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AKD advises Planconsult

September 2011

Luc Defaix and Sjoerd Oosterhuis (AKD Eindhoven) advised Planconsult and its shareholder in a successful share transaction.

With this transaction, PinkRoccade Local Government acquired the necessary know-how to give its clients the customised software they will need to handle the changes in Dutch statutory regulationsconcerning work, income and care that will come into effect on 1 January 2012. Unlike its competitors, Planconsult has been able to deliver a solution well in advance of the impending changes to the statutory regulations.

PinkRoccade Local Government acquires Planconsult

Takeover strengthens Work, Income and Care portfolio

Eindhoven, Breda, 1 September 2011 - PinkRoccade Local Government, part of Total Specific Solutions (TSS), has taken over software provider Planconsult. Planconsult has built up an impressive reputation with szwNet, an innovative software solution that is currently being utilised by more than 60 local councils across the Netherlands. SzwNet is an extremely modern complete software solution that supports all processes in relation to work, income, care, integration and poverty prevention. PinkRoccade Local Government has integrated szwNet into its existing portfolio. This means that clients of both companies now have an open and forward-compatible solution for social welfare services.

With the takeover, PinkRoccade Local Government has strengthened its portfolio for work, income and care solutions. The company considers this to be one of the strategic core segments within its range of offering. With the arrival of Planconsult, this offering has been significantly strengthened, so that local councils are now able to respond more quickly to the needs of their constituents, such as the demand for digital services. At the same time, it enables an adequate response to any new or amended legislation.

Planconsult and PinkRoccade Local Government have joined their activities in relation to work, income and care in a new business unit called PinkRoccade Local Government Samenlevingszaken (PinkRoccade Local Government Social Affairs). This unit will be based in Breda and will be led by the existing management team of Planconsult, which will report to the executive board of PinkRoccade Local Government in Eindhoven.

Planconsult uses a modern architecture that meets all the General Municipal Model Architecture (Gemma) reference architecture standards, and which is compatible with the mid-office of PinkRoccade Local Government. The solution can be delivered, if necessary, 24 hours per day via a secure internet connection.

"The product range of Planconsult is an ideal complement to our existing range," says Han Knooren, managing director of PinkRoccade Local Government. "Above all, this takeover represents a robust investment in our product range for social welfare services. We are now able to offer a comprehensive product suite for all social welfare services: work, income, care, integration and poverty prevention. Crucially, we are also able to reduce the administrative burden for local government, and provide a solution that is forward-compatible."

"For us this is a unique opportunity to maintain our focus on the continually evolving social welfare services sector, as part of a larger organisation," says Michel Bender of Planconsult. "The respective products and organisations of PinkRoccade Local Government and Planconsult are a perfect match for each other, which means we can continue to offer added value with products and services that provide a long-term platform for the service delivery of local councils in the Netherlands."

About PinkRoccade Local Government
PinkRoccade Local Government has been supporting local government for more than 30 years in the performance of its statutory duties and the optimisation of its operational management with an extensive portfolio of solutions and services in relation to advice and infrastructure. PinkRoccade Local Government continually translates its extensive knowledge and expertise into new business software products and services. These are innovative products with a proven track record. Consequently, PinkRoccade Local Government, with its unique competencies, is able to give local governments the continuity, reliability and certainty they are looking for. PinkRoccade Local Government is part of Total Specific Solutions (TSS).

About Planconsult

Planconsult facilitates innovation within the public sector. Planconsult optimises the operational processes of services (including interlocal government services) for work, income, care, integration, and poverty prevention with szwNet, the comprehensive software solution for work, income and care.

About Total Specific Solutions

With more than 1,800 employees and 13 branches, TSS is one of the largest unlisted ICT companies in the Netherlands. The TSS companies are specialised ICT businesses with a focus on a specific area of expertise or a specific market sector. The TSS companies are Co-maker, Everest, KZA, PharmaPartners, PinkRoccade Local Government, PinkRoccade Healthcare, TASS and Yonder. TSS is a strategic market player: one company, one shared market vision, and a total commitment to the markets in which the TSS companies operate.

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