Intentia and CRT merge

Intentia and CRT merge

BCM Systems, distributor of Sweden's Intentia Movex Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution, has announced it has merged with Computer Results Team (CRT) to become Intentia Australia and New Zealand.

Steve Ironside, managing director of the new entity, said: "The operational merger of two successful and well-established IBM AS/400 software companies means we are taking it to the competition and they will know we are in the game. Intentia has already had some success against our competitors in the ERP marketplace. Whereas Intentia is now fourth or fifth locally in the genuine ERP marketplace - which excludes modules like financials - we now expect to be second behind SAP by the year 2002, if not before."

Intentia is third in the European ERP market behind SAP and Baan, and currently around seventh or eighth locally, according to company officials. CRT brings the resources of 115 people and more than a decade of experience in consulting, implementation, service and support of the IMAS accounting and inventory solution for the IBM platform starting with the System 32 to the present IBM AS/400 platform. Sweden's Intentia, which holds 51 per cent of the local operation, has invested around $10 million in Intentia Australia and New Zealandincluding acquiring equity in CRT, setting up Intentia University to consolidate the industry and staff training needs internally and MoveXpress for IMAS users.

Intentia University will extend to client training in 1999. Intentia will continue to support IMAS clients but provide a migration path with MoveXpress if and when clients want to migrate to Movex, officials said.

"Intentia is signing at least one large customer monthly and expects that the company will have 200 clients by the year 2002 with revenues approaching $100 million locally. Intentia's global projections are that it will be a $2 billion dollar company with 8000 employees by the year 2000," Ironside said.

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