Global Innovation Selects Cimnet Systems

Comprehensive Supply Chain Service Provider Predicts Improved Time-to-Market, Enabling OEMs to Focus on Product Development and Manufacturing Efficiency

Indianapolis, IN (May 19, 2008) –

Cimnet Systems, a Consona ERP solution and leading global supplier of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and services for the printed circuit board (PCB) industry, today announced that Global Innovation Corp. (Global Innovation), a leading electronic manufacturing services (EMS) company focused on comprehensive, end-to-end supply chain services for high-end commercial and military original equipment manufacturers (OEM), has selected Cimnet Systems from among the industry’s most prominent ERP solutions providers to optimize its engineering operations.

Like many EMS companies, Global Innovation was being faced with increasing customer pressures to deliver high-quality, high-tech and low-cost products within the shortest possible cycle times. In order to have significant impact on these areas of the business, Global Innovation began looking for an industry-leading, integrated business system that will help manage these issues, as well as accomplish key strategic business goals, including:

* Better serve customers through faster input and timely information
* Improve operational efficiencies as a result of fully-integrated systems and processes
* Continuously increase the level of available technology resulting in improved performance

According to Brad Peters, vice president and chief financial officer for Global Innovation, the software selection quickly settled on the Cimnet Systems solution from Consona ERP. “After years of using other systems and failing to achieve the desired results from people unfamiliar with the intricacies of our business, we chose Cimnet Systems because they understand us and what it takes to drive results in our industry. “

Global Innovation plans to implement several Cimnet Systems solutions in three phases. Phase 1 will focus on the finance and job costing modules within Paradigm, Cimnet Systems’ core ERP solution. Phase 2 will roll out the more advanced modules of Paradigm, including capacity requirement planning (CRP) and statistical process control (SPC) solutions. Phase 3 will center on the company’s implementation of iQuote, an intelligent, Web-based solution that automates the quoting process, and Engenix, a pre-production engineering application.

“In order to stay competitive in the fast-paced, high-volume and high-tech PCB market, manufacturers face the challenge of staying ahead of the curve in innovation, while still maintaining efficient facilities and operations, so agility and systems integration are a high priority,” said Mehul Dave, general manger of Cimnet Systems. “Global Innovation is now on the fast track after choosing to partner with Cimnet Systems. At Consona ERP, we have the technology and the people in place to help leading companies like Global Innovation build a solid foundation on which to address their most critical business objectives and sustain a competitive advantage for years to come.”

About Global Innovation
Global Innovation Corp., a leading electronic manufacturer services (EMS) company through its wholly owned subsidiary Best Circuit Boards, Inc., designs, engineers and manufactures technologically advanced printed circuit boards. The company’s principal products are complex multi-layer printed circuit boards, including antenna and metalback radio frequency circuit boards. Via a direct sales force, Global Innovations serves a variety of commercial and military markets. The commercial markets and their applications include power systems, telecommunications, computer hardware, consumer electronics, instrumentation and controls. The military applications include satellite communications, avionics, missiles, smart bombs, defense systems, radar detection and test equipment. For more information, visit .

About Cimnet Systems
Based in Lisle, Ill., Cimnet Systems Inc., a Consona ERP solution, develops and markets its Paradigm , Engenix , i-Quote , Navipoint and other ERP software solutions and BPO services to manage the unique sales, engineering, production and collaboration processes of printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers. Through a direct sales force with offices in the U.S., India, China (Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan) and Germany, Cimnet Systems serves more than 100 customers worldwide, including such leading PCB manufacturers as Viasystems Kalex PCB, Coretec, Amphenol Printed Circuits, DDI Corp., Firan Technology Group, HMP, Meiko, Founder, Tatchun, Fuba Tunisia, WUS, Ibiden, Hitachi Chemical, Aspocomp (PCB Center), China Circuit Technology, ShenNan and UMTC. For more information about Cimnet Systems and its suite of ERP solutions and BPO services, visit, e-mail info @, or call (800) 245-1246.

Mitch Briggs
Consona Corporation
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Valerie Harding
Ripple Effect Communications
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Source: Consona