Apriso Announces AICOMP Partnership, Supporting the Growth of FlexNet for Packaging Manufacturers


Global demand for packaging solution drives partner expansion, addresses growing need for improved quality, lean and sustainable operations

(LONG BEACH, CA and MEMPHIS, TN - April 8, 2008) - Apriso, a provider of adaptive software solutions for global manufacturers, and AICOMP, a global services provider specializing in the implementation of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for the printing and packaging industry, today announced an agreement to join forces to facilitate delivery of a combined solution that integrates SAP ERP with packaging manufacturing operations - providing improved quality, real time visibility to operations and ultimately, more sustainable operations.

Both AICOMP and Apriso are SAP partners active in SAP's Industry Value Network (IVN), and have demonstrated their combined expertise in delivering innovative solutions for Packaging manufacturers. A recent deployment includes the successful integration of Apriso's OES solution with SAP ERP at multiple locations for one of the largest paper and packaging companies in the world.

"Partnering with Apriso enables us to implement a solution that immediately brings value to our customers," commented Sascha Rauhe, president and managing director at AICOMP. "Packaging Manufacturers need to quickly price and estimate jobs in order to capture and maintain business. By 'closing the loop' between ERP and Apriso's OES, our clients can provide estimating, costing and pricing while the customer is still on the phone."

FlexNet® for Packaging Manufacturers has been demonstrated to improve quality and reduce waste, promoting Lean and Six Sigma best practices that span global operations. At the same, the solution addresses regulatory and recycling initiatives with complete traceability to operations. By improving visibility to global production and supplier processes - with an interactive framework to optimize material throughput - packaging manufacturers maximize quality and operations performance, delivering the right product at the right time while minimizing waste throughout the production process.

"As a combined software and services solution, AICOMP's expertise in SAP implementations greatly benefits Apriso customers with well executed global deployments," offered Jordan Berkley, industry director for mill products at Apriso. "Packaging manufacturers implementing this combined solution achieve improved quality, reduced waste and improved operations performance while addressing sustainability initiatives."

About AICOMP

AICOMP is a company of people committed to delivering innovative solutions with respect and integrity for our employees, customers, shareholders and community. As a solution provider and consulting firm focused on realizing the optimal benefit for our customers, AICOMP integrates best in class SAP knowledge with industry-focused expertise, helping to maintain a market leading position of technological leadership in SAP systems implementation and product configuration. To learn more, please go to www.aicomp.com.

About Apriso

Apriso Corporation is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. It does so by enabling organizations to adapt quickly and easily to market changes and unexpected events. Apriso's FlexNet platform provides visibility, adaptability and real-time control of manufacturing operations across the enterprise and supply chain network. This is accomplished by integrating planning, execution and control, increasing operational efficiency and eliminating errors in the production process. Apriso serves more than 160 customers in 40 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, powering more than 600 installations worldwide. Its customers include General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, L'Oreal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Becton Dickinson, Saint-Gobain, Novelis and Essilor. For more information, please go to www.apriso.com.

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