MAPICS the First to Deliver Manufacturing-Centric ERP Application on Linux for iSeries Platform

MAPICS ERP Solution, IBM eServer Platform and Linux

Will Provide Customers a Simple, Secure, and Cost-Efficient Method

For Extending Business Processes for Rapid ROI



May 07, 2002, 01:00 ET from MAPICS, Inc.

    ATLANTA, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAPICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MAPX), a
 global provider of collaborative, extended enterprise applications for
 manufacturers, today announced it is extending the value of its solutions by
 offering customers the ability to run the MAPICS ERP solution for the Linux
 operating system on the IBM eServer iSeries platform. The iSeries product line
 is a new generation of servers featuring availability, scalability, and broad
 support for open standards, and MAPICS ERP for iSeries is the first
 manufacturing-centric ERP application to support Linux on this platform.
     The combined technology of MAPICS ERP for iSeries and Linux for iSeries
 provides improved benefits -including greater stability, reliability,
 scalability, performance and cost savings. MAPICS ERP for iSeries' open, Java-
 based architecture, which features fat-client Desktop, thin-client Internet
 and wireless deployment, provides a flexible technology for the iSeries
 platform. The offering empowers manufacturers to collaborate more effectively
 over the Internet, improve customer service, deliver products faster and make
 better business decisions.
     "MAPICS recognizes the manufacturers' need for flexible, open, real-time
 collaboration to streamline operations, and the Linux operating solution gives
 them a competitive edge," said John P. Carter, Jr., senior vice president and
 general manager, North American Operations, MAPICS. "The Linux operating
 system, which will leverage manufacturers' existing technology investment, is
 an extremely stable, open operating system that provides a heterogeneous,
 integrated, reliable server operating system across a manufacturer's eServer
 technology platforms."
     In addition to providing users an economical way to deploy e-business
 server applications, the Linux operating system is highly scaleable for a
 large number of transactions and supports rapid innovations-constantly
 offering new features for users. Its single operating system across server
 platforms provides easy development, maintenance and skills deployment. Linux
 also is increasingly being used as an application development platform for Web
 and Web application servers and to drive wireless devices and Internet
 applications.
     "Linux, represents an exciting new technology that is rapidly gaining
 market acceptance. It is a simple and economic way to implement next
 generation e-business applications," said Per Larsen, vice president of
 eServer solutions at IBM. "By being one of the first ERP application vendors
 to support Linux deployment for its solutions, MAPICS is ahead of the curve in
 helping manufacturers move toward e-business."
 
     About MAPICS
     Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, and with offices around the globe,
 MAPICS delivers extended enterprise applications.  These solutions enable
 manufacturers around the world to compete better by streamlining their
 business processes, maximizing organizational resources and extending their
 enterprise beyond the four walls for secure collaboration with their value
 chain partners. MAPICS' solutions include two enterprise resource planning
 (ERP) foundations, plus supply chain management, collaborative commerce and
 maintenance and calibration management functionality. Serving thousands of
 customers in nearly 70 countries, MAPICS is one of the most widely used
 manufacturing solutions in the world. Some of MAPICS' customers include:
 Anaren Microwave, Inc., Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Bayer Corporation,
 Dirona SP, Dukane Corp., Goodrich Corporation, Hartzell Propeller, Inc., Honda
 Motor Co., Ltd., SmithKline Beecham, Volvo Corp., and YORK International
 Corporation.  For more information, visit www.mapics.com .
 
     MAPICS is a trademark of MAPICS, Inc. The IBM e-business logo, eServer,
 and iSeries, are registered trademarks or trademarks of IBM Corporation in the
 United States and/or other countries. The IBM eServer brand consists of the
 established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server"
 following it. Other brand and product names may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
     Statements in this press release or otherwise attributable to MAPICS ("the
 Company") regarding the Company's business which are not historical facts,
 including those regarding its products and associated benefits, are forward-
 looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "will," "offering,"
 "provides," "empowers," "leverage" and similar expressions are intended to
 identify such forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements
 are not guarantees of performance and are inherently subject to risks and
 uncertainties, none of which can be predicted or anticipated.  Many factors
 could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those
 expressed in the forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the
 Company including, without limitation, relationships with our customers and
 business partners, the effect of fluctuations in the economy, the impact of
 competitive products and services, the availability of qualified resources,
 the ability to develop and enhance products, and other risks detailed in the
 Company's Annual Report on Form 10K and other filings with the SEC.
 
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    ATLANTA, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAPICS, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MAPX), a
 global provider of collaborative, extended enterprise applications for
 manufacturers, today announced it is extending the value of its solutions by
 offering customers the ability to run the MAPICS ERP solution for the Linux
 operating system on the IBM eServer iSeries platform. The iSeries product line
 is a new generation of servers featuring availability, scalability, and broad
 support for open standards, and MAPICS ERP for iSeries is the first
 manufacturing-centric ERP application to support Linux on this platform.
     The combined technology of MAPICS ERP for iSeries and Linux for iSeries
 provides improved benefits -including greater stability, reliability,
 scalability, performance and cost savings. MAPICS ERP for iSeries' open, Java-
 based architecture, which features fat-client Desktop, thin-client Internet
 and wireless deployment, provides a flexible technology for the iSeries
 platform. The offering empowers manufacturers to collaborate more effectively
 over the Internet, improve customer service, deliver products faster and make
 better business decisions.
     "MAPICS recognizes the manufacturers' need for flexible, open, real-time
 collaboration to streamline operations, and the Linux operating solution gives
 them a competitive edge," said John P. Carter, Jr., senior vice president and
 general manager, North American Operations, MAPICS. "The Linux operating
 system, which will leverage manufacturers' existing technology investment, is
 an extremely stable, open operating system that provides a heterogeneous,
 integrated, reliable server operating system across a manufacturer's eServer
 technology platforms."
     In addition to providing users an economical way to deploy e-business
 server applications, the Linux operating system is highly scaleable for a
 large number of transactions and supports rapid innovations-constantly
 offering new features for users. Its single operating system across server
 platforms provides easy development, maintenance and skills deployment. Linux
 also is increasingly being used as an application development platform for Web
 and Web application servers and to drive wireless devices and Internet
 applications.
     "Linux, represents an exciting new technology that is rapidly gaining
 market acceptance. It is a simple and economic way to implement next
 generation e-business applications," said Per Larsen, vice president of
 eServer solutions at IBM. "By being one of the first ERP application vendors
 to support Linux deployment for its solutions, MAPICS is ahead of the curve in
 helping manufacturers move toward e-business."
 
     About MAPICS
     Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, and with offices around the globe,
 MAPICS delivers extended enterprise applications.  These solutions enable
 manufacturers around the world to compete better by streamlining their
 business processes, maximizing organizational resources and extending their
 enterprise beyond the four walls for secure collaboration with their value
 chain partners. MAPICS' solutions include two enterprise resource planning
 (ERP) foundations, plus supply chain management, collaborative commerce and
 maintenance and calibration management functionality. Serving thousands of
 customers in nearly 70 countries, MAPICS is one of the most widely used
 manufacturing solutions in the world. Some of MAPICS' customers include:
 Anaren Microwave, Inc., Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Bayer Corporation,
 Dirona SP, Dukane Corp., Goodrich Corporation, Hartzell Propeller, Inc., Honda
 Motor Co., Ltd., SmithKline Beecham, Volvo Corp., and YORK International
 Corporation.  For more information, visit www.mapics.com .
 
     MAPICS is a trademark of MAPICS, Inc. The IBM e-business logo, eServer,
 and iSeries, are registered trademarks or trademarks of IBM Corporation in the
 United States and/or other countries. The IBM eServer brand consists of the
 established IBM e-business logo with the following descriptive term "server"
 following it. Other brand and product names may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.
 
     Statements in this press release or otherwise attributable to MAPICS ("the
 Company") regarding the Company's business which are not historical facts,
 including those regarding its products and associated benefits, are forward-
 looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "will," "offering,"
 "provides," "empowers," "leverage" and similar expressions are intended to
 identify such forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements
 are not guarantees of performance and are inherently subject to risks and
 uncertainties, none of which can be predicted or anticipated.  Many factors
 could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those
 expressed in the forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the
 Company including, without limitation, relationships with our customers and
 business partners, the effect of fluctuations in the economy, the impact of
 competitive products and services, the availability of qualified resources,
 the ability to develop and enhance products, and other risks detailed in the
 Company's Annual Report on Form 10K and other filings with the SEC.
 
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