Canon teams with Pelyco to leverage success of i2 TradeMatrix™ Installation

Three operating units installed and operational in record time with webPUBLISH

Newport News, Virginia and Silicon Valley, CA

Canon Virginia Inc. and Pelyco Systems today announced that Canon has purchased and implemented webPUBLISH™. This implementation will be used to broaden the base of TradeMatrix™ (Factory Planner) users across three separate Canon operating groups providing real-time access to key planning and scheduling information.

In today's fast paced, intelligent e-business world, organizations must stay ahead of the competition both at the strategic and operational level. In order to execute on those needs, Canon selected Pelyco to help leverage their investment in TradeMatrix. With webPUBLISH, Canon will increase productivity and competitive advantage to a more distributed user community throughout the organization.

Canon Virginia Inc. (CVI) is Canon's flagship domestic manufacturing operation. Located in Newport News, Virginia, CVI is the primary Canon production facility in the U.S. The 920,000 square foot facility produces copiers, laser beam printers, toners and toner cartridges. Since 1987, the first years of operation, the facility has expanded numerous times and now has more than 2,00 members. CVI's innovation, community service and environmental efforts have been recognized numerous times by outside organizations. Its quality and environmental management systems have been ISO 9002 and 14001 certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). CVI has established three subsidiary companies: Custom Integrated Technology (CIT), which remanufactures Canon copiers, and upgrades peripheral products for major computer manufacturers; SouthTech, Inc. (STI), which produces molded and metal stamped parts; and Industrial Resource Technologies, Inc. (IRT), part of Canon's Clean Earth Campaign, recycles toner cartridges that would otherwise be landfilled.

"We are delighted with the success of this implementation and the value received to date. The application was operational in record time with an outstanding level of user acceptance due to the intuitive nature of the application. This approach allows us to extend our success with i2's solution to a much broad audience," said Richard Turner, Associate Director, Finance & MIS Division Canon Virginia Inc.

"Pelyco continues to build on its strength in extending value through innovative yet practical solutions with a focus on the knowledge workers who have immediate needs for ubiquitous information." said Colin Finn, Vice President of Sales of Pelyco. "As we work with a market leader like Canon, we have the opportunity to further enhance our industry specific library templates while extending the impact of our clients i2 e-Business initiative."

About Canon U.S.A.

Canon U.S.A., Inc. is an industry leader in professional and consumer imaging solutions and, through its parent company, Canon Inc., is an industry leader and patent-holder of imaging technologies. The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital and analog copiers (color and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems, and facsimile machines; camcorders, cameras and lenses; and semiconductor, broadcast and medical equipment. Canon USA, Inc. employs 12,000 people at more than 30 facilities throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

About Pelyco Systems:

Pelyco delivers Practical Solutions for Practical Users. Established in 1993, Pelyco Systems focuses on exceeding all customer expectations when delivering products and services. Pelyco is a privately held company headquartered in Foster City, California. It develops and supports leading edge web-based business solutions for manufacturers and their supply chains that increase productivity and competitive advantage. For more information, visit Pelyco on the Web at

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