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Spanish Translation of VISUAL Jobshop offers Latin American Manufacturers a Competitive Solution

15 January 2002, Hampton, NH (USA) - Lilly Software Associates announces that its small manufacturing solution, VISUAL Jobshop̉ , is now available in Spanish, which will help the company deliver a strong competitive advantage to its Latin American customers.

Translated by Visual Knowledge, a Miami-based associate of Lilly Software, the complete Spanish version of VISUAL Jobshop also includes implementation instructions, user guide, help files, and computer-based training. VISUAL Jobshop is a scalable software solution that offers smaller companies quoting, order entry, material and service purchasing, inventory control, production, shipping, and invoicing capabilities. It includes functionality that rivals more complex ERP systems, but offers do-it-yourself implementation with easy-to-learn Windows̉ features.

VISUAL Jobshop also helps manufacturers increase shop floor control and better manage their employees with automated, real-time labor data collection capabilities. VISUAL Jobshop provides extensive managerial reports and an "actual costing only" design. It does not offer its own financial package, but instead allows users to export financial transactions to popular accounting packages, such as QuickBooks̉ Pro, Peachtreẻ Accounting, and Pastel̉ Software.

By adding this latest version of VISUAL Jobshop to its product line, Lilly Software presents Spanish-speaking manufacturers with cost-effective production and scheduling tools to meet their business requirements. Lilly's associate, Visual Knowledge, has provided expert sales, implementation, and support to VISUAL Enterpriseä customers in Latin America for over seven years and is prepared for an aggressive sales cycle focused on Jobshop for the upcoming year.

"Translation was important," says Juan Fernado De Angulo, President, Visual Knowledge. "We have several advantages when selling VISUAL Jobshop in the Latin American market, including product affordability and value. In the United States, many companies have the funds and the opportunities to acquire the technology they need. Most small to mid-sized Latin American companies want to take advantage of new technology, but, often, they do not have the immediate resources to purchase these applications. Instead, they must choose solutions based on their financial restrictions rather than on their production requrements."

"This is where VISUAL Jobshop provides an excellent alternative," continues De Angulo. "It is a reasonably priced solution that uses the same core technology in Lilly Software's VISUAL Enterprise system. But VISUAL Jobshop is not a "Lite" version of VISUAL Enterprise. It provides tools to help companies improve production and increase throughput and profitability while offering a natural growth path towards a larger, integrated solution."

Lilly Software created VISUAL Jobshop for companies that want to gain a competitive advantage now, while migrating toward a more comprehensive ERP and supply chain product, VISUAL Enterprise, in the future. Other software vendors offer partial solutions, but Lilly Software provides Latin American manufacturers with its powerful application, Spanish translation, professional support, and a growth path for success.

"At Visual Knowledge, we've been selling Lilly Software products for years, and we've built a strong reputation that will continue to increase with the Jobshop product," says De Angulo. "We help companies analyze their manufacturing processes and their commercial cycles. We examine their material and engineering needs, costs, resources, and customer requirements. Then, we show them how they can optimize their planning and scheduling and streamline operations with an integrated real-time system. When we talk to companies about VISUAL Jobshop, just like when we talk about VISUAL Enterprise, we remove the myth of the difficult implementation and highlight the benefits of adopting a new methodology and new technology for production. VISUAL Jobshop empowers manufacturers to manage their business for increased success."

Automating operations and improving efficiencies are important to the success of small companies, especially in today's tightened, competitive economy. With its rich functionality, VISUAL Jobshop has experienced strong sales growth since its release in March, 2001.

"In addition to selling the solution in other English-speaking countries around the world, Lilly Software now sells Jobshop in twelve Latin American countries," says Samuel Pollard, Manager of Lilly Software's Small Manufacturing Division. "The Spanish translation of this application will help Lilly further extend Jobshop's global success. With the professional staff and support of Visual Knowledge, VISUAL Jobshop will continue to reach more customers and help manufacturers build their businesses."

For more information about the Spanish version of VISUAL Jobshop, or for more information on the overall benefits of this manufacturing application, please visit www.lillysoftware.com/visualjobshop/ or contact Visual Knowledge at www.visualk.com.

About Lilly Software Associates

Lilly Software Associates, Inc. provides a complete line of enterprise and supply chain solutions for manufacturers and distributors. The VISUAL Enterprise™ suite of products helps companies capture and analyze real-time data about all their business processes using ERP, Project Management, Business Performance Management, Quality Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Warehouse Management System capabilities. From award-winning software to strategies in Lean Manufacturing and TOC, Lilly Software offers companies the tools they need for higher productivity and profitability.

Most VISUAL® applications run on Windows® 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, UNIX®, LINUX, Novell®, using SQLBase®, Microsoft SQL Server®, or ORACLE® relational databases.

Lilly Software has received many industry awards for its products, service, and financial growth since its inception. Most recently, the company has been voted one of the Top 10 Best of Breed solutions for manufacturing by readers of Consumer Goods Technology, listed in Software Magazine's Top 500, selected as a Top 100 Logistics Information Technology Provider in Inbound Logistics, listed in the Top 100 Application Vendors in Supply Chain e-Business, included in MSI's Top 100 for its eighth year, and ranked as one of Start magazine's Hottest Companies.


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