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MAPICS Wins Women In Technology Best Employer Award

Submitted by: MAPICS, Inc.

Categories: Human Resources & Diversity

Posted: Nov 12, 2003 – 11:00 PM EST


Company Recognized for Its Teleworking and Employee Satisfaction Programs

Nov. 12 /CSRwire/ - ATLANTA - Women In Technology (WIT), an association devoted to the development of Georgia's businesswomen in the technology industry honored MAPICS, Inc. (Nasdaq/NM: MAPX), a leading provider of enterprise solutions for world-class manufacturers, with a WIT Best Employer Award. The award recognizes companies for programs and strategies that create a better, more successful workplace for women.

MAPICS was honored with winners from IBM, Southern Company and ChoicePoint. MAPICS was honored for its pioneering efforts in teleworking and virtual offices. Over 50 percent of MAPICS' workforce are teleworkers and over half of those work from a home office. Very conservatively, the program provides savings in fuel amounts to over 45,000 gallons per year and a personal timesavings to MAPICS employees of over 22,000 hours. The company was also cited for its employee surveys and focus groups to ensure continued employee satisfaction.

Prior to the awards ceremony, MAPICS was announced as one of 12 finalists in the award categories, "Promotion of Women To Executive Ranks," "Emerging Growth Firm Award," "Work Life Balance Award" - $500 million and over and $500 million and under and "Best Employer Overall." Finalists were chosen based on surveys sent to both female technology employees and to employers in the technology industry. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges, including Pinney Allen, partner with Alston & Bird; Darnell Lewis, president and CEO of People Network Inc.; Marian Lucia, CIO of Federal Home Loan Bank; and Dawn Patrick, WIT president.

"MAPICS employees around the world are the real recipients of this award since it is our employees' commitment to both personal and professional excellence which promotes MAPICS continuing success in our industry, as well as recognition as their employer of choice," said Dick Cook, president and CEO, MAPICS, Inc.

About WIT
Women In Technology (WIT), a society of the Technology Association of Georgia, is the leading association devoted to the development of Georgia's businesswomen in the technology industry. WIT accelerates the growth path of women through initiatives that promote visibility and opportunities for their individual goals and success in the industry.

MAPICS is the largest global solutions provider focused exclusively on manufacturing. Building on more than 25 years of industry experience and proven success, MAPICS helps manufacturers be world class by gaining market share, operating at peak efficiency and exceeding customer expectations. MAPICS solutions include software-extended ERP, CRM and supply chain management - and professional services. The solutions are implemented on the two industry-leading technology platforms - Microsoft and IBM.

MAPICS is a trademark of MAPICS, Inc.

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For more information, please contact:

Denise Doyle MAPICS, Inc.
Phone: 678-319-8558


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