James Monroe Wire and Cable to Implement ERP Software from AXIS; Company Selects AXIOM(R) Enterprise Management System to Support Continued Growth

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.--()--March 7, 2006--AXIS Computer Systems Inc. (AXIS), a division of Made2Manage Systems, and the leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions for the wire and cable industry, today announced that James Monroe Wire and Cable Corporation (James Monroe), a growing manufacturer of insulated wire products, has selected the AXIOM Enterprise Management System as the company's next generation management information system.

AXIOM is a comprehensive business and manufacturing system built around the unique operational requirements of wire and cable manufacturers, as well as metals producers and processors. AXIOM provides industry-specific support for all key aspects of the business, from sales, production, quality and financial management to integrated web-based customer service, advanced planning and scheduling, and decision support.

"We anticipate continued growth over the coming years, and we recognize the importance of having a good information system to support our plans," said Dave Fisher, president of James Monroe. "In addition to streamlining day-to-day internal activities, such as production management, inventory tracking, and cash management, an integrated system like AXIOM will enable us to respond more quickly to customer requests and provide us with faster access to the information we need for good business decisions."

"We chose the AXIS product because it's a proven entity in the wire and cable industry," Fisher continued. "It provides a solution that's ready to use out of the box for a cable manufacturer like us. The AXIS people took the time to thoroughly demonstrate how we would use the system and took us to a very similar cable manufacturer to show us how they use it. AXIOM is a solution we feel we can get up and running quickly, but also one we know we can grow with because it's already being used by some of the biggest companies in our industry."

James Monroe will replace a number of stand-alone point solutions and paper-based processes with the integrated AXIOM solution. The company also will integrate AXIOM with CableCAD, a specialized design software solution used to lay out cable geometry and perform structural analysis to assess cable performance.

About James Monroe Wire and Cable Corporation

James Monroe is a New England-based manufacturer of specialty cable products, including flexible cable, festoon cable, marine shipboard cable, elevator cable, traffic control cable, and other types of cable for commercial, industrial, and military markets. Products include a wide variety of UL, CSA, IEEE, MIL-SPEC, NEC, NEMA, ICEA, and IMSA cable, as well as custom cable and composite cable to meet special application requirements. Learn more about James Monroe by visiting www.jamesmonroewire.com.

About AXIS

AXIS Computer Systems Inc. (AXIS), a division of Made2Manage Systems, is the leading provider of enterprise resource management software solutions for the metals, wire and cable industries. AXIS specializes in helping producers, processors, service centers and manufacturers increase revenue, decrease cost, and enable growth through the use of information technology and industry best practices. The AXIOM family of solutions provides integrated support for enterprise-wide operations from sales and customer service to production, quality, and financial management. AXIS serves companies ranging in size from small operations to Fortune 500 businesses. To learn more about AXIS, visit www.axiscomp.com or call (800) 370-AXIS.

About Made2Manage Systems Inc.

With more than 2,150 customers worldwide, Made2Manage Systems Inc. has a 20-year track record of delivering enterprise resource planning software and a broad range of services that meet the unique market specifications of more than 30 manufacturing sectors, including industrial and commercial machinery, fabricated metals, rubber and plastics, electronics, analytical and measuring equipment, furniture and fixtures, durable goods, and metals, wire and cable. Made2Manage Systems' sustained leadership position in the ERP marketplace is built on a commitment to fostering productive, long-lasting customer relationships, developing a quality product line based on unique industry specifications, and providing excellence in customer support and professional services. For further information, visit www.made2manage.com. The company may be reached via e-mail at info@made2manage.com or at (800) 626-0220.

Contacts

Nuvera Group, on behalf of AXIS
Tom Womeldorff, 513-794-9204
Fax: 513-794-9206
E-mail: tlw@nuveragroup.com
or
Made2Manage Systems
Melissa Stahley, 317-249-1270
Mobile: 317-626-1840
E-mail: mstahley@made2manage.com

Contacts

Nuvera Group, on behalf of AXIS
Tom Womeldorff, 513-794-9204
Fax: 513-794-9206
E-mail: tlw@nuveragroup.com
or
Made2Manage Systems
Melissa Stahley, 317-249-1270
Mobile: 317-626-1840
E-mail: mstahley@made2manage.com