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Aptean Made2Manage ERP

Overview

What is Aptean Made2Manage ERP?

Aptean Made2Manage ERP is an enterprise resource planning software solution. It is built specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. It includes dynamic, to-order environments such as make-to-order, engineer-to-order, assemble-to-order, and mixed mode operations.

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Recent Reviews

M2M and manufacturing

8 out of 10
February 21, 2017
Incentivized
Made2Manage is being used across the whole organization including finance/accounting, purchasing, shipping, and production. We are a make …
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Popular Features

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  • Accounts payable (5)
    6.0
    60%
  • Accounts receivable (5)
    5.0
    50%
  • Pricing (5)
    4.0
    40%
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What is Aptean Made2Manage ERP?

Aptean Made2Manage ERP is an enterprise resource planning software solution. It is built specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. It includes dynamic, to-order environments such as make-to-order, engineer-to-order, assemble-to-order, and mixed mode operations.

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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Features

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

1
Avg 7.1

Customization

This addresses a company’s ability to configure the software to fit its specific use case and workflow.

1
Avg 7.2

Security

This component helps a company minimize the security risks by controlling access to the software and its data, and encouraging best practices among users.

3.5
Avg 8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Users can report on and analyze usage, performance, ROI, and/or other metrics of success.

2.7
Avg 7.0

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Financial management solution, including capabilities for general ledger and configurable accounting

4.9
Avg 7.6

Inventory Management

The ability to track and manage the flow of goods or materials into and out of an inventory.

1.8
Avg 7.8

Order Management

The ability to process orders, and track them from quote to cash.

2.9
Avg 7.7

Subledger and Financial Process

Revenue management solution including capabilities for subledgers and financial processes

5.3
Avg 7.4

Project Financial Management

Project financial management solution including capabilities for project budgeting, cost control, billing and contract management.

3.3
Avg 7.6

Project Execution Management

Project execution management solution including capabilities for project scheduling, resource management, and team member task management.

1.8
Avg 6.8

Grants Management

Grants management solution for higher education, public sector, or non-profits with capabilities for managing financial awards for program and project funding

2.3
Avg 7.4

Procurement

Procurement management solution with capabilities for sourcing, contracting, procure-to-pay and supplier management

2.9
Avg 6.9

Risk Management

Risk management solution with capabilities for managing controls, assessing control effectiveness, certifying controls, and addressing deficiencies

2.6
Avg 6.4

Logistics

Logistics solution with capabilities for transportation planning, transportation execution, trade compliance, customs management, warehouse management and warehouse workforce management.

3.4
Avg 6.7

Manufacturing

Manufacturing solution for managing manufacturing processes and costs.

2.6
Avg 7.4

Supply Chain

Supply Chain Planning solution with capabilities for planning, performance monitoring, change responses and execution.

2
Avg 7.0

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management solution with capabilities for innovation management, product development

4
Avg 7.1
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Product Details

What is Aptean Made2Manage ERP?

Aptean Made2Manage ERP Technical Details

Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Aptean Made2Manage ERP is an enterprise resource planning software solution. It is built specifically for small and mid-sized manufacturers. It includes dynamic, to-order environments such as make-to-order, engineer-to-order, assemble-to-order, and mixed mode operations.

Reviewers rate Accounts payable and Standardized Processes and Billing Management highest, with a score of 6.

The most common users of Aptean Made2Manage ERP are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Made2Manage (M2M) has been used as our company ERP for a number of years now. It's used by purchasing, engineering, production, and customer service as the main company database. Purchasing utilizes the PO functionality, engineering creates the new part numbers and bills of material (BOM) for our equipment, the production uses it for restocking parts and BOM information, and finally, customer service uses it for selling parts to customers and for technical support.
  • It does tie the functions that we use together fairly well.
  • It's a very old platform and even when it was updated about 7 years ago, it still felt like we were in the MS-DOS world.
  • We requested that they have a warranty component when they did our upgrade 7 years ago and they told the purchasing manager that it was in there. When we got the final program loaded and running, there was no warranty component in the system, so their credibility went out the window in my book.
  • M2M does not do reporting well. We have to go out to the Aptean report writer to develop our own reporting functions rather than them being right in the software package.
  • Our purchasing manager still uses tons of spreadsheets. She should be able to do all her work in M2M. Not user-friendly at all from that aspect.
For parts sales, M2M is not a good program. There are too many glitches that happen between the sales order process and the shipping process. At the same time, we have to work with outside vendors to make certain functions work in the program. Or it has to work outside the program and communicate back to the main software. Way too clunky.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (6)
50%
5.0
Accounts payable
60%
6.0
Accounts receivable
50%
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
50%
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
50%
5.0
Configurable Accounting
30%
3.0
Standardized Processes
60%
6.0
Subledger and Financial Process (5)
56%
5.6
Billing Management
60%
6.0
Cash and Asset Management
50%
5.0
Travel & Expense Management
50%
5.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
50%
5.0
Period Close
70%
7.0
Inventory Management (3)
16.666666666666668%
1.7
Inventory tracking
10%
1.0
Automatic reordering
20%
2.0
Location management
20%
2.0
Order Management (4)
35%
3.5
Pricing
40%
4.0
Order entry
40%
4.0
Cost of goods sold
40%
4.0
Order Orchestration
20%
2.0
Payroll Management
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics (3)
26.666666666666664%
2.7
Dashboards
20%
2.0
Standard reports
30%
3.0
Custom reports
30%
3.0
Customization
N/A
N/A
Security (2)
35%
3.5
Role-based user permissions
20%
2.0
Single sign-on capability
50%
5.0
Grants Management
N/A
N/A
Project Financial Management (6)
31.666666666666664%
3.2
Budgeting and Forecasting
30%
3.0
Project Costing
30%
3.0
Cost Capture
30%
3.0
Capital Project Management
30%
3.0
Customer Contract Compliance
40%
4.0
Project Revenue Recognition
30%
3.0
Project Execution Management
N/A
N/A
Procurement (2)
45%
4.5
Bids Analyzed and Compared
40%
4.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
50%
5.0
Risk Management
N/A
N/A
Logistics (1)
30%
3.0
Fulfillment Management
30%
3.0
Manufacturing (5)
30%
3.0
Production Process Design
20%
2.0
Production Management
40%
4.0
Configuration Management
20%
2.0
Work Execution
30%
3.0
Manufacturing Costs
40%
4.0
Supply Chain (1)
20%
2.0
Inventory Planning
20%
2.0
Product Lifecycle Management
N/A
N/A
  • As I am not on that side of the house, I cannot answer this question.
No others in manufacturing. Came into this industry for this position so no other company I worked for utilized ERP.
This software is not user-friendly nor easy to train on. I train people for various departments and had argued for the company to go with another company. I was not alone. When the time came for us to do an upgrade (necessitated by the advent of Windows 10 compatibility issues), a number of managers at our organization wanted to seek out other vendors due to the difficulty in training people to use the software. Then have to deal with so many of the user issues and lack of functionality created by the need for using an outside software programmer to bring in software that interpreted what M2M was doing and then translate it back into the program so that we had an end-user solution. This software should be robust enough to do it all. It is not. I hate to be so negative about it but anyone that has spent as many years using this software as I have should find something good to say about the platform and I struggle to do that. I had asked for the warranty section that would tie into the return authorization process. I was told it would happen. It didn't. Bad karma.
I go back to the warranty segment of the program to help track expenses that were generated by returns and zero-dollar sales orders to resolve customer issues. I feel like I was lied to by the company. They said they would have it in there on the new release. They told the purchasing manager it would be on the new release. The purchasing manager assured me it would be on there. They even showed 'warranty loading' on the screen when you signed in. However, there was no additional component of the return material authorization process for warranty adaptation. I even challenged our upload team about it and they had no answer. It does a few functions well but in my personal experience, buy something else.
65
Purchasing department staff Engineering department staff Production department supervisors and reorder staff Technical supports department staff Parts sales department staff
We have no internal Aptean support.
  • Reordering parts stock for production and sales
  • Part number creation by engineering for use in production and sales
  • Bill of material (BOM) creation
  • Parts sales to customer for repair
  • Production staff use for BOM information
  • Unit pricing based on cost
  • none known
  • If it had sufficient report creation capability within the software itself, a lot more cost analysis could be done.
I am not in the decision making group any more for this product. When I was, I along with many other managers, voted to go with a competitive product software vs re-subscribing to Aptean for this product. We were convinced by certain parties at our work that the new product was head and shoulders above the old product. While they freshened up a few things and there was an increase in some functionality areas, it was still tired.
No
  • Price
Decision to go with it was made by a select few individuals that were very knowledgeable in the older variant, so they wanted to stay with something they knew, vs going with a probable improvement of performance with another MRP/ERP system.
Equal vote by all managers without internal influence by a few.
  • Implemented in-house
No
Change management was minimal
  • Finding out after the fact that certain functionalities didn't actually exist in the updated software package, even though we were told that they did exist. Nor were they even going to try to make it happen. Basically told "we don't do that". Sold a bill of goods.
The actual implementation was no worse or better than other software updates. There were days of pain and additional training helped overcome a lot of the learning curve associated with that. However, that training came from our own internal staff vs anyone from Aptean.
I can't answer that question, as the final decision was left up to a select few people.
No
No
  • None, really
  • Even though it has a sales component built in, its not really built to do any type of retail sales
  • No warranty system built into the return authorization authorization process to track warranty costs, especially those where a part or parts have been sent to a customer at no charge to do a warranty repair.
  • Finding items in the 'Item Master' where part numbers are housed is a real chore to work with/too many potential search fields to look through vs one location to do a search.
  • The system in many fields make you think you have tons of character space to use, but the fields are deceiving because you can type in info and you can't fill in the space that it looks like they gave you to do any particular function. Its only a 12 character field, then make it look like a 12 character field. Clunky
No
Tracy Burton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Made2Manage is being used across our company as our manufacturing ERP solution. It is used for time tracking, labor, GL/accounting, sales orders, quotes, COGS & inventory.
  • Made2Manage has been consistent since I began supporting it in terms of data input and the user interface.
  • Their support has drastically gone downhill over the last few years. For the amount of money paid for the support of their product, there should be no outsourced tech support, however, they have started doing that lately.
  • The development team has no idea how to test a product or release patches in an effective manner. Our last major upgrade was not until the 12th revision of the software and there were still major flaws on the financial end. When I called them about it, they stated that they knew of the issue but had no plans for a fix until the next version release.
  • There has been more than one occasion where I have informed them of a way to resolve an issue that should've already know about.
It does work if you have years of experience with it so you know how to make it work. I cannot recommend this software to anyone. I never thought much of it to begin with, but after using it for 10+ years, I have an even lower opinion of it.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (7)
25.714285714285715%
2.6
Accounts payable
10%
1.0
Accounts receivable
10%
1.0
Global Financial Support
50%
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
30%
3.0
Journals and Reconciliations
30%
3.0
Configurable Accounting
10%
1.0
Standardized Processes
40%
4.0
Subledger and Financial Process (5)
18%
1.8
Billing Management
30%
3.0
Cash and Asset Management
30%
3.0
Travel & Expense Management
10%
1.0
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
10%
1.0
Period Close
10%
1.0
Inventory Management (3)
33.333333333333336%
3.3
Inventory tracking
50%
5.0
Automatic reordering
N/A
N/A
Location management
50%
5.0
Order Management (5)
40%
4.0
Pricing
60%
6.0
Order entry
80%
8.0
Credit card processing
20%
2.0
Cost of goods sold
40%
4.0
Order Orchestration
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management (3)
10%
1.0
Pay calculation
10%
1.0
Benefit plan administration
10%
1.0
Direct deposit files
10%
1.0
Reporting & Analytics (3)
33.333333333333336%
3.3
Dashboards
10%
1.0
Standard reports
40%
4.0
Custom reports
50%
5.0
Customization (2)
10%
1.0
API for custom integration
10%
1.0
Plug-ins
10%
1.0
Security (2)
40%
4.0
Role-based user permissions
80%
8.0
Single sign-on capability
N/A
N/A
Grants Management (1)
10%
1.0
Award Lifecycle Management
10%
1.0
Project Financial Management (6)
31.666666666666664%
3.2
Budgeting and Forecasting
50%
5.0
Project Costing
30%
3.0
Cost Capture
30%
3.0
Capital Project Management
40%
4.0
Customer Contract Compliance
N/A
N/A
Project Revenue Recognition
40%
4.0
Project Execution Management (2)
5%
0.5
Project Planning and Scheduling
10%
1.0
Project Mobile Functionality
N/A
N/A
Procurement (3)
20%
2.0
Bids Analyzed and Compared
10%
1.0
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
40%
4.0
Supplier Management
10%
1.0
Risk Management (4)
27.5%
2.8
Risk Repository
30%
3.0
Control Management
40%
4.0
Control Efficiency Assessments
30%
3.0
Issue Detection
10%
1.0
Logistics (5)
28%
2.8
Transportation Planning and Optimization
50%
5.0
Transportation Execution Management
50%
5.0
Trade and Customs Management
N/A
N/A
Fulfillment Management
40%
4.0
Warehouse Workforce Management
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing (5)
34%
3.4
Production Process Design
N/A
N/A
Production Management
40%
4.0
Configuration Management
20%
2.0
Work Execution
40%
4.0
Manufacturing Costs
70%
7.0
Supply Chain (3)
20%
2.0
Forecasting
10%
1.0
Inventory Planning
30%
3.0
Performance Monitoring
20%
2.0
Product Lifecycle Management (2)
N/A
N/A
Proposal Management
N/A
N/A
Product Master Data Management
N/A
N/A
  • The annual cost for support is ridiculous for what you get with this product.
  • The amount of money we have tied up in Made2Manage makes it difficult to cut ties with it and find a better solution. We are basically "held hostage" to our current situation.
We haven't compared any yet but hopefully, we will in the next couple years so we can put a figure on what it will cost us to move away from Made2Manage.
December 20, 2017

M2M ERP unsolution

Brandon Pelinka | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use M2M for every aspect of business at our company. Each department uses it for separate functions. Accounting, manufacturing, shipping, sales and customer service all utilize M2M on a daily basis. It is an integral part of what we do and our systems. It solves multiple needs for us across all platforms.
  • Shop Floor Manager add-on helps with production costs.
  • The scheduling and planning functions help us stay lean on the floor and keep costs down
  • There are a ton of reports so you can get the data you need.
  • The management interface for users is not straightforward.
  • Managing permissions for users is difficult outside of copying permissions.
  • It still has lots of issues that can cause significant downtime.
It is good in manufacturing. It helps with planning and scheduling. Also, employees can clock on and off jobs simply to see what each job actually entails in regards to time, quantity and dollars. Shipping and receiving also utilize multiple functions inside of M2M heavily. I think it is less suited for anything outside of manufacturing.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (7)
58.57142857142857%
5.9
Accounts payable
60%
6.0
Accounts receivable
60%
6.0
Global Financial Support
50%
5.0
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
50%
5.0
Journals and Reconciliations
70%
7.0
Configurable Accounting
60%
6.0
Standardized Processes
60%
6.0
Subledger and Financial Process (5)
18%
1.8
Billing Management
50%
5.0
Cash and Asset Management
40%
4.0
Travel & Expense Management
N/A
N/A
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting
N/A
N/A
Period Close
N/A
N/A
Inventory Management (3)
6.666666666666666%
0.7
Inventory tracking
20%
2.0
Automatic reordering
N/A
N/A
Location management
N/A
N/A
Order Management (5)
4%
0.4
Pricing
20%
2.0
Order entry
N/A
N/A
Credit card processing
N/A
N/A
Cost of goods sold
N/A
N/A
Order Orchestration
N/A
N/A
Payroll Management (3)
N/A
N/A
Pay calculation
N/A
N/A
Benefit plan administration
N/A
N/A
Direct deposit files
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics (3)
N/A
N/A
Dashboards
N/A
N/A
Standard reports
N/A
N/A
Custom reports
N/A
N/A
Customization (2)
N/A
N/A
API for custom integration
N/A
N/A
Plug-ins
N/A
N/A
Security (2)
N/A
N/A
Role-based user permissions
N/A
N/A
Single sign-on capability
N/A
N/A
Grants Management (1)
N/A
N/A
Award Lifecycle Management
N/A
N/A
Project Financial Management (6)
N/A
N/A
Budgeting and Forecasting
N/A
N/A
Project Costing
N/A
N/A
Cost Capture
N/A
N/A
Capital Project Management
N/A
N/A
Customer Contract Compliance
N/A
N/A
Project Revenue Recognition
N/A
N/A
Project Execution Management (4)
N/A
N/A
Project Planning and Scheduling
N/A
N/A
Task Insight for Project Managers
N/A
N/A
Project Mobile Functionality
N/A
N/A
Definable Resource Pools
N/A
N/A
Procurement (5)
N/A
N/A
Bids Analyzed and Compared
N/A
N/A
Contract Authoring
N/A
N/A
Contract Repository
N/A
N/A
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated
N/A
N/A
Supplier Management
N/A
N/A
Risk Management (5)
N/A
N/A
Risk Repository
N/A
N/A
Control Management
N/A
N/A
Control Efficiency Assessments
N/A
N/A
Issue Detection
N/A
N/A
Remediation and Certification
N/A
N/A
Logistics (5)
N/A
N/A
Transportation Planning and Optimization
N/A
N/A
Transportation Execution Management
N/A
N/A
Trade and Customs Management
N/A
N/A
Fulfillment Management
N/A
N/A
Warehouse Workforce Management
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing (5)
N/A
N/A
Production Process Design
N/A
N/A
Production Management
N/A
N/A
Configuration Management
N/A
N/A
Work Execution
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing Costs
N/A
N/A
Supply Chain (3)
60%
6.0
Forecasting
50%
5.0
Inventory Planning
60%
6.0
Performance Monitoring
70%
7.0
Product Lifecycle Management (2)
N/A
N/A
Proposal Management
N/A
N/A
Product Master Data Management
N/A
N/A
  • We consistently need a consultant for reporting edits, changes and creation.
  • The shop floor manager function is huge to our manufacturing.
  • It needs to be more efficient, we spend too much time and money trying to get extra functionality out of it.
We feel NAV is much better and that is why we are making the switch. There are many more vendors, consultants, and support for the NAV platform and there is a lot of customization it can do. It is also better with localizations and we are a global company so that plays a role for us in making our decision.
Brandon Justice | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We used Made2Manage ERP in our daily business. It integrated customer information with RMA, sales, and parts transactions. It also allowed for detailed reports.
  • Order tracking
  • Customer database
  • Report printing
  • Editing of orders
It worked well in production but needed some work in RMA management.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (2)
80%
8.0
Accounts payable
80%
8.0
Accounts receivable
80%
8.0
Subledger and Financial Process
N/A
N/A
Inventory Management (3)
46.66666666666667%
4.7
Inventory tracking
80%
8.0
Automatic reordering
N/A
N/A
Location management
60%
6.0
Order Management (3)
80%
8.0
Pricing
80%
8.0
Order entry
80%
8.0
Cost of goods sold
80%
8.0
Payroll Management (3)
N/A
N/A
Pay calculation
N/A
N/A
Benefit plan administration
N/A
N/A
Direct deposit files
N/A
N/A
Reporting & Analytics (3)
73.33333333333333%
7.3
Dashboards
70%
7.0
Standard reports
70%
7.0
Custom reports
80%
8.0
Customization (2)
40%
4.0
API for custom integration
80%
8.0
Plug-ins
N/A
N/A
Security (2)
85%
8.5
Role-based user permissions
90%
9.0
Single sign-on capability
80%
8.0
Grants Management
N/A
N/A
Project Financial Management
N/A
N/A
Project Execution Management
N/A
N/A
Procurement
N/A
N/A
Risk Management
N/A
N/A
Logistics
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing
N/A
N/A
Supply Chain
N/A
N/A
Product Lifecycle Management
N/A
N/A
  • It allowed for tracking of repaired parts and trending
  • Allowed us to create custom mailers based on customer purchases
They worked in a similar manner. I was not an admin when I used Oracle though.
February 21, 2017

M2M and manufacturing

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Made2Manage is being used across the whole organization including finance/accounting, purchasing, shipping, and production. We are a make to order manufacturing company so it allows us to track orders by creating jobs for the production process.
  • The setup and tracking of job orders is really easy and straight forward.
  • The paper trail of transactions, including system generated, is very visible and easy to follow.
  • The ability to update current rolled costs and compare to standard costs make it easy to see how your costs are changing throughout the year.
  • The reporting of Made2Manage is a bit of a disappointment. We have purchased additional reporting software.
I believe Made2Manage is a good ERP for manufacturing companies.
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting (2)
80%
8.0
Accounts payable
80%
8.0
Accounts receivable
80%
8.0
Subledger and Financial Process
N/A
N/A
Inventory Management (3)
N/A
N/A
Inventory tracking
N/A
N/A
Automatic reordering
N/A
N/A
Location management
N/A
N/A
Order Management (4)
60%
6.0
Pricing
70%
7.0
Order entry
90%
9.0
Credit card processing
10%
1.0
Cost of goods sold
70%
7.0
Payroll Management (3)
26.666666666666664%
2.7
Pay calculation
50%
5.0
Benefit plan administration
20%
2.0
Direct deposit files
10%
1.0
Reporting & Analytics (3)
56.66666666666667%
5.7
Dashboards
30%
3.0
Standard reports
60%
6.0
Custom reports
80%
8.0
Customization
N/A
N/A
Security (2)
80%
8.0
Role-based user permissions
80%
8.0
Single sign-on capability
80%
8.0
Grants Management
N/A
N/A
Project Financial Management
N/A
N/A
Project Execution Management
N/A
N/A
Procurement
N/A
N/A
Risk Management
N/A
N/A
Logistics
N/A
N/A
Manufacturing
N/A
N/A
Supply Chain
N/A
N/A
Product Lifecycle Management
N/A
N/A
  • I came on board after M2M was implemented so I'm not sure how it has changed from previous software. However, I do know it has the ability to grow with the company.
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