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Recent Awards Expand the Scope of Accolades for Lilly Software

26 September 2002, Hampton, NH (USA) — Over its ten year history, industry publications and analysts have continually recognized Lilly Software’s excellence in providing world-class functionality and customer service.  This year is no exception; however, in 2002, Lilly Software has added to its manufacturing accolades with awards for its vertically focused solutions, including expanded distribution functionality. The list this year includes awards from Consumer Goods Technology, Inbound Logistics, MSI, Software Magazine, and Supply Chain e-Business.

Early this year, readers of Consumer Goods Technology ( www.consumergoods.com) voted VISUAL Enterprise™ as one of the 2002 Top 10 Best of Breed solutions for manufacturing. Consumer goods companies need solutions that integrate different areas of their businesses, including order management, production, and fulfillment. Reflecting the need for varied production requirements, this list contains vendors that offer a wide range of enterprise and e-business solutions. Lilly Software’s VISUAL Enterprise system is ideally suited for the high volume market and offers tools to help companies plan materials and warehouses and measure costs. Consumer Goods Technology noted that Lilly Software solutions ranked high in recognition and in customer experience.

In April, Inbound Logistics (www.inboundlogistics.com ) included Lilly Software in its Top 100 Logistics Information Technology (LIT) Providers. The Inbound Logistics editorial team selected the Top 100 and compiled an easy reference matrix chart to compare and contrast solutions offered by the winners. The warehouse management system tools in VISUAL Enterprise received favorable reviews for their ability to help companies manage order entry, inventory, billing, and shipping.
In July, the awards continued with Lilly Software Associates receiving a place on MSI’s Top 100 Software Vendors for its seventh year in a row. Based on total 2001 revenues, the magazine ranks leading software vendors that develop tools for planning, sourcing, making, and delivering business and production processes. Ranking  #49, Lilly Software’s product development efforts and long-term market expectations are significant reasons the company made the list. In the “Lilly Software Top 100 Profile,” MSI states: “Privately held Lilly Software Associates (LSA) is expanding its product footprint and, at the same time, taking advantage of Microsoft technologies to deliver new functionality to existing users and prospects.¼ With .NET development, creating vertical industry products, and a healthy schedule of product enhancements to the core VISUAL Enterprise suite, the LSA development labs are busy places.” You can view the entire Top 100 at www.manufacturingsystems.com

Consistent financial performance is the reason Lilly Software ranks with the world’s largest software and services providers in the 20th Annual Software 500. In the Summer Edition of Software Magazine, Lilly Software makes its fifth consecutive appearance on the list at #305. The Software 500 offers a comprehensive look at the enterprise software landscape, encompassing both public and private companies that develop business software and services. Software Magazine bases its rankings on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2001 and gathers this information from public documents, industry analysts, and its vendor survey. The complete list of Software 500 companies for 2002 can be found at www.softwaremag.com

Lilly is also proud to find itself ranked among the leading-edge supply chain vendors in the second annual Supply Chain e-Business Top 100 (www.supplychainbrain.com). The magazine compiles its list from the answers to questionnaires from over 200 vendors of supply chain solutions detailing facts on sales, implementations, user profiles, and specific product features and benefits. A selection committee of consultants, industry experts, and analysts evaluate these questionnaires and create the Top 100. According to the cover story, The Supply Chain e-Business Top 100 by Thomas A. Foster, Editor-in-Chief: “The list identifies market-leading application vendors whose solutions squarely address today’s supply-chain challenges. In many ways, this list is the clearest indicator of what types of solutions users are seeking, and how well specific vendors are communicating the value of their applications.” At #30, Lilly Software ranks high among the financially stable vendors that were able to offer customers fast payback and quick implementation on their software investments.

Lilly Software Associates offers an end-to-end supply chain suite of products that includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Quality Management, E-Business, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and advanced Warehouse Management System (WMS) capabilities. With the significant honors received in 2002, Lilly continues to display its leadership as a flexible, innovative solutions provider.

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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