SmartOps Completes the Final Stage of Netweaver Certification

PITTSBURGH, PA., April 23, 2009 - SmartOps Corporation, the market leader in Enterprise Inventory Optimization, today announced that its Multistage Inventory Planning and Optimization (MIPO(TM)) solution has completed the NetWeaver Certification and Certified Application Integration for Business Suite 7 and SCM 7.0.

MIPO is the SAP-endorsed business solution for inventory optimization. As an SAP-endorsed business solution, MIPO has been created in accordance with SAP's development guidelines, and provides additional choices and flexibility for businesses running SAP software. The MIPO solution provides customers of SmartOps and SAP with a comprehensive, fully-integrated solution to optimize operational networks and enable best-in-class supply chain performance. The jointly delivered solution provides distinct benefits to companies in discrete and high tech manufacturing, chemicals, consumer products, life sciences, wholesale distribution and retail. "As our customers seek improved performance at a lower cost, they want an assurance of tight collaboration and co-development with leading enterprise application vendors like SAP," said Sridhar Tayur, CEO of SmartOps. "Through this ongoing collaboration, SmartOps and SAP customers achieve a 'win-win-win': the best-in-class solution, the best business-process platform and low total cost of ownership. As a member of the SAP Industry Value Networks for Chemicals, Consumer Products and High Tech, and Wholesale Distribution, SmartOps enables our customers to achieve higher levels of value and better performance through our domain expertise and industry-focused solutions."

SmartOps solutions solve one of the most critical challenges facing sales and operations executives: providing perfect product availability while reducing and avoiding inventory as the business innovates and grows. The SmartOps MIPO solution enables customers to achieve both a rapid return on investment and competitive advantage by determining and executing the best possible inventory and product availability plans, also taking into account vital customer service goals and complex supply chain networks. The SmartOps MIPO solution complements and leverages the Business Suite 7 ERP applications and SAP SCM 7.0 Supply Chain Management applications.

About SmartOps

SmartOps, the market leader in enterprise-class supply chain optimization solutions, enables companies to manage the uncertainty of complex, multi-stage supply chains to achieve rapid return on investment and long term, sustainable value. Deploying SmartOps' solutions has dramatically improved supply chain performance at Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies in discrete manufacturing, consumer durables and packaged goods, technology, pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution, and retail industries. Contact SmartOps at 412-231-0115 or for more information.


Michael Godshall

VP, Partner Solution Management and Marketing

SmartOps Corporation

412-231-0115 x302

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