Po Leung Kuk selects PCCW Solutions to deploy procurement management system

HONG KONG, October 8, 2006 - Po Leung Kuk, one of Hong Kong's most respected charitable organizations, has selected PCCW Solutions Limited ("PCCW Solutions"), the information and communication technology ("ICT") arm of PCCW Limited, to implement its procurement management system.

The new system will automate and centralize the procurement process, enabling Po Leung Kuk to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and achieve quality assurance in a paperless working environment.

Po Leung Kuk currently runs over 200 service units throughout Hong Kong, providing social, educational, cultural and recreational services. The procurement management system will enable online sharing of purchasing information and central management of daily purchases. Based on the real-time information and analysis reports generated from the system, Po Leung Kuk's management will be able to monitor its procurement budget more closely and plan its purchases more effectively while strengthening negotiating positions with its thousands of suppliers.

PCCW Solutions will provide a comprehensive suite of procurement management systems services, including project management, system implementation, system customization, and ongoing support. A pilot system has already been successfully rolled out to 10 departments and 20 service units within Po Leung Kuk, and the system will now be deployed to other sections in subsequent phases.

Connie Kwan, Head of Information Technology for Po Leung Kuk, said: "Thanks to the professional support of our trusted partner PCCW Solutions, we have successfully met the challenge of automating and centralizing our procurement management. The system allows us to enhance operational efficiency, and to heighten our focus on providing professional and quality social services to the community."

George Fok, Managing Director of PCCW Solutions, said: "PCCW Solutions has a wealth of experience in deploying procurement solutions for sizeable organizations, including for our parent company, PCCW Limited. We understand the best way to re-engineer the operational process and have the technical expertise to create valuable solutions tailored to customer requirements. Our team of professionals has once again demonstrated their outstanding ability in workflow consulting, project management and system implementation, helping Po Leung Kuk to maximize the benefits of their procurement management system."

About Po Leung Kuk

Po Leung Kuk is a renowned charitable organisation with a long history. Established in 1878, Po Leung Kuk has a history of serving the local community for over 128 years. In pursuit of the objective of "protecting the young and the innocent", the Kuk has always advanced with the times, attuning its services to meet the needs of the society. The Kuk now operates more than 200 units, providing social, educational, recreational and cultural services to some 400,000 citizens a year.

About PCCW Solutions

PCCW Solutions is the ICT solutions arm of PCCW Limited. Leveraging on PCCW's telecom infrastructure and resources, the 2000 IT professionals in the PCCW Solutions team bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the many high-profile projects in their portfolio.

PCCW Solutions offers systems development, integration of industry solutions, IT infrastructure solutions, system maintenance and outsourcing services with a key focus in the areas of Financial Services, the Public Sector, Telecommunications and Enterprises.

To learn more about PCCW Solutions, go to www.pccwsolutions.com.

For media enquiries, please call:

Anita Choi
Tel: (852) 2888 6320
Email: anita.km.choi@pccw.com

Kitman Lau
Po Leung Kuk
Tel: (852) 2277 8173
Email: kitman.lau@poleungkuk.org.hk