Leading food supplier chooses software from IBS

Leading food supplier chooses software from IBS IBS has received an order for its ASW business software from Sardus. Sardus is one of Sweden's leading suppliers of delicatessen, cured meats and provisions, as well as deep-frozen provisions. In the first phase, Sardus will use IBS' software to handle more efficient order management, inventory and manufacturing control, as well as invoicing between group companies. IBS will also supply ASP services for operating the system. The order value totals approximately SEK 20m, including a five-year ASP agreement. Sardus is the Swedish market leader in the field of meat-based and cured provisions, and is also a market-leader in Denmark. Sardus' revenue amounts to approximately SEK 1,2bn and the Group has some 650 employees. Sardus' success factors are strong brands, quality products and a consumer-oriented product range. "The business software from IBS is our largest IT investment and an important element in our expansion strategy. We are convinced that we will reap ample return on our investment with lower costs, increased efficiency and control, improved routines and increased sales", says Ragnar Bringert, CEO of the Sardus Group. "We are pleased that in strong competition, Sardus has chosen IBS to supply their new business software. Our successful development strategy with a focus on efficiency right through the supply chain, offers our customers a unique competitive advantage in their markets", says Peter Hörwing, VP Area Nordic, IBS. For more information, please contact: Staffan Ahlberg, CEO, IBS AB Magnus Wastenson, VP Tel: +46 (0)8 627 2420, +46 Marketing, IBS AB (0)70 627 2420 Tel: +46 (0)8 6272515, +46 email: staffan.ahlberg@ibs.se (0)70 6272515 email: magnus.wastenson@ibs.se Thomas Enzell, Managing Henrik Ljung, CFO, AB Sardus Director, IBS Sweden Tel: +46 (0)42 370259, +46 Tel: +46 (0)8 627 6526 +46 (0)708 29 29 48 (0)70 561 4640 email: henrik.ljung@sardus.se email: thomas.enzell@ibs.se IBS AB, with headquarters in Stockholm, is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The IBS Group is a world-leading international supplier of web- enabled business and supply chain management software and professional services for large and mid-sized companies. IBS has some 2,300 employees and 5,000 customers in more than 40 countries. The Sardus Group includes Pastejköket AB, AB Carl A Carlson Charkuterier, AB Sven Lindbergs Charkuterifabrik, Norrboda Charkuterifabrik AB, Delikatess Skinkor AB, Filos AB, Charkdelikatesser i Halmstad AB, Charkdelikatesser Produktion AB, Moheda Chark AB, Alf Eliassons Kött & Chark AB, G.A. Carlsson AB, Sardus Food Service AB and Dagens Rätt Storkök AB, among others. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/19/20010419BIT00620/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/04/19/20010419BIT00620/bit0001.pdf

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