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April 2, 2010 - Built on top of Proficy SOA, Proficy® Open Enterprise 1.2 allows bi-directional messages to and from enterprise systems so companies can integrate data at business level with plant floor, driving additional visibility into manufacturing process. When combined with other Proficy solutions, program helps companies understand status of orders, execute those orders, and provide Manufacturing Intelligence, analytics, genealogy, and traceability information.

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New GE Software Solution Drives Better Business Decisions Through Integration of Enterprise Data

Press release date: March 10, 2010

Proficy® Open Enterprise provides tight production system integration with enterprise systems for visibility from top floor to shop floor

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - GE Intelligent Platforms today announced the availability of Proficy® Open Enterprise 1.2, an out-of the box solution that connects enterprise systems and the Proficy suite of software. Built on top of Proficy SOA and utilizing the breakthrough architecture of Proficy Workflow, Open Enterprise allows bi-directional messages to and from enterprise systems so companies can integrate data at the business level with the plant floor driving additional visibility into the manufacturing process to help with better decision-making and customer responsiveness.

"Companies are looking for ways to integrate their plants with their enterprise systems. Proficy Open Enterprise allows real-time order information to be shared between the various systems that require this information," said Sheila Kester, General Manager, Operations Management Software for GE Intelligent Platforms. "The tight integration with the production process allows users to see the status of orders, level of inventory change as well as performance of the process. The real advantage is having one version of the truth - with information available when and where it is needed."

When combined with other Proficy solutions, including Proficy Plant Applications and Proficy Workflow, Proficy Open Enterprise becomes integral to a total solution to help companies gain visibility into the production process and understand the status of an order, efficiently execute those orders, and provide Manufacturing Intelligence, analytics, genealogy and traceability information. The system can also identify and resolve issues with production orders, download schedule data into Production Systems for order execution, provide timely reporting on production results and help operators to understand what material has been consumed to assure prompt reorder.

Proficy Open Enterprise allows decision makers at the enterprise layer to have real time information about production processes. This visibility helps to highlight issues on the floor, material needs as well as any errors that should be highlighted. In addition, it has the ability to upload performance information to corporate enterprise systems to allow business level visibility into what products have been built or consumed.

Built on B2MML and ISA-95 standards, Proficy Open Enterprise enables easy integration with enterprise systems providing a quick time to value for users. A full B2MML Object model is available for customization of solution. In addition, no coding is required which will allow faster time to deployment.

"Proficy Open Enterprise helps users run 'Leaner' by providing information about the actual consumption of materials," said Kester. "Inventory reordering occurs when actually needed which can result in a significant cash savings." For more information: www.ge-ip.com/openenterprise. About GE Intelligent Platforms
GE Intelligent Platforms is an experienced high-performance technology company and a global provider of software, hardware, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing. We offer a unique foundation of agile and reliable technology providing customers a sustainable advantage in the industries they serve, including energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government & defense, and telecommunications. GE Intelligent Platforms is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA. For more information, visit www.ge-ip.com.

Media Contact:
Elli Holman
GE Intelligent Platforms
+1 508 698 7456
elli.holman@ge.com

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