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Top 125 Technology Solution Serving the Manufacturing Industry - 2007 Apriso Recognized as Top Technology Solution for the Manufacturing Industry by Start-IT Magazine

Selection based on a rigid set of selection criterion, including the use of industry-leading technology designed specifically for the manufacturing industry


(LONG BEACH, CA; March 12, 2007) - Apriso Corporation, a provider of adaptive software platforms for global operations execution, announced today START-IT Magazine named it to the publication's 2007 list of the top technology solutions serving the manufacturing industry.

"This year's START-IT 125 listings provide a snapshot of the industrial market and the companies with the greatest impact on its direction," says John Buell, editor-in-chief of START-IT magazine. "The selected companies each demonstrate a thorough understanding of the challenges facing manufacturers in today's increasingly global playing field by providing solutions that enable their customers to remain competitive."

Apriso just announced last week its selection as "Best 2007 MES Solution Provider", an award based on customer testimonials recognizing product viability and overall customer satisfaction. Global manufacturers are increasingly demanding more than a set of ‘silo' applications, such as a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) or a Warehouse Management System (WMS). Rather, they are seeking an integrated solution that works across the organization within each area of operations while capturing local best practices for deployment enterprise-wide, helping to increase overall operations efficiency.

"We are very pleased to be included with such an impressive roster of leading technology companies," commented Jim Henderson, Apriso's president and chief executive officer. "Being named to this list validates the increased traction we are experiencing in the marketplace, especially by those global manufacturers seeking a flexible, adaptive solution to address global production challenges."

"We are excited about this year's winners. The editors were more discerning this year, and some companies that have made it in the past have been removed, truly making this a remarkable and useable list for manufacturers," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT.

To see a complete listing of the selected companies providing technology solutions to the manufacturing industry, please go to www.specialtypub.com/startit/startit125. To see a partial listing of Apriso customers and the industry verticals where FlexNet has been deployed, please click here.

About Apriso

Apriso Corporation is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. It does so by enabling organizations to adapt quickly and easily to market changes and unexpected events. Apriso's FlexNet platform provides visibility, adaptability and real-time control of manufacturing operations across the enterprise and supply chain network. This is accomplished by integrating planning, execution and control, increasing operational efficiency and eliminating errors in the production process. Apriso serves more than 150 customers in 40 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, powering more than 550 installations worldwide. Its customers include General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, Microsoft, L'Oreal, Lockheed Martin, Becton Dickinson, Rubbermaid, Saint-Gobain, Novelis and Essilor. For more information, please visit our website at www.apriso.com.

Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About START-IT magazine

START-IT magazine helps manufacturers take full advantage of the power of partnerships by emphasizing the importance of IT partnerships and how these partners are working together to reach their goals through the use of technology. Emphasizing the power of partnerships, START-IT is read by decision makers across all manufacturing segments as a primary source of business strategies to best take advantage of today's technologies. www.start-itmag.com