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Lilly Software Associates Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary







01 July 2002, Hampton, NH (USA) —Founded in 1992, Lilly Software Associates is celebrating ten years of developing and delivering software solutions to manufacturers and distributors worldwide. With over 3000 customers, Lilly Software attributes much of its market leadership and financial strength to its ability to produce user-friendly, innovative enterprise and supply chain products and on its unique network of exclusive associate organizations that sell and support Lilly Software products in over thirty countries.

Over the years, Lilly Software has displayed strategic financial benefits and has attained remarkable business achievements. The company has always strived to bring competitive advantages and profitable applications to customers. Lilly Software has been noted for:







  • Creating the manufacturing industry’s first Windows-based integrated software solution, VISUAL Manufacturing®. 


  • Obtaining a patent on its concurrent scheduling features that allow customers to consider both material and resource availability to plan on-time production schedules.


  • Expanding its product line from the original Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution into a complete end-to-end supply chain suite, VISUAL Enterprise™, that incorporates ERP, APS, MES, CRM, e-Business, Quality Management, and WMS capabilities.


  • Using the latest technologies, including the Microsoft .NET Framework, to unite development goals with users’ requirements and to quickly develop and deploy new applications. 


  • Providing new and enhanced functionality to customers on a consistent basis and offering rapid implementations.


  • Receiving an on-going list of awards for the company’s strength and accomplishments from industry analysts such as AMR Research and ARC, from business consultants such as Deloitte & Touche, as well as from leading trade publications such as Inc. (Inc. 500), Start (Hottest Companies), MSI (Top 100), and Software Magazine (Software 500).



Focused on the future, Lilly Software listens to customer requests and enhances its products to meet market needs. Integrated products, dynamic management strategies, and superior support and service all play a part in the company’s success.

“Quality products and dedicated associates and employees have been integral to Lilly Software’s growth, but I have to say that the experiences we are most proud of in these first ten years come from working alongside our customers,” says Richard Lilly, President, Lilly Software Associates. “Helping VISUAL customers meet or exceed their goals continues to drive our development. Our mission is the same as it was ten years ago: to build software that helps companies deliver products on-time and at a profit. Every industry has unique business requirements, which is why we have worked to create a complete enterprise solution that addresses a range of production strategies. Currently, we are focused on providing tools for vertical markets such as automotive, aerospace, medical instruments, and capital equipment. Over the years, because our commitment to our customers remains strong, our technology leadership persists and our reputation increases.”
Lilly Software continually invests in product development in order to provide customers with the resources they need to streamline their operations and improve deliveries and service. Companies purchase VISUAL products because they realize Lilly Software is dedicated to helping their businesses.

“We have had a win-win relationship with Lilly Software since 1994,” says Chris Maloof, Vice President of Operations, Howes Engineering & Machining Inc. “They truly have an interest in seeing our company succeed and this relationship has enabled us to grow threefold. The product is easy to use and full of functionality. We have been able to increase our business without adding any overhead.”

Jeff Carignan, Vice President, Instrument Technology, Inc., also praises Lilly for its commitment to its customers: “Lilly Software Associates has always been accommodating, supportive, and willing to listen. We’re in our ninth year as a VISUAL user, and we’ve been very pleased with both the software and the support that we’ve received. The VISUAL solution introduced discipline into our operations that we did not have before. It puts information at our fingertips so we can make knowledgeable decisions. Over the years, many of our enhancement requests have been integrated into the software. The User Groups have been helpful and informative. As Lilly Software has grown and added to its product and services, it has gone out of its way to make an essentially easy tool, even easier to use.”

Lilly Software celebrates its first ten years and looks forward to continuing to be a preferred solution provider and to meeting the technology challenges ahead.

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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