Introducing TECSYS SMART™ — Innovation in Business Processes and Knowhow, Enabling Best-in-Class Supply Chain Management Performance

ProMat 2013, January 21, 2013—TECSYS Inc. (TSX: TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company, announced today TECSYS SMART™. An industry first, TECSYS SMART is a set of innovative tools and application knowhow, combining the power of TECSYS' professional expertise, proven business and implementation processes as well as dynamic knowledge resources. TECSYS SMART enables a distribution organization to enjoy an accelerated rate-of-return on their technology investment and achieve the highest performance in managing their supply chain.

TECSYS SMART tools are all about maximizing the success of the software deployment. By empowering logistics management and users with guided and proven business processes and knowhow, TECSYS SMART enables distribution organizations to reduce cost, complexity and time required to implement and use software applications. These tools provide a proven approach that takes as much as 60% out of the time and cost associated with the software implementation process and at the same time maximize the use of the full capabilities of the software application; ultimately translating into a significant improvement of ROI for businesses.

"TECSYS SMART has provided us with a strong supply chain and application knowhow right from the get-go, even before we started building our 327,000 sq. ft. supply chain centre. Achieving supply chain excellence for maximum return is one of our core competencies. Managing a supply chain is not just about buying the right technologies. It is also about ensuring that users across your supply chain know how the business supposed to flow and what the roadmaps are to efficiently use the software application system; fully leveraging every inch of the system's capabilities. With TECSYS SMART, the complexity of the implementation process was vastly simplified; we have shed the light on our supply chain journey and removed the ambiguity typically associated with most software implementations. It is maximizing our knowhow based on industry-specific proven supply chain management roadmaps combined with dynamic educational resources to fully leverage the TECSYS software across our supply chain," commented Brent Johnson, Vice President, Supply Chain and CPO at Intermountain Healthcare.

TECSYS SMART includes a structured and phased implementation process that leverages the industry's best practices and roadmaps. When combined with industry-specific knowledge that TECSYS has accumulated over three decades of working within a wide variety of vertical industry sectors, TECSYS SMART enables customers to quickly become more efficient in their distribution operations.

TECSYS SMART™ consists of:

  • Industry Knowledge and Expertise spanning three decades
  • Online Training and Documentation
  • Industry Maps
  • Industry Models
  • Tools and Templates
  • Pre-engineered Solutions

TECSYS SMART™ allows organizations to:

  1. Simplify the implementation process through proven industry-specific best practices and standards.
  2. Expedite the delivery of software applications, reducing the implementation effort to a minimum, both for internal resources as well as consultants; therefore reducing cost substantially.
  3. Improve current processes and facilitate change management.
  4. Deliver immediate value after go live, accelerating time to benefit.
  5. Run the TECSYS system smoothly and successfully.
  6. Reduce the probability of over-engineering processes.
  7. Better train end-users, not only on functionalities, but also in the context of their role in fulfilling a business process.
  8. Easily identify any gaps in processes to improve and optimize operations.

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About TECSYS

TECSYS provides transformative supply chain solutions that equip our customers to succeed in a rapidly-changing omni-channel world. TECSYS solutions are built on a true enterprise supply chain platform, and include warehouse management, distribution and transportation management, as well as complete financial management and analytics. Customers running on TECSYS' Supply Chain Platform are confident knowing they can execute, day in and day out, regardless of business fluctuations or changes in technology, they can adapt and scale to any business needs or size, and they can expand and collaborate with customers, suppliers and partners as one borderless enterprise. From demand planning to demand fulfillment, TECSYS puts power into the hands of both front line workers and back office planners, and unshackles business leaders so they can see and manage their supply chains like never before.

TECSYS is the market leader in supply chain solutions for health systems and hospitals. Over 600 mid-size and Fortune 1000 customers trust their supply chains to TECSYS in the healthcare, service parts, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

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