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Intentia Wins IBM Asia Pacific iSeries ISV Award

  • 12 July, 2005 10:28

<p>Australia —12 July, 2005: IBM’s Systems and Technology Group recently honored customers and partners that are setting new standards for iSeries innovation as winners of the first-ever iSeries Innovation Awards for the Asia Pacific region. The awards were presented at the annual regional iSeries Strategic Planning Conference recently held in Perth, Australia.</p>
<p>Intentia, a global enterprise solution provider for the mid-market, was recognized with the IBM iSeries ISV award for the best e-business solution. Intentia was the only company in the ERP/SCM market area to receive an award.</p>
<p>“IBM and Intentia are long-standing alliance partners with almost 20 years of history in working together. Intentia's application focus in the manufacturing, distribution and maintenance markets is key in positioning the business value iSeries delivers to small- and medium-business clients" says Mark Shearer, General Manager, IBM iSeries Worldwide.</p>
<p>"Intentia's continued focus on delivering innovative solutions to over 3,000 customer sites with over 6,000 iSeries servers installed is at the core of our relationship. The Intentia and IBM iSeries teams stand tall on a record of overachieving our business objectives as evidenced by the strong Q1 attainment delivering 18% year-to-year growth. We are very proud of this relationship and will continue to work together in delivering real business value to our mutual clients,” he continued.</p>
<p>“Together with our partners and clients in Australia, we have been offering solutions to make businesses more flexible and resilient while at the same time reducing costs,” added Bob Morton, iSeries Business Unit Executive, IBM Australia / New Zealand. “Our awards salute our partners who are consistently using innovative solutions on the iSeries platform to deliver greater customer value and cutting edge solutions in their respective areas of business. We especially value the contribution of the ISV partners such as Intentia whose injection of skills and technology is critical to the growth and development of our joint customers.”</p>
<p>Linus Parker, Managing Director for Intentia Australia &amp; New Zealand adds, "We are very honoured to have received such an outstanding accolade - the award is certainly testament to the success of our long-established Asia Pacific relationship with the IBM iSeries team. Intentia is committed to its relationship with IBM, and looks forward to continuing working together, to deliver compelling value for our joint customers and prospects".</p>
<p>IBM’s iSeries Initiative for Innovation consists of three programs: Application Innovation, Tools Innovation and iSeries Innovation. Under the initiative, IBM pledges that, “Together with our partners, we will create an open, collaborative community to fuel innovation in iSeries solutions, partner applications and On Demand capabilities for our mutual clients.”</p>
<p>Underpinning the initiative is the IBM Charter for iSeries Innovation, which is the IBM corporation’s commitment to the future of the platform, including a sustained multi-year investment in the iSeries as a vital and strategic system going forward. The initiative was a
key focus area of this year’s Strategic Planning Conference.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
Lannette Cox
PR Manager
Intentia Australia
Telephone: +61 2 8437 5803
<p>About IBM</p>
<p>IBM is the world’s largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key IBM business partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take advantage of the new era of on-demand business.</p>
<p>For more information about IBM, please visit</p>
<p>About the IBM eServer iSeries</p>
<p>The IBM iSeries system is a tightly integrated system including hardware, middleware, storage and security. iSeries systems can simultaneously run i5/OS, Windows (via an IXA or IXS), Linux and AIX operating environments so that clients can reinvest savings to grow their businesses. Business partners and solutions providers of all sizes drive iSeries server success by building, selling and deploying over 6,400 of the world’s most popular business applications for their clients on the iSeries platform.</p>
<p>About Intentia</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>- 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Intentia is a public company traded on the Stockholm Stock Exchange (XSSE) under the symbol INT B. Visit Intentia’s Web site at</p>
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