LightWorks Optics, Inc. Selects ESS Finesse ERP Software

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Phil Eads


Tustin, California – October 1, 2007 – LightWorks Optics, Inc. has acquired ESS Finesse ERP Software. Enhanced Systems and Services of Denver, Colorado, produces and supports Finesse ERP software. Finesse ERP is designed for Aerospace and Defense, Energy, Environmental and Transportation Industries.

LightWorks Optics, Inc., located in Tustin, California, specializes in concurrent engineering collaboration with customers to develop integrated optical systems solutions for advanced optics applications. Our design team provides technical expertise and leadership, from concept and design through manufacturing and production. Focusing on prototype to production development efforts, we design, manufacture, assemble, and test precision optical systems and components.

Our business is focused on project-oriented, Engineer-to-Order products with Government contractor requirements. LightWorks Optics needs an enterprise wide solution that fits our unique business model. ESS Finesse is just that solution.

Currently working with islands of information contained in spreadsheets and individual databases, our growth drives the need for an integrated system where real-time information is available.

Finesse was one of the few mid-market packages that is designed to meet the needs of the Engineer-to- Order, project-based business. ESS understands the needs of government contractors. In Finesse we found an Accounting system that supports WBS, project reporting and our planned growth.

“We were looking for a well supported system designed with current technology with Microsoft compatibility.” says Tom Lange, Manager of IS. “The Finesse design is intuitive and a close match to the way we run our business. The fact that ESS delivers its source code with the software builds our faith in the product. The ability to deploy Finesse with a ‘piecemeal’ approach, beginning with Finance and ending with Manufacturing, and at our own pace, simply lends itself to a successful implementation. It will allow us to transition into new processes with least impact.”

“It was difficult to find a package with a project management solution that understands WBS, earned value and percent complete” Says Scott Fleming, Program Manager. “It’s a close fit right out of the box.”

The Management at LightWorks Optics is positive that the flexibility of Finesse to help manage our specialized business will translate to efficiency, profitability and allow us to provide increased value for our customers.

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About LightWorks Optics, Inc.

Founded in 1997, LightWorks Optics, Inc. is the leading provider of precision optical subassemblies, systems and component solutions. The company’s award-winning design engineering and production capabilities meet the complex optical needs of customers in the biomedical, medical device, aerospace, defense and commercial industries. The photonic applications may be diverse, but all LightWorks Optics products share a common focus on rapid development, excellent value, and high performance. The company is employee-owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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