Intentia lands another big one. Signs contract with Auto Distribution.
Intentia lands another big one. Signs contract with Auto Distribution. Stockholm, Sweden and Osny, Morangis, France-Intentia International AB (publ) (XSSE: INT B) today signed a contract with Auto Distribution, the FF 7.5 billion European market leader in the independent distribution market of equipment for cars and trucks. The Movex e-collaboration solution will be used by 6,000 users within Auto Distribution as well as its distributors. Auto Distribution's objective is to create highly effective business processes that will put it ahead of its competitors and ensure its future success as the leader in the auto parts distribution market. Selecting a strategic partner for the IT-solution is crucial to the success of the project. Auto Distribution selected the Movex e-collaboration solution from Intentia after a detailed review of solutions from SAP, Oracle and JD Edwards. The main reason why Auto Distribution chose the Movex e- collaboration solution was because of the perfect fit that Movex can offer to solve the critical business processes for large enterprises as well as small companies in the world of specialized distribution in the auto parts industry. In addition, the technology leadership that Movex Java-based technology offers was of high priority to Auto Distribution. Movex will be a critical part of Auto Distribution's future e-business strategy. "Already in May this year we launched an Internet-based product catalog that enabled our customers to choose parts and the right components. The catalog makes it easier to select the right products at the best prices for the cars currently under repair," says Mr. Oliver Van Ruymbeke, Managing Director, Auto Distribution. "Movex is the strategic solution that will allow Auto Distribution to propose real value-added Internet- based services to each of our market segments such as vehicle diagnosis, advice to management, and assembly diagrams." "We are proud that Auto Distribution selected Intentia as its strategic supplier and partner. This deal is yet more evidence of the market leadership Intentia has taken in the world of complex logistics, particularly in the business-to-business distribution market. Movex Retail is the perfect choice for Auto Distribution since it combines specific components dedicated to the retail industry with leading e-business technology in a single integrated solution," comments Mr. Franck Cohen, General Manager, Intentia France. For further information please contact: Auto Distribution Florence Godet Telephone: +33 1 69 79 89 89 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Intentia France Franck Cohen Managing Director Telephone: +33 1 34 20 80 22e-mail: email@example.com Vincent Courier Marketing Manager Telephone: +33 1 34 20 80 02e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Intentia International AB (publ). Björn Algkvist CEO Telephone: +46-8-5552 5505 Fax: +46-8-5552 5999 Cell phone: +46-708-44 56 05 e-mail: email@example.com Thomas Ahlerup Director Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Telephone: +46-8-5552 5766 Fax: +46-8-5552 5999 Cell phone: +46-708-545 666 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org About Auto Distribution: Auto Distribution is a French Group with a global turnover of FF 7.5 billion and more than 6,000 employees. The Group has three activities: central buying office, distribution center and subsidiary management. AutoDistribution has a professional and a consumer network including 180 distributors in France, 600 shops, and more than 700 000 references for 650,000 square meters of storage. About Intentia Intentia International AB has concentrated on positioning itself to meet the demands it anticipated would arise from the new e-economy era. Intentia has developed its Movex product from a traditional ERP system to a complete e-collaboration solution that can manage all the demands of the new economy. Movex offers Intentia's customers the key to success, with its applications for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain planning & execution (SCPE), partner relationship management (PRM), business performance management (BPM) and e-business. Intentia has positioned it self to become the market leader in several industries. One example is in the world of logistics where Intentia offers the best solution to solve the complex business processes that enterprises face when balancing demand and supply becomes strategic. With its industry focus, Intentia can respond to market needs when the "e" evolves into "c" (collaboration), working hard to satisfy customers through its organization of more than 3,500 professionals serving in excess of 3,500 customers in over 40 countries around the world. Intentia is a public company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE) under the symbol INT. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/22/20001222BIT01220/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/22/20001222BIT01220/bit0002.pdf