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GWA International Signs ERP Agreement with Intentia Australia

  • 25 October, 2004 16:08

<p>Movex Java Chosen as Future Proof, Enterprise Software Platform for GWA Businesses</p>
<p>GWA International Limited (GWA) has sealed a deal worth over AUD$10million with Intentia Australia, that will see roll-out of Movex 12Java across the organisation over the next five years.</p>
<p>The two companies have entered into an agreement that will make Intentia a key supplier of enterprise software systems across the GWA group.</p>
<p>GWA is the parent company of high profile successful business brands that cover areas such as bathroom products, garden equipment and hot water systems - including Caroma, Dorf Clark, Gainsborough, Dux Hot Water, Sebel, Stylus and Rover.</p>
<p>GWA decided to reassess the technology needs of the entire group after one of its divisions - Dux Hot Water - selected Intentia as a software provider during an independent review in 2002.</p>
<p>A key development driver was GWA’s recognition that its current disparate mix of group-wide applications – the result of business acquisitions over time – were not cost effectively sustainable and could not support the future direction of the business.</p>
<p>As a result, the Group formed an agreement with Intentia to progressively replace its existing legacy systems with the Movex solution, across its various business units.</p>
<p>The initial agreement will include provision of a GWA corporate licence and implementation of Movex 12Java at Dux. It is then expected that all businesses within the group will be converted to Movex within five years, through a stepped roll out.</p>
<p>Key factors in GWA’s selection of Intentia included the broad and flexible functionality demonstrated by Movex as well as its basis in modern, open standards Java technology, which provides a protected technology platform capable of cost-effectively supporting future business requirements</p>
<p>About GWA
GWA International Limited was listed as a public Company in 1993 and comprises the business divisions of the following companies:</p>
<p>Caroma – Australia’s foremost designer, manufacturer and distributor of domestic and commercial bathroom products
Dorf Clark – Australia’s principal designer, manufacturer and distributor of tapware and associated accessories, stainless steel sinks and laundry tubs for both domestic and commercial applications
Dux – a major Australian designer, manufacturer and distributor of a range of gas and electric mains pressure hot water storage units for domestic applications
Gainsborough – a leading Australian designer, manufacturer and distributor of a comprehensive range of domestic and commercial door hardware and fittings, including security products.
Sebel – at the forefront of Australian design, manufacture and distribution of commercial quality furniture and seating. Sebel serves the entertainment, hospitality, healthcare, education, public seating, stadia and other market categories throughout Australia and internationally.
Rover – one of Australia’s leading designers, manufacturers, distributors and exporters of domestic and commercial lawn and garden care equipment. The Rover range of products is marketed in more than 30 countries in five continents.</p>
<p>Market capitalisation on the Australian Stock Exchange is over $800 million.</p>
<p>About Intentia
Intentia is the only global enterprise solutions provider 100 percent 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 percent of our resources are committed to this market
- 100 percent of our software is designed for this market
- 100 percent of our experience is in serving this market</p>
<p>Intentia customers are typically medium to large organizations that operate in complex supply chains with tough competition and limited internal resources. They require the reliability, experience and security of a substantial supplier with the flexibility and specialist knowledge of their industries and processes.</p>
<p>Intentia solutions are built from the ground up with the specific needs of these customers in mind, and the ability to grow and change easily with their businesses. They simplify complex processes, anticipate customer demands and deliver added value in both the short and long term—making them the intelligent choice.</p>
<p>Intentia has over 20 years of experience in serving more than 3,400 customers 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>
<p>Media Enquiries:</p>
<p>Lannette Cox
PR Manager
Intentia Australia
02 8437 5803</p>

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