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Jencess enters French market

8.15am 26th September 2002 - Corporate

Jencess Software & Technologies, Inc., global leader in integrated golf club management solutions, has now completed its first two installations in France.

St Donat Golf Country Club in Cannes is the first golf club in France to have installed the Jencess PROffice 2000 system. St Donat is one of the busiest and most popular clubs in the French Riviera, with one of the highest number of visitors in France. The club has an 18-hole championship course and a 9-hole compact training course. The club-house includes a pro shop, an exclusive restaurant, bar and terrace over looking a lake.

Radu Stefanescu, director of St Donat, said, “We had been searching for a system for some time within the local market. We had even looked at several products from outside Europe but none of them suited all of our requirements as well as Jencess.”

The president and creator of St Donat, Mr Benedetti, said, “We have been searching for a system with strict controls, detailed reporting and smooth integration between the different sectors of the club. Jencess was the only product that met these requirements with the major additional advantage of offering local French support.”

The second Jencess installation is the St Philippe Golf Club, a brand new golf club opening near Sophia Antipolis in the south of France this month. St Philippe will extend into an 18-hole course and academy with a 1,000 sq.m. club-house, estate and residency for the academy.

The director of St Philippe, Peter Lewis, said that he wanted to ensure that St Philippe offered the highest quality service to his members and visitors and, after extensive research, felt that only the Jencess PROffice suite would facilitate this. As St Philippe is a public course, a system that was fully integrated, fast and easy to use was an essential requirement to deal efficiently with the large numbers of golfers that are anticipated once the club opens.

Kirk Jensen, president of Jencess, said, “We are proud to have installed our systems in these two fine golf facilities in France. Our European team has been working hard to ensure a smooth transition and localizing of the software to meet the needs of the region. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with St. Donat and St. Phillippe. Further installations are in their final stages solidifying Jencess’ entry into the European market.”

Kirsten Mackenzie, European Business Manager kmackenzie@jencess.com

Jencess Software www.jencess.com

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