Leading UAV Manufacturer Selects ERP Software From Relevant Business Systems

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Aurora Flight Sciences, a leading manufacturer of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) for the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, private industry, and academic institutions has selected Relevant Business Systems Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

Aurora Flight Sciences, a leading supplier of unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designs, components, metal and composite structures, and flight services to the Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, private industry, and academic institutions has selected Relevant Business Systems Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.

Headquartered in Manassas Virginia, with additional operating facilities in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and San Diego, California, Aurora specializes in high-altitude, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and high-performance UAVs as well as rapid-turnaround prototyping of advanced UAV designs. Concentrating on focused business areas has enabled Aurora to better achieve it’s commitment to offering affordable and reliable UAVs for both civil and military applications. These focused areas include: an Advanced Projects Group specializing in rapid UAV prototyping, manufacturing of affordable composite and metal aerospace structures, and finally, flight operations and testing. Some of Aurora’s recent initiatives include work on the Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance system and the Mars Scout Aerial Regional-Scale Environmental Survey (ARES) project for NASA. In addition to many of the standard integrated system modules commonly found in a DoD manufacturing environment such as Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Lot/Serial Control, Aurora Flight Sciences will also be implementing Business Wizard, Relevant’s executive management reporting tool.

“The Relevant System was the most robust and flexible ERP package that we looked at and it was by far the best suited for our Aerospace and Defense manufacturing needs” says Ralph Koch, Aurora’s Vice President of Finance. He goes on to say “The strong analytical tools that the system provides its users, particularly the Business Wizard, helped our team reach the conclusion that the Relevant ERP system was the right choice for our company’s future.”

“To have our software selected by such a highly respected firm as Aurora Flight Sciences, and for that selection to be based in large part on our software’s ability to seamlessly address the exacting requirement of a multi-mode environment, which includes R&D, Manufacturing, and M.R.O, is a real feather in our cap” comments Patrick Garrehy, Relevants President, CEO and Co-founder. He goes on to say that “When you add the fact that the Relevant System also addresses the firms needs that arise out of its work for the DoD and other federal agencies, particularly in the areas of WBS and Earned Value, it is a true testament to the overall strength and depth of our system.”

About Relevant Business Systems

Relevant Business Systems provides superior project-oriented enterprise software for Aerospace and Defense, Engineer to Order, Contract Manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul, and project-oriented manufacturing companies. The company was co-founded in 1983 by Patrick Garrehy, a pioneer in the development of packaged software for discrete manufacturers and a veteran of several defense industry firms.

Relevant software is architected to better meet the needs of make-to-stock, make-to-order and engineer-to-order manufacturers for whom aggressive project management is the key to profitability. Through superior product performance and outstanding customer service, Relevant has become the supplier of choice for many of the premier firms in the industry.

Relevant Business Systems is headquartered at Two Annabel Lane, Suite 215, San Ramon, California 94583 and can be found on the web at http://www.relevant.com.

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