Completes trilogy of product releases for SAP partnership
The release of Visiprise Manufacturing 4.3 completes the trilogy of product releases related to the Visiprise-SAP partnership. In January, Visiprise Manufacturing was named an SAP-endorsed business solution, and in February Visiprise announced Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration 1.0 packaged composite application achieved "SAP(R) xApps(TM) Certified - Powered by SAP NetWeaver(R)" status.
Visiprise Manufacturing 4.3 supports master data imports from SAP to Visiprise. In addition, production orders based on planning and created in SAP are delivered to the shop floor by execution orders to Visiprise Manufacturing. As production progresses, project results are reported back to SAP through quantity and scrap confirmations, closing the loop and tightly integrating the shop floor to the top floor.
This latest version of Visiprise Manufacturing is the first software upgrade to come from Visiprise and SAP's cooperative agreement, providing customers with coordinated release cycles for consistent solution growth and maturity. Key benefits include:
-- Tight integration through Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration of the manufacturing shop floor to the entire enterprise for global visibility into manufacturing operations -- Inbound and outbound communication between SAP and Visiprise Manufacturing for key manufacturing data -- allowing for control of shop-floor processes through SAP -- Integration through xMII creating a two-way information channel that synchronizes enterprise and shop-floor activities, providing real-time visibility as well as up-to-date design and production data
"Through our continuing cooperative agreement with SAP, we are able to provide our customers with an increasingly integrated enterprise," said Mike Lackey, vice president of industry business units of Visiprise. "By improving visibility between the shop floor and enterprise, companies are able to easily identify and act upon opportunities to drive increased performance."
In addition, Visiprise Manufacturing includes enhancements for all customers including:
-- New production XML messages for greater efficiency of enabling tight integration to the shop floor -- Improved performance through extension of the Visiprise Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Web services; provides access to all Visiprise Manufacturing business objects and processes About Visiprise
Visiprise is a leading provider of business solutions for integrated manufacturing operations. Visiprise solutions help customers plan, define, control, execute and analyze manufacturing operations in a single environment, to easily integrate with existing enterprise applications. Focused on aerospace and defense, electronics, automotive and specialty vehicles, and the medical device industries, more than 200 customers around the globe turn to Visiprise for improvements in operating costs, quality and manufacturing visibility. Customers include Actia, BAE Systems, Boeing, Celestica, ConMed, E-Z-GO Textron, Lockheed Martin, Philips Lighting, Solectron and Thales Avionics. For more information, visit www.visiprise.com.
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