Genius Solutions Inc.

Genius Solutions Inc.

April 19, 2007 08:51 ET

Genius Solutions Launches its Next Generation Genius Manufacturing NG

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2007) - Quebec-based Genius Solutions-a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (MRP/ERP) software solutions for manufacturers-announces the release of its next generation Genius™ Manufacturing NG. The release includes several enhancements and new features including a new entity-based software architecture based on .Net technology and leverages the Microsoft SQL 2005 platform, connectivity with Microsoft Dynamics™ GP, and the new Genius CAD2BOM bridge for SolidWorks. Other key enhancements include a new Microsoft Office 2007 interface, support for a wide array of Microsoft Mobile 5 devices, as well as advanced dashboard capabilities.

Genius Manufacturing NG is a scalable, end-to-end manufacturing automation solution specifically designed for small-to-mid-market custom, MTO (Make to Order) and ETO (Engineered to Order) manufacturers that want to streamline their manufacturing processes to drive change, growth and increase profitability.

"The new capabilities and enhancements in Genius Manufacturing NG reflect our continuing commitment to help our Quebec-based customers to increase productivity and profits by eliminating manual and redundant business processes and fully automating their manufacturing processes," said Peter Spitzer, CTO at Genius Solutions. "We're particularly pleased to offer our customers a solution that has been specifically designed to work with Microsoft Dynamics GP and is based on approved methodologies and technology."

Genius Manufacturing NG maps each customer's specific processes and leverages best practices in manufacturing to help manufacturers to optimize operations, reduce costs, react faster and set new standards of performance. It integrates and streamlines manufacturing processes-from estimations to real-time job costing, Materials Requirements Planning (MRP), JIT inventory control and workforce scheduling-providing manufacturers with a real-time view of the manufacturing shop performance from Engineering through to Production. Genius Manufacturing also enables customers to protect their current investments in existing Accounting and ERP software by seamlessly integrating with these applications, while extending their functionality with manufacturing-specific processes that are critical to profitability.

Highlights of Genius Manufacturing NG include:

New Entity-Based, .Net Architecture

Genius Manufacturing NG features a new multi-tier software architecture based on .Net technology that enables live and seamless integration with other software applications and systems such as Microsoft Dynamics GP. The new architecture enables quick changes, updates or upgrades to be made to applications with little impact or downtime on manufacturing systems or processes. Genius Manufacturing NG also features Genius™ IDEAL (Intelligent Data Entity Access Layer), a new entity-based data access layer that has been incorporated into the software architecture. It enables a map-able data structure, and a unified application layer, while data sets are sourced and distributed from multiple sources.

New Microsoft Dynamics GP Connectivity

A certified ISV solution, Genius Manufacturing NG is tightly connected with Microsoft Dynamics GP and extends its functionality by providing users with access to core manufacturing operational data-such as General Ledger, Customer, Item, Sales Invoices and Accounts Payables-in a completely seamless end-to-end solution. Genius Manufacturing NG also now features a Microsoft Office 2007 interface to provide users with a familiar look and feel for maximum ease-of-use.

New Genius CAD2BOM Bridge for SolidWorks

The Genius CAD2BOM bridge for SolidWorks software enables automatic and simultaneous conversion between the two solutions to reduce unsynchronized information, work redundancy and data entry errors.

Pricing and Availability

Genius Manufacturing NG is priced starting at $2,800 CDN per user, and is available directly from Genius Solutions in Quebec, and through a reseller channel across Canada.

About Genius Solutions

Genius Solutions is a leading provider of enterprise resource planning (MRP/ERP) software solutions for manufacturers. The company provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions to help small-to-mid-market custom, MTO (Make to Order) and ETO (Engineered to Order) manufacturers run their plant facilities more efficiently. A privately held company with over 80 customer sites in the province of Quebec, Genius Solutions' comprehensive product and service offering includes software development, Genius Implementation (ERP implementation and professional services), and Genius Learning Center (educational services). For more information on Genius Solutions, please contact the Company at 1-877-987-6005, or via e-mail at, or visit the Web site at

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