Among the criteria for the Manufacturer of the Year award are: recognition of the significance manufacturers have on the overall well-being of the economy and on the manufacturing industry as a whole; demonstration of how the company is embracing today's challenges and overcoming competitive hurdles each and every day; and proven track record concerning job growth, improved corporate revenues and capital investments.
The nominated SYSPRO customers, which use SYSPRO software to enhance manufacturing productivity and efficiencies, include Performance Machine of La Palma, CA, a major supplier of quality disc brakes, wheels and accessories for motorcycles, Semler Industries, Franklin Park, IL-based provider of fluid handling solutions and Apogent Technologies, headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of quality life science and analytical products.
The "Manufacturer of the Year" judges include the Edward K. Warren Foundation, the Chicago Manufacturing Center, a division of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Specialty Publishing, the parent of START Magazine, "the voice of the manufacturing executive."
SYSPRO software meets the comprehensive information technology needs of emerging companies with a totally integrated solution that encompasses: ERP, APS, CRM, Business Analytics and E-Commerce. The software enables companies in a variety of industries to maximize the planning and management of business processes to better position themselves in their respective markets, ensure customer fulfillment, and ultimately, to improve bottom-line results.
The most recent release of SYSPRO enterprise software is SYSPRO 6.0, the core of which is SYSPRO e.net solutions, a component-based architecture built on Microsoft's .NET architecture and XML standard. SYSPRO e.net solutions provides a highly cost-effective way for SYSPRO customers to integrate best-of-breed applications, maximize business-to-business trading and leverage wireless connectivity.
SYSPRO, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is a world leader in providing manufacturing, distribution and financial accounting software solutions with thousands of installations in more than 60 countries. SYSPRO is one of the world's most honored software companies. Milestones include: 2004 Software Company of the Year (Software Council); Top ranking in the 2004 K2 Enterprises Accounting Software Survey in Small to Medium Enterprise Software category for the third year in a row; and Selection as one of the top 100 logistics companies in 2004 by Inbound Logistics Magazine.
Other recent SYSPRO honors include: State of California Certificate of Recognition (2003); The K2 Quality Award for "Installation Channel/Methodology" for the SYSPRO STARS Implementation Methodology in 2002 and 2003; Recipient of START Magazine's First Annual Vision Award (2001) and "Hottest Company" designation for last five years; Runner-up for Developer of the Year (2002) by Software Council of Southern California; Ranking Among World's Top Software Companies in 2003 by iSource Magazine; MSI Magazine (1995 through 2003) and Software Magazine (2003 and 2004); and Highest Ratings in Accounting and Manufacturing Software Reviews by CPA Software News for ten consecutive years.
SYSPRO software is marketed worldwide through offices in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Australia and the U.K.
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CONTACT: Stan Goodrich of SYSPRO, +1-714-437-1000, ext. 248,
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