Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation
Partners with Edict Systems
to Improve Supply Chain Effectiveness

DAYTON, Ohio, Tuesday February 5, 2008 -- Advant-e Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ADVC), through its wholly owned operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc. announced otday that Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation has chosen Edict Systems' web-based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) service, AutomotiveEC, to improve their supply chain processes as well as to enhance the overall buyer/supplier relationship. AutomotiveEC connects Yamaha's Material Control Specialists with their suppliers electronically and allows for seamless forecasting updates and the ability to view Advance Shipment Notifications in real time. Additionally, suppliers using AutomotiveEC are able to create barcode lablels formatted to Yamaha specifications for products being shipped to Yamaha. Since March 2007, Edict Systems has assisted over 120 of Yamaha's top suppliers in meeting Yamaha's supply chain initiative.

Wayne Pierce, Division Manager of Purchasing at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing commented: "Edict's AutomotiveEC service has greatly enhanced electronic two-way communication with our supply base, allowing our suppliers to see real time demand, and also allowing our Material Control team to see potential 'over-the-horizon' supply issues. This visibility of supply chain activities greatly enhances our ability to ensure the uninterrupted flow of supplier components to our assembly operations. We are extremely pleased to have partnered with Edict Systems. Edict's AutomotiveEC solution has proven to be an invaluable business tool."

David Rike, Vice President of Sales at Edict Systems, stated: "We are very excited about our partnership with Yamaha as their approved provider of web-based EDI solutions. AutomotiveEC goes beyond the traditional EDI process to provide an integrated web portal for the Yamaha Material Control Specialists (MCS). Each MCS gets a real-time detailed view of all forecasts, order changes, planned shipments, and shipments in route for each of their suppliers. This supply chain management solution saves Yamaha time and money while also increasing their productivity. We look forward to continued success with Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation."

About Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation (YMMC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., is a top manufacturer of recreational vehicles including Golf Carts, All Terrain Vehicles, Personal Watercraft and Side by Side utility vehicles. YMMC employs over one thousand people and operates two manufacturing facilities. YMMC is located south of Atlanta in Newnan, Georgia. Additional information about YMMC can be found at www.yamaha-motor-mfg.com.


 

About Advant-e
Advant-e, via its wholly owned and sole operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc., is a provider of Business-to-Business electronic commerce software and Internet-based applications specializing in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and XML-based solutions for recurring transactions. Advant-e specializes in horizontal transaction services via EnterpriseECĀ®, an Internet-based Electronic Business Transaction Network, and within specific vertical industries via web-based "vortals" including www.GroceryEC.com, www.RetailEC.com, www.CPGSupplier.com, www.LogisticsEC.com, and www.MfgEC.com.

 
 
The information in this news release includes certain forward looking statements that are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including statements to the future financial performance of the company. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected on its forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any or its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, product development and acceptance, the impact of competitive services and pricing, or general economic risks and uncertainties.