Software optimizes ERP and shop floor integration.

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Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration v2.0 brings together SAP® ERP application with SAP Manufacturing Execution by Visiprise application to provide manufacturers with complete record of how their products were manufactured. Offering real-time visibility into cost, labor, and material inventory, solution provides 2-way information channel to integrate and synchronize enterprise and shop floor activities. Up-to-date design and production data also serves to hasten response to changes.



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Visiprise Enhances Its Shop Floor Integration Solution for Manufacturers



Latest version provides 'out-of-box' integrated repetitive manufacturing features for discrete manufacturers using SAP(R) ERP

ATLANTA, April 23 -- Visiprise, Inc., a leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for the integrated enterprise, announced today the general availability of Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration 2.0. A packaged composite application for use with the SAP(R) Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP MII) application, Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration 2.0 integrates the SAP ERP application with the SAP Manufacturing Execution by Visiprise application to provide manufacturers in the complex, discrete manufacturing industries with a complete record of how their products were manufactured, from planning to execution.

Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration provides the two-way information channel to integrate and synchronize the enterprise and shop floor activities:

-- For executives - Provides needed real-time visibility into cost, labor and material inventory for better operational decision-making

-- For shop floor personnel - Gives access to up-to-date design and production data that allows them to respond to changes more efficiently to reduce scrap, rework and other bottlenecks caused by traditional manual inefficiencies

Building upon functionality already developed for version 1.0 and integration certified by SAP, Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration 2.0 now includes repetitive manufacturing capabilities along with other new features, giving discrete manufacturers a competitive edge in the marketplace. Version 2.0 includes, in part, the following:

-- Planned order integration - Planned orders in SAP ERP are now integrated into SAP Manufacturing Execution by Visiprise, with execution against the orders reported back to SAP ERP to provide full support for repetitive manufacturing

-- Batch confirmation - Utilizes batch management on finished good materials within SAP ERP and assigns appropriate Batch ID to shop orders in SAP Manufacturing Execution, creating uninterrupted connection from component traceability through logistics

-- Batch traceability reporting - provides detailed component, assembly and delivery information - extremely valuable to Automotive, A&D and Hi-Tech manufacturers during any component recall exercise

-- Multiple integration landscapes - Through SAP MII, supports single-to-single, single-to-multi, multi-single, and multi-multi integration between SAP ERP and SAP Manufacturing Execution for transparency of data between enterprise and shop floor

"Manufacturers achieving best-in-class results across their operations do so with an integrated MES and ERP solution that provides complete quality and manufacturing control," said Carter Johnson, senior vice president of corporate development, Visiprise. "Our latest offering, coupled with our ongoing partnership with SAP, allows us to deliver a premium integrated solution to our discrete manufacturing customer that furthers them towards operational excellence."

Going beyond "SAP xApp Certified - Powered by SAP NetWeaver(R)" status achieved for the previous version of Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration, version 2.0 has also achieved SAP Certified Integration status and passed SAP Premium Qualification, including entire cross-application landscape testing performed by SAP at its corporate headquarters, to become one of the only integration solution extension offerings for MES and SAP solutions available in the market today.

"In Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration, Visiprise has developed, from design to final testing, a comprehensive shop floor integration package that is an essential component complementing SAP's efforts aimed at helping manufacturing customers achieve the 'perfect plant'," said Frank Schuler, vice president, Solution Management Manufacturing, SAP. "Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration leverages SAP MII for rapid implementation and lower total cost of ownership for our customers. Version 2.0 allows us to extend this solution to manufacturers looking to support their repetitive manufacturing needs."

ABOUT VISIPRISE

Visiprise is a leading provider of manufacturing execution for integrated manufacturing operations. Visiprise helps manufacturers gain visibility into manufacturing operations, achieve shop floor control and manage product and process traceability. Focused on aerospace and defense, high tech, automotive, and medical device industries, more than 200 customers around the globe turn to Visiprise. Customers include Actia, BAE Systems, Celestica, ConMed, E-Z-GO Textron, Lockheed Martin, Philips Lighting, Solectron and Thales Avionics. For more information, visit www.visiprise.com.

SAP, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world.

All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Tim Porterfield of Visiprise, Inc., +1-770-619-4126 office, +1-404-488-8554 mobile, +1-770-475-5126 fax, +tim.porterfield@visiprise.com

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