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Moran Furniture Signs AUD 1 Million ERP Deal with Intentia Australia

  • 19 July, 2005 12:13

<p>Australia— July 2005: Intentia has added another key manufacturer to its fast-growing customer base, securing a new agreement worth approximately AUD 1 million (approximately EUR 632,000) in total with Australia’s icon designer and manufacturer of quality furniture, Moran Furniture.</p>
<p>Moran Furniture, a successful Australian maker of top-of-the-line lounge suites, anticipates significant growth over coming years. As part of this expansion, it recognized a vital need to replace its 20-year-old legacy system with a more modern technology platform.</p>
<p>“The company has been operating on an in-house supported, pick-based system that is now over two decades old. As with many such situations, this system was no longer able to provide the functionality, integration or management reporting capabilities required by our business. It did not have the ability to adequately meet our current demands, and we knew it would be very difficult to adapt to support our future needs,” says Dan Pekin, CEO, Moran Furniture. “Investing in a new technology platform became a cornerstone of our plans for the business.”</p>
<p>After a comprehensive evaluation process, Intentia was selected over industry competitors to implement its Java-based application suite.</p>
<p>“Using Intentia Application Suite will greatly increase visibility of information across the business, improve collaboration and ultimately enhance our customer services,” Pekin says.</p>
<p>He continues, “We expect to see significant improvements in production and order tracking capabilities throughout the factory. We are aiming to reduce cycle time from customer order to delivery by more than 60 percent, and to provide a more streamlined sales process while managing our margin performance more accurately.”</p>
<p>“Additional benefits we are looking to achieve include increased visibility across our business with particular emphasis on the total supply chain. This is all aimed at further enhancing the strong relationships we have with the major retailers who carry our brand,” he adds.</p>
<p>“Intentia came out on top in our evaluation, both in terms of product fit and industry experience. Intentia offers tools and functionality that are invaluable to our industry-specific needs—one notable example being the Product Configurator. Moran has designed a range of standard products, but in reality these form the basis of what is a configure-to-order/manufacture-to-order environment. The end product that we manufacture for our customer is a unique variant that is ‘designed’ in real time as part of the sales process. We believe the Configurator will play a major role in helping us manage that process by bringing together the many components and attributes required to make the end product,” Pekin says.</p>
<p>Moran Furniture was also looking for a solutions partner that would not only give it the functionality it needed, but that could also help implement world best practices in furniture manufacturing.</p>
<p>“Intentia also impressed us with the extensive knowledge and experience of our specialist furniture industry. That was vital to us and the Intentia team demonstrated this well, backed up by a strong set of site references that illustrated a proven ability to deliver,” Pekin concludes.</p>
<p>About Moran Furniture</p>
<p>Founded over 40 years ago, Moran Furniture is a highly successful business that specializes in the manufacturing of prestige lounge furniture and furnishing accessories. Moran’s brand is well known in Australia for its top-of-the-line domestic and commercial products.</p>
<p>With manufacturing facilities and headquarters based in Victoria, Australia, Moran Furniture sells via a major reseller network throughout Australia, Asia and the Middle East.</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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