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Apriso Partners with NEC

  Apriso Partners with NEC

Partnership enables Japanese manufacturers to achieve better visibility and
centralized control across their global sites from Japan-based operations

Business Wire

TOKYO -- June 11, 2013

Apriso, the leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today
announced an implementation partnership was signed with NEC Corporation, a
leader in the integration of IT and network technologies. This partnership is
intended to help Apriso and NEC better serve Japanese manufacturers looking to
transform their operations to become more globally integrated. As an Apriso
partner trained to install FlexNet solutions, NEC will offer Apriso’s next
generation Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) as a solution for
manufacturers in the Japan market.

Demand has steadily grown in Japan for operational platforms to centrally
manage and continuously improve manufacturing operations that span to a global
scale. Under this scenario, NEC’s new solution for manufacturers, “NEC
Manufacturing Co-Creation Program,” formed as a partnership with Apriso’s
global manufacturing applications, can help customers better collaborate
across sites. This synergy of capabilities was a driving force behind the
consummation of this partnership.

“By partnering with Apriso, NEC gains access to advanced technology and
business process management capabilities embedded within Apriso’s
manufacturing solutions. Our partnership can provide comprehensive support for
not only Japanese domestic sites, but also those operating overseas, helping
our clients better manage their factory networks – especially those located
outside of Japan,” explained Yukihiro Sagawa, general manager of Manufacturing
and Process Industries Solutions Development Division at NEC. “The scope of
activities we will embark on range from the re-building of business processes
in the production field to the implementation of new global IT systems.”

“We are highly honored to announce this partnership with NEC. By working with
NEC, with its considerable experience and technological influence in Japan’s
manufacturing market, Apriso can better support clients seeking to address
today’s top business challenges, including the optimization of global
production, reducing lead-times as well as inventory stock reduction,“
commented Gerry Fosnick, general manager of Field Operations at Apriso, Japan.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies
that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a
combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's
experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex
and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of
expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and
society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com.

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform
their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to
achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly and easily
to market changes. Apriso's FlexNet is a BPM platform-based software solution
for global manufacturing operations management. Apriso supports global
continuous improvement by delivering visibility into, control over and
synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso
serves nearly 200 customers in 45+ countries across the Americas, Europe and
Asia. Customers include GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed
Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor. Learn
more 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.

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
 
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