Alpha Group to e-Collaborate

Distributor taps Intentia for its operations in Europe

Stockholm, Sweden, and Hilden, Germany — April 16, 2003 — Intentia International AB this week announced that on March 31, Intentia signed a contract with Amigon, Alpha Group's information and communication services company, to implement Movex, Intentia's enterprise and e-collaboration application.

Alpha Group is the main distributor in Europe for a fast-food service restaurant chain.

The project, called ESSCOT (European Software Systems for Supply Chain of Tomorrow), covers the implementation of common processes for all distributors in Europe, according to Intentia. In addition to traditional application component groups such as purchasing, logistics, quality assurance, sales and distribution, the system will also include Intentia's solution for e-business and portals.

In the initial phase, the customer has ordered 570 Movex licenses, with an additional 1,500 licenses planned for the European rollout within the next 12 to 36 months.

According to Luca Gnecco, chief information officer of the Alpha Group, some of the reasons Intentia was selected were its understanding of the industry, technology and business functions.

"Our decision to invest in future-proven technology as well as industry competence continues to pay off," said Jan Nilsson, president of Intentia Central Europe, referring to deals Intentia signed in recent years with companies like Hagemeyer, Auto Distribution, TDL Group, Harvey Norman and Olympus. "We are proud that the Alpha Group selected Intentia as its partner and look forward to successful, long-term cooperation with them," Nilsson added.