SAP Enhances Manufacturing Execution Capability for Discrete Manufacturers

SAP Offers Visiprise Manufacturing Business Solution to Help Customers Manage Complex Manufacturing Processes

WALLDORF, Germany, and ATLANTA, June 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) and Visiprise today announced a joint worldwide offering to help discrete manufacturers manage the complex manufacturing processes that define their business. Available today, SAP will resell and market the Visiprise Manufacturing product under the name "SAP(R) Manufacturing Execution by Visiprise."

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With powerful capabilities for route enforcement, traceability and shop floor quality management combined with integration via the SAP(R) xApp(TM) Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP xMII) composite application, Visiprise Manufacturing complements and enhances the existing manufacturing execution capabilities of SAP applications. The combined offering is a Java EE-based, turn-key manufacturing solution that helps customers increase business process efficiency, reduce the cost of quality and ensure compliance with government regulations.

As an "SAP(R) xApps(TM) Certified - Powered by SAP NetWeaver(R)" solution, Visiprise Manufacturing is integrated with SAP applications via SAP xMII. SAP Manufacturing Execution by Visiprise can be purchased directly from SAP.

"The combination of manufacturing capabilities from SAP and Visiprise helps us provide a comprehensive solution for our customers in the discrete industries," said Sudipta Bhattacharya, senior vice president of Solutions Management for SCM, PLM and Manufacturing, SAP. "Elevating our relationship to the next level provides significant value to customers that want to drive both global coordination as well as local execution across their manufacturing networks."

In November 2006, Visiprise received an investment from the global SAP NetWeaver Fund. Soon after, in January 2007, Visiprise's flagship solution -- Visiprise Manufacturing -- was named an SAP-endorsed business solution. And in February 2007, the Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration 1.0 packaged composite application achieved "SAP xApps Certified - Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status.

"It is proven that best-in-class manufacturing companies integrate MES with ERP to provide a complete quality and manufacturing control solution," said Sean McCloskey, president and CEO, Visiprise. "This partnership will go a long way in providing our discrete customers greater access to the integrated offering."

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, Celestica, ConMed, E-Z-GO Textron, Lockheed Martin, Philips Lighting, Solectron and Thales Avionics. For more information, visit

About SAP

SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 39,400 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP(R) applications -- from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." (Additional information at

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