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aPriori Signs Japan Partnership Agreement with Leading Global IT Services Company SCSK Corporation

CONCORD, MA – April 5, 2016 – aPriori, a provider of product cost management (PCM) software solutions today announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with SCSK Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.  SCSK will resell the industry leading aPriori Product Cost Management technology platform and deliver expert services to customers throughout this region.

The SCSK Engineering Solutions division provides a wide range of IT solutions on a global scale. These technology solutions support each step of the manufacturing process — such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis and simulations — and now product cost management.  SCSK services leverage the experience and know-how that has been cultivated over many years throughout the chain of operational processes.

aPriori president and chief executive officer Stephanie Feraday commented: “In an August 2015 survey published by TechValidate, more than 54% of manufacturers indicated that new product development teams need better visibility into the cost implications of design changes (Source: TechValidate. TVID: 17E-940-A1F).  As major manufacturers in the Japanese automotive and industrial machinery markets  work to accelerate the launch of innovative new products , it is critically important that they equip their product teams with solutions  to identify and eliminate cost drivers early in the design process and make informed sourcing decisions.  We are honored to be working in partnership with SCSK to deliver the benefits of PCM to this market.”

“aPriori is known throughout the world as the leading provider of product cost management solutions,” said Mr. Hidefumi Okamura, General Manager, Business Promotion Department.  “They have delivered successful product cost management solutions to global manufacturers such as WhirlpoolThyssenKrupp ElevatorHoneywell Aerospace and Nacco Material Handling Group(NMHG).  These companies are now identifying and eliminating cost drivers early in the design process and can cost optimize a higher percentage of parts than ever possible using manual or home-grown costing solutions.  We are looking forward to our new partnership with aPriori and to bringing this technology to the leading manufacturers of Japan.”

About SCSK Corporation

SCSK Corporation is one of the leading technology services firms in Japan.  SCSK is invested in delivering services ranging from BPO, software sales and service to global IT services.  Through the provision of development, maintenance and operation services for global management and operational systems, SCSK strives to contribute to the development of the Japanese manufacturing industry and to improve corporate value for customers.  For more information, refer to the SCSK corporate website.

About aPriori

aPriori software and services generate hard-dollar product cost savings for discrete manufacturing and product innovation companies. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in engineering, sourcing and manufacturing make more-informed decisions that drive costs out of products pre- and post-production. With aPriori, manufacturers launch products at cost targets, maximize savings in re-work projects and avoid overpaying for sourced parts.  To learn more about aPriori and its product cost management solutions and services, visit or call 1.978.371.2006. To see an overview demonstration of aPriori, click here.

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Rick Burke

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