Singapore, 10 January 2000 - Baan Company N.V. (Nasdaq: BAANF; ASE: BAAN), a global provider of enterprise business solutions, today announced an extension of its relationship with Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group and the expansion of its relationship with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA). The agreement enables the other two major business segments at Boeing (Military Aircraft & Missile Systems, and Space & Communications) to utilize the full range of Baan-owned intellectual property resources. This includes but is not limited to Baan E-Enterprise, Baan ERP, Baan Front Office, Baan Supply Chain software and standard electronic training tools.
"Boeing is looking to Baan to make enterprise solutions available to our major business segments enabling us to realize efficient internal systems. These enterprise solutions will be based on standardized business processes and will avoid customizations," said Kristi Savacool, Information Systems vice president, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group.
Baan Consulting will support the Boeing ERP Competency Center to enhance efficiencies of implementation between the three Boeing business segments. Finally, Baan will work closely with Boeing to create new product enhancements that will support the needs of Boeing and other customers.
Baan is currently one of the key software suppliers to the Commercial Airplanes program -- Define and Control Airplane Configuration/Manufacturing Resource Management (DCAC/MRM). Baan also supplies software to Boeing Wichita KS, Boeing Salt Lake City UT, Boeing Decatur AL, Boeing Irving TX and Boeing Corinth TX.
"Boeing continues to enable Baan to innovate its offerings, and Baan solutions continue to help Commercial Airplanes achieve its goals to improve internal processes and enhance the group's ability to deliver more value to its customers," said Mary Coleman, chairman and CEO, Baan Company. "We see this enhanced relationship with Boeing as a model for serving other global operations as they seek to create the most efficient and effective means of accessing the benefits of extended enterprise solutions."