SOURCE: Intentia

July 13, 2005 12:26 ET

Intentia Americas Inks Deal With Ingram Book Group

Distributor of Nearly 1 Million Book Titles Chooses Intentia for Complete Order-to-Cash System

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 13, 2005 -- Intentia, a global provider of enterprise solutions for the manufacturing, distribution and maintenance industries, today announces that Ingram Book Group Inc. will implement Intentia's next generation of enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions.

The new system will support four facilities and all Ingram operations from order entry to accounts receivable, and it will replace several legacy applications.

"After considerable research, we chose the Intentia solution because it offers robust functionality, simple integration and a high degree of openness," said Dan Laidlaw, chief information officer of Ingram Book Group. "We are a high-volume, fast-moving operation and we have to remain focused on the book business. The Intentia solution allows us to keep that focus."

Ingram will use an IBM iSeries hardware platform for its new Java-based Intentia solution, which will ultimately support approximately 300 Ingram users. The distributor carries nearly one million book titles and serves more than 30,000 customers.

Intentia Americas President and CEO David Rode said, "Businesses such as Ingram Book Group can count on Intentia for a smooth, successful implementation and improved business processes that help to ensure a bright future. With an open-standards Java foundation, Intentia solutions are ready for whatever the future may bring our customers."

About Ingram Book Group

Ingram Book Group is a leading wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio and magazines. Ingram and its OneSource(SM) partners provide immediate access to the largest selection of books and book-related products in the industry. Ingram's operating units include Ingram Book Company, Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., and Tennessee Book Company LLC.

For more information, please visit http://www.ingrambook.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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The Intelligent Choice

Contact Information

  • For further information, please contact:

    Steve Polilli
    Intentia Americas
    Telephone: +1-847-413-2865
    Cell phone: +1-847-890-3697
    e-Mail: Email Contact

    Jaclyn Saccone
    Cohn & Wolfe
    Telephone: +1-212-798-9518
    Cell phone: +1-917-969-3551
    e-Mail: Email Contact