Leading IT Services Provider Adopts International Standard in Delivery of High-Quality Services to Further Expand Regional Business

News Release – July 6, 2012 

Hong Kong, 6 July 2012 — Automated Systems Holdings Limited(‘ASL’ or ‘the Group’) (SEHK stock code: 771), a leading IT services provider in the region, today announced that the Zhuhai Outsourcing Delivery Excellence Center (ODEC) being one of the business units from Automated Systems (HK) Limited (‘Automated’), has received the ISO 9001:2008 Certification from the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) for its management of software development services. The certification demonstrates ASL’s ability to consistently provide high-quality services that meet demand from domestic or multi-national companies in Greater China.

Mr. Henry Hui (left), CEO of ASL receives ISO 9001:2008 management of software development services certification from HKQAA

This certification from HKQAA is a testament to the well-structured operations of ODEC in ensuring an effective software development process. The ODEC is an extension of the work from the Engineering Process Group, the Project Management Office and the Quality Office in Hong Kong to devise a set of design frameworks, libraries and guidelines for software development. All applications and software developed by the ODEC will undergo dual checking by experienced ODEC team leaders, then reviewed and tested by the project team of the Hong Kong headquarters. This makes sure the center provides the best customer experience in terms of faster time-to-market, competitive pricing and quality that exceeds customers’ expectations. The ODEC not only operates according to ISO standards, but also manages project processes with reference to other industry’s proven practices, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) standards and Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI).

“We are extremely proud to be recognized by this prestigious certification, which helps reinforce our long-standing position as a leading IT services provider in the region. The ISO certification of our ODEC manifests our continued commitment to delivering quality services and expanding our cross-territories business. By leveraging the ODEC, we can flexibly meet different customers’ requirement on project deployment. Building on the success we have achieved over the past 39 years, we anticipate our team in the ODEC will double in size to hundred by end of 2012 in order to continue delivering high-quality IT services for our customers,” said Mr. Henry Hui, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Automated Systems Holdings Limited.

The ODEC, located in Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Zhuhai in mainland China, enjoys transportation convenience. It was set up initially in Guangzhou in 2003 to address rising demand for a more cost-effective and tailor-made IT systems. Taking advantage of the fertile talent pool available in Zhuhai, the ODEC is staffed with a wealth of well-trained and experienced application development professionals with expertise in various programming languages, tools and technologies in multi-platform, enabling ASL to fulfill a wide range of project requirements.

Over the past few years, the ODEC has focused on application development and application maintenance. It has successfully developed numerous applications and software based on market-ready applications, self-developed and tailor-made systems. To further enhance the service level, the ODEC has offered call center services recently, delivering convenient one-stop IT services.

Besides, the ODEC houses a team of qualified professionals with over 10 years of relevant experience in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions. The numerous track record demonstrate customer’s trust on our services delivery. For example, ASL has tailor-made world-class ECM solution to China Southern Airlines by upgrading the Technical Document Management System.

Currently, the ODEC supports regional customers from both the public and private sectors, including government departments, financial institutions, education institutions, transportation giants and utility organization. For example, the development of a turnkey ticketing system with payment gateway for Chu Kong Shipping Enterprises (Holdings) Company Limited in support of customer’s all ports in Hong Kong, Macau and major cities in Guangdong Province.

ASL values quality provisioning and is making every effort to ensure its entire operation complies with the international standards. In November 2011, Automated has achieved the ISO 20000 IT Service Management (ITSM) Certification for its managed services, internal helpdesk and IT service support. In April 2012, Automated has also been certified with ISO 27001 for Information Security Management System (ISMS) which are essential standards for managing the change and control in the process of IT services delivery.

“With deep industry and business process expertise, well-proven methodologies, international standards and proven track record, ASL can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies of the ODEC to rapidly help customers meet their business priorities and improve their performance.” Mr. Hui concluded.

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