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Helena Laboratories to Manage BIS and OFAC Screening via ATTUS WatchDOG® Pro

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATTUS Technologies, Inc, adds Helena Laboratories, a clinical laboratory instrument and reagent manufacturer, to the growing list of global companies choosing the market leading WatchDOG® Pro for their BIS, OFAC and other watch list screening compliance.


Helena Laboratories is a leader in the development and distribution of new diagnostic tests, such as HemoHeel, which improve the health of millions of people around the world.  Through its global distributors, Helena delivers its products and services to over seventy countries in Europe, Central and South America, Australia and the Middle and Far East.  

"As the manufacturer of products that have the potential to positively impact so many people in both industrialized and third world countries, it's imperative that Helena's distribution not get slowed down by an inefficient watch list screening process," said Tom Fedell, president and CEO of ATTUS Technologies, Inc.  "With WatchDOG® Pro, they have a time efficient and cost effective solution to one of the most pressing obligations facing today's global manufacturers, their BIS and OFAC compliance."WatchDOG® Pro's advanced search algorithm allows precision watch list screening.  Businesses can cross check their entire customer database or individual customer transactions against a variety of relevant watch lists in order to meet their specific, regulatory compliance needs.  

"We are very impressed with WatchDOG® Pro's batch screening capabilities," said Justin Padia, Export Compliance Manager of Helena Laboratories.  "After implementation, we were able to double check our order history to ensure there were no previously missed watch list matches within our existing customer database.  And going forward, we can screen new customers on an ad hoc basis as well as do routine rechecks on our full database."

In addition to offering a wide range of regulatory compliance products and services, ATTUS provides clients with complimentary access to its highly trained and qualified customer service representatives.  "We pride ourselves on delivering the most advanced technology and risk consulting services but with a human touch," Fedell points out.  

"At Helena, we are using WatchDOG® Pro to screen all of our customers and ATTUS' customer support team has been very helpful and informative with all of our inquiries," Padia said, agreeing with Fedell.  "Their dedicated support was a key selling point for us; that, and the cost savings the product provides us because there is no per user charge."

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the agency responsible for U.S. export control policy, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Treasury department responsible for U.S. sanctions programs, both have strict compliance requirements for manufacturers exporting goods from the United States.  Businesses in violation of those requirements risk civil penalties and possible criminal charges.

About Helena LaboratoriesHelena Laboratories is a clinical laboratory instrument and reagent manufacturer.  Our clients include major medical centers, small hospitals, large reference laboratories and small private doctor's laboratories.  Corporate headquarters, located in Beaumont, Texas, a major port city 80 miles east of Houston, is comprised of over a quarter million square feet of research, manufacturing, inventory engineering and administrative facilities.  Our quality products and services are available worldwide.  Distribution is organized through companies specialized in the marketing and servicing of Helena products.  For more information, visit

About ATTUS Technologies, Inc.ATTUS Technologies, Inc. is an industry leader in software and services for regulatory compliance, homeland security and fraud prevention.   Over 4,500 financial institutions and other clients nationwide use ATTUS' solutions for compliance with the requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the USA PATRIOT Act, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), anti-money laundering regulations, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Regulation CC and Regulation E.  ATTUS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Computer Services, Inc., is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.  For more information about ATTUS, visit

About Computer Services, Inc. Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core banking, payments processing, Internet, card services, risk assessment, fraud prevention, network management, regulatory compliance and document delivery solutions to financial institutions and corporate entities across the nation.  Technology planning, personal account management and world class customer service explain why CSI is known as one of the nation's premier providers of technology solutions for the financial services industry. CSI's stock is traded on the OTCQX under the symbol CSVI.  For more information about CSI, visit more information, contact:

Jalana Ballen,  Marketing Director  888.494.8449 or

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