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Polestar Group selects DiMS! As its enterprise-wide print management system

Press release from the issuing company

Lisle, IL – April 7, 2003 – DiMS! organizing print, a leading supplier of Management Information Solutions for the printing and packaging industry, today announced that it has reached agreement with Polestar Group, UK to implement DiMS!’ end-to-end print management solution throughout its UK operations. The multi-year, multi-million dollar deal will enable Polestar to achieve key strategic objectives. Beginning with its UK Print web-offset and gravure plants, with completion by the end of the year, Polestar will implement DiMS!’ entire suite of functionalities, including: a centralized, enterprise-wide database accessible via the Web; CRM; e-commerce available to customers in real-time; estimating and order entry; supply chain management, including purchasing and inventory control; production planning overviews encompassing all sites; shipping; financials, including invoicing; and management reporting capabilities. Installation at the remaining Group plants will be completed by Easter 2004. “Cost reduction and efficiency improvement programs have been a top priority for Polestar,” said Barry Hibbert, CEO, Polestar, UK. “As part of these strategic initiatives, we believe that investing in DiMS! at the enterprise-wide level will help to maintain our improving financial performance. The technology that DiMS! offers will enable us to lean down our processes and heighten efficiencies – across all our Group plants. We expect to see a significant return on our investment as we begin to realize the synergies of a truly integrated enterprise,” Hibbert added.