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Lilly Software Partners with Crystal Decisions to Offer Integrated Reporting Software

16 April 2002, Hampton, NH (USA)Lilly Software Associates announced that it has become a Crystal Decisions Authorized Application Provider. Lilly now offers its customers Crystal Reports, the most popular reporting software in the world with 10 million licenses shipped, as a reporting tool for the VISUAL Enterprise solution.

Crystal Decisions is an information management company and a market leader in reporting, analysis, and information delivery technologies and services. Crystal Decisions offers a complete range of integrated enterprise Web reporting solutions that extend the value of reporting with market-leading analytics and the underlying infrastructure for enterprise-wide applications. Millions of customers in thousands of companies worldwide use the company's products.

As an Authorized Application Provider of Crystal Decisions, Lilly Software will offer Crystal Reports for use with VISUAL Enterprise, enabling users to easily create, access, analyze, and deliver presentation-quality reports. Crystal Reports integrates with the VISUAL Enterprise solution and includes powerful wizards and tools that help users quickly develop interactive documents customized to their requirements. Users can add charts, drill-down capabilities, and alerts and apply formulas and features to address the most complex reporting needs. Crystal Reports also allows users to publish reports in a variety of formats, including XML, PRF, Word, Excel, and e-mail. It offers high performance processing that promotes efficiency and accuracy.

"We want our customers to access up-to-the-minute data and we want them to have the most effective tools to use that information for profitable decision making," explains Scott Rich, Vice President, Marketing, Lilly Software Associates. "As a provider of Crystal Decisions, we can offer our customers a superior reporting application."

Lilly Software's latest release of VISUAL Enterprise includes a new report writer interface. VISUAL now supports user-defined reports from many application windows, allowing managers to quickly and easily create documents that contain only the information they specify. Users can design and complile reports using Crystal Reports, which they can then run from the User Reports menu.

"This partnership allows us to enhance our solution, strengthen our reporting capabilities, and continue to increase the flexibility of the VISUAL Enterprise product line," says Rich.


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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