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Pertinence and Apriso Partner To Boost Agility In Managing The Supply Chain

Pertinence and Apriso Partner To Boost Agility In Managing The Supply Chain
By combining their offer of manufacturing intelligence and operations execution, both vendors provide an innovative and powerful solution for the supply chain to become more agile, reliable and profitable.

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- May 30, 2006 -- Apriso, a pioneer in solutions for adaptive operations execution, and Pertinence, a global leader in enterprise manufacturing intelligence specializing in optimizing complex manufacturing processes, announced today their intentions to offer customers a joint solution for better management of their operations.

The development partnership will involve the integration of Pertinence's Rules Maker and Operations Advisor business intelligence products into Apriso's FlexNet® operations execution platform. The combined solution will provide customers with a new tool for capturing data and learning best practices from product and process history. Empowered with that on-line information, operators will be better able to reduce scrap and improve quality.

Manufacturers throughout the world have a growing need to better understand and measure global process performance and to efficiently monitor flows. The objective of the Pertinence and Apriso partnership is to provide manufacturers with a fully integrated solution that empowers them to understand and monitor their entire supply chain. By applying best-practice processes across the manufacturing operations enterprise with tools like Apriso's Global Process Manager and Pertinence's Operations Advisor, manufacturers are now better able to adapt processes and workflows for optimized performance.

"Today the manufacturing industry faces tough competition globally and has to deal with processes that are increasingly complex," said Frederic Halley, general manager, Pertinence. "Pertinence brings fact-based answers to analyze, understand and optimize these processes. In addition, Apriso makes it possible to follow and apply rules of manufacturing excellence throughout the supply chain. The synergy between the companies is crystal clear."

Yves Vergnolle, vice president of EMEA operations, Apriso, adds, "FlexNet is a recognized operations execution solution, already deployed among numerous manufacturing sites globally. Combining FlexNet and Pertinence Suite enable us to bring a new and important value to the manufacturing industry. This partnership is the result of several months of close collaboration between both companies. We are convinced that this tight integration can be a new asset for enhancing the success of our customers in Europe and North America."

About Pertinence
Pertinence is a global leader in the Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software, enabling the extraction, application, control and sharing of Best Operational Practices (BOPs). Pertinence develops software dedicated to optimizing industrial processes and complex systems. Through its innovative, leading-edge data analysis technology, Pertinence empowers professionals to improve process quality, reduces time to market for product launches and better manages complex systems' initial set up. Pertinence, a Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Certified Partner, is located in Europe and the United States. Customers include industry leaders from the Pharma-Biotech, Aerospace and Defense, and Industrial Products sectors including Sanofi Pasteur, EADS, Air France Industries, MBDA, CNES, and Michelin.

About Apriso
Apriso Corporation is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. We do this by enabling organizations to adapt quickly and easily to market changes and unexpected events; providing end-to-end, real-time control of manufacturing operations across the entire enterprise; lending visibility across the entire supply network; tightly integrating planning, execution, and control; increasing operational efficiency; and eliminating errors in the production process. Apriso operates in nine countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The company serves more than 140 customers in 35 countries and powers more than 400 installations worldwide. Its customer base includes such global companies as General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, Microsoft, L'Oréal, Lockheed Martin, Becton Dickinson, Baker Hughes, International Paper, Rubbermaid, Matsushita Avionics Systems, Saint-Gobain, Novelis, and Essilor. Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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