Finland, with the agreement also covering the other Nordic countries where both parties already have a strong foothold. TietoEnator is the leading provider of personnel management systems in the Nordic countries, and MPS employs an approximate total of 80 consultants in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. For more information: TietoEnator Oyj Resource Management, Mr. Pertti Kettunen, Director, +358 9 3290 7136 MPS Finland Consulting Oy, Mr. Sakari Pitkänen, CEO, +358 400 707 011/ Ms. Sirpa Reunanen, Assistant, + 358 9 4300 0341 TietoEnator is one of the leading architects in building a more efficient information society and the largest IT services company in the Nordic countries. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, developing and hosting its customers' business operations in the digital economy. The Group's services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and latest information technology. TietoEnator has 13,000 experts in more than 20 countries. www.tietoenator.com MPS is an expert company in HR strategy and management. Our special expertise is extensive and under constant development. MPS was established in Finland in 1975. At present, we have a total of 35 offices in 15 countries, with the newest addition in China in 2002. Our net sales in Finland in 2002 amounted to approximately 8 million euro. Our Finnish offices in Espoo, Oulu, Tampere and Turku employ a total of 80 people. TIETOENATOR CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION Principal media ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/01/30/20030130BIT00740/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/01/30/20030130BIT00740/wkr0002.pdf