Aberdeen Study Affirms abas Business Software`s Continual Upgrade Strategy

Released on: February 14, 2008, 7:46 am

Press Release Author: Team Marketing & Press

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: Karlsruhe, February 14, 2008 - ABAS Software, a leading
provider of flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for small and
mid-sized businesses, today announced the availability of an Aberdeen Research Group
Research report titled, "ERP in SMB: Exploring Growth Strategies." The research
finds that small and mid-sized companies are twice as likely to outgrow their ERP
systems than larger companies. ABAS Software co-sponsored the research by Aberdeen,
a Harte-Hanks Company.

Press Release Body: Initial findings of the survey found that:

Interoperability issues escalate quickly as companies grow from US$50 to US$100
million in annual revenues
Best-in-Class SMBs are 60% more likely to centralize selected functions using
shared services, resulting in twice the reduction in administrative costs.
Best-in-Class SMBs have 96% inventory accuracy and produce 97% complete & on-time

The selection of an ERP system has traditionally been viewed as a five to eight year
decision. However, Aberdeen finds few ERP installations being replaced within this
timeframe. The average age of ERP implementations in companies under $50 million is
just short of eight years, thus requiring your ERP solution to grow with you is not
an unreasonable expectation.

"The continual development of core business functions is a significant part of the
abas Business Software," explains Werner Strub, CEO of ABAS Software, "customers
using abas Business Software don't need to worry that their system will become
outdated in a few years because every year we rework around 30% of the complete
software code. This means that abas users have a completely new software with state
of the art technology every 3-5 years."

Cindy Jutras, Aberdeen Vice President and Group Director and author of this report
cautions, "Do not let your maintenance dollars go to waste. While it may be
acceptable to skip a release or run one release behind the most currently available,
do not let your implementation lag significantly, leaving functionality and
technology improvements largely unused.\"

The research, based on a survey of more than 1140 companies worldwide and spanning
multiple industries, shows readers in-depth survey results and presents a road map
for SMBs seeking to optimize their ERP system usage, or effectively implement an ERP
system for the first time, through Best-in-Class (BIC) ERP implementation. This
report is valued at US$399; however, for a limited time a complimentary copy of the
report, underwritten by ABAS, is available by following this link:

About ABAS Software
ABAS Software is a leading provider of flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP)
and eBusiness software for the SMB market. Founded in 1980, ABAS serves over 2,000
customers worldwide, providing solutions in 28 languages. The software is developed
in-house at the company's headquarters in Karlsruhe, Germany, then distributed to
the customer through a partner network. ABAS collaborates with 50 partners in 63
locations and holds a minority interest in 20 of these partner companies.

About abas Business Software
ABAS Software is focused in the development of its trademark abas Business Software
(ERP, PPC, MRP, eBusiness), an ERP solution designed for small and mid-size
companies. Abas Business Software includes abas ERP for production, abas
Distribution for wholesale and distribution companies, and the eBusiness solution
abas eB.

The abas Business Software is platform independent. It can run on Linux, Unix and
Windows. ABAS has supported the open source operating system Linux on the
server-side since 1995. Approximately 80% of all abas installations to-date are
based on Linux.

Web Site: http://www.abas.de

Contact Details: ABAS Software AG
Suedendstr. 42
76135 Karlsruhe/Germany
Tel.: +49 721/9 67 23-0
Fax +49 721/9 67 23-100

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