SOURCE: Intentia

June 27, 2005 09:00 ET

Acushnet Tees Up the Intentia Business Engine in Its Japanese Operation

World's Largest Golf Supplier Extends Relationship With Intentia to Integrate Global Supply Chain Operations

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Intentia, the global enterprise solutions provider for the manufacturing, distribution and maintenance industries, announced today that Acushnet Company agreed to purchase the Intentia Business Engine for its sales and distribution operations in Japan.

This new license agreement adds to Acushnet's existing contract with Intentia. The Intentia solution is currently live at Acushnet's Canadian facility. The additional licenses for Japan underscore the value Intentia's Java-based solutions offer global companies such as Acushnet.

Acushnet, the world's largest supplier of golf equipment, manufactures and distributes golf balls, clubs, shoes, gloves and accessories for its leading golf brands including Titleist, FootJoy and Cobra.

Acushnet runs Intentia on the IBM iSeries platform to support major business processes including sales, customer service, purchasing, product life cycle management, manufacturing, forecasting and planning, distribution, product configuration, finance and accounting.

"Intentia has a solution that offered tremendous value and flexibility to Acushnet," said Peg Nicholson, Acushnet Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. "We were looking for an ERP solution which offered rich functionality on a stable and familiar platform which we could implement quickly and easily in every country where we have sales, distribution and manufacturing operations.

"We also needed a product which could deal with the wide variety of products we make, some of which are fashion-oriented and some of which are not. Among the differentiators was Intentia's ability to handle a bulk order for golf balls, a matrix order for shoes and a configured order for custom golf clubs," said Nicholson.

In addition, Acushnet needed a solution that could scale internationally. Intentia offers Movex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications in all 20 countries where Acushnet operates. The Movex software provides multiple market, language and currency capabilities to simplify business processes.

"Intentia is proud that Acushnet has decided to expand its relationship with us," said David Rode, President and CEO, Intentia Americas. "We are confident that Acushnet will continue to create operational efficiencies and experience positive gains with Intentia as the foundation of its complex global sourcing environment."

About Acushnet

Acushnet, headquartered in Fairhaven, Mass., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortune Brands and is the world's largest golf manufacturer, generating more than USD 1.2 billion in annual revenue. With over 4,800 employees, Acushnet's Titleist brand is the #1 ball in golf and its FootJoy brand is the #1 shoe and glove in golf according to market research firm Golf DataTech. Fortune Brands' stock (NYSE: FO) is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. To read more, please visit www.acushnet.com

About Intentia

Intentia is the only global enterprise solutions provider 100% dedicated to bringing software applications and consulting services to companies whose core processes involve manufacturing, distribution and maintenance -- what we call the "make, move and maintain" market.

--  100% of our resources are committed to this market.
--  100% of our software is designed for this market.
--  100% of our experience is in serving this market.
    
Intentia customers are typically medium to large organizations that operate in complex supply chains with tough competition and limited internal resources. They require the reliability, experience and security of a substantial supplier with the flexibility and specialist knowledge of their industries and processes.

Intentia solutions are built from the ground up with the specific needs of these customers in mind, and the ability to grow and change easily with their businesses. They simplify complex processes, anticipate customer demands and deliver added value in both the short and long term -- making them the intelligent choice.

Intentia was founded in 1984 and serves over 3,000 customer sites in some 40 countries around the world. Our business solutions currently comprise enterprise management, supplier relationship management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, value chain collaboration, enterprise performance management and workplace management.

Intentia is a public company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE) under the symbol INT B. Visit Intentia's Web site at www.intentia.com

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Contact Information

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    Steve Polilli
    Intentia Americas
    847-413-2865 office
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    Jaclyn Saccone
    Cohn & Wolfe
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