Fulcrum Solutions Doubles Whittman-Hart's U.K. Presence, Extends New York
Chicago - Whittman-Hart, Inc. (Nasdaq: WHIT), a leading provider of
enterprise-wide e-Business solutions for fast-growing and middle-market
companies, today announced the acquisition of Fulcrum Solutions Ltd., an
independent provider of e-Business solutions that specializes in Oracle
technology and applications. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Headquartered in London, Fulcrum has offices in Manchester, England;
Edinburgh, Scotland, and New York City. The company's 165 employees deliver
Oracle-based e-Business solutions including customer relationship management;
enterprise-wide Internet transaction systems in sales and marketing,
manufacturing, financials and human resources; business intelligence, and data
migration and integration.
The acquisition more than doubles the size of Whittman-Hart's European
operations, expands the branch network with an office in Scotland and bolsters
the Company's e-Business offerings by adding more Oracle solutions expertise
in the U.S. and the U.K. Oracle is one of the world's largest database
software companies and a leader in Internet technology implementations.
&quot;With this acquisition, Whittman-Hart is now the U.K.'s leading e-Business
solutions provider for the mid-market,&quot; said Robert Bernard, Whittman-Hart
Chairman and CEO. &quot;We have strengthened our capacity to integrate business
strategy with marketing insight and Web-enabled technologies to give our U.K.
clients a competitive advantage in the new economy.&quot;
&quot;Merging with Whittman-Hart provides our clients a comprehensive range of
innovative enterprise-wide e-Business solutions,&quot; said Steve Anderson, Fulcrum
co-founder. &quot;The breadth and depth of Whittman-Hart's e-Business solutions --
including Envision, Engage, Empower, Extend,&#153; -- also give our employees
diverse new career development opportunities. We interviewed many larger firms
but chose to merge with Whittman-Hart because we are excited about the firm's
position in Europe as a premier enterprise-wide e-Business solutions provider
for emerging and middle-market companies and its solid reputation in the U.S.&quot;
Headquartered in Chicago, Whittman-Hart helps clients improve marketplace
performance by creating the essential connections between business and
technology. In 1999, FORTUNE ranked Whittman-Hart as one of America's
Fastest-Growing Companies. In 1998 and 1997, Forbes named Whittman-Hart one of
the 200 Best Small Companies in America. In 1998, Standard &amp; Poor's added the
Company to its S&amp;P SmallCap 600 Index. Whittman-Hart has approximately 3,900
employees in 22 branch offices throughout the United States and the United
Kingdom. Its Web site is www.whittman-hart.com .
<LI>About Fulcrum Solutions
Founded in 1997, privately held Fulcrum Solutions is the United Kingdom's
leading independent provider of Oracle-based e-Business solutions. Fulcrum has
gained a reputation for excellence by helping clients improve performance
through Internet-based solutions such as e-Business strategy and architecture,
integrating back-office systems with Web-enabled applications to create
enterprise-wide solutions, and business intelligence. The company's web site
is <A target="_blank" href="http://www.fulcrumsolutions.com">http://www.fulcrumsolutions.com</A> .