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Bidvest SA Selects Orchestra Networks’ Master Data Management Software

Paris, France – June 30, 2014 – Orchestra Networks, a leading multidomain Master and Reference Data Management (MDM/RDM) solution provider, today announced that Bidvest, the n°1 foodservice wholesaler in Belgium has selected its EBX5 software for managing a wide range of master data, specifically products and Apgar Consulting as System Integrator.

With its advanced and reliable logistic network, Bidvest serves more than 1,800 customers per day which represent more than 130 000 tons per year. Customers include hotels and restaurants, care facilities, schools, lunch rooms, amusement parks, and conference centers. The company’s products range from fresh and frozen food, to cutlery and cleaning products, as well as services, such as food and beverage concepts, product range analysis, and food service efficiency tools.

To streamline operations and improve the quality of product information, Bidvest has decided to implement a master data management solution. After a rigorous selection process, Bidvest selected Orchestra Networks’ EBX5.

The project will be delivered in Thuin (Belgium) at the headquarter of Bidvest by Apgar Consulting which will bring its strong know how on EBX5 and a long track record projects with Orchestra Networks MDM technology.

“With over 21,000 items, multiple brands and multiple channels we needed a master data management platform that would help us deliver a single, consistent experience to all our customers.” said Dany Donnen, CIO at Bidvest, “EBX5 was the only product that met our initial multi-channel and product information management requirements and did not sacrifice our ability to manage other domains of master data, such as suppliers, customers, employees, and organizational hierarchies. With EBX5, I know we can meet our current and future MDM needs.”

“We are honored to have been selected by Bidvest,” said Christophe Barriolade, President & CEO of Orchestra Networks. “It’s gratifying to see that customers are recognizing that it is possible to use a single software solution to meet both multi-channel PIM requirements and MDM for customer, suppliers, employees.”

About Bidvest SA

Bidvest SA (www.bidvest.be) is a leading foodservice supplier serving restaurants, hotels, healthcare facilities, and other foodservice operators in Belgium. It distributes fresh and frozen food items, along with dry goods and other supplies. Founded in 1918, Bidvest has been part of South African holding company Bidvest Group since 2005.

About Orchestra Networks

Orchestra Networks (www.orchestranetworks.com) is a leading pure-play, independent master and reference data management software solution provider. Our EBX5 software enables business and technology users to model, master, govern and connect master data as diverse as customer, product, supplier, finance, HR, reference data, and more in a single end-to-end solution.

About Apgar Consulting

Apgar Consulting (www.apgar.fr/en) is a consulting firm specialized in defining and implementing strategies to improve the use and sharing of your company’s strategic information. We support your data governance initiative overall its lifecycle (from governance strategy to solution delivery, change management & post go-live support). Based on our Enterprise Architecture knowledge, we provide additional advisory on data migration and integration strategies with ERP systems to secure your project. Apgar Consulting is specialized in implementing Orchestra Networks EBX5 in various use cases & industries. Thanks to our fast tracks and our practical MDM methodology, we deliver better & faster than classical integration companies.