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Lilly Software Awarded as One of Start’s Hottest Companies of 2003

09 July 2003, Hampton, NH (USA) —Thriving in the roughest market conditions, developing innovative applications for the manufacturing community, and staying financially strong are all reasons that Lilly Software Associates made its fifth appearance on Start magazine’s annual list of Hottest Companies.

A select number of companies find their names on the list published by the technical publication popular among manufacturing executives around the world. “We selected Lilly Software not only because it is one of the rare vendors finding success in today’s competitive economy, but also because it has been reliably delivering quality products and services to customers for over a decade,” says Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director for Start magazine. “Lilly has been experiencing steady growth and continues to develop new, effective solutions for the manufacturing industry. It listens to industry needs and focuses its efforts on building tools that will help companies succeed.”

In its “Hottest Companies” issue, Start’s write-up on Lilly Software praises the company’s expanding client list:  “For all the commotion around vendors battling for marketshare in the midmarket, Lilly is quietly racking up customers in small manufacturing at a remarkable clip. The positive momentum appears to be continuing for Lilly…The success indicates that small manufacturers are hungry for operational efficiency, especially since larger trading partners are demanding it.”

With its appeal to the complex business requirements of manufacturers in different vertical markets, from automotive and biomedical to capital equipment and aerospace and defense, the VISUAL Enterprise™ suite of products continues to grow. In the past year, the company continued its research and development efforts, resulting in an enhanced portfolio of products, and stayed dedicated to building its long-term financial performance.

“Lilly Software is proud to make this year’s list of Hottest Companies,” says Scott Rich, Vice President, Marketing, Lilly Software Associates. “We added over 265 new customers last year, enhanced system capabilities, released our Theory of Constraints/Drum-Buffer-Rope service program, and celebrated our tenth anniversary. Strong management, a solid company vision, and solutions that offer real results are the reasons we have been able to overcome market constraints and drive new sales.”

The complete listing featuring the Hottest Companies of 2003 can be found in the July issue of Start and on the Web at www.startmagazine.com.

About Start
Start, the voice of the manufacturing executive, provides CEOs, presidents, CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, COOs, vice presidents, and other executives with a balance between the technology issues and the greater business management issues facing executives today. Start offers the most sound technology advice coupled with solid coverage of the financial, political, and management news and events shaping manufacturing. Rather than simply pitching the latest concepts in technology, Start focuses on the business issues impacting the manufacturer’s bottomline. That is exactly why Start has become, and will remain, the first word on manufacturing innovation, driven by technology.

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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