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Paarl Media Holdings Selects DiMS! Enterprise-Wide MIS

Press release from the issuing company

Paarl, South Africa and Lichtenvoorde, the Netherlands – April 28, 2005 – South Africa’s largest commercial printer, Paarl Media Holdings and DiMS! organizing print, leading supplier of Management Information Solutions for the printing and packaging industry, jointly announce that Paarl Media Holdings has chosen to implement the DiMS! enterprise system in all its plants. After a detailed selection process, consisting of in-depth research, workshops and reference visits, Paarl determined that of all MIS vendors in the industry DiMS! was the best one to meet all their requirements. “Our goal was to get better insight into subjects like the capacity and performance on both plant and group level in order to obtain better efficiency and delivery at the separate sites,” said Mr. Stephen van der Walt, Chief Executive Officer, Paarl Media Holdings. With multiple plants producing a great diversity of printed products (magazines, catalogues, inserts, books, commercial print, wet glue labels and self adhesive labels) Paarl was on the search for a system that incorporated both extensive multi-plant and multi-product capabilities, handling a very broad range of printing and finishing processes. “In DiMS! we found a system that encompasses those capabilities embedded in a robust and appealing architecture. This, in addition to their proven experience and proactive approach, convinced us that we found the right partner for this project,” Mr. van der Walt added. Beginning in May, Paarl will implement DiMS! across all plants. Each division (web, gravure and print) will retain the ability to run locally while at a group level management will be able to see and report on reliable, real-time data from every part of the organization. “DiMS!’ integrated system will provide an improved insight in the group performance, enabling us to expand and capture an even stronger position in the South African market,” according to Mr. van der Walt.