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Mobility and Point-Of-Use Innovations Driving TECSYS' WMS Well Beyond the Current Competitive Landscape

(February 06, 2012)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/12 -- MODEX 2012 - TECSYS Inc. (TSX:TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company, announced today five new product innovations focused on order accuracy, self-service and mobility for workers on-the-go, enabling distribution organizations to reach where they have never been able to reach before.

TECSYS' President and CEO, Peter Brereton, stated: "We have taken a solid step forward with our product strategy to extend our WMS well beyond where the industry is today. The products we are announcing today reflect our increased focus on the distributor's ability to service their customers and deliver the "perfect order". These products will extend distribution operations well beyond the warehouse to the point-of-use and will enhance service without adding human resources. As importantly, the distributor will gain the distinct advantage of mobility with business intelligence tools to manage their operations regardless of where they are. These are significant innovations that will clearly benefit our customers' distribution operations."

TECSYS' new products include:

1. Visual-On-Voice(TM) 2. Supply Management System 3. Customer Self-Service Kiosk 4. Mobile Delivery Management 5. Mobile Business Intelligence

1 - TECSYS' Visual-On-Voice(TM) - A Major Step Toward the Perfect Order!

As today's supply chain complexities continue to grow, better and faster processes, without the ambiguity of complex and unclear instructions to warehouse workers, are now required. Better technology is required for total hands-free operations, as well as clear communications to the workforce where literacy is an issue or English may not be the primary spoken language. Such technology is needed to improve patient safety in hospitals, customer-specific palletizing patterns compliance, reduced backorder processing times, and elimination of errors.

By combining Visual Logistics(i) with voice technology, operators, while remaining completely hands-free, become even more efficient than with just voice alone. That is what Visual-On-Voice is all about.

With Visual-On-Voice, workers are empowered to access critical information to make faster decisions and accelerate their workflows hands free. They are also being presented with product-specific images to enable a visual validation and to ensure that the appropriate quality assurance checks are performed. Voice technology drives momentum for continuous picker productivity, while Visual Logistics technology ensures clarity, accuracy and quality in the distribution process. The combination of both is destined to deliver the perfect order!

For additional information on Visual-On-Voice, download the Product Brief

(i)Patent pending, trademark of TECSYS Inc.

2 - TECSYS' Supply Management System (SMS) - Innovation at Point-of-Use

The concept of a walk-in inventory store, where users can walk in, pick-up what they need, scan it and walk out and it is "automatically" refilled, is what TECSYS' SMS is all about.

TECSYS' SMS is a breakthrough, user-friendly solution that addresses the needs of self-distribution supply chain at point-of-use for such industries as Healthcare, Utilities, Education, Municipalities, Maintenance and Repair Operations (MROs) and general businesses. Already proven in healthcare, TECSYS' SMS provides clear visibility and accessibility of supplies anywhere in a distribution network. It also automates replenishment based on real consumption, captures item usage while significantly reducing cost as well as cash tied-up in inventory.

User compliance is often the primary challenge at point-of-use and TECSYS' SMS uses touch-screen technology to facilitate ease of access to information with the least amount of intervention leading to significantly improved user adoption. Furthermore, the supply chain process at point-of-use is completely automated. Product information is captured via barcode and stored in the TECSYS system, enabling purchasing organizations to track usage, re-order to minimums and plan the demand accordingly.

For additional information on SMS, download the Product Brief

3 - TECSYS' Customer Self-Service Kiosk (CSK) - Innovation at Point-of-Service

With consumers preferring today to perform tasks for themselves, brick-and-mortar companies are looking to self-service kiosks to meet this need, enhance their customer's experience and reduce cost.

TECSYS' Customer Self-Service Kiosk (CSK) is similar to the self check-in kiosk at airports. It allows busy customers to walk into a supplier's outlet, get the products they need, and get back to their busy schedule, with virtually no delays. With TECSYS' CSK a distributor's customers will be able to place their orders online and pick them up with no necessary interventions.

Through its interactive user-friendly touch screen, a distributor's customers can quickly access their orders for pick up, pushing customer convenience and satisfaction to a new height! Already used by the services parts organization of heavy equipment dealers, TECSYS' CSK is delivering substantial savings and improved service to customers in North America.

For additional information on CSK, download the Product Brief

4 - TECSYS' Mobile Delivery Management (MDM) - Visibility and Proof of Delivery!

TECSYS' Mobile Delivery Management (MDM) solution is a powerful event tracking and delivery management, mobile system for fleet and internal delivery management. It enables distribution organizations to create, pick up and deliver shipments directly from a handheld mobile device. It offers customers real-time, online traceability of shipments similar to the functionality offered by major international parcel shipping organizations.

TECSYS' MDM extends the load building and shipping functionality inherent in the distribution center, and allows for end-to-end visibility of all phases of the shipment through a service-centric portal. TECSYS' MDM empowers customers to have complete control over product delivery that is secure and cost effective. Customers will also experience improved labor efficiency, customer service and significantly-reduced cost inherent in lost and late deliveries.

For additional information on MDM, download the Product Brief

5 - TECSYS' Mobile Business Intelligence (MBI) - Management on the Go!

Distribution organizations' executives, operational management, sales and services professionals and other mobile workers expect information at their fingertips anytime anywhere today. Whether they are in the office, at home, in a meeting, on a plane or on the road, they require uninterrupted access to actionable intelligence to manage their business and respond to customers in a timely fashion.

After years of access to pre-packed PDF reports, businesses are now looking to deploy mobility as a key element of their business intelligence strategy.

For over fifteen years, TECSYS' Business Intelligence (BI) solutions have been enabling decision makers to gain insight into their organizational data assets in order to make informed decisions. With the advent of mobility, TECSYS is bringing to the mobile worker the same level of intelligence with the significant advantage of added mobility on user-friendly devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Blackberry smart phone and Playbook. TECSYS' Mobile Business Intelligence (MBI) enables management on-the-go to keep their pulse on the business while on the road. It also empowers sales and services professionals to tap into real data for improved customer service and to make timely and accurate decisions based on the most up-to-date information.

For additional information on MBI, download the Product Brief

About TECSYS' Warehouse Management Software (WMS)

TECSYS' WMS, positioned in the "Visionaries" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems, is an industrial-strength, robust and feature-rich solution that empowers logistics management to gain control over customer service levels, throughput volumes, order turnaround times, as well as warehousing costs and profitability. TECSYS' WMS key advantages include: Visual Logistics(TM), real scalability, accessibility from anywhere at any time and extended supply chain execution capabilities beyond the warehouse.


TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company's customers include more than 600 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

The statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward looking statements that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties, including but not limited to future economic conditions, the markets that TECSYS Inc. serves, the actions of competitors, major new technological trends, and other factors beyond the control of TECSYS Inc., which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. More information about the risks and uncertainties associated with TECSYS Inc.'s business can be found in the MD&A section of the Company's annual report and annual information form for the fiscal year ended April 30th, 2011. These documents have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website ( and on SEDAR (

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