Nintendo Chooses Magic eDeveloper to Enhance ERP Functionality Monday 4 February 2002 PDF Print Rapid ROI Expected from Increased Customer Satisfaction and Streamlined Processes Bracknell, UK - 4th February 2001 - Magic Software Enterprises (Nasdaq: MGIC), a leading provider of state-of-the-art application development technology and business solutions, has announced that Nintendo of Europe GmbH has selected Magic eDeveloper (TM) to enhance existing ERP functionality. The project, whose initial value is approximately 0,000, includes the development of an online information and order processing system for the Italian market and licensee products, running on Linux and IBM iSeries servers in an integrated environment. Nintendo was looking for a development environment, which could modernise existing ERP and licensing program systems, and rapidly develop new web-based and client server applications for the IBM iSeries platform and DB2/400 database. In addition, the technology had to provide a secure environment, with failover and backup servers to minimise downtime. Nintendo will upgrade its existing production planning system and enhance it with graphical information screens and additional business logic - created with Magic eDeveloper. Nintendo chose Magic eDeveloper after an evaluation of various other technologies. Magic Software Enterprises was able to provide Nintendo with superior development technology, professional services and project management, and access to its Magic Solution Partners (MSP) channel. The availability of logistics and ERP modules - through partnerships with Magic Solution Partners - gives Nintendo flexibility for future business solutions. "We selected Magic eDeveloper because its open and scalable technology will allow us to offer business services and seamlessly collaborate online with our customers," said Akihiko Matsuo, IS Manager, Nintendo of Europe GmbH. "We were particularly impressed with the productivity levels and speed of development, which could be achieved in Magic eDeveloper," added Thomas Staudinger, Application Supervisor, Nintendo of Europe GmbH. " The business to business solution will enable Nintendo customers to place and track their orders over the Internet. Orders can be received either over the Internet or in EDI format. The order status is determined by product availability, credit limit control, internal production systems and delivery schedules. Nintendo expects this system to significantly increase customer satisfaction by greatly accelerating the order placement and tracking process and by streamlining Nintendo's internal processes. "We are very excited to develop this web solution for Nintendo, the worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. This solution illustrates the key strengths of Magic eDeveloper - the ability to rapidly develop customised applications for the Internet; the integration of disparate applications across multiple platforms and databases; and the scalability and reliability of a n-tier deployment environment," said Menachem Hasfari, chief executive officer of Magic Software Enterprises. "We look forward to working with Nintendo to rapidly increase their return on investment by enabling their business with superior technology and project management." About Magic Software Enterprises Magic Software Enterprises, a member of the Formula Group (Nasdaq: FORTY), develops, markets and supports software development and deployment technology that enables enterprises to accelerate the process of building and deploying applications that can be rapidly customised and integrated with existing systems. Magic technology, applications and professional services are available through a global network of subsidiaries, distributors and Magic Solutions Partners in approximately 50 countries including the UK. The Formula Group is an international information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services, developing proprietary software products and producing computer-based solutions. About Nintendo As the worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co. Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems. The systems include Game Boy (R), Nintendo (R) 64, Game Boy Advance and NINTENDO GAMECUBE. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.4 billion video games worldwide, creating enduring industry icons such as Mario (TM) and Donkey Kong (R) and launching such franchises as Zelda (TM) and Pokémon (R). As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe GmbH, based in GroBostheim, Germany, serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operation in Europe. Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Company Contact: Andy Peart Magic Software Enterprises UK Ltd 01344 667000 firstname.lastname@example.org Media Contact: Sara Claridge Marylebone Media Relations Tel: 01344 876558 email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Marylebone Media Relations in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.