Software streamlines MRO processes.

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Impresa(TM) 7i3 features Advanced Planning and Scheduling Module that facilitates proactive and reactive planning and scheduling of manpower, materials, and capacity. It includes event-driven messaging and alerts and provides functionality for contract management, government reporting, and business intelligence. Impresa architecture is built on Oracle® technology, which enables scalable web-based collaboration among customers, supply-chain partners and multi-site operations.



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Avexus Releases ImpresaT 7i3; New Advanced Planning & Scheduling Module Streamlines MRO Processes



- Avexus adds significant functionality to its flagship product Impresa for commercial and defense MRO organizations -

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - March 31, 2003 - Avexus Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for the management of manufacturing and aftermarket services operations, today announced the release of Impresa 7i3, the latest version of its Web-based flagship product. Impresa 7i3 features a new Advanced Planning and Scheduling Module that facilitates proactive and reactive planning and scheduling of manpower, materials and capacity. Impresa 7i3 also includes enhanced functionality for contract management, government reporting and business intelligence. These capabilities make Impresa 7i3 one of the few software solutions that can meet the unique needs of commercial and/or government organizations engaged in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations. Other enhancements include expanded technology platform support, event-driven messaging and alerts and more.

Ernie D'Amico, vice president of Goodrich Wheel & Brake Services, comments, "Being the world's largest third-party service network for aircraft wheels and brakes, Goodrich Wheel & Brake Services relies on Impresa's powerful process-management capabilities to manage all our MRO processes across eight sites worldwide. Now, with the release of Impresa 7i3, we will be able to provide key decision makers with timely and easy access to critical business information. This will ultimately facilitate our efforts to continuously improve our operations and provide world-class service to our customers."

Avexus' Impresa is a comprehensive process management solution that enables OEMs and aftermarket services providers to dramatically improve profitability and business predictability. Using Impresa, organizations are able to effectively schedule, plan and manage the tear down, disposition and rebuild cycle of high-value, complex assets. By drastically reducing work in process inventory and improving turn times, Impresa helps organizations reduce lifecycle costs and efficiently return assets to service. In addition, the Impresa architecture is built on Oracle(r) technology, which enables scalable Web-based collaboration among customers, supply chain partners and multi-site operations.

"The fine-tuning of Impresa for military MRO processes and financial reporting, and the addition of advanced planning and scheduling functionality represents an important milestone for Avexus," said Avexus CEO Andrew Dumke. "Impresa 7i3's new enhanced features and functionality will make our solution that much more attractive to both commercial and government organizations looking for a powerful and intuitive tool to improve the predictability and profitability of their operations."

Impresa 7i3 New Feature Overview

Advanced Planning & Scheduling Module
This powerful tool enables users to effectively plan or forecast revenues and costs associated with contract renewals and additions, "what-if" scenarios, project scope creep, and multi-plant capacity restrictions. All information is then presented in real-time to provide a consolidated view of resource requirements and limitations. Additionally, successful simulations can be seamlessly integrated with work in progress in the live production environment. Specific module features include: on-the-fly resource and material planning for controlling costs and profits; virtual shop floor configuration for employing "lean" management practices; and modeling functionality that can optimize resources on a job-by-job basis.

Defense Requisitioning and Tracking Module
This module automates the parts requisitioning and tracking process associated with the fulfillment of third party defense MRO contracts and the facilitation of military depot inventory needs such as NSN, ERRC Codes, MILSTRIP requisitioning and G009 reporting. Data from Impresa is exported via EDI to the DAMES system where federally approved shipments are expedited and easily tracked to ensure efficient turn times.

Event-Driven Alert System
With Impresa 7i3, users are able to define triggering events based upon a company's unique business management requirements. This functionality automatically generates email messages that contain detailed task and dependency information once certain business rules are either met or un-met. Triggered email alerts, containing URL links to the live production environment, can be sent to role-based users, individual users, customers and vendors. Among their many possible applications, these automatic alerts may be used to automate customer order acknowledgements or to initiate simple workflow processes.

About Avexus Inc.
Avexus Inc. provides software solutions for organizations involved in manufacturing and/or aftermarket support of long-life, highly engineered assets. The company's flagship product, Impresa(tm), crosses the boundaries between traditional enterprise asset management (EAM), maintenance, repair and operations (MRo) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) system capabilities, delivering a comprehensive service-focused solution that helps organizations involved in aftermarket services manage every aspect of daily operations, including planning, scheduling, order management, resource management, inventory, financials and many other functions. Avexus customers include ATK Thiokol, Bearing Inspection, Boeing, Dallas Airmotive, General Electric, Goodrich, Pemco Aeroplex, TRW, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy and Victorville Aerospace. Avexus is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Avexus, visit www.avexus.com.

Dana Stanton
Marketing Manager
Avexus, Inc.
10182 Telesis Court
Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92121
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858.352.3301 fx
dstanton@avexus.com
www.avexus.com

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