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IBS FasTrax Announced As New Enterprise Distribution Software Fixed Price, Rapid

3-month Implementation Service

IBS the leading business application supplier for wholesale and enterprise
distribution software, announced today IBS FasTrax, a bundled offering of pre-
configured best-practice processes and fixed price services, based on IBS
Enterprise, the application suite tailored for distribution and wholesale.
The offering will be based around a three month fixed-price model that delivers
the complete solution either as an on-premise implementation or more commonly as a
hosted application service.

Sydney, NSW, December 07, 2009 -- International Business Systems (STO: IBS B) the
leading business application supplier for wholesale and enterprise distribution
software, announced today IBS FasTrax, a bundled offering of pre-configured best-
practice processes and fixed price services, based on IBS Enterprise, the
application suite tailored for distribution and wholesale.

The offering will be based around a three month fixed-price model that delivers
the complete solution either as an on-premise implementation or more commonly as a
hosted application service.

Behind IBS FasTraX is 30 years of IBS experience, 173 pre-defined and configured
data sets, business flows for Finance and Distribution, standard reports, a data
tool set, 20 days of education and our Industry, Consulting and Project Management
expertise, and a fixed-price implementation plan.

The three month delivery project provides customers with a complete implementation
of IBS Enterprise, giving the fastest time-to-value and a future-proof business
application platform as their business grows.

IBS Enterprise already provides the most complete and robust business software
offering for distribution today, from managing supply, through value-added
logistics, warehousing and service-provision, to demand management and sales,
financial management, reporting and business intelligence.

However, the nature of sophisticated supply chains and the complexities of larger
organizational processes can sometimes lead to lengthy project implementations.
For smaller businesses these timescales and costs can be a problem, and for them
having a suite of pre-defined processes, based on industry best-practice, but with
the flexibility to configure to their needs, is much more appropriate.

“IBS FasTrax will allow us to significantly increase our project execution, as it


comes pre-configured with pharmaceutical distribution processes, Italian
pharmaceutical business requirements and - of course - Italian laws”, said Andrea
di Giacomo, Managing Director of Ragusa Remo Farmaceutici S.p.A. “Consequently we
expect to be able to keep our project costs under tight control.

Furthermore by using the IBS FasTrax implementation model alongside IBS experience
in the Pharmaceutical Distribution industry, gives us the confidence of a
successful project outcome”.

Aimed at the small-to-medium sized business sectors (SMB), who typically want the
benefits of a sophisticated application suite such as IBS Enterprise, but without
the complexities of a highly tailored implementation, IBS FasTrax has been
designed with speed, ease, configurability and manageability in mind.

“While we obviously sell our solutions to very large corporations, it is the SMB
sector that is the bulk of our customer base”, said Stephen Thornton, SVP
Professional Services at IBS. “In the past few years it has become apparent that
while this sector expects the full and rich functionality that IBS Enterprise
provides, it does so with an expectation of more standardized processes and lower
overall costs. We see IBS FasTrax as being key to our future delivery on that
expectation”.

For more information, please contact:


Oskar Ahlberg, Senior Vice President of Communications, IBS AB
Tel: +46-70-244 24 75
oskar.ahlberg@ibs.net

Fiona Chong, Marketing Communication Specialist, IBS Australia


Phone: 1300 882 467
fiona.chong@ibsaustralia.com

About IBS
IBS specialises in differentiating companies from their competitors on the
strength of their distribution operations.
Founded in 1978, IBS has over 30 years’ distribution software solution experience
in industries ranging from automotive and electronics to paper, publishing and
pharmaceuticals. This deep understanding of enterprise distribution software
models and best practices is embodied in IBS’ global distribution system, which is
enhanced with local expertise to create a unique system for each IBS ERP software
client.
More than 4,000 companies in 40 countries rely on IBS to improve their
distribution operations – enabling them to achieve both increased profitability
and higher valued services to the channel.

IBS B share is listed on NASDAQ OMX First North Exchange Stockholm. For more
information, please visit http://www.ibs.net/au

Contact :
Fiona Chong
International Business Systems
Level 3
12 Waterloo Rd
Macquarie Park 2113
1300 882 467
fiona.chong@ibsaustralia.com
http://www.ibs.net/au