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Unleashing The Stocknessmonster....

Solution 6 Iguana unleashes….


Sydney, 15th October, 2000: Solution 6 Holdings Limited (ASX:SOH), a world leading supplier of IT solutions to business professionals, today launched Australia’s newest sharemarket information site, StockNessMonster.com

StockNessMonster is a fast, user friendly and innovative web service interface that allows access to detailed sharemarket information at the click of a mouse.

The site contains all the standard sharemarket information tools, including charts, quotes and market announcements. In addition, StockNessMonster displays this content in a graphically rich form, rather than the raw data format used by other websites.

Covering both the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges, access to the site is free after completing a simple registration form.

Adam Rands, Iguana Project Leader, said that his team has drawn upon years of experience developing sharemarket content sites for other parties and utilised its latest graphing and market information servers to produce StockNessMonster.

“All of the content on StockNessMonster is able to be rebranded and delivered in an ASP environment to other sharemarket and broking related websites.”
Mr Rands said StockNessMonster is a showcase of some of the tools and services we can provide to the wider market.

“StockNessMonster, offering ten levels of depth displayed in a vivid graphical format, helps the viewer to accurately interpret the market faster,” Mr Rands said. “Graphically displayed depth provides the viewer with an instant gauge of likely trading activity.”

Mr Rands said that he was confident that the site would be popular with the market, anticipating over 400,000 page impressions in the first month, growing to 2 million within 6 months.

“To help make the site even more appealing, Stocky the Monster changes its facial expressions dependent upon market conditions,” Mr Rands said. “Users will be hoping to see Stocky grinning each time the website is accessed.”

Visit… stocknessmonster.com

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Solution 6 is a world leading e-Business solutions partner to Professional Advisors, Business and Government across the three core competencies of e-Commerce, Professional Services and Business Software. Solution 6 excels in product capability, delivering end-to-end accounting, financial, consulting, e-Business, legal, business and government solutions. Solution 6 maintains market leadership in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa in the practice management, client accounting and taxation markets. The company also has a strong presence in North America and Europe. Solution 6 is a leading Application Service Provider (ASP) innovator and proudly maintains strategic partnerships with other leading IT&T providers, such as Telstra, IBM, SAP, Cisco, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft. Solution 6 was established in 1981 and was publicly listed in 1987. Solution 6 currently employs over 1600 staff across 13 countries. For more information see www.solution6.com.

About Iguana…
Iguana Information Services was purchased by Solution 6 in Nov 1999 and now operates within Solution 6's e-business division. Iguana is New Zealand's premier provider of share market content and is responsible for the management and hosting of many of New Zealand's larger share market website including the award winning sites Access Brokerage and StockWatch. Iguana manages much of New Zealand's on-line sharemarket trading activity by providing its trading platform STORMS to Access Brokerage, Bank of New Zealand and QuickTrade. Iguana has expanded into the Australian market and is delivering its market information service (via web and WAP) to Telstra.com. For more information see iguana.co.nz
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For further media information, please contact:
Mark Elliot, Phone: 02 9278 0656 or 0419 238 747, email: mark.elliot@solution6.com

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