Syspro ERP is Product of the Year Finalist for eWeek Channel Insider

COSTA MESA, Calif. - April 3, 2008 - SYSPRO, a provider of visionary ERP for the manufacturing pragmatist, said today that SYSPRO software has been named one of five finalists for Channel Insider's 2008 Product of the Year in the category of ERP. This is another major new honor for SYSPRO. The finalists were selected by a Channel Insider team of experts based on vendor nominations of products in twenty-six categories, including ERP. Nominated products must have been released or significantly upgraded last year. Value Added Resellers will vote for the winners in each category and the winners announced the third week of April.

Last year, SYSPRO added extensive functionality to its ERP software across all areas - Financial, Distribution and Manufacturing - as well as new customization capabilities and new modules. The numerous technological enhancements include a new user interface that is flexible and adaptable and which empowers users to tailor the product to suit their needs. SYSPRO also unveiled:

SYSPRO Reporting Services, a next generation reporting tool that incorporates an embedded version of Crystal Reports XI;

The second module in a series of three Inventory Optimization solutions designed to improve business forecasting and leverage Lean Manufacturing principles;

SYSPRO Projects and Contracts that provides greater operational control and profit optimization capabilities to mid-market manufacturers;

Electronic Signatures to authenticate operators as transactions are being processed.

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The impressive list of SYSPRO feature enhancements extends throughout the product from improved financial visibility and expanded multi-site management to accurate control and costing of co- and by-products. Additional functionality in the traceability of items further strengthens the SYSPRO offering for specific vertical niche markets such as pharmaceutical, medical device and electronic manufacturers.

According to Todd Perlman, Principal with Business Technology Partners, a SYSPRO reseller based in Chicago, "It does not surprise me that SYSPRO has been chosen as a finalist in the 'Product of the Year' category. In the nearly 12 years that I have been supporting the product, I have watched it evolve into one of the most complete ERP applications in nearly every facet. The company's dedication to its customer base is very refreshing in this industry...a dedication that is seen at all levels from first level support to development to the top executives.

"SYSPRO has kept on the leading edge of technology while maintaining the core product functionality. With the .NET version introduction a few years ago and the continued development of Microsoft-centric applications, we are able to deliver a total solution to our clients. We are confident that we are delivering a best of breed application."

SYSPRO's more thoughtful approach to adopting new technology, such as web services and SOA platforms, also reflects the desires of its buyers who are driven by business needs and not by the latest headlines. This exemplifies SYSPRO's ongoing strategy of helping to simplify the success of its customers. SYSPRO calls its buyer
landscape "PragmaVision," (TM) consisting of pragmatic, visionary ERP executives that are driven by a desirefor smart, but aggressive market growth.

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Since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has been delivering state-of-the-art business solutions to some of the world's leading companies. As a global leader in the production of world-class ERP software, the company now caters to the specialized needs of 12,000 licensed companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. SYSPRO is marketed globally through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the US, Canada, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and the UK.

SYSPRO is a fully integrated business software solution that provides complete control over the planning and management of all facets of business including accounting, manufacturing and distribution operations in a variety of industries.

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