November 19, 2013, MINNETONKA, MINN. – Savigent Software, Inc., the Minnetonka-based company specializing in event-driven manufacturing operations management software, announced today that it has been selected by Seagate Technology to implement a significant number of the company’s continuous improvement initiatives including fault detection.
As part of the improvement effort, Savigent will deploy its Catalyst Platform. The platform focuses on automated data collection, fault detection and process classification designed to make the Seagate system more efficient, effective and economical.
Savigent’s Catalyst Enterprise Historian™ will deliver a comprehensive solution for Seagate’s wafer fabrication data collection, storage, contextualization and analysis. The system will serve as a common, centralized repository for key process input variables (KPIV) data for Seagate, providing a context-aware process data system, high-performance database for historical manufacturing information, and highly scalable and distributable data collection infrastructure. It is optimized to capture and store both time-series process data as well as event-based context data, yielding contextualized information about manufacturing equipment and processes. The platform hosts controllers that use real-time data as well as historical data to build containment strategies including predictive analytics.
We selected Savigent as the platform provider for our tool data layer and fault detection because they continue to demonstrate technical innovation well beyond the options in the marketplace,” said Win Giles, Plant Manager Recording Head Operations at Seagate. “Access to real-time data across our factory tools is vital to us achieving the quality and operational effectiveness required to be a leader in this industry, and Savigent provides access to that crucial data.”
Savigent Software CEO David Wicker said, “We are pleased that Seagate has chosen us to provide their Fault Detection solution. We have partnered with Seagate for more than a decade and we truly value the relationship. This selection validates our commitment to providing a total manufacturing solution that delivers continuous quality improvement.”
Savigent Software has pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company currently serves manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, industrial, specialty chemical, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Catalyst™ suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.