Apriso Announces General Availability of FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence
Latest FlexNet release improves manufacturing intelligence analytics performance and more efficiently identifies areas for continuous process improvement
LONG BEACH, CA – October 20, 2011 – Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today announced general availability of FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI). This application enables real-time access to manufacturing operations intelligence as an extension of Apriso’s Manufacturing Execution Systems.
MPI permits a broader, deeper range of analytics over traditional tools by delivering an integrated reporting analytics platform with prepackaged analysis cubes, new user interfaces, reports and dashboards. What results is greater, faster visibility to an expanded suite of manufacturing KPIs. In addition, MPI includes a Microsoft Excel Add-in that helps to simplify the use of this innovative analytics product.
“Manufacturers seeking competitive advantage understand that manufacturing operations must no longer constrain supply network responsiveness. They are linking supply and demand, while decreasing manufacturing costs and increasing agility. To strike this balance, KPIs are needed to provide visibility to asset availability and capability, work in process (WIP), and inventory movements,” stated by Simon Jacobson in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Analytic Applications, 2011, ID Number: G00215708, published August 30, 2011.
FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence helps to enhance supply chain responsiveness by better linking manufacturing operations to the product supply network. By leveraging standardized reporting metrics and KPIs from across the extended enterprise, MPI helps manufacturers to more quickly and accurately measure and analyze performance, letting manufacturers operate with greater agility.
“Over my 15+ years as a Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence consultant, I have spent considerable time analyzing business intelligence. Over the past few months, I had the opportunity to work with Apriso’s MPI product,” explained Claire Chen, CEO, BI Global Networks. “MPI helps manufacturers to streamline production process planning and measurable business intelligence with greater end-user convenience, accelerating event-to-report awareness and providing time-critical quality alerts.”
MPI leverages industry standard technologies, so it is intuitive and easy to use, supporting quick user adoption. Manufacturers implementing MPI are afforded many benefits, including:
MPI is now available for purchase, and is being implemented at the time of this announcement at two of Apriso’s customers within the Consumer Products and Cleantech industries.
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