Ramco Systems Penetrates US Market with Major Customer Acquisitions

Gaining Market Traction With Over 140 US Installations

Feb 26, 2003, 00:00 ET from Ramco Systems

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ramco Systems, a
 global provider of enterprise solutions and services that close the gap
 between business needs and IT capabilities, today announced its US market
 penetration with major customer acquisitions for its enterprise applications.
 Companies including Bemis, Columbia Helicopter, Essex Crane Rental, MJB Woods,
 Savage Arms and Silver Spring Gardens cite customer focus, flexibility and
 commitment to technology as key to their software implementation successes.
 With over 140 installations in the US, Ramco Systems is gaining market
 traction by focusing on state-of-the-art enterprise solutions and exceeding
 customer expectations to ensure satisfaction.
     Ramco Systems provides next generation enterprise software solutions and
 services.  Its applications suite, Ramco Enterprise Series(TM), was built on a
 unique model-based development platform and architecture called Ramco
 VirtualWorks(TM) which allows companies to visualize, implement and change the
 software faster, easier and with lower cost than with the current generation
 of leading standard enterprise software.
     "We've had tremendous success penetrating the US with Ramco's software
 solutions and services, which is reflected in our prestigious customer base,"
 said Anil Kumar, Ramco Systems' director of enterprise solutions for North
 America.  "Our objective for 2003 is to ensure that our customers are able to
 leverage the power of our next-generation of enterprise applications to meet
 their own business objectives.  Even in this cautious economy, we expect
 significant growth this year."
     "We chose Ramco because it was the best business solution for us given the
 metrics and what we were trying to accomplish," said Marty Kroll, senior vice
 president & CFO of Essex Crane Rental.  "The technology, flexibility of the
 programming, user-defined screens, and the ability to modify the product
 without really modifying the core to fit our business needs were key
 differentiators.  And also, we felt the organization would be most committed
 to us in terms of a successful implementation."
     "Ramco worked very hard to get to know us, and to understand our business
 needs; much more so than any of the other players," said Scott McClure, IS
 manager at Columbia Helicopter.  "So while I was impressed with the technology
 and the fit, our users were very impressed with their people and how
 interested they were in us."
     "We looked at some very high end ERP solutions, and based on complexity
 level and implementation overruns, we didn't want to go through that," Amy
 King, CIO, MJB Wood Group.  "We felt that Ramco would be able to support us,
 come in, do the job and leave us with a product we were satisfied with -- and
 that has been our experience.  Ramco has helped us to continually innovate by
 working with us on critical business issues that we've found after doing the
 ERP platform, particularly in the supply chain management field by extending
 the solution to our business partners, and helping us really leverage our IT
     See related releases "Ramco Systems Delivers Next-Generation Enterprise
 Applications," "Ramco Systems Delivers Groundbreaking Model-Based
 Architecture" and "Ramco Systems Rolls Out Innovative Custom Solutions
     About Ramco Systems
     Ramco Systems Limited (http://www.ramco.com), established in 1989, is a
 global provider of enterprise solutions that close the gap between companies'
 IT capabilities and business objectives.  Ramco Systems' solutions include
 Ramco Enterprise Series, packaged application suites; Ramco Enterprise Custom
 Solutions, for unique customer requirements; and Ramco VirtualWorks, a
 groundbreaking, model-based development and delivery platform.  More than
 1,400 employees serve 1,000 customer sites in 70 industry segments worldwide,
 including Bemis, Cisco, Columbia Helicopters, Ericsson, Hyundai, MJB Woods,
 Philips and Swatch.  Based in Chennai, India, Ramco Systems is part of the
 Ramco Group, one of India's most respected organizations and in business for
 63 years.  The company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange, National Stock
 Exchange and the Madras Stock Exchange.  Ramco Systems serves more than 140
 customers in the U.S. and has offices in Lawrenceville, NJ, Lisle, IL and
 Milipitas, CA.
     Ramco Systems.  Where Enterprise Solutions Meet Business Reality(SM).
     All products mentioned are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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