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Made2Manage buys Intuitive Manufacturing Systems (July 24, 2006)

In an effort to better service small and mid-sized manufacturers, manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software ve...


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July 24, 2006 by Canadian Plastics

In an effort to better service small and mid-sized manufacturers, manufacturing resource planning (MRP) software vendor, Made2Manage Systems Inc., based in Indianapolis, Ind., has acquired Seattle, Wash.-based Intuitive Manufacturing Systems (Intuitive), a provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for discrete manufacturers.
The deal was announced July 13, and is Made2Manage’s sixth acquisition since it went private in 2003.
“I’m thrilled to bring two very strong companies together,” Jeff Tognoni, CEO of Made2Manage Systems, said.
“The Intuitive product line will become a sister product line to the Made2Manage product line, allowing us to serve an even broader share of discrete manufacturers in the small and midsize enterprise market,” he added.
Made2Manage Systems will continue to support, maintain, enhance, and sell the Intuitive product line, just as it has with all previous acquisitions, using its proven integration model.
Intuitive users will still have access to the same support, service, account management, and development, as it had prior to the acquisition. And Intuitive users will not be subject to forced upgrades.
“{As well], Intuitive’s product line is 95 percent pure Microsoft .NETand it’s not a .NET wrapper around legacy technology,” said Steve Bailey, chief technology officer for Made2Manage Systems. “We can leverage the expertise and best practices of our new colleagues while we implement an event-driven, Service-Oriented Architecture across our other Microsoft-technology-based product lines.”
Made2Manage Systems also intends to support, maintain and enhance Intuitive’s recently-acquired product lines: SupplyWorks acquired in March 2006 and Relevant acquired in April 2006.
Intuitive’s headquarters in Seattle, which will remain open to serve customers, adds a west coast presence to Made2Manage Systems’ existing offices in Indianapolis , Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Jacksonville.


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