Glovia Manages Engineer-to-Order And Complex Manufacturing Projects

Electronic, Automotive and Computer Industries Benefit From Dedicated Functionality to Manage All Aspects of Project-Based Manufacturing

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Sept. 21, 2006— Glovia International, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited and a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for engineer-to-order and high volume manufacturers, announced today that engineer-to-order and project manufacturers are effectively managing their complex operations with Glovia's dedicated functionality and planning tools for project-based manufacturing. Projects enables manufacturers to manage all aspects of complex projects profitably as it coordinates tasks, resources and activities, while tightly controlling costs. Whether managing a single project or a complex, multi-project program, Project modules define projects, coordinate and track tasks, resources and activities, while tightly controlling costs to ensure profitability. Powerful, cost accounting functionality enables management of project costs, as well as determines the impact changes will have on project completion and profitability.

Project Management provides complete visibility into manufacturing projects and enhances scheduling, graphic displays and networking capabilities. The solution is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft(R) Project and provides tools to help define projects, synchronize dates, track status, avoid missed deadlines and ensure profitability. Projects can also be imported from and exported to Microsoft(R) Project or any other project scheduling and management application, enabling review of schedules and resource loads, and the ability to adjust them as necessary to meet delivery targets. The solution provides manufacturers a consistent yet flexible structure for handling virtually every project.

Additional Project Management business benefits include:

-- Increased on-time project completion

-- Improved profitability and customer satisfaction

-- Optimized use of valuable personnel and equipment

-- Increased visibility and control over project costs

-- Decreased project management costs and inefficiencies

-- Improved accuracy of service-based estimates Project Management includes five world-class modules currently used by a number of prominent and successful companies:

--  Daktronics                        --  Lawrence Livermore
--  National Oilwell Varco            --  Graham Engineering
--  VDL Bus Groep                     --  Airborn
--  G & T Conveyors                   --  Satake Corporation

-- Project Definition -- Structures and maintains project data easily and defines internal and external services as well as manufacturing projects, including customer projects, and contract and non-contract projects.

-- Project Management Interface -- Provides direct access to Microsoft Project scheduling tools to analyze project plans, present results in graphical format and communicate more effectively throughout your organization. PMI controls the transfer of information between both systems and provides extensive checks to maintain consistency when importing and exporting data.

-- Project Resource Planning -- Provides multilevel planning tools that include an easy-to-use workbench for developing and modifying plans online as wells as the ability to optimize planning capabilities with sophisticated simulation, date synchronization and impact analysis features to assure on-time, on-target projects.

-- Project Accounting -- Captures all project costs, calculates project-to-date totals and provides all the information needed to evaluate project status, avoid runaway costs and ensure a profitable revenue stream.

-- Program Cost Accounting -- Enables viewing of project data from multiple perspectives: costs by Project -- regardless of fiscal period -- and costs by fiscal period for one or more projects. It also provides the ability to identify costs from a global, multi-CCN, multi-year perspective.

For more information on Project Management and how Glovia functionality and support can help manufacturers track resources to meet customer demands, please cut and paste the link below to our read our FREE whitepaper:

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About Glovia International

Glovia International, Inc., a subsidiary of Fujitsu (TOKYO: 6702), is one of the world's most experienced and solidly backed providers of extended ERP solutions for businesses of any size -- from small and mid-sized companies to global enterprises. The powerful and flexible Glovia ERP suite,, provides for the unique needs of engineer-to-order, make-to-order, high volume and mixed-mode manufacturing environments through comprehensive, end-to-end functionality for the entire product lifecycle. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Glovia has helped manufacturers to cut costs, improve productivity, and meet customer demands for over 30 years. For more information, please visit or call 800-223-3799.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TOKYO: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US $40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. For more information, please see:

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