SOURCE: Glovia Services, Inc.

March 27, 2007 09:00 ET

Leading Independent Industry Analyst Details How Small Businesses Can Achieve Maximum Profit at Minimum Cost With ERP Delivered via the Web

New White Paper Showcases How Smaller Manufacturing Firms Can Gain Competitive Advantage by Using Software-as-a-Service for Improved Business Efficiency and to Power Strategic Growth and Profitability

EL SEGUNDO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 27, 2007 -- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Web-based ERP solutions can support improved operations and profitability for small and midsize businesses (SMB), according to a recently released industry whitepaper titled, "ERP and SaaS - How SMBs achieve profit creating business processes while saving IT dollars." The new report can be found on Glovia Services' website -- www.gsinnovate.com.

Glovia Services Inc. supports SMBs in achieving their business goals by providing an integrated set of web-based applications to improve manufacturing business operations. The company's GSInnovate solution is the market's first comprehensive, Web-based ERP solution that helps small and emerging manufacturing companies improve business performance.

According to the whitepaper, the SMB market is underserved and often priced out by expensive ERP solutions that are designed for much larger companies. Alternatively, with SaaS Web-based ERP systems, SMBs can take advantage of the solution's many capabilities that are critical for not only staying competitive, but profitable in today's marketplace. Dave Caruso, industry leading independent and former AMR Research analyst, shares his expertise on ERP technology through this whitepaper.

Buying ERP - Challenge or Opportunity

According to Caruso, in order to keep pace with business demands and growth, SMBs can leverage SaaS to bring new and powerful best practices to their businesses as well as gain visibility into information previously unavailable for improved decision making. The paper also cites the fact that SMBs usually don't have the time or resources to deal with the magnitude of ERP systems nor the knowledge to deal with the investments in the hardware and software or the continual IT staff to operate and support the system.

SaaS: A new approach for managing IT costs

The whitepaper details key benefits of a SaaS solution, such as:

-- Powerful, scaleable applications are delivered easily via the Internet;

-- Customers can take advantage of the flexible, pay-as-you-go basis cost structure;

-- Hosted by a vendor that is continuously updated and supported;

-- Faster, 90-day or less implementation yields a lower total cost of ownership (TCO);

The paper also includes real-world figures to help SMBs determine the Return On Investment (ROI) of implementing a SaaS solution. Tangible and intangible savings from a SaaS-deployed ERP system include:

-- Dramatically lowered IT costs, can increase margins

-- Streamlined decision making centered on manufacturing business issues, not IT matters of server size, integration, and upgrades

-- Access to talent you can't afford

-- Beating the unknowns of enterprise computing

-- Global reach

-- Risk mitigation

To read the entire whitepaper on how SMB manufacturers can stay competitive through the quick implementation of a comprehensive, cost effective SaaS ERP, please visit www.gsinnovate.com/saaserp.

About David Caruso, Caruso & Associates

David Caruso is a recognized veteran, bringing more than 30 years of manufacturing and technology industry experience to his clients. David has spent the last 10 years researching software trends and the effective use of technology to support the profitable growth of his clients. Before starting his own firm, David spent 8 years at AMR Research as Senior Vice President & Director of Research. In addition, he has held numerous senior management positions in the software vendor community, including Dun & Bradstreet Software, Powersoft, and Cullinet Software. As part of his previous efforts within the manufacturing industry, David has built numerous ERP systems and his work was awarded a patent in the area of workflow computing and distributed application design.

About Glovia Services, Inc.

Glovia Services, Inc. supports manufacturers in achieving their business goals by providing an integrated set of applications to address key facets of a manufacturer's business operations. The company's GSInnovate solution is the market's first comprehensive solution that helps small and emerging manufacturing companies improve business performance. Built with 30-years of best practices in manufacturing and technology, the GSInnovate solution is cost effective, quick to implement and embeds best practices templates, resulting in a rapid return on investment and competitive advantage. For more information please visit www.gsinnovate.com, or call 310-563-8700 or 877-474-8896 (toll free).

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