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Plaspak Group Moulds Software Future with Intentia’s Java ERP

  • 03 November, 2004 14:07

<p>Intentia Australia has won a new contract worth up to AUD$1million in revenue, with Plaspak Group Limited- a leading Australian specialist manufacturer and distributor of rigid plastic packaging and components which are supplied to domestic and overseas markets.</p>
<p>Intentia has been selected over competitors such as MAPICS, Great Plains and Axapta, to roll out its Movex 12 Java system.</p>
<p>Plaspak – a plastics packaging supplier to major companies within a range of diverse industries made a strategic decision to replace its current platform and range of legacy systems (which have resulted from former acquisitions) with a modern, robust, integrated technology platform.</p>
<p>The move came as part of the implementation of Plaspak’s risk management framework which incorporated plans to standardise its systems and increase collaboration capabilities for staff across businesses within the Group. To enhance supply chain efficiencies, to provide transparency of information for management and to secure a solution capable of meeting its growing business needs.</p>
<p>“Our need became increasingly evident as the result of a number of acquisitions Plaspak made over recent years, as part of its strong growth strategy. We found ourselves with an expanding array of diverse, home grown systems or older applications that we felt couldn’t support the business long term,” said Steve Westerweller, Purchasing Manager, Plaspak Group.</p>
<p>“What resulted was a carefully considered evaluation process, looking at what was needed to meet our existing needs and future processes, before pinpointing the right opportunity to transition our numerous applications to one single enterprise platform,” he said.</p>
<p>“Over a two year period we explored many market offerings, from the largest more complex tier one systems, down to the smallest boutique tier three solutions providers. The most important factor for us was not so much timeliness in finding a solution, but ensuring we found the right software for our business from the outset. It was an important investment for us and one that will be in place for many years to come – we wanted a long term reliable business partner. We felt Movex best satisfied our requirements”.</p>
<p>“Intentia gives us the mid-market fit and business approach we were looking for, the right level of product functionality, a pure open standards Java platform, and a committed team with whom we have already built a strong relationship during the process,” continued Westerweller.</p>
<p>The new solution will help Plaspak consolidate its group systems to provide commonality of workplace, increase visibility of information across the business, enhance management reporting and decision making abilities, improve supply and distribution efficiencies, and meet its requirements for a future proof technology platform to protect Plaspak’s investment in the long term.</p>
<p>“These sorts of achievements will make us a much stronger company and render Plaspak capable of enhanced response to change and customer demands. Assuring timeliness of delivery, innovation and reliability in all facets of our business and sound management practices are critical commitments for Plaspak - this transition will assist us in continuing to deliver on those quality service levels and to remain highly competitive in the market,” he finished.</p>
<p>Steve Ironside, Managing Director, Intentia Australia and New Zealand adds, “Intentia has strong expertise in this industry sector, and Movex’s functionality is second to none. We are looking forward to developing even closer partnership ties with Plaspak as a new customer for us in this industry, and delivering fully on the trust they have placed in us.”</p>
<p>The project is anticipated to go live by April 2005.</p>
<p>ENDS</p>
<p>About Plaspak
Plaspak Group Limited is a major holding company for a group of manufacturing and distribution businesses centred on the plastic packaging market. It is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.</p>
<p>Plaspak operates from strategically located manufacturing and distribution sites operating from eight locations across Australia – including Queensland, Victoria, NSW – and also through a joint-venture in New Zealand.</p>
<p>Diverse in its product range and production processes, the company produces and distributes a large variety of plastic bottles, jars and containers including: dangerous goods approved containers for the chemical and agricultural industries; containers approved for the veterinary, pharmaceutical and personal care industries; closures, caps, dispensers, trigger sprayers and pumps; and food approved packaging.</p>
<p>Plaspak supplies its diverse product range to major leading household product, pharmaceutical, chemical, veterinary, agricultural and food and beverage companies in Australia and overseas.</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 www.intentia.com</p>

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