MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2011) - TECSYS Inc. (TSX:TCS), an industry-leading supply chain management software company, announced today that it has added topVOX, a market-leading provider of voice technology, to its warehouse management & warehouse automation offerings, rounding further its supply chain execution solutions to high-volume distribution operations and adding a new product line to its warehouse automation business portfolio. 

In a research report1 by Gartner entitled "The Three Key Components of Industrial Speech Recognition Solutions." released in September, 2010, Gartner stated: "Optimizing processes in the supply chain has many new variables. Better and faster processes are now combined with different sizes and shapes of inventory items, requiring the flexibility of total hands-free operations, as well a workforce for whom English may not be the primary spoken language. This research looks at three key functions of speech recognition solutions that can assist enterprises in achieving return on investment (ROI) in less than a year."

In recent months, TECSYS' WMS position in the market was significantly strengthened with the addition of the Company's proprietary Visual Logistics capabilities that enables customers to increase efficiencies, achieve unequivocal accuracy in order processing and quality validation, and as a result be able to remove thousands of dollars in cost from their supply chain operations.

"topVOX adds a new dimension to our warehouse automation offering" stated Mike Kalika, Vice President, Warehouse Solutions Group at TECSYS. "Today, topVox is the only manufacturer with a hardware independent voice application running in complex logistics operations world-wide. The use of standard mobile devices from different manufacturers with special speech recognition software makes voice and traditional RF operations interchangeable on the same device. By combining Visual Logistics with topVOX, operators, while remaining completely hands-free, become even more efficient than with just voice alone. This, an industry first technological breakthrough, that will revolutionize voice in the same way Visual Logistics is revolutionizing traditionally RF operations in warehouses across the globe."

topVOX is the manufacturer of an innovative voice system that integrates seamlessly with standard technology and makes use of a reliable speaker independent recognition system. topSPEECH-Lydia®-PDA by topVOX is the most prominent Voice Picking system in Europe. The outstanding advantage offered by topSPEECH-Lydia® is that it features both a speaker-independent as well as a speaker-dependent recognition, thus allowing an optimized and reliable speech control in all working environments and conditions. topSPEECH-Lydia® by topVOX is widely used in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing facilities in over five continents.

"With one of the top WMS software in the market, TECSYS' strengths in high-volume distribution is very evident, particularly in healthcare where some of the world's renowned healthcare organizations are using its WMS," commented Andreas Finken, President of topVOX. "We are excited to be working together with TECSYS in bringing a new era of voice operations to the distribution center floor", adds Marceline Absil, Vice President of US operations for topVOX.


TECSYS' Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is an industrial-strength, robust and feature-rich solution that empowers logistics management to gain control over customer service levels, throughput volumes, order turnaround times, as well as warehousing costs and profitability.

TECSYS' WMS includes all the capabilities typically found in other leading best-of-breed WMS applications, its key advantages over other major WMS applications include:

  • Visual Logistics: it instantly communicates operator instructions via visual, dynamic cues that allow material handlers to perform their tasks more efficiently and accurately than with traditional text-only RF applications.
  • Real Scalability: across all sizes of distribution operations from small paper-based to the largest, most sophisticated automated distribution operations using one application.
  • Internet-Based: can be accessed from any browser-based device, from anywhere at any time.
  • Beyond the Warehouse: TECSYS' WMS is warehouse-centric; it is also complemented by extended supply chain execution capabilities with distribution management, transportation management and business intelligence. These solutions enable customers to seamlessly execute best practice processes across the extended supply chain.

About TopVOX

A market leader in the industry, topVOX specializes in solutions for paperless picking and sorting. topSpeech-Lydia is widely used in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing facilities in Europe, South-America and the U.S. topVOX is the manufacturer of an innovative voice system that integrates seamlessly with standard technology and makes use of a reliable speaker independent recognition system. The VOXter offers a robust speech system that supports all process in the distribution area, is continuously on-line and the only solution on the market that uses natural voice output. Depending on requirements, the wireless scanner VOXter-S can be connected using blue-tooth technology. Proven interfacing with SAP and numerous ERP systems have made topVOX today's leader in speech technology. For more information:


TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company's customers include more than 500 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

The statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward looking statements that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties, including but not limited to future economic conditions, the markets that TECSYS Inc. serves, the actions of competitors, major new technological trends, and other factors beyond the control of TECSYS Inc., which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. More information about the risks and uncertainties associated with TECSYS Inc.'s business can be found in the MD&A section of the Company's annual report and annual information form for the fiscal year ended April 30th, 2010. These documents have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website ( and on SEDAR (

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(1) Gartner "The Three Key Components of Industrial Speech Recognition Solutions" Report by Tim Zimmerman, 17 September 2010.

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