At the HANNOVER MESSE faire today, Apriso, a leading provider of software solutions for sustained manufacturing operational excellence, announced FlexNet, its platform-based solution for manufacturing operations management, is a featured solution of Microsoft’s Reference Architecture Framework for Discrete Manufacturers (DiRA).
Apriso’s global manufacturing solutions, when deployed by Microsoft customers adhering to DiRA standards, offer the following business benefits for global, enterprise manufacturers:
• Extends the natural user experience with seamless device access
• Supports role-based productivity and insights across the enterprise for timely, better decisions
• Enables dynamic value networks for greater agility and connectivity across the enterprise and supply network
• Provides access to smart, connected devices for improved real-time analytics capabilities
Microsoft has launched their new architecture for discrete manufacturers in response to the need to better serve and guide customers in today’s dynamic manufacturing environment by ensuring the best value from solutions developed by its partners. It offers a pragmatic solution roadmap that integrates with and enhances existing investments and offers a choice of on-line and on-premise deployments to exactly match manufacturers’ needs and preferences.
“Microsoft customers that have deployed Apriso’s solutions already understand the synergies and ease of integration between our solutions,” said Rohit Bhargava, Chief Technology Strategist, WW Manufacturing & Resources Sector,, Microsoft Corp. “The Microsoft Reference Architecture Framework for Discrete Manufacturers is an extension of best practices learned and points to a framework that will enable our mutual customers to continue to improve efficiency and to compete more effectively in today’s highly dynamic global economies.”
“Our global manufacturing customers recognize the need for a business-IT architecture that will enable them to realize the full value of existing IT investments – while supporting agile real-time decision making, responsiveness to market changes, and the full engagement of employees and external stakeholders up and down their value chains,” said Eric Green, vice president, business development and solutions strategy. “Microsoft’s new technology architecture describes how FlexNet offers the best technology to drive quantitative business value and integrate business processes while reducing technology and operating costs.”
Apriso Corporation (apriso.com) is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. 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 180+ customers in 40+ countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Customers include General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, L'Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Saint-Gobain, Novelis and Essilor.
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