MAPICS


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MAPICS

(Manufacturing Accounting and Production Information Control System) A comprehensive and widely used ERP system from MAPICS, Inc., Alpharetta, GA (www.mapics.com) that includes more than 45 different software modules and runs on Windows clients and AS/400 servers. MAPICS was originally developed by IBM in 1978, purchased by Marcam Corporation in 1993, and spun off in 1997.
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With revenue up 25.7% at $161.3m in its financial year to March 30, Mapics expects a slowdown in growth of at least 18% in the current year with a forecast of revenue in the range of $190m to $200m.
The Athlone software centre will service MAPICs' Europe, Middle East and Asia markets.
Business and financial management solutions provider Systems Union Group has entered into an alliance with ERP and CRM software provider MAPICS that will see the companies offering extended financial solutions.
An unambiguous example of net reporting is the 2001 Form 10-K of Mapics Inc.: Note 18 discloses income tax payments, net of income tax refunds, of $3.9 million and $328,000 for 1999 and 2000, respectively, and income tax refunds, net of income tax payments, of $1.6 million for 2001.
MAPICS has been involved with Georgia Tech's MARC for nearly three years and leads the Framework Implementation Project (FIP) as the only manufacturing-focused ERP solution provider involved.
The current low level of company valuations has also provided a fire sale deal for another veteran of manufacturing software, MAPICS. It bagged Frontstep, a software company with products based on Microsoft .Net technology, for only $29 million.
Mapics, Inc., has introduced the Metal Manufacturing Solution logistics management software that performs tasks such as tracking attribute and component relationships, integrated chemistry, ratio frequency transactions, purchasing specifications, and held-for-inspection reporting.
Orders are received in the sales department, which enters them into the company's Mapics Enterprise Resource Planning system software.
Similarly, it will be turning off a Mapics system when 80 users come online at its Guiseley operation in Yorkshire.
* Hold a contest for customer testimonials: Collecting customer success stories is usually a tough process, but Mapics recently came up with an effective solution: At its annual user conference in April, the company awarded prizes for testimonial stories that users submitted about their experience with Mapics manufacturing software.
Partial List of ERP System Vendors and Their 1998 Forecasted Market Shares ERP Package Market Share SAP 32 % Oracle 13 % PeopleSoft 9 % JDE 7 % Baan 7 % SSA/BPCS 3 % JBA International 3 % Intentia 2 % QAD 2 % MAPICS [less than]2 % Ross Systems [less than]2 % Computer Associates [less than]2 % IFS International [less than]2 % Symix Systems Inc [less than]2 % Source: AMR Research (Laughlin 1999) Implementation Cost Breakdown Average Cost Category Cost Range Consulting 30% 20-60% Hardware/Infrastructure 25% 0-50% Implementation Team 15% 5-20% Training 15% 10-20% Software 15% 10-20% Common ERP Criticisms and SupportingStatements In support of ERP...