MAPICS, a developer of software and solutions for the manufacturing sector, signed on 57 new customers in the third quarter as revenues increased 48 percent over 2002.

MAPICS (Nasdaq: MAPX) says revenues hit $45 million, up from $30.5 million. So far this year, revenues are $161.3 million, an increase of 26 percent over last year. The company reported earnings of 4 cents a share.

The company also said it expected continue growth in revenues and earnings in 2004.