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Rexel, Inc. Selects ProAct Technologies to Deliver Online Enroll

Rexel, Inc. Selects ProAct Technologies to Deliver Online Enrollment 
ProAct Benefits Enrollment Increases Efficiency and Boosts Employee
Satisfaction at Leading Electrical Distributor 
WHITE PLAINS, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 01/28/04 --  Rexel has selected
ProAct Technologies Corp., provider of the most advanced, open
software solutions for personalized benefits and HR communication,
and decision support for employers, health plans and outsourcers, to
provide online benefits enrollment for its 4,400 employees. By
implementing ProAct Benefits Enrollment, Rexel, the U.S. subsidiary
of Rexel S.A., the world's largest electrical parts distributor and
the 4th largest electrical distributor in the United States, will
reduce errors, save time for employees and HR staff, and increase
employee satisfaction. 
"Rexel had been using paper forms for annual enrollment. The manual
process was time-consuming and error prone -- it was clearly not
meeting our needs," said Rick Jenkins, Director, Compensation & HRIS.
"In 2002, enrollment counselors worked with each employee one-on-one
in an effort to improve the process. We have over 300 locations in 29
states, so this was not a cost-effective solution. Online enrollment
was the next logical step." 
Using ProAct Benefits Enrollment, 2003 open enrollment was
significantly easier for Rexel's HR staff and for its employees. "The
online process is a lot quicker and employees feel more confident
that their benefits elections are accurate," Jenkins said.
"Administration has been greatly simplified because all enrollment
transactions are processed through ProAct Benefits Enrollment." Rexel
will be implementing online enrollment for new hires and life events
in early 2004. 
"ProAct Benefits Enrollment's event-driven self-service technology
automates processes across the entire benefits lifecycle, enabling HR
to serve its 'customers' more efficiently," said Tom Finstein,
president and CEO of ProAct. "HR resources are freed up to focus on
strategic activities such as recruitment and talent management -- and
the organization reaps the benefits. This has the net effect of
changing the perception of HR from a cost center to an enabler of
company growth." 
ProAct Benefits Enrollment enables companies to bring benefits and
enrollment processes into one easily managed automated framework. The
product's administrative toolkit has predefined configuration
capabilities that allow HR staff to modify rules or create new ones
without changing application code. ProAct Benefits Enrollment is
based on an industry-standard development platform, making it easy to
scale the solution to handle peak volumes. A modular architecture
creates a clean separation between functions, increasing system
reliability. Prebuilt adapters simplify integration with existing
systems. Benefits Enrollment offers easy configuration of specific
rules and processes for each life and work event, including the
capability to allow off-cycle enrollment for individual benefits. The
product is fully J2EE compliant and runs in a standard Java
environment. 
About Rexel 
Rexel is a distributor of Electrical and Datacom parts and supplies,
and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Rexel operates over 300
branches in 28 states and the Bahamas. The company is the U.S.
subsidiary of Rexel S.A., the world's largest electrical parts
distributor and the 4th largest electrical distributor in the United
States. The company seeks to be the leading electrical distributor in
the markets it serves by providing outstanding customer service,
quality products, and continuous opportunities for its employees,
while producing superior long-term results. 
About ProAct Technologies 
With responsibility for managing benefits shifting from corporations
to employees, companies like Agilent Technologies, CIGNA,
GlaxoSmithKline, Humana, Maytag and Verizon Wireless are taking
advantage of ProAct's flexible, Web-based software to deliver
personalized benefits and HR information, and provide self-service
enrollment and associated decision support. ProAct solutions help
employers, health plans and outsourcers automate critical business
functions either through its best-of-breed software for specific
requirements, like delivering summary plan descriptions, or its
integrated suite of products including online provider search and
real-time total wealth statements.  Using a common technology
platform, ProAct software integrates content, data, decision support
tools and transactions in a single, seamless process. And since ProAct
has the most open technology to operate with industry standards from
Microsoft to Linux, ProAct applications can integrate with any back
end system. More information can be found at www.proactcorp.com. 
Contacts:
Charles Epstein
Backbone, Inc.
(561) 470-0965
che@backboneinc.com 
Joan Honig
ProAct Technologies
(914) 872-8178
joan.honig@proactcorp.com
 Provider ID: 04062293
 
 
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