Genius Solutions Inc.

Genius Solutions Inc.

September 25, 2007 16:31 ET

Genius Solutions Named ISV/Software Solution of the Year Finalist in Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

Annual Microsoft Awards recognize Canadian technology partners' and their commitment and leadership in the channel community

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2007) - Genius™ Solutions announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the ISV/Software Solution of the Year category for the 2007 Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards. The fifth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within the Microsoft technology partner community in Canada as well as the innovative solutions and value they deliver to customers.

"Microsoft technology partners are the key drivers in delivering ground-breaking solutions that help meet today's complex customer demands," said Lora Gernon, Director, Partner Group, Microsoft Canada Co. Genius Solutions has demonstrated commitment and leadership in the manufacturing sector and the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards celebrate the company's achievements and invaluable solutions they have developed to help drive real business growth and customer satisfaction."

The company was chosen as a finalist in ISV/Software Solution of the Year for its Genius™ Manufacturing, a scalable, end-to-end manufacturing management solutions that enables small to midsized make to order and engineer to order manufacturers to gain a real-time view of the manufacturing shop performance from Engineering through to Production. Its core strength lies in its capability to integrate and streamline manufacturing processes from estimations to real-time job costing, Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), JIT inventory control and workforce scheduling. Genius Manufacturing facilitates access to information helping manufacturers to better accommodate growth and change. With improved Business Processes and hands-on control over expenditures across the entire manufacturing process, manufacturers benefit from a quick Return on Investment (ROI) through reduced costs, increased shop floor efficiencies, shorter delivery times and increased shop floor capacity.

"We're very excited to receive this recognition. This nomination supports our continuous commitment toward increasing our manufacturing customers' productivity and profits by eliminating manual and redundant business processes and automating their manufacturing processes," said Jean Magny, president Genius Solutions.

Genius Solutions along with other technology partner winners and finalists in each of the award categories will be honored at a gala event in Toronto on November 1, 2007.

About the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards

In 2003, Microsoft Canada replaced all of its previous technology partner awards with a unified program that also recognizes customer service, marketing, and contribution to the community. Microsoft Canada has outlined 30 categories to highlight the Partner Program competencies to honour the achievements of top technology partners.

The Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards were open to Systems Integrators, Large Account Resellers, Direct Market Resellers, Value Added Resellers, Distributors, Systems Builders, Authorized Education Resellers, Certified Partners for Learning Solutions, Microsoft Certified Partners, Independent Software Vendors, Channel Suppliers, Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) Partners and Original Equipment Manufacturers.

For a list of all 2007 finalists, and more information on the Microsoft Partner Program IMPACT Awards, please visit

About Genius Solutions:

Genius Solutions is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (MRP/ERP) software solutions for manufacturers. The Company's flagship product, Genius Manufacturing, is specifically designed for small-to-mid-market custom, MTO (Make to Order) and ETO (Engineered to Order) jobsite manufacturers and their unique requirements. Since its inception, Genius Solutions' mission has been firmly focused on helping manufacturers to streamline their manufacturing processes in order to drive change, growth and increase profitability.

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