Software supports pharmaceutical industry.

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Combining Wonderware and Microsoft applications, software assists with tracking and tracing operations for pharmaceutical and other government-regulated industries. Applications include engineering documents to accelerate delivery and qualification of batching solutions, browser-based weighing of raw materials and ingredients, automation of manufacturing procedures, electronic batch recording and reporting, predictive maintenance, online SPC, and material management.

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Invensys' Wonderware Offers Comprehensive Manufacturing Applications To Support Pharmaceutical Industries

Electronic Solutions Drive Manufacturing Productivity, Increase Quality and Reduce Cost of Compliance for Government-Regulated Industries

NEW YORK, March 16, 2004 -- Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc. announced today that the Wonderware Strategic Integration Group (WSIG) now offers a complete set of applications combining Wonderware technology built on the ArchestrA software architecture and Microsoft Windows Server System products to assist with tracking and tracing operations for pharmaceutical and other government-regulated industries.

WSIG plans to demonstrate its tracking and tracing solutions at the Interphex pharmaceutical industry trade show in Invensys booth #1221 from March 16-18 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The WSIG applications are designed to improve manufacturing productivity, increase quality and reduce the cost of compliance in regulated industries. The solutions combine a variety of Wonderware and Microsoft applications. These include Industrial Application Server built on ArchestrA for automation and information architecture and Microsoft BizTalk 2004 for business and manufacturing systems integration. Other featured Wonderware applications include InTrack for manufacturing resource management, InBatch for recipe execution enforcement, IndustrialSQL Server for real-time information management, QI Analyst for online statistical analysis and DT Analyst for production and packaging line efficiency.

"The need for comprehensive and effective tracking and tracing applications for regulated industries such as pharmaceutical manufacturing has never been greater," said Yves Dufort, WSIG's general manager and director of services. "With counterfeit drugs making their way into the worldwide pharmaceutical supply chain, people's lives are at risk unless manufacturers have an effective and reliable tracking and tracing method for their manufacturing process. The WSIG offerings will have a significant impact on the ability of pharmaceutical companies to implement effective tracking and tracing applications, enabling safe medicines to be released to market."

WSIG's comprehensive solutions feature the following applications:

-- Formulation and Filling Application. A complete pre-packaged set of GAMP-ready ("good automated manufacturing practice") engineering documents and Wonderware technology to accelerate the delivery and qualification of batching solutions for product manufacturing.

-- Preweigh Application. An integrated browser-based application delivering repeatable and accurate weighing of raw materials and ingredients as intermediate goods prior to batching operations.

-- Paper-On-Glass Application. Replaces current paper-based systems by automating the enforcement of manufacturing procedures and the maintenance of manufacturing records for manual, semi-automated and automated processes.

-- Electronic Batch Record/Report Application. Combines product and process information offering a comprehensive and approval-ready report for quality-assurance and quality-control personnel.

-- Predictive Maintenance Application. An ArchestrA application object that integrates current computerized maintenance and management systems (CMMS) with real-time events to provide manufacturing personnel with predictive maintenance capabilities.

-- ISA S95 Enterprise Application Integration Application. An ISA S95 compliant set of transactions integrating business planning processes and manufacturing execution status and performance. ISA S95 standard provides recommended ways to organize and integrate control systems to other enterprise systems.

-- Online Statistical Process Control Application. Provides context alarming for analyzing a process so actions can be taken to improve the quality and consistency of a product. -- Event Resolution Application. Manages abnormal situations by generating ticket errors or deviation inquiry request to capture and document the resolution process.

-- Material Management Application. Enables organizations to leverage best practices through manufacturing execution systems and plant intelligence applications during product manufacturing

About the Wonderware Strategic Integration Group

WSIG is a Wonderware solutions group that supports strategic customer accounts and assists systems integrators and distributors in implementing advanced Wonderware products including those built on Invensys' ArchestrA software architecture.

WSIG applications and solutions deliver the maximum potential from Wonderware products related to manufacturing execution and information, including InTrack production tracking software, the IndustrialSQL Server real-time plant historian, InBatch software and the Industrial Application Server. WSIG also provides solutions that assist our customers with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance. WSIG's comprehensive manufacturing solutions also include project management services, manufacturing execution system implementation and plant intelligence solutions.

As a Certified FactorySuite A2 ("A-squared") Integrator, WSIG has significant systems architecture and product applications expertise with Wonderware FactorySuite A2 products and can offer specialized supplemental assistance and one-stop service for technology, applications and solutions support. FactorySuite A2 software users benefit from Invensys' ArchestrA industrial automation and information software architecture, which enables faster application generation, easier software integration and lower application life cycle costs.

About Invensys' Wonderware and ArchestrA Business Units

Wonderware and ArchestrA are business units of Invensys Systems, Inc. Wonderware is the world's leading supplier of industrial automation and information software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Wonderware software powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. ArchestrA technology provides a unified set of software services that enables every system in your plant, working in concert.

Based in Lake Forest, Calif., the Wonderware and ArchestrA business units have regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 software licenses in approximately 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the world's 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. For more information, visit or

About Invensys

Invensys is a global leader in production technology and solutions. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications. Invensys business units work closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximize return on investment in production and data management technologies and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. Leading Invensys brands focused on production management include APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries -- including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, and personal health care -- and the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors. Invensys operates in more than 60 countries, with its headquarters in London. For more information, visit

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