ITW Rippey


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SYSPRO BESTS EPICOR TO WIN KEY ELECTRONICS CONTRACT

Fortune 200 Subsidiary Advances SYSPRO Vertical Market Penetration; References, Experience Decide New ERP Manufacturing Software Contract


COSTA MESA, CA - September 2008 -- SYSPRO, a provider of visionary ERP for the manufacturing pragmatist, today announced that the company has bested Epicor to win an enterprise resource planning (ERP) contract with ITW Rippey, an El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based manufacturer of products for the global micro-electronics industry. ITW Rippey is a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works, a Fortune 200 company and a significant player in the micro-electronics mid-market sector.

The win by SYSPRO reseller Systems Advisory Services exemplifies the growing preference of manufacturers and distributors to pragmatically protect corporate resources while providing a visionary path for growth. SYSPRO calls this type of selection "PragmaVision" and it has led to growing vertical market penetration for the company in its core electronics, machinery/equipment, food and medical devices markets.

According to Jim Holifield, principal of SYSPRO re-seller Systems Advisory Services, "We were able to clearly demonstrate how SYSPRO could meet Rippey's 'lean manufacturing' requirements to support initiatives like Kanban, a process that delivers components to the production line on an as needed basis, eliminating the requirements for storage in the production area. SYSPRO's references were very strong and several had experiences using both SYSPRO and Epicor. The latter competitive company was cited for uncomfortably long implementations, frequent changes of implementation consultants that set projects back and high costs."

SYSPRO has received numerous industry awards for its highly structured, business-centric software implementation methodology, called STARS. This "best practices" process set both speeds and provides accuracy to software installations. It also assists in business process re-engineering to maximize operational efficiencies and help SYSPRO customers achieve a rapid return on investment.

ITW Rippey will also utilize the SYSPRO solution to integrate data from disparate systems, secure accurate costing information, speed monthly closes, achieve superior financial reporting and improve customer service.

SYSPROís more thoughtful approach to adopting new technology, such as web services and SOA platforms, also reflects the desires of its buyers who are driven by business needs and not by the latest headlines. This exemplifies SYSPRO's ongoing strategy of helping to simplify the success of its customers. SYSPRO calls its buyer landscape "PragmaVision", consisting of pragmatic, visionary ERP executives that are driven by a desire for smart, but aggressive market growth.