Acsis Streamlines the Integration of ERP, Epedigree and Rfid Device Management Solutions for Pharmaceutical Marketplace


Expertise Reduces RFID Serialization Integration Time

Marlton, New Jersey, August 7, 2007 - Acsis, Inc., a leader in integrated supply chain solutions, today announced that through a combination of technical and industry skills, experience and integration templates it can reduce the time required to integrate ERP systems, RFID serialization systems and electronic pedigree (ePedigree) solutions. Working with key pharmaceutical companies and SupplyScape®, the leading ePedigree software provider, Acsis is delivering cutting edge serialization solutions that seamlessly integrate packaging and distribution processes with ERP systems and SupplyScape's E-Pedigree(TM) data management system.

The pharmaceutical supply chain is undergoing dramatic changes as manufacturers, distributors and retailers accelerate various initiatives to protect patient safety, product integrity, supply chain security, company brand and product revenue streams. To help meet this challenge and the related federal and state mandates, Acsis, in conjunction with SupplyScape, is deploying the industry's first scaleable end-to-end RFID serialized solution, providing bi-directional integration of ERP systems and ePedigree applications. As part of the solution, Acsis integrates serialization information between the manufacturing shop floor and the ERP system; facilitating serialized Rx Advanced Shipping Notices (RxASN) and e-Pedigree records.

"Acsis' serialization and integration expertise complements SupplyScape's E-Pedigree application," said Greg Cathcart, senior vice president of sales, marketing and services of SupplyScape. "Acsis streamlines the integration of ERP software and shop floor systems with our E-Pedigree system to increase supply chain visibility, deliver high levels of product security and enhance patient safety."

"Pharmaceutical companies are looking for ways to accelerate the integration of RFID serialization, ERP and ePedigree solutions in a scaleable, automated and cost effective way," said Steven Selfridge, president and CEO of Acsis. "Acsis offers the expertise required to deliver an end-to-end solution, reducing costs and saving time."

About Acsis

Acsis, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Marlton, NJ. Acsis is a global enterprise software and services provider that automates manufacturing and supply chain processes enabling higher throughput at lower costs. With implementations in 28 countries Acsis provides a single platform that connects people, devices, and supply chains, enabling adaptive manufacturing and supply chain operations. Acsis is an SAP Services Partner, SAP Technology Partner and charter member of SAP's Enterprise Services Community. Acsis also maintains partnerships with major service and hardware providers. Acsis is an EPCglobal member and early adopter of RFID technologies. Acsis is a partner company of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. For additional information, visit us at www.acsisinc.com.

About Safeguard

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE), a holding company, builds value in growth-stage technology and life sciences businesses. Safeguard provides growth capital as well as a range of strategic, operational and management resources to our partner companies. Safeguard participates in growth buyout financing, including corporate spin-outs and management buyouts, expansion financings, industry consolidations and early-stage financing. www.safeguard.com

Editorial Contact:
Christina Morris
PAN Communications
acsis@pancomm.com
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