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Dutch Customs Chooses IBM for New Declaration Management System

October 15, 2008

Dutch Customs and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have signed a 10-year contract for the replacement of the current declaration systems with a new automated declaration management system (DMS). Dutch Customs is part of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration.

The new DMS will be able to incorporate the many changes required by Customs following the modernization of the Dutch Customs legislation and the eCustoms Program of the European Commission. This system enables Dutch customs to comply with the requirements as stated in MASP (Multi Annual Strategic Plan) by the European Commission.

IBM will provide Dutch Customs licenses for DMS (Declaration Management System). DMS is a standard asset and part of IBM’s overall eCustoms framework. This eCustoms framework is built to support an incremental approach which enables our customers to enter the transformation without changing everything at once.

Advantages of our eCustoms framework are: out-of-the-box-compliance with common demands (e.g. EC requirements), high flexibility for specific requirements and future demands, reduced maintenance costs, reduced development and maintenance costs by leveraging reuse capability, improved integration capability by using state-of-the-art technology, platform independence and improved internal and external interoperability.

The assets offered within this framework follow common demands, global trends and best practices. These assets are built to serve the common demands according to the requirements and leave enough room to reflect the customer specific demands.

The IBM eCustoms framework is a joint development of IBM and Intrasoft and is based on the IBM software group portfolio, like WebSphere Process Server.

The IBM solution will provide a more cost efficient, easy to use system providing the capability to scale up quickly and efficiently.

The contract was signed in September 2008. Work on the project has already begun and the new system is expected to be operational by January 2010.

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 Media Contact: Randy Zane IBM Media Relations 917-472-3589 rzane@us.ibm.com

SOURCE: IBM




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