Software automates order processing and product management.

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Designed for metals producers, processors, and service centers, Dynamic Order Fulfillment(TM) for AXIOM® Enterprise Management System generates product pricing, commercial descriptions, and customer instructions. Work order details are created based on specific attributes of ordered products without need for individual product definitions. Products or processing capabilities can be defined with series of tables, templates, and rules.



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AXIS Announces Breakthrough Software Solution for Metals Producers, Processors, and Service Centers



Dynamic Order Fulfillment(TM) Capability within AXIOM® Enterprise Management System Dramatically Simplifies Order Processing and Product Management

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 8 /-- AXIS Computer Systems, Inc. (AXIS), the leading provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions for the metals, wire and cable industries, today announced an important new capability within its widely deployed AXIOM® Enterprise Management System called Dynamic Order Fulfillment(TM). Dynamic Order Fulfillment dramatically simplifies order processing and product management activities for metals producers, processors, and service centers by automatically creating quote, sales order, and work order details based on the specific attributes (e.g. grade, specification, size, shape, finishing, etc.) of an ordered product without the need to maintain individual product definitions for every possible product variation. Available with the upcoming release of AXIOM version 5, Dynamic Order Fulfillment will help metals producers, processors, and service centers throughout the industry improve both customer responsiveness and market agility.

"AXIOM Dynamic Order Fulfillment represents a real break-through in packaged software solutions for the metals industry," stated Larry Espe, AXIS Vice President of R&D. "Some metals companies have been unable to take advantage of off-the-shelf ERP solutions because the traditional approach to product and process definition has been too cumbersome for the way they operate. AXIOM is the first ERP package to offer this new approach and the companies that have seen it are really excited about it."

Dynamic Order Fulfillment extends the sales order processing and production planning aspects of AXIOM's already-robust metals industry ERP solution with the ability to dynamically generate product pricing, commercial descriptions, customer instructions, and most importantly, work orders with detail process routings, based on the attributes of an ordered product. Data set-up and maintenance requirements are dramatically reduced as compared to traditional approaches. An entire range of products or processing capabilities can be defined with a series of tables, templates, and rules that represent a company's capabilities and knowledge in a manner that is natural and easy to understand, while at the same time supporting the real-world sophistication of metals-related processes.

AXIOM has developed Dynamic Order Fulfillment in close cooperation with leading metals companies. The design was iteratively refined based on review and feedback from a number of different companies spanning the breadth of the metals industry from primary producers, to various types of processors and service centers.

Sharon Tube and Stripco are Pilot Sites

Sharon Tube, a leading manufacturer of welded pipe, seamless pipe, and mechanical tubing, and Stripco Inc., an Indiana-based steel coil and strip processor and service center, are two of the AXIS pilot sites for Dynamic Order Fulfillment. Sharon Tube already has portions of the new software in operation in their hot mill area, with plans to deploy it in the mechanical tube area and eventually throughout the facility. Donna Walters, Sharon Tube's Director of Information Services said: "We're very pleased with early results from AXIOM's Dynamic Order Fulfillment. Instead of creating thousands of individual product routings, we were able to define a whole range of product variations with just a few dynamic process routings and associated tables." Stripco is in the process of deploying AXIOM now and plans to utilize Dynamic Order Fulfillment in early 2006. In addition to streamlining process routings, Stripco will implement this feature to dynamically manage throughput rates to maintain close control of on-time deliveries.

AXIOM version 5, which includes Dynamic Order Fulfillment along with many other enhancements, is available for shipment as of February 1, 2006.
About AXIS

AXIS Computer Systems Inc. (AXIS) is the leading provider of enterprise resource management software solutions for the metals, wire and cable industries. AXIS specializes in helping producers, processors, service centers and manufacturers increase revenue, decrease cost, and enable growth through the use of information technology and industry best practices. The AXIOM® family of solutions provides integrated support for enterprise-wide operations from sales and customer service, to production, quality, and financial management. AXIS serves companies ranging in size from the mid- market to some of the industry's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.axiscomp.com/.

Source: AXIS Computer Systems Inc.

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