SOURCE: Intentia

July 20, 2005 14:21 ET

Intentia Named Among 2005 Hottest Companies by Start Magazine

Java Technology and Aggressive Growth Differentiate Mid-Market ERP Vendor

SCHAUMBURG, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2005 -- Intentia, the global enterprise solutions provider for the manufacturing, distribution and maintenance industries, announced today that it has been selected among Start Magazine's 2005 Hottest Companies of the Year, an annual award that recognizes companies that have developed innovative applications for the manufacturing industry.

In 2004, Intentia increased license revenue and signed 108 new customers due in large part to a new executive management team and an aggressive business plan.

"The companies selected for Start's Hottest Companies of the Year showed remarkable innovation in a challenging environment. I commend them for helping manufacturers compete in the global marketplace and make the most out of all of their available resources," says Editorial Director Peggy Smedley. "We are excited to award these companies with one of the industry's highest honors and believe they represent the best of the best in manufacturing technology."

In the last year, Intentia also became the first major enterprise resource planning (ERP) company to offer a fully J2EE-compliant application suite. With over 150 live Java installations, the technology supports lean supply chain and manufacturing through its component-based architecture and Web services.

"We are proud to be among Start Magazine's 2005 Hottest Companies. In 2004, we successfully acted upon our business goals to restore profitability and strengthen our competitive position in the global marketplace for enterprise application software," said David Rode, President and CEO, Intentia Americas. "Intentia is driven by customers' needs. We look forward to continuing to develop technology that helps manufacturers worldwide increase efficiency amid a complex supply chain."

Intentia is the only major ERP software provider that is solely focused on the needs of mid-market manufacturers. Intentia's Java-based application suite gives these manufacturers the flexibility of interoperability with third-party technologies and Intentia value-add solutions.

Intentia also provides mid-market manufacturers peace of mind, as its applications remain relevant over time, regardless of changing business practices, processes and regulations.

Intentia applications currently comprise enterprise management, supplier relationship management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management, value chain collaboration, enterprise performance management (EPM) and workplace management.

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

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
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