Epic Data International Inc.

Epic Data International Inc.

March 03, 2005 17:00 ET

Epic Data Introduces the Advanced Shipping Authorization Server




MARCH 3, 2005 - 17:00 ET

Epic Data Introduces the Advanced Shipping
Authorization Server

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 3, 2005) - Epic Data
International Inc. (TSX:EKD) today introduced the P3-Advanced Shipping
Authorization (ASA) Server, an innovative shipping and receiving
management solution that's unique in the manufacturing software market.

P3-ASA Server is a stand-alone solution that extends the real-time
visibility of Epic Data's P3-Materials Management System. It's focused
on streamlining and automating the in-bound shipping and receiving
functions of the manufacturing supply chain.

P3-ASA Server provides visibility of incoming shipments and advance
shipping notice (ASN), enabling prior scheduling of material handling
resources. It allows suppliers to easily generate shipping labels that
comply with the receiving system, using secure Internet access and a
standard laser or pre-qualified barcode printer. The pre-authorization
functionality of P3-ASA Server guarantees shipping compliance to
receiving standards, ensuring that quantity, delivery date and other PO
specifications are met.

"We recognized our customers' needs for more efficient receiving
processes. Visibility into incoming inventory and compliant shipping are
key to improving manufacturing processes," stated Greg Watkin, VP of
Marketing at Epic Data.

"We believe P3-ASA Server will provide great value to today's
manufacturers; it's a unique, effective and practical solution to
reducing non-value added activities associated with purchasing,
monitoring and receiving materials consumed by manufacturing," said
Peter Murphy, Epic Data's President and CEO. "P3-ASA helps organizations
reduce receiving costs on each shipment -so its value significantly
increases as it covers more suppliers and more shipments."

First customers for the ASA Server will be CAE and Bell Helicopter.

More information on the P3-ASA Server is available at:


About P3-MMS

The P3-Materials Management System for lean manufacturing manages,
tracks and expedites materials through production in real-time. It
provides visibility into the status of materials on the shop floor,
locates parts and facilitates tracing to meet quality and regulatory
reporting mandates. P3-MMS helps manufacturers achieve leaner,
demand-driven production. Designed for today's mixed mode environments,
P3-MMS integrates demand-pull and push replenishment. P3-MMS helps
manufacturers plan, locate and expedite parts to build orders faster.

P3-MMS is available as a stand-alone product or as part of Epic Data's
P3 Collaborative Manufacturing Execution Suite (P3-CME).

About P3-CME

P3-CME creates a common, bottom-up view of information flow that
provides managers with the visibility needed to synchronize and adjust
production with real-time demands. It provides complete production
process traceability and supports continuous improvement efforts in mass
customization, outsourcing and lean manufacturing.

Designed specifically for discrete manufacturing operations, P3-CME
supports advanced auto-identification and capture, including all
standard barcode types, magnetic stripe and radio frequency
identification (RFID).

About Epic Data International Inc.

For 30 years Epic Data has been a leader in automatic identification and
data collection solutions for the world's most progressive aerospace,
automotive, high technology and industrial equipment & machinery
manufacturers. We increase plant productivity and velocity while
identifying the continuous improvement initiatives vital to winning in
today's competitive manufacturing environments. Epic Data's enterprise
mobility solutions for parking enforcement and route management increase
productivity while improving customer service and worker safety by
connecting mobile personnel to central offices in real time. People and
technology make Epic Data a global leader in automated data collection
solutions for the extended enterprise.


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