Intentia Increases Orders Received and Improves Its Consulting Margin

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Intentia International AB

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Intentia International AB
 (publ) (XSSE: INT B) published its interim report for the first quarter of
 2001 today.  "Intentia's progress this year will be shaped by the state of the
 IT market in general, the robustness of the market for enterprise systems, the
 volume of ongoing procurement projects and Intentia's competitive strength,"
 comments Bjoern Algkvist, CEO, Intentia International.  "To the extent that a
 slowdown will negatively affect the enterprise systems market in general,
 Intentia believes that its relative position in the sector will improve.  This
 optimism is based on Intentia's many ongoing procurement projects and strong
 competitive advantages in our principal market of medium-sized businesses and,
 to a growing extent, big companies."
     New license orders totaled SEK 294 million (245) for the quarter, an
 increase of 20 percent from the same period in 2000.  The backlog of orders
 was SEK 616 million (397) at the end of the quarter.  License revenue was SEK
 238 million (256), a decrease of 7 percent.
     Operating earnings improved to SEK -16 million (-79) for the period.  Cash
 flow after investments rose to SEK -12 million (-143), an improvement of SEK
 131 million over the first quarter of 2000.
     Consulting revenue continued to improve as a result of ongoing growth in
 the number of implementation projects.  Consulting revenue during the period
 totaled SEK 625 million (517), up 21 percent.  The consulting margin rose
 further to 16 percent (6) for the quarter.
     "Among the companies that Intentia signed agreements with in the first
 quarter were Elkem, Gucci, Messier, Peacock, Sapa, SMC, Syltone and Tine.
 Large customers, both those Intentia has concluded agreements with and those
 with which procurement projects are under way, continue to increase in number.
 The trend confirms the strength of Intentia's broad offering for
 e-Collaboration, which is working in tandem with the company's global
 implementation organization to forge market leadership," concludes Bjoern
 Algkvist.
     The complete interim report can be downloaded at http://www.intentia.com
 
     About Intentia International AB
     Over the past few years, Intentia International AB has concentrated on
 positioning itself to meet the demands it anticipated would arise from the new
 e-economy era. Intentia has developed its Movex product from a traditional ERP
 system to a complete e-collaboration solution that can manage all the demands
 of the new economy. Movex offers Intentia's customers the key to success, with
 its applications for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise
 resource planning (ERP), supply chain planning & execution (SCPE), partner
 relationship management (PRM), business performance management (BPM) and
 e-business.
 
     Intentia is well positioned to respond to market needs when the "e"
 (electronic) evolves into "c" (collaboration), working hard to satisfy
 customers through its organization of more than 3,800 professionals serving in
 excess of 3,500 customers in over 40 countries around the world. Intentia is a
 public company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE) under the symbol
 INT B.
 
 

SOURCE Intentia International AB
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Intentia International AB
 (publ) (XSSE: INT B) published its interim report for the first quarter of
 2001 today.  "Intentia's progress this year will be shaped by the state of the
 IT market in general, the robustness of the market for enterprise systems, the
 volume of ongoing procurement projects and Intentia's competitive strength,"
 comments Bjoern Algkvist, CEO, Intentia International.  "To the extent that a
 slowdown will negatively affect the enterprise systems market in general,
 Intentia believes that its relative position in the sector will improve.  This
 optimism is based on Intentia's many ongoing procurement projects and strong
 competitive advantages in our principal market of medium-sized businesses and,
 to a growing extent, big companies."
     New license orders totaled SEK 294 million (245) for the quarter, an
 increase of 20 percent from the same period in 2000.  The backlog of orders
 was SEK 616 million (397) at the end of the quarter.  License revenue was SEK
 238 million (256), a decrease of 7 percent.
     Operating earnings improved to SEK -16 million (-79) for the period.  Cash
 flow after investments rose to SEK -12 million (-143), an improvement of SEK
 131 million over the first quarter of 2000.
     Consulting revenue continued to improve as a result of ongoing growth in
 the number of implementation projects.  Consulting revenue during the period
 totaled SEK 625 million (517), up 21 percent.  The consulting margin rose
 further to 16 percent (6) for the quarter.
     "Among the companies that Intentia signed agreements with in the first
 quarter were Elkem, Gucci, Messier, Peacock, Sapa, SMC, Syltone and Tine.
 Large customers, both those Intentia has concluded agreements with and those
 with which procurement projects are under way, continue to increase in number.
 The trend confirms the strength of Intentia's broad offering for
 e-Collaboration, which is working in tandem with the company's global
 implementation organization to forge market leadership," concludes Bjoern
 Algkvist.
     The complete interim report can be downloaded at http://www.intentia.com
 
     About Intentia International AB
     Over the past few years, Intentia International AB has concentrated on
 positioning itself to meet the demands it anticipated would arise from the new
 e-economy era. Intentia has developed its Movex product from a traditional ERP
 system to a complete e-collaboration solution that can manage all the demands
 of the new economy. Movex offers Intentia's customers the key to success, with
 its applications for customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise
 resource planning (ERP), supply chain planning & execution (SCPE), partner
 relationship management (PRM), business performance management (BPM) and
 e-business.
 
     Intentia is well positioned to respond to market needs when the "e"
 (electronic) evolves into "c" (collaboration), working hard to satisfy
 customers through its organization of more than 3,800 professionals serving in
 excess of 3,500 customers in over 40 countries around the world. Intentia is a
 public company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE) under the symbol
 INT B.
 
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