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VISUAL Parcel Manifest from Lilly Software Automates Shipping and Improves Order Tracking

30 April 2002, Hampton, NH (USA)Lilly Software Associates continues to extend its end-to-end enterprise solution with the release of VISUAL Parcel Manifest™. This new application enables companies to enhance their shipping operations by easily creating carton classifications for UPS shipping, generating tracking numbers, printing labels, delivering electronic manifests to UPS, and tracking orders online. It integrates with the VISUAL Enterprise™ solution, helping companies streamline processes with immediate access to accurate, real-time order shipment information.

VISUAL Parcel Manifest provides a single system from which companies can manage parcel shipment and tracking. Easy-to-use features provide users with the tools to create and select classifications and produce packing lists. Using the Order Management and Shipping Entry windows in VISUAL Enterprise, companies can quickly enter customer orders, add carrier IDs, and calculate weight and freight costs. VISUAL Parcel Manifest integrates with Loftware® systems for label printing and with UPS for manifesting shipments and tracking them through the UPS Web site.

"VISUAL Parcel Manifest automates shipping processes and helps our users respond to customer service calls with information that extends beyond the four walls of the plant," explains Scott Rich, Vice President, Marketing, Lilly Software Associates. "By using the UPS Tracking site, companies can verify carrier information online and access up-to-date shipment and summary data. They can immediately view the delivery status of an order, date of delivery, and confirm who signed for the shipment. Access to current data results in less confusion about orders, which benefits both our users and their customers."

VISUAL Parcel Manifest will be available from Lilly Software in May 2002.

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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