Ingram Book Group Inks Deal with Intentia Americas

,Distributor of nearly 1 million book titles chooses Intentia for complete order-to-cash system

Schaumburg, IL — July 14, 2005 — Ingram Book Group Inc., a leading wholesaler of trade books, spoken audio and magazines, said this week that it is set to 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.

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