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AMS Appoint Bruce A. Grainer




SYDNEY, Australia, March 6 RNewswire-AsiaNet/ -- AMS Management Systems Australia Pty Ltd today announced the appointment of Bruce A. Grainger to Director of Business Development for the Asia acific Telecommunications Practice. Mr. Grainger joins AMS Management Systems Australia from her parent company, U.S.-based American Management Systems, Inc., where he was a national account manager. He will build upon AMS's strong, successful presence in Australia serving telecommunications, government and financial services firms.

"Bruce Grainger's extensive expertise in business and account development and strategy, including experience with the Asia acific market, will allow us to continue to grow and expand our business," said Rick Rankin, Vice President and Managing Director of AMS Management Systems Australia Pty Ltd. "His twelve years of focused industry expertise will be invaluable in positioning AMS as the premier provider of next generation enterprise services and OneEdge(TM) solutions for the Asia acific market."

"The Asia acific telecommunications market is aggressive and highly competitive," said Grainger. "Our clients want proven business and technology solutions that will allow them to differentiate themselves from the competition, while also providing superior customer service. Our OneEdge solutions will enable our Asia acific clients to establish market leadership."

For the past five years with AMS, Mr. Grainger has provided business and IT solutions to telecommunications firms with headquarters located on the U.S. West Coast, including two of the top four largest wireless phone companies in the world. Prior to AMS, Mr. Grainger served in a variety of customer-facing positions within Electronic Data Systems' Communications Practice, providing solutions to a wide variety of telecommunications firms across North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

OneEdge Customer Solutions

AMS's OneEdge portfolio is a suite of business solutions that enables communications firms to focus on building stronger, more profitable relationships with their customers. AMS provides consulting, systems development and systems integration across the entire customer life cycle. OneEdge can be found at

About AMS Management Systems Australia Pty Ltd.

AMS Management Systems Australia Pty Ltd, established in 1989, is a business and information technology firm that delivers a full range of IT solutions for the telecommunications, finance and government markets. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the company offers extensive expertise in delivering technology innovations and best practices through partnerships with its clients.

The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Management Systems Incorporated, an international business and information technology consulting firm-- one of the 20 largest such firms worldwide. AMS is the premier provider of next generation enterprise business and technology solutions that dramatically improve business performance and create value for clients. AMS's suite of leading edge business and technology solutions, featuring eBusiness strategy, management and technology services make business reinvention possible in Internet time for large organizations. Founded in 1970, AMS is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with over 8,000 employees and 57 offices worldwide. AMS had 1999 revenues of $1.24 billion, with eBusiness-related revenues representing 40%, an increase of more than 150% over 1998. Forbes magazine ranked AMS among the best-performing big companies in the U.S. in their "Best of the Biggest," and FORTUNE magazine placed AMS on its list of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in America" in 1999.

AMS is traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol AMSY. AMS can be found on the World Wide Web at


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