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OCT 2017

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52 MMS October 2017 SHOP TALK i n c re a s e fo c u s a n d a c c e l e r ate g row th w i th its global solution por tfolio. The company will continue to ser ve its U.S. Exact Globe, Exact Synergy and E xact O nline customers with a dedicated team in the United States. ECi is a provider of industry-specific business software and services for small- to medium-size organizations. Macola, JobBoss and Ma x are three manufacturing software providers geared toward the North Amer- ican market predomi- nantly, each targeting a specific sector of the m a n u f a c t u r i n g a n d d i s t r i b u t i o n m a r k e t . Together, ECi, Macola, JobBoss and Max are said to form one of the largest software provid- ers for manufacturers, with more than 7,0 0 0 customers worldwide. Erik van der Meijden, Exact's CEO, says that "Like Exact, ECi makes significant investments in R&D, product man- agement and service to contribute to the suc- cess of their customers, employees and the busi- ness as a whole." He a d d s t h a t t h e E x a c t Online, Exact Globe and Exact Synergy portfolio i s b e i n g e x t e n d e d through acquisitions in Europe. "At the same time, we are investing in new services that help SMEs to be successful u s i n g t h e a d v a n c e d capabilities of a digitized world." Exact JobBoss, call 800-777-4334 or visit jobboss.exact KYOCERA Precision Tools, Inc. 800.823.7284 | Aerospace Grades for Heat-Resistant Alloys • Reduce sudden fracture and decrease edge wear with improved thermal properties • Resists heat concentration at the cutting edge to promote stable machining • MEGACOAT HARD coating technology for improved wear resistance PR005S / PR015S Turning Grades for Heat-Resistant Alloy See more at HIGH SPEED NEW SX Chipbreaker for Maximum Roughing Efficiency ECI SOFTWARE IS ACQUIRING EX ACT'S MACOLA, JOBBOSS, MA X DIVISIONS The Dutch software company Exact Group B.V. (Exact) has announced that ECi Software Solu- tions Inc. (For t Wor th, Texas) is acquiring its Macola, JobBoss and Max divisions. The deal is expected to close within the next two months. The transaction is expected to allow Exact to

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