Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Apriso for Top Customer Value

  Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Apriso for Top Customer Value

Apriso honored at Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm
Beach, Florida, for delivering exceptional customer value through its
FlexNet-based solutions

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- May 22, 2013

Apriso, the leading provider of global manufacturing software solutions, today
announced its FlexNet product suite received Frost & Sullivan’s 2013 Customer
Value Enhancement Award for Totally Integrated MES, North America. This award
is a result of Frost & Sullivan's independent analysis and primary research
performed while compiling their “Top 50 Game Changers” manufacturing report.
Apriso was honored for this award at the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards
ceremony, which was held last week in Palm Beach, Florida.

“Apriso has created an adaptive platform for manufacturing operations that
caters to immediate needs of the market. In contrast to traditional
manufacturing execution systems, Frost & Sullivan appreciates the fact that
Apriso's FlexNet offering encompasses a wide array of capabilities to increase
the overall efficiency of operations and streamline processes that can be
replicated across global manufacturing sites,” explained Rahul Vijayaraghavan,
senior research analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “FlexNet’s ROI is driven by the
speed with which a solution can be implemented globally, the breadth of
application footprint that enables a company to simplify and rationalize their
IT landscape, and the FlexNet Global Manufacturing Suite offers the ability to
replicate savings found in one facility across an entire global manufacturing
network.”

Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Enhancement Award is presented each year to
a company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that
proactively create exceptional value for its customers. Three factors were
identified that contributed to Apriso’s FlexNet being selected this year:

1. Apriso’s steadily expanding customer base – The ability of Apriso’s
cutting-edge platform to work in diverse manufacturing environments and models
has resulted in a large customer base.

2. Launch of new products to offer a “One-stop Shop” in response to customer
demands – As a result of data being pulled at every stage of the manufacturing
process, data is normalized; as such, the development of manufacturing
intelligent tools, such as traceability, was a natural evolution to Apriso’s
solution offering.

3. Ability to grow in the market – Apriso’s FlexNet platform allows
manufacturers to reduce implementation costs across manufacturing sites,
improve inventory accuracy while decreasing costs, increase customers’ service
response rates, reduce IT costs, minimize error rates, increase production
rates, reduce cycle times, and ensure quality and compliance at a global
level.

According to Frost & Sullivan, traditional MES systems primarily focus on the
manufacturing production line. However, Apriso’s iconic FlexNet, an advanced
manufacturing operations management (MOM) platform, provides additional
capabilities to integrate manufacturing operations across the supply chain.
Its platform provides customers with enterprise visibility into their
manufacturing plants and suppliers, allowing them to productively synchronize,
control and standardize operations across the supply-chain network. As a
result of these capabilities, significant return on the investment is possible
when implementing Apriso’s FlexNet-based solutions:

  *50% reduction in cycle time to achieve 99% order fulfillment at a consumer
    goods firm
  *45% inventory reduction, resulting from accelerating turnover of Work in
    Process (WIP) and finished goods at an industrial equipment manufacturer
  *Zero PPM (Part Per Million) error rate for shipment processes at 20 sites
    of a Tier 1 Auto supplier
  *18% labor expense reduction at an aerospace and defense contractor
  *99.9% inventory accuracy achieved at a packaging firm, resulting in
    improved on-time shipments

“We are happy to be recognized for the second time by Frost & Sullivan for the
value our customers have derived from Apriso’s solution for manufacturing
operations management,”said Jim Henderson, president and CEO of Apriso. ”This
award recognizes that the payback from implementing FlexNet is significant,
validating our leadership position in the delivery of manufacturing operations
management solutions.”

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform the
performance of their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling
manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting
quickly to market changes. FlexNet, Apriso's manufacturing software, uniquely
enables companies to manage processes and share best practices across their
operations with its BPM platform-based architecture. Apriso supports
continuous improvement initiatives by delivering visibility into, control over
and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network.
Apriso serves nearly 100 customers in 45+ countries across the Americas,
Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers include GM, Tesla Motors, Volvo CE, Cummins
Inc., L'Oréal, Luxottica, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA
and Saint-Gobain. Learn more at: apriso.com. Visit our blog at
apriso.com/blog.

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

Contact:

Gutenberg Communications
Michael Gallo
+1 (212) 239-8594
mgallo@gutenbergpr.com
or
Apriso Corporation
Gordon Benzie
+1 (562) 951-8054
gordon.benzie@apriso.com