SAP and Factivity Product Interface for Control and Monitoring of Shop Floor Activity

SAP users eliminate delays with new tool

CLEVELAND (January 31, 2008) - Manufacturing software pioneer FACTIVITY Inc., has come to an agreement with SAP Integrator Gesix to provide factory floor capabilities through the FACTIVITY touch screen based, intuitive factory floor system. This lean manufacturing execution system extends the capabilities of SAP for control and monitoring of activities on the factory floor. FACTIVITY is fully integrated with SAP through the GESIX Integration Engine. It delivers the ability to communicate effectively with increased floor visibility and a minimum of implementation costs.

Just as SAP turns supply chain activity into real-time business information, the FACTIVITY product turns factory activity into actionable management information. Its open systems design delivers real-time information to individual work centers, supervisors and management.

The benefits of this product integration include:

Improved visibility into production, work orders and jobs currently on the floor
Real-time management alerts to user-defined problems, such as poor efficiency, too much scrap or non-conformance to quality requirements
Work scheduling capabilities: FACTIVITY improves job sequencing by using finite sequencing logic to line-up work in all work centers based on finite capacity and user-defined rules
Highly accurate shop floor accounting with no operator data entry
Better visibility and labor tracking
Document and communication control, including paperless messaging on the shop floor and access to critical documents such as CAD drawings, set-up instructions and video clips.

"This product is flexible, scalable and easy to implement" states, Rob Wilson the Gesix FACTIVITY Product Manager in North America. "The SAP Interface Engine used to enable FACTIVITY leverages the functionality developed for our Gesix Ezy Solutions tools, which have been installed at over 100 companies around the world. The relationship with FACTIVITY complements our offering of RF wireless inventory management solutions for production and distribution for SAP."


FACTIVITY Inc. develops implements and supports software products for manufacturing companies. The current focus of the company is on FACTIVITY, a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with modules for APS Finite Scheduling, Time & Attendance, Shop Floor Management, Machine Monitoring and more.

For more information on FACTIVITY, please visit or call 216-514-5141.

FACTIVITY(TM) is provided by and is a trademark of Factivity Inc.

ABOUT Gesix Inc.

Gesix has offices in Australia, UK and USA. Since its inception in 1998, Gesix has specialized in providing solutions to assist clients realize business benefits from their investment in SAP software. Gesix provides solutions that extend SAP in areas such as production, materials management, warehouse management, finance and accounting.

For more information on Gesix, please visit or call 440-210-4460.

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