SOURCE: Intentia

June 01, 2005 10:23 ET

FFF Enterprises Uses Data Tool to Speed Delivery of Plasma Products

Intentia Business Performance Warehouse Helps Reduce Overhead and Improve Bottom Line

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2005 -- Intentia, the global enterprise solutions provider for the manufacturing, distribution and maintenance industries, announced today that FFF Enterprises Inc., a U.S. distributor of biopharmaceuticals, plasma products and vaccines, has selected Intentia Business Performance Warehouse to access critical business information and reduce administrative paper processes.

With this powerful tool, FFF can focus on more efficiently serving its customers, while managing the distribution of critical-care products to acute and non-acute care settings across the nation.

Based in Temecula, Calif., FFF Enterprises (FFF) has used the Intentia suite of collaborative enterprise applications since 2001. FFF's decision to use the Intentia data warehousing solution creates an integrated, cost-effective Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite that leads to paperless information management and business process automation.

"As a distributor of biopharmaceuticals, FFF's success relies on our ability to understand and rapidly respond to the varying needs of our healthcare customers, and to responsibly manage the supply, even in times of shortage. Intentia's Business Performance Warehouse solution allows us to quantify data and immediately understand how to accelerate the availability of lifesaving products and services," said Danny Poteet, Technology Manager, FFF Enterprises.

By implementing the Intentia Business Performance Warehouse, FFF is able to view information from the Intentia Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application and consolidate it with data from other operational systems throughout the organization.

This aggregated information can be quickly analyzed to report business trends and measure results against key performance indicators, such as delivery requirements. Armed with such detailed information, FFF management can then make informed decisions about future operational initiatives and business investments to further its success.

Specifically, FFF can analyze purchasing and procurement activity in regular monthly reports, allowing the organization to tailor inventory levels and distribution to best meet clients needs. With better and quicker data, FFF is making great strides in reducing supply-related costs, and gaining additional leverage in negotiations during the sales process.

The elimination of many previously manual processes, such as data integration and analysis, has also allowed staff to cut back on lower level tasks and instead concentrate on higher value functions, such as decision support and customer support initiatives.

"Intentia Business Performance Warehouse is an information hub for real-time business intelligence, where data can be analyzed at any time to help ensure business performance is on track to meet goals," said David Rode, President and CEO, Intentia Americas. "This level of transparency in evaluating business performance allows Intentia clients to experience improved decision-making, more efficient business processes, decreased information management costs and new business opportunities."

The open architecture of the Intentia Business Performance Warehouse solution enables organizations to retrieve data from several different types of database sources. Information can also be extracted from all sources that support ODBC or OLE DB, standard protocols for accessing heterogeneous data sources.

About FFF Enterprises

FFF Enterprises was founded in 1988 and has since grown into a multidimensional healthcare company, delivering innovative solutions in biopharmaceutical management and distribution, health information management and consumer healthcare services.

FFF is the nation's largest, most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals, plasma products, vaccines and trial drugs. FFF's customers include the nation's leading acute care and non-acute care group purchasing organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, contract research organizations, managed healthcare and consumers.

FFF's Guaranteed Channel Integrity™ reflects the company's commitment to purchase only from manufacturers and ship only to healthcare providers. This keeps products out of secondary and gray markets, protecting product and patient safety.

www.fffenterprises.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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