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Berlin Industries Implements Radius On Time and On Budget

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, IL – (October 4, 2002) Berlin Industries, one of the Top 50 Commercial Printers in North America, began its implementation of the PECAS Vision management system nine months ago and is now pleased to announce that its Carol Stream location is completely live - with its Las Vegas, NV plant scheduled to follow in November of this year. Berlin Industries President Ed Majerczak says, "We are pleased with the implementation process. Radius Solutions staff are both professional and knowledgeable. And, we completed our 'Go-live' on time and on budget." The PECAS selection was a result of Berlin’s search for a single system to standardize its business processes within and across two plants. The company evaluated the suitability of two different kinds of systems in its environment: the industry-specific PECAS solution and a generic, manufacturing-focused ERP system. What became clear during the evaluation is that a generic ERP simply did not meet Berlin’s needs. "The process of printing is dramatically different from that of manufacturing", says Radius Solutions President David Taylor, "PECAS Vision is designed for the printing industry and doesn’t need a great deal of costly (and risky) modifications to make it work!" Berlin Industries Project Manager Bob Fredriksen says, "PECAS was the best off-the-shelf solution to provide job visibility from end-to-end." After several rounds of presentations and demonstrations, Berlin was satisfied that the PECAS Vision solution would meet their business needs without a lot of extra costs. Also, the PECAS system provides visibility for the actual flow of information for a commercial printer, beginning with estimating and ending with GL reporting. Majerczak sums up the experience in saying, "Radius Solutions has provided us a foundation to move our business forward for many years to come." Berlin Industries, one of the top 50 commercial printers in North America, is a full service direct mail commercial web printer, that offers a complete range of in-house services from electronic pre-press through printing, bindery, personalization, custom imaging, letter shop, mailing, distribution and fulfillment. Radius Solutions is a global supplier of management information systems specifically designed for the print and packaging markets. With over 30 years of experience, Radius continues to lead the industry with its PECAS Vision software in medium, large and multi-site implementation environments.