SOURCE: Parsec Automation Corp.

February 21, 2007 21:12 ET

Parsec Automation Corp. Attains Microsoft Gold Certified Status

BREA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- Parsec Automation Corp. (Parsec), leading provider of real-time performance management (RPM) and enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), today announced it has achieved Gold Certified Partner status with competencies in Data Management and ISV/Software Solutions, recognizing Parsec's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace.

Parsec is the developer of award-winning TrakSYS™ software. TrakSYS™ helps manufacturers maximize production efficiency and asset utilization through timely, accurate monitoring, analysis and reporting. TrakSYS™ is a key enabler of Lean, Six Sigma, OEE and other KPI-based continuous improvement initiatives.

"The achievement of Microsoft's highest partner level is testimony to the advanced capabilities of our software, as well as its compliance with high compatibility and quality standards set by Microsoft. Our expertise with Microsoft technologies makes it possible to answer the fast-growing demand for real-time performance management solutions," said Eddy Azad, President and CEO, Parsec. "Parsec's Gold Partner certification recognizes seamless compatibility of Parsec technology with the Microsoft platform. This certification provides a strong foundation for developing advanced solutions for a wide user base."

"Through the Data Management Solutions Competency, we can assist our industry partners' proficiency in developing and deploying business intelligence applications more quickly and easily, and help them align with our goal of making business intelligence solutions more pervasive and accessible to everyone," said Bill Baker, general manager, business intelligence for SQL Server, Microsoft Corp.

"Solutions competencies allow ISVs to keep and win customers through their deep knowledge of solutions-based Microsoft platform technologies. Microsoft has a long history of working closely with ISV partners to help them deliver compelling solutions and applications to our mutual customers, and the Microsoft Competencies are an important step in continuing to enhance vital relationships with ISVs worldwide," said Sanjay Parthasarathy, corporate vice president, Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, Microsoft.

About Parsec Automation Corp.

Parsec is the developer of TrakSYS™, the leading real-time performance management and enterprise manufacturing intelligence software. More than 200 major companies worldwide rely on Parsec for flexible and configurable tools to quickly track, record, analyze and report the events critical to productivity enhancement. Without production disruption TrakSYS™ helps manufacturers to significantly improve asset utilization and efficiency, increase capacity with no new capital equipment, reduce production costs, and improve profitability. With measurable ROI TrakSYS™ fuels Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, and OEE.

Parsec is a registered trademark of Parsec Automation Corporation. Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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