SOURCE: Intentia

October 17, 2005 09:00 ET

Intentia Application Suite Optimized for IBM Platforms

Intentia Joins IBM's ServerProven and Total StorageProven Programs; Customers Benefit From Low-Risk Solution and Partner Pricing

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 -- Intentia, the global enterprise solutions provider for the manufacturing, distribution and maintenance industries, announced today that it has been approved as a member of IBM's ServerProven® and StorageProven™ programs. With this certification, Intentia customers are assured that Intentia Application Suite is fully compatible with IBM server and storage solutions. This holds true for the current version of Intentia Application Suite, as well as for future upgrades made available from Intentia.

IBM has validated that Intentia enterprise applications are optimally configured on IBM servers to offer good price performance, low risk and scalability to grow with business needs. Approximately 3,000 Intentia customers run its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions on an IBM platform.

As a Total StorageProven (TSP) member, Intentia is able to pre-configure solutions to effectively collaborate with IBM databases with little to no customization needed. This allows customers to take full advantage of IBM storage capabilities, including increased data integrity, scalability within the database and virtualized storage in both a centralized and decentralized environment.

"When Intentia was founded in 1984, the company established a commitment to open standards to provide customers with the most advanced platform available for composite application development and a foundation for service-oriented architecture," said Lars Wettergren, product director of technology and platforms at Intentia. "IBM is an ideal partner to fulfill this mission, with middleware, databases and servers that are built on open standards."

Intentia has partnered with IBM for more than 20 years, creating Java-based enterprise solutions that are tailored for IBM technology. As an IBM business partner, Intentia is able to offer customers special pricing on IBM servers and storage solutions.

The partnership also helps increase the visibility of Intentia Application Suite. IBM users can search a global directory of ServerProven and TSP solutions online at http://www.developer.ibm.com/gsdod/homepage.do?OpenForm. This helps organizations interested in ERP or supply chain applications to immediately identify Intentia as a compatible solution that promises a low-risk implementation.

Intentia Application Suite is comprised of eight Intentia application areas, including Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Management (ENM), Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Workplace Management (WPM), Value Chain Collaboration (VCC), and Foundation and Tools (FTO).

To learn more about Intentia Application Suite, please visit: http://www.intentia.com/WCW.nsf/pub/Applications_index.

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

Intentia

The Intelligent Choice

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Steve Polilli
    Intentia Americas
    847-413-2865 office
    847-890-3697 mobile
    Email Contact

    Jaclyn Saccone
    Cohn & Wolfe
    212-798-9518 office
    917-969-3551 mobile
    Email Contact