MAPICS Recognized as 2004 Top 100 Business Software Vendor by MSI Magazine.ATLANTA -- MAPICS (Manufacturing Accounting and Production Information Control System) A comprehensive and widely used ERP system from MAPICS, Inc., Alpharetta, GA (www.mapics. , Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: MAPX), a leading global provider of enterprise solutions for world-class manufacturers, announced it has again been selected by MSI MSI: see integrated circuit.
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(2) (Medium Scale Integration) Between 100 and 3,000 transistors on a chip. See SSI, LSI, VLSI and ULSI. magazine as one of the Top 100 business software vendors. The annual listing is based on a vendor survey conducted by MSI, and the rankings are based on total revenues in calendar year 2003.
For more than a decade, the MSI Top 100 has ranked the business solutions leaders in a number of key application categories including enterprise resource planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. (ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. ), supply chain management (SCM (1) (Software Configuration Management, Source Code Management) See configuration management.
(2) See supply chain management. ), customer relationship management (CRM (Customer Relationship Management) An integrated information system that is used to plan, schedule and control the presales and postsales activities in an organization. ), product lifecycle management (PLM (Product Life cycle Management) A comprehensive information system that coordinates all aspects of a product from initial concept to its eventual retirement. Sometimes called the "digital backbone" of a product, it includes the requirements phase, analysis and design ) and plant management.
"We are delighted to be included in this list of top vendors and solutions providers and honored to be acknowledged for our continued growth and progress," said Dick Cook, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of MAPICS. "Our successes can be attributed to our continued commitment and focus on manufacturing, to our delivery of solutions that help our customers create value for their customers and shareholders, and to our providing our customers a competitive advantage in their marketplace."
MSI, in conjunction with research from ARC Advisory Group, AMR (1) (Adaptive Multi-Rate) A variable rate speech codec selected by the 3GPP for the 3G evolution of the GSM cellphone system (WCDMA). Using the Algebraic CELP (ACELP) compression technology, AMR provides toll quality sound at transmission rates from 4.75 to 12. Research, CiMdata, and ChainLink Research, ranks the leading business software vendors involved in the automation of plan, source, make and deliver business production processes. The 2004 list reflects the changing technology landscape, which includes increased compliance requirements needs and the continued effects of market consolidation. The MSI Top 100 is featured in the July 2004 issue of MSI magazine.
MAPICS is a leading global solutions provider focused exclusively on manufacturing. Building on more than 25 years of industry experience and proven success, MAPICS helps manufacturers be world class by gaining market share, operating at peak efficiency and exceeding customer expectations. MAPICS solutions include software-extended ERP, CRM and supply chain management-and professional services. The solutions are implemented on the two industry-leading technology platforms-Microsoft and IBM.
Headquartered in Atlanta, MAPICS has implemented solutions in more than 10,000 customer sites in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.mapics.com.
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