SYSPRO Wins ERP Contract with Aircraft Parts Manufacturer

Blair-HSM Selects SYSPRO Over Epicor Upgrade; Agility, Inventory Control, Supply Chain Management, Superior Costing Capabilities All Factors

COSTA MESA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 10, 2009 — SYSPRO, a provider of visionary ERP for the manufacturing pragmatist, has today announced that the company has won a new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) contract from Blair-HSM, a Medford, NY-based manufacturer and supplier of hydraulic actuators, mechanical and landing gear assemblies as well as a variety of kits and parts for commercial and military aircraft. SYSPRO prevailed in a direct compete against Epicor via SYSPRO reseller Edgeware Computers of Marietta, Ga.

According to Robert Lehmann, Blair-HSM vice president, the choice of SYSPRO was based on the company’s need for superior supply chain management, tighter inventory controls and a more agile approach to market demands. “SYSPRO will enable us to be more responsive to ever changing business requirements,” says Lehmann.

Derek Jenkins, Edgeware president, adds, “Blair-HSM had been utilizing Epicor, but the software’s inability to accurately cost jobs was adversely affecting the business. SYSPRO’s superb costing capabilities were definitely a factor in Blair-HSM’s selection.”

SYSPRO software will be utilized by the two units comprising Blair-HSM, Blair Industries and HSM Machine Works. Blair Industries produces hydraulic actuators, mechanical assemblies, a wide variety of kits and complete landing gear assemblies. HSM produces structural landing gear components and airframe machined parts as well as hydraulic components.

SYSPRO’s more thoughtful approach to adopting new technology, such as web services and SOA platforms, also reflects the desires of its buyers who are driven by business needs and not by the latest headlines. This exemplifies SYSPRO’s ongoing strategy of helping to simplify the success of its customers. SYSPRO calls its buyer landscape “PragmaVision™,” consisting of pragmatic, visionary ERP executives that are driven by a desire for smart, but aggressive market growth.

About Blair-HSM

Blair-HSM, comprised of Blair Industries and HSM Machine Works, offers total supply chain solutions for commercial, military aircraft and helicopters with capabilities ranging from nuts and bolts to complex landing gear assemblies.

For more information, call: (631) 924-6600 or go to:

About Edgeware Computers, Inc.

Edgeware, located in Marietta, Ga., advises on SYSPRO ERP software for distribution and manufacturing companies worldwide. Edgeware utilizes the latest technological standards for delivering e-support and e-implementations. Edgeware’s corporate office is located in a campus style office park in order to engage its customers in the learning process of implementing SYSPRO. The top companies in the world have used Edgeware to implement their SYSPRO ERP manufacturing and distribution sites. Edgeware boasts an extensive reference list and a successful client base ranging from small to large customers.

For more information, call: 770-952-4848 or go to:


Since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has been delivering state-of-the-art business solutions to some of the world's leading companies. As a global leader in the production of world-class ERP software, the company now caters to the specialized needs of 14,000 licensed companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. SYSPRO is marketed globally through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the US, Canada, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and the UK.

SYSPRO is a fully integrated business software solution that provides complete control over the planning and management of all facets of business including accounting, manufacturing and distribution operations in a variety of industries.

For additional information on SYSPRO, call Stanley Goodrich at 714/437-1000 or visit

All company names and products mentioned in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


Stanley Goodrich, 714/437-1000

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