YORK International Selects Cyco AutoManager Meridian to Aid New Product Development

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York International chooses Cyco AutoManager Meridian as its Engineering Data Management solution

Cyco Software, a leading global software company offering Engineering Data Management (EDM) solutions, announced today that YORK International, one of the largest manufacturers of HVAC, heating, air conditioning and refrigerator units in the world, has implemented Cyco AutoManager Meridian and the Cyco AutoManager Publisher. Both products help YORK's ECO2 group to manage and share engineering data throughout the product design process that helps the company to cut down design time and bring products to market faster.

Dan Bounds, Senior CAD Specialist, is in charge of design engineering at YORK's ECO2 group. "It is simple," he says. "We need Cyco AutoManager Meridian to keep things on track here. We wouldn't be able to get our work done on time and deliver prototypes if it wasn't for Cyco AutoManager Meridian."

Together with DataCore Technology, a Cyco Software integrator in Exton, PA, YORK has set up a sophisticated engineering data management framework that allows the company to connect the designers to the service groups in the field and the manufacturing plants in Mexico and Hattiesburg, MS. The company has implemented the Cyco AutoManager Publisher and the Cyco AutoManager Webclient to publish and share design data with its remote service staff and manufacturing plants.

One of the biggest accomplishments of Cyco AutoManager Meridian is the ease of how it manages as-built drawings with its extensive support for Autodesk products. "Without Cyco AutoManager we would not be able to manage our [Autodesk] 2D and 3D drawings," Bounds says. "It would be extremely confusing. Cyco AutoManager Meridian maintains [drawings] a lot better. Better than any directory structure ever would. It is extremely important to us. I have managed a couple other EDM products in the same class - as far as price - but in the last couple of years AutoManager Meridian has risen above the others in functionality and ease of use."

Dan Bounds blinks at the notion of not having Cyco AutoManager Meridian. "It is not just a simple matter of return-on-investment to us," he emphasizes. "Quite frankly, it is a matter of devastation. We would be in total chaos without it."

About YORK International, Inc.:

YORK International is the largest independent supplier of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems and solutions in the United States, and a leading competitor globally. Founded in 1874 in York, PA, where the company still maintains its corporate headquarters, YORK is a Fortune 500 company with approximately half of its annual revenue coming from outside North America. YORK designs, manufactures, sells, and services heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems for residential and commercial markets; gas-compression equipment for industrial processing; industrial and commercial refrigeration equipment; and compressors for residential and commercial air-conditioning, as well as refrigeration applications. For more information, please visit http://www.york.com.

About DataCore Technology:

DataCore specializes in implementing electronic data management solutions for energy, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and government organizations to help improve time to market, reduce asset maintenance costs, and comply with government regulations. DataCore operates with the highest degree of integrity, provides quality products and services, and maintains a steadfast commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit http://www.data-core.com.

About Cyco Software:

Cyco Software provides Engineering Data Management (EDM) and Application Integration solutions for multiple vertical industries, including energy, manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical and oil & gas. Cyco Software has almost two decades of industry experience with more than 16,000 clients and over 275,000 users in 50+ countries worldwide. The company has offices in the USA, UK, Germany, and The Netherlands and an extensive global network of established partners. Cyco Software ensures a high level of service and support on a truly worldwide scale for its leading software solutions Cyco AutoManager Meridian and Cyco AutoManager TeamWork. For more information, please visit http://www.cyco.com, or call (800) 323-2926 ext 111 (Americas) or +31 (0) 70 413-3700 (Europe).

Cyco Software, Cyco and AutoManager are registered trademarks of Cyco Software BV. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. (c) 2005 Cyco Software, Inc. All rights reserved.

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