Marubeni-Komatsu Awards US$900,000 Contract to Geac
MARKHAM, Ontario and STUDLEY, UK – June 17, 2004 - Marubeni-Komatsu Ltd, the sole UK distributor for Komatsu construction equipment, has awarded a contract valued at approximately US$900,000 to Geac® (TSX:GAC and NASDAQ:GEAC), a global enterprise software company for Business Performance Management. The contract includes Geac System21 Aurora, which will provide integrated financials, distribution, service and job management software to drive efficiency. Also included in the contract is System21 Performance Analyser, the latest Geac Performance Management integration module, which will provide Marubeni-Komatsu with the management tools to control, monitor and enhance operational performance throughout the organisation.
Marubeni-Komatsu provides equipment warranty and service support contracts as part of their package through 14 sites across the UK andIreland. Customers can select from a vast range of support contracts with varying price models, which has resulted in a complex customer support environment. Geac System21 Aurora provides an integrated, real-time view of each customer contract, which will enable Marubeni-Komatsu to enhance the level of service it provides to its customers.
After comprehensive review of three possible IT solutions, Marubeni-Komatsu selected Geac to replace its current system. Geac won the contract not only for the solution fit of System21 Aurora but also for Geac’s proven track record and knowledge of the service market.
Marubeni-Komatsu is one of the first companies to purchase System21 Performance Analyser. As Geac announced onMay 10, 2004, this new integrationmodule gives end users access to data within System21 and provides analysis capabilities to enable better decision making and improve operational performance and agility. System21 Performance Analyser enables organizations and individuals to set key performance measurements and then monitor and react to their progress.
Keith Bell, finance director for Marubeni-Komatsu, commented:
"Geac System21 Aurora will provide enhanced control and a greater understanding of the cost and performance standard of our maintenance and support offerings to enable us to enhance our customer service levels. Geac is a large and financially stable organisation with a proven track record, which was a crucial part of our decision."
Implementation of Geac System21Aurora -- including work-flow management (process.connect), integration solution (doc.connect) and customer self-service system (web.connect) on an IBM iSeries 810-2467Enterprise model -- will begin immediately. Once System21 Aurora is up and running, Marubeni-Komatsu will look at providing remote access to the system for over 50 field service employees working throughout the UK.
Marubeni-Komatsu was established in 1972 by the Marubeni Corporation as the exclusive distributor for Komatsu construction equipment in theUK. More information is available at www.komatsu.co.uk.
Geac (TSX: GAC, NASDAQ:GEAC) is a global enterprise software company for Business Performance Management, providing customers worldwide with the core financial and operational solutions and services to improve their business performance in real time. Further information is available at http://www.geac.com or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations. Important factors that could cause a material difference between these forward-looking statements and actual events include those set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in Geac’s annual report on Form 20-F, No. 333-103019, for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2003, filed on October 31, 2003 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission available through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov, and filed on November 3, 2003 with the Canadian Securities Administrators and available through the website maintained by the Canadian Securities Administrators and the Canadian Depository for Securities Limited at www.sedar.com. Geac is a registered trademark of Geac Computer Corporation Limited. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners.
Investor Contact: Melody Firth Geac +1-905-475-0525, x3325 email@example.com Media Contacts-Europe: Alex Bell Citigate Dewe Rogerson +44 (0)1604 232223 firstname.lastname@example.org Richard Moore Geac +44 (0) 1527 496189 email@example.com Media Contact-NorthAmerica: David Domeshek Geac +1-508-871-5064 firstname.lastname@example.org
|DSS Home | About Us | Contact Us | Site Index | Subscribe | What's New|
|Copyright © 1995-2021 by D. J. Power (see his home page). DSSResources.COMsm was maintained by Daniel J. Power. See disclaimer and privacy statement.|