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Implementation Will Include Integration of Multiple Divisions and Locations


J.D. Edwards announced that Fiskars Consumer Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of value-added branded consumer products, will implement J.D. Edwards OneWorld(r) Xe across its North American-based divisions, making J.D. Edwards the standard at the majority of the company's worldwide operations.


The multi-million dollar deal includes the installation of OneWorld Xe at 12 Fiskars locations across eight company divisions in the United States. Fiskar's international business units in Canada, Mexico and Australia independently implemented J.D. Edwards OneWorld in 2000.


"We wanted a solution that was flexible enough to be rolled out quickly without sacrificing functionality for our current and future needs," said Tom Beyer, senior vice president & controller of Fiskars. "J.D. Edwards offered us the best opportunity for success and is helping us develop essential standard practices that will help reduce costs across Fiskars."


OneWorld Xe will replace eight separate legacy systems used by the Fiskars divisions. Previously, the company could not integrate the data from each division, but through the implementation, Fiskars will have a company-wide view of essential data and information. OneWorld Xe also will allow Fiskars to quickly integrate the data of any company acquired in the future.


"Large consumer goods companies like Fiskars have specific functionality requirements in areas from distribution to supply chain collaboration," said Herbert Klein, Consumer Packaged Goods industry manager for J.D. Edwards. "Over the past 10 years we've been working with this industry to develop and improve our solution to meet the needs of consumer goods companies."


Fiskars evaluated SAP's enterprise software in addition to J.D. Edwards, but chose OneWorld Xe because the solution provided the functionality the company was looking for, with less complexity and lower Total Cost of Ownership.


OneWorld Xe is an enterprise software suite for collaborative commerce that provides unmatched quality and power in automating business processes and communication. It provides a flexible architecture, pre-integrated applications and interoperability for true collaboration.



About Fiskars


Fiskars, a Finnish corporation traded on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and founded in 1649, is one of the oldest companies in Europe, with worldwide sales of approximately 0 million with operations throughout the world. Fiskars is the world's leading manufacturer of scissors and offers a broad range of consumer products sold under brand names including Fiskars, Gerber, Royal, Syroco, American Designer Pottery, Power Sentry, BucketBoss, Instashade, Planterra, Montana, Wilkinson, Raadvad, and Ebert.



About J.D. Edwards


J.D. Edwards provides the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry with Web-enabled solutions that deliver supply chain collaboration and fulfilment and enable business-to-business trading communities. With targeted collaboration and supply chain applications from J.D. Edwards, CPG customers can increase revenue, decrease costs, and improve asset utilisation. Collaborative solutions help foster an environment of continuous product innovation and enhance competitive advantage in an environment of industry consolidation.



J.D. Edwards is a leading provider of agile, collaborative solutions for the Internet economy. The Company's open solutions give organisations the freedom to choose how they assemble their internal applications and how they collaborate with partners and customers across the supply chain to increase competitive advantage. Founded in 1977, J.D. Edwards is headquartered in Denver. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Company via the Internet at http://www.jdedwards.com or at 0118 909 1700.



J.D. Edwards is a registered trademark of J.D. Edwards & Company. The names of all other products and services of J.D. Edwards used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of J.D. Edwards World Source Company.



Contact details


Giles Peddy/Nishma Shah
The Weber Group Europe
020 7240 6189
gpeddy@webergroup.co.uk
nshah@webergroup.co.uk



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