Establish a Platform-based IT Architecture for Manufacturing Excellence to Reduce IT Costs and Streamline Operations
Do you have different plant-level manufacturing execution systems throughout your enterprise? If so, each product or process change can be costly and time-consuming, often requiring IT involvement to make the systems interoperate and communicate with your enterprise business and planning systems. Beyond the obvious costs of time, resources and training, there is an opportunity cost, which could prevent you from responding quickly to changing opportunities and market dynamics. How much is this worth? One Apriso customer has achieved savings of $3 million per year by eliminating their legacy and niche plant applications. Another large, global manufacturer estimates a 50% IT cost reduction by leveraging Apriso as its global manufacturing platform. Apriso customers ease the complexity of their manufacturing IT systems architecture, which can then translate into cost savings, ranging from $20K to $500K.
Apriso's FlexNet solutions help you to reduce your IT costs by providing a single, unified platform that spans the enterprise, enabling true business agility. The Business Process Management (BPM) capabilities of FlexNet let you quickly and easily configure business processes to meet the requirements of your manufacturing facilities, without necessarily involving your IT department. You can change processes and introduce new products much more easily, then deploy them to multiple plants around the world for globally standardized manufacturing processes. The result: improved efficiency, quality, compliance and agility, with a uniform platform for sustained continuous process improvement across your global operations.
FlexNet reduces IT costs by: