SOURCE: Glovia Services, Inc.

August 22, 2007 09:00 ET

Glovia Services to Close Out First Year as a Top Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP Provider to Small and Midsize Manufacturers

Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) Validate the Value of What a SaaS ERP Offering Can Provide to Their Enterprise

EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - Nearing the one year mark, Glovia Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Glovia International Inc. and Fujitsu, the world's third largest IT services provider, is leading the charge on market adoption of hosted or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The company and its flagship solution -- GSInnovate -- launched in October 2006 and were both designed with the small and midsize manufacturers in mind. Continuing to make every effort to fully equip SMB manufacturers with an advanced manufacturing solution and expert knowledge gained from its 30-years of manufacturing and technology experience, Glovia Services provides the software, support, implementation services and knowledge transfer essential for SMBs to grow and succeed in a competitive marketplace.

Glovia Services has implemented a number of customers across the manufacturing, automotive and electronics industries. The company identified the needs of its customers for a complete, on-demand manufacturing application that can be quickly implemented and can scale with their business to boost overall operations and performance. Versus traditional ERP or legacy systems, SaaS ERP is transparent to customers, requiring no additional costs for upgrades or new hardware, while providing the most secure system with the latest back-ups available to keep data live and current.

"We saw an opportunity to provide a robust ERP application to a market sector that has gone relatively unnoticed and underserved for quite some time," said Bill Lyons, Glovia Services' vice president. "The SaaS delivery model allows a SMB manufacturer to concentrate more on running its business more effectively rather than constantly worrying about its IT system. We alleviate the added stress a traditional ERP solution can bring about such as:

--  Long, drawn out and costly implementations,
--  Need for constant upgrades and new hardware,
--  Additional headcount required to run the application; and more."
    

Glovia Services has taken time to really educate the market through its GSInnovate Industry Insight Series for SMB Manufacturers. A learning resource, the Industry Insight Series allows SMBs to access a repository of industry-leading white papers, webcasts, demos, news, articles and more.

Adds Lyons, "Businesses and manufacturing processes are constantly evolving. We understand this and how ERP can help SMBs reach that next level, but it's not going to be with a legacy, custom built or traditional ERP system. What SMBs need is a SaaS ERP solution because it evolves and scales along with their business, it offers value and innovation without restrictions and it eliminates the need for upgrades and maintenance fees."

For more information about Glovia Services, GSInnovate or the downloadable learning materials from the GSInnovate Industry Insight Series for SMB Manufacturers, visit www.gsinnovate.com.

About Glovia Services, Inc.

Glovia Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of Glovia International Inc. and Fujitsu, the world's third largest IT services provider. GSInnovate from Glovia Services is the market's first Web-based ERP solution designed specifically for small to midsize manufacturers. Its integrated set of applications addresses key areas to improve overall business operations. GSInnovate puts ERP within reach, offering quick value with no upfront investment and predictable, affordable costs going forward. GSInnovate is differentiated from commodity solutions by Glovia Services' 30-year heritage in manufacturing and technology. Its highly skilled team understands the manufacturing market and the specific challenges faced by small businesses -- ensuring the solution delivers the expected business performance. For more information please visit www.gsinnovate.com, or call 310-563-8700 or 877-474-8896 (toll free).

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