OpenMFG Named a Finalist in eWEEK's 7th Annual Excellence Awards Program

ERP for Small to Midsized Business Shows Power of Open Source Development Process

NORFOLK, VA, June 4, 2007 - OpenMFG announced today that eWEEK, a Ziff Davis Media publication and one of the IT industry's leading enterprise magazines, has named the OpenMFG ERP Suite a finalist in eWEEK's seventh Annual Excellence Awards program, in the Business Relationship Management category. Winners will be announced on June 11 at eWEEK.com, and will be published in a special report in the June 25th edition of eWEEK.

OpenMFG's flagship product is an advanced ERP software solution built with open source components, such as Qt, the Linux operating system, the PostgreSQL database, and the OpenRPT report writer. Available OpenMFG modules include Inventory Management, Product Definition and Costing, Work Order Management, Manufacturing and Scheduling, Capacity Planning, Purchase Order Management, Sales Order Management, Shipping and Receiving, Project Management, Sales Analysis, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, a full General Ledger, and Customer Relationship Management.

Under the company's innovative hybrid license, customers and partners have full access to the application source code, and any enhancements made to the product flow back to OpenMFG for review, quality testing, and possible incorporation into the baseline product.

"We're honored to have been selected as a finalist by eWEEK," said Ned Lilly, OpenMFG president and CEO. "It's a tribute to our growing community of users and contributors, and the power of the open source development process. We also view it as affirmation of our core belief that small to midsized businesses should have affordable access to the same level of technology solutions as larger companies."

The eWEEK Excellence Awards program provides enterprise professionals with a comprehensive benchmark for assessing a wide range of technology products and services. Evaluating the entries is a panel of experts including eWEEK Labs analysts and eWEEK Corporate Partners - senior enterprise IT professionals who act as reader representatives.

"We were very impressed by the quality of the entries we received this year, as well as by the number of entries-more than 800," said eWEEK Editorial Director Eric Lundquist. "It was a real challenge to choose the finalists because all of the entries reflect the tremendous effort the industry is making to respond to the increasing demands businesses are placing on technology."

eWEEK is the essential technology information source for builders of enterprise infrastructure. eWEEK helps its readers successfully evaluate, deploy and leverage new technology solutions for competitive advantage. The publication delivers news, technology evaluations and strategic analysis on the technologies, platforms and trends that affect enterprise-wide computing.

Products and services were awarded in the following categories:

  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Application Development
  • Business Integration Systems
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Desktop & Mobile Hardware
  • E-Business Foundations
  • E-Mail Management & Security
  • Enterprise Collaboration
  • Enterprise Storage Hardware
  • Enterprise Storage Software
  • IT Quality Assurance Tools
  • Productivity Applications
  • Server Hardware
  • Networking & Management Tools
  • Networking Infrastructure
  • Systems & Application Management
  • Authentication & User Management
  • Network Data-stream Protection
  • Vulnerability Assessment & Remediation

About OpenMFG
OpenMFG, LLC develops next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) software applications powered by open source software such as Linux, PostgreSQL, and Qt. OpenMFG products give companies visibility into costs, supply chains, processes, inventory and financial operations with a lower cost of ownership than competing products, and are sold to end-user customers through a global network of value added partners. For more information, please visit the company Web site at www.openmfg.com.

About eWEEK
eWEEK, "the enterprise newsweekly," is the essential technology information source for builders of enterprise infrastructure. eWEEK enables readers to successfully evaluate, deploy and leverage new technology solutions for competitive advantage. The publication delivers to its readers news, technology evaluations, and strategic analysis on the technologies, platforms, and trends that impact enterprise-wide computing. eWEEK reaches 400,100 enterprise technology buyers who are evaluating and purchasing technology solutions for their company. eWEEK delivers news, analysis and technology reviews in print and on a daily basis on the Web.