Safran Group to Standardize on Apriso for Global Manufacturing Operations Management

Leading Aerospace and Defense Manufacturer Will Utilize Apriso to Better Standardize Their Manufacturing Operations for Enhanced Performance and Efficiency

LONG BEACH, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 23, 2011 — Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today announced Safran, the world’s oldest aircraft engine manufacturer and leading global aerospace and defense manufacturer, has made a decision to standardize on Apriso’s FlexNet as their enterprise platform for manufacturing operations management. Apriso will complement Safran’s existing platforms for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), adding a platform for global manufacturing operations as a three platform strategy for manufacturing excellence.

“Apriso’s FlexNet operations platform is an excellent choice for the production leg of a “Three platform” IT strategy. It provides tools to manage all manufacturing operations, including production, quality and logistics. It also provides for rolling out and supporting applications across multiple plants. Platform applications are built on a unified data model to simplify master data management, traceability and end-to-end business process continuous improvement,” explained Greg Gorbach, vice president collaborative manufacturing at ARC Advisory Group, in his paper entitled “Driving Manufacturing Performance with a Three-Platform Strategy,” published May 2010.

“As a global manufacturer with multiple business units, Safran required a robust software solution to manage their highly diverse manufacturing operations while ensuring best-in-class integration with existing ERP and PLM applications,” stated Yves Vergnolle, managing director EMEA at Apriso. “The unique capabilities of Apriso’s FlexNet, as a platform-based solution, is an ideal match to support Safran’s ambitious manufacturing improvement initiatives within the accelerated timeframe for deployment that is required.”

About Safran Group

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defense and Security. Operating worldwide, the Safran group has more than 54,000 employees and generated sales of 10.8 billion euros in 2010. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.2 billion euros in 2010. Safran is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris and its share is part of the SBF 120 and Euronext 100 indexes. For more information, please go to http://www.safran-group.com.

About Apriso Corporation

Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly and easily to market changes. Apriso's FlexNet is a BPM platform-based software solution for global manufacturing operations management. Apriso supports global continuous improvement by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 40+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers include GM, Volvo CE, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA, Saint-Gobain and Essilor. Learn more at: www.apriso.com.

Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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