Ruan Transportation Selects CAPS Logistics Supply Chain

Software to Support New 'Dedicated' and 'Load Management' Business, Increase Flexibility, Generate Solutions Across Multiple Complex Supply Chains And Yield Higher Margins. Baan Company N.V. (Amsterdam: BAAN; Nasdaq: BAANF), today announced that its CAPS Logistics division has signed an enterprise software license agreement with Ruan Transportation, a leading U.S.-based transportation management services company. The agreement, which was signed in the first quarter of 1999, provides Ruan with TransPro(TM) and Supply Chain Suite(TM) licenses. Ruan will use TransPro to manage its business and further develop its transportation management business, and will use the Supply Chain Suite to help manage the company's sophisticated supply chain processes. Ruan expects to begin the software rollout in August of 1999. "We have two goals for the CAPS Logistics implementation which supports our strategic plan to grow our transportation management," said Carl H. Waldenmeaier, Jr., Vice President -- Supply Chain Solutions, Ruan Transportation. "First, we will use TransPro to optimize the transportation (LTL, private fleet, dedicated fleet or carrier) for our contract load management business. Second, we will use the Supply Chain Suite across Sales, Marketing and Operations as a strategic tool to gain more business. We want to see ROI with improved customer service and reduced operating costs, and are confident we will shortly with the CAPS Logistics products." CAPS Logistics' TransPro optimizes even complex operational transportation plans. From mode and carrier selection to shipment consolidation to vehicle routing and scheduling, TransPro generates smart decisions and rescues shipping costs. It also features a wide variety of rating data structures and a memory resident rating engine for fast, flexible shipment costing. When looking for software and considering CAPS Logistics, Ruan Transportation also considered i2, Manugistics, Descartes, Insight and Saber. Ruan was meticulous in its software vendor selection process, because as a transportation management provider, it must deploy a software solution that would satisfy the needs of multiple industries. CAPS Logistics' software offered the greatest capabilities for what Ruan needed to accomplish, including robust engines (or algorithms) used for doing the analysis work behind the scenes. "With TransPro and the Supply Chain Suite from CAPS Logistics, Ruan Transportation will be able to enjoy the benefits of working with more complex supply chains, which often yield superior margins," said Katrina Roche, General Manager of Baan Supply Chain Solutions. "With the completion of this implementation, CAPS Logistics will also help Ruan Transportation grow as a company by allowing them to enter into a more profitable business line." About Ruan Transportation Management Systems Ruan Transportation Management Systems of Des Moines, Iowa is a full- service transportation management company that provides customers nationwide with a matrix of transportation services. Throughout Ruan's more than 60 years, the company hold a strong commitment to delivering customer satisfaction, being responsive and flexible, along with the ability to understand customer needs. About Baan Company Founded in 1978, Baan Company (Amsterdam: BAAN; Nasdaq: BAANF) is a leading global provider of enterprise business software. Baan Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class, component-based applications for front office, corporate office, and back office automation that are in use at approximately 12,000 customer sites worldwide. Baan Company products reduce complexity, improve core business processes, are faster to implement and use, are more flexible than our competitors' in adapting to business changes, and optimize the management of information throughout the entire value chain. Baan Company has dual headquarters in Barneveld, The Netherlands and Reston, Virginia, USA and can be found on the World Wide Web at www.baan.com. Statements in this press release using the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," and the like are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as such are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect outcomes. Actual outcomes, therefore, may differ materially from the expectations, estimates, or assumptions expressed in or implied by any such statements. Typical risks and uncertainties may be reviewed in the Baan Company's public filings on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (including its most recent Form 20-F and 6-K). "Baan" is a registered trademark of Baan Company, and any trade, product, or service name referenced in this release using the name "Baan" is a trademark and/or property of Baan Company. All other company, product, and service names may be trademarks of their respective owners. ots Original Text Service: Baan Company N.V. Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: For Media: Marilyn Kapaun of CAPS Logistics, Inc., A Baan Company, (USA) 770-437-7319, or marilyn.kapaun@caps.com; or George Thompson of Fleishman-Hillard, (USA) 202-828-9708, or press@baan.com, for Baan Company N.V. Web site: http://www.baan.com

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