Intentia Signs Its Biggest Contract Ever in Japan with SMC

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Intentia International AB

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Intentia International AB
 (publ) (XSSE: INT B) today announces that Intentia Japan has signed the
 largest contract in its history with Japan-based SMC Corporation, the leading
 Japanese manufacturer of automatic control equipment. The contract is
 initially worth EUR 2.53 million in license revenue.
     The objective is for SMC and Intentia together to create a highly
 successful business transformation project of global manufacturing and
 distribution services. This will enable SMC, whose annual sales are USD 1.552
 million, to further enhance its leading market position and to cut costs.
     The contract covers installation of Intentia's world-leading e-
 collaboration application, Movex, within SMC's worldwide network. The initial
 agreement will involve SMC's operations in Japan, Italy, the UK, Germany and
 Spain.
     The project will start with the redesign of SMC's core business processes.
 This will be followed by configuring Movex according to the designed best-
 practice processes.  To confirm process design and application configuration,
 a series of pilot projects will be run in the designated countries.
     "The contract is without a doubt the most important and largest deal to
 date for Intentia Japan.  We see it as a milestone in our history," says Mr.
 Ichiro Shibata, President, Intentia Japan.  "It also shows the potential for
 Movex with Japanese multinationals that want a modern and cost-efficient
 solution with one organization responsible for the global roll out. Our global
 reach is really paying off in cases like this."
     It is SMC's intention to use Movex as a corporate standard and
 continuously expand the number of Movex users within the Group.  The objective
 is to move SMC from a decentralized business model to a highly integrated,
 centralized and effective business process environment.
     SMC has over 9,130 employees worldwide. Its main businesses are
 manufacturing and sales of automatic control equipment, sintered filters and
 various types of filtration elements.
     The main reason SMC chose Intentia over strong competition from other
 companies such as SAP, is Intentia's excellent fit with existing and future
 business requirements.  In addition, Intentia's global presence and
 technological leadership were main arguments in favor of Intentia.
 
     About SMC Corporation
     Established in April, 1959, SMC Corporation is one of the world's leading
 manufacturers. The purpose of SMC's business is to manufacture and sell its
 automatic control equipment, sintered filters and various types of filtration
 elements.  SMC has 47 sales offices, 18 factories and one laboratory in Japan.
 In addition, the company has 23 subsidiaries and service networks in 32
 countries around the world.  SMC has 9,132 employees worldwide and its
 revenues as of the end of March, 2000 were JPY 194.2 million (approximately
 EUR 1.7 million).
 
     Visit SMC's Web site at www.smcworld.com .
 
     About Intentia International AB (publ)
     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.
 
     Visit Intentia's Web site at www.intentia.com .
 
 

SOURCE Intentia International AB
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Intentia International AB
 (publ) (XSSE: INT B) today announces that Intentia Japan has signed the
 largest contract in its history with Japan-based SMC Corporation, the leading
 Japanese manufacturer of automatic control equipment. The contract is
 initially worth EUR 2.53 million in license revenue.
     The objective is for SMC and Intentia together to create a highly
 successful business transformation project of global manufacturing and
 distribution services. This will enable SMC, whose annual sales are USD 1.552
 million, to further enhance its leading market position and to cut costs.
     The contract covers installation of Intentia's world-leading e-
 collaboration application, Movex, within SMC's worldwide network. The initial
 agreement will involve SMC's operations in Japan, Italy, the UK, Germany and
 Spain.
     The project will start with the redesign of SMC's core business processes.
 This will be followed by configuring Movex according to the designed best-
 practice processes.  To confirm process design and application configuration,
 a series of pilot projects will be run in the designated countries.
     "The contract is without a doubt the most important and largest deal to
 date for Intentia Japan.  We see it as a milestone in our history," says Mr.
 Ichiro Shibata, President, Intentia Japan.  "It also shows the potential for
 Movex with Japanese multinationals that want a modern and cost-efficient
 solution with one organization responsible for the global roll out. Our global
 reach is really paying off in cases like this."
     It is SMC's intention to use Movex as a corporate standard and
 continuously expand the number of Movex users within the Group.  The objective
 is to move SMC from a decentralized business model to a highly integrated,
 centralized and effective business process environment.
     SMC has over 9,130 employees worldwide. Its main businesses are
 manufacturing and sales of automatic control equipment, sintered filters and
 various types of filtration elements.
     The main reason SMC chose Intentia over strong competition from other
 companies such as SAP, is Intentia's excellent fit with existing and future
 business requirements.  In addition, Intentia's global presence and
 technological leadership were main arguments in favor of Intentia.
 
     About SMC Corporation
     Established in April, 1959, SMC Corporation is one of the world's leading
 manufacturers. The purpose of SMC's business is to manufacture and sell its
 automatic control equipment, sintered filters and various types of filtration
 elements.  SMC has 47 sales offices, 18 factories and one laboratory in Japan.
 In addition, the company has 23 subsidiaries and service networks in 32
 countries around the world.  SMC has 9,132 employees worldwide and its
 revenues as of the end of March, 2000 were JPY 194.2 million (approximately
 EUR 1.7 million).
 
     Visit SMC's Web site at www.smcworld.com .
 
     About Intentia International AB (publ)
     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.
 
     Visit Intentia's Web site at www.intentia.com .
 
 SOURCE  Intentia International AB