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Shoof International Ltd. chooses mySAP™ All-in-One

Shoof International Ltd. chooses mySAP™ All-in-One

Auckland, August 30, 2004 – Intelligroup a local midsize SAP reseller has secured a sub $400,000 contract with Waikato-based agricultural and veterinary equipment importer and distributor, Shoof International Limited.

Owner Geoff Laurent had been developing an internal business applications system, but when Shoof International started expanding into new, international market segments with additional product lines and business acquisitions, Laurent realised the company needed some assistance in managing its meteoric rate of growth.

“As the business got bigger, we realised we were going to need to implement a professional ERP system to support our operations, including finance, customer relationship management (CRM) and import/distribution management modules,” said Laurent.

“We put the tender out to the market and Intelligroup proposed the mySAP™ All-in-One solution.

“We believe that their approach will deliver the breadth of tools, the product knowledge and the business intelligence needed to maintain and grow our operations whilst the core modules of SAP software will provide a foundation that we can customise as required,” said Laurent.

SAP New Zealand’s SMB Manager, Alex Morcom, said Intelligroup was successful in winning the contract from a strong field of traditional ERP competitors including Microsoft Business Solutions–Axapta® (SPL). “SAP’s best practice focus on the solution’s ability to grow and flex with Shoof’s business using mySAP All-in-One meant we could offer a solution with longevity which will put Shoof ahead of its competitors,” said Nick Mulcahy, Mid-Market Business Manager, Intelligroup.

SAP and Intelligroup worked with HP’s channel partner, Elite Business Systems, to understand the existing infrastructure and the requirements for implementing a successful solution. They then tailored a certified infrastructure configuration and implemented it using HP’s rapid deployment for servers’ toolset.

“The success of the win is testament to the synergy of the team and represents a great partnership between SAP and Intelligroup,” said Mulcahy

Geoff Laurent said that investment in the mySAP All-in-One solution means the team at Shoof will be able to focus on their core business, confident in the knowledge that the integrated software package will help them to manage, grow and diversify their business. “We are confident the new software will greatly improve efficiencies and capabilities over time. Our business will benefit from consolidation of multiple international companies, managing and tracking of imports and exports in transit, barcode facility and accurate business reporting. “With mySAP All-in-One, we are looking forward to quick implementation, reliable performance, great scalability and predictable cost structures that will mean we can grow our business quickly and profitably.

“The mySAP All-in-One solution gives our business room for growth and the confidence that any future expansions can be handled without major upgrades.

“It is a truly affordable option for companies looking to invest in effective business solutions,” said Laurent. - ends - About SAP SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software. SAP® are designed to meet the demands of companies of all sizes—from small and midsize businesses to global enterprises. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver™ open integration and application platform to reduce complexity and total cost of ownership and empower business change and innovation, mySAP™ Business Suite are helping enterprises around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. The unique core processes of various industries, from aerospace to utilities, are supported by SAP’s 28 industry-specific solution portfolios. Today, more than 21,600 customers in over 120 countries run more than 69,700 installations of SAP® software. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol “SAP.” (Additional information at )

About Shoof International Limited Shoof International Ltd is a developer, manufacturer, importer, marketer and exporter of agricultural and veterinary equipment. Shoof is constantly searching world markets to find new and innovative products for the New Zealand animal breeding and veterinary industries. Shoof is also continually developing new and innovative agricultural products for export to the world.
Shoof International was formed in New Zealand in 1973 to develop and market new products such as the Cattle Shoof and Horse Shoof to the New Zealand agricultural and veterinary industries. It quickly became apparent that these new items were of interest to farmers and veterinarians around the world, so Shoof began establishing distributors in markets world-wide.

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