Alfar choose IBS Enterprise for Pharmaceutical (IBS Pharma) to renew its
core processes

Milan, Sept. 3rd, 2010 - International Business Systems (STO: IBS B) the
leading business application supplier for wholesale and distribution
announced today that Alfar, Alessandria Farmaceutici, a pharmaceutical
distributor with headquarters in Alessandria in the Piemonte region of
Italy, and with business operations in Piemonte and Liguria, has chosen
IBS Enterprise for Pharmaceuticals to help run their business.

Alfar, which is currently undergoing a significant restructuring and
core process review, was keen to apply industry best-practice processes,
and replace its own “home-made” solution which was no longer able to
support the increasingly higher transaction demands and constant changes
characteristic of today's market conditions. To that end Alfar chose
high performing and state-of-the-art solutions from IBS.

“We were looking for a reliable partner who understood the specific
demands of pharmaceutical distribution, provided state-of-the-art
technology, and could provide us with the confidence of a long-term
partnership into the future. We evaluated some other possible solutions
within Italian market and we chose IBS Pharma as “the” solution and IBS
FasTrax “the” implementation methodology, said Dott.ssa Caterina
Tartara, Member of Alfar's Executive Board. FasTrax will enable us to
speed up process development time, keep the costs under control, and
take full advantage of all IBS Pharma functionalities. IBS' proven
experience within distribution, and more specifically within the
pharmaceutical market, inspires us with the confidence that we will gain
great results from our process review.”

“We are very proud that Alfar chose IBS as their strategic partner for
growth, especially at such a critical moment, with reference to both
their own internal process review as well as the current market

We are aware of the upmost importance of information systems such as
ours within a firm such as Alfar. After all our systems run the
business, and help ensure pharmaceutical distribution core requirement
such as state-of-the-art customer service levels, “around the clock”
system availability, and “open” customer communications, are delivered
effectively.  With pharmaceutical distribution being a key industry
sector for IBS, Alfar's choice is another solid endorsement of our
expertise and solution delivery in the sector” said Andy Bailey, Chief
Marketing Officer IBS AB.

For further information please contact:
Jeanette Cronstedt Lind
Marketing Manager
IBS Sverige AB
Tel: +46-8-627 25 73 (

About Alfar:
pharmaceutical distributor working in Italy since 60 years.

Founded in 1951 by Dott. Carlo Tartara, it offers high targeted
distribution services in Alessandria and Asti provinces, within Piemonte
region of Italy.
The Executive Board is currently composed by Dott. Carlo Tartara's
daughters,: Caterina, Elena and Francesca Tartara.

The company is headquartered in Alessandria (Piemonte).