Updated Manufacturing Software Synchronizes Shop-Floor And Enterprise

March 29, 2007
Visiprise Manufacturing 4.3 is part three of collaboration with SAP.

The newly released Visiprise Manufacturing 4.3 creates a two-way information channel that synchronizes enterprise and shop-floor activities, providing real-time visibility as well as up-to-date design and production data.

The new software supports master data imports from SAP. Additionally production orders based on planning and created in SAP are delivered to the shop floor by execution orders to Visiprise Manufacturing. As production progresses, project results are reported back to SAP through quantity and scrap confirmations, closing the loop and tightly integrating the shop floor to the top floor.

The release of Visiprise Manufacturing 4.3 completes the trilogy of product releases related to the Visiprise-SAP partnership. In January, Visiprise Manufacturing was named an SAP-endorsed business solution, and in February Visiprise announced Visiprise ERP Shop Floor Integration 1.0 packaged composite application achieved "SAP xApps Certified-Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status.

"Through our continuing cooperative agreement with SAP, we are able to provide our customers with an increasingly integrated enterprise," said Mike Lackey, vice president of industry business units of Visiprise. "By improving visibility between the shop floor and enterprise, companies are able to easily identify and act upon opportunities to drive increased performance."

In addition, Visiprise Manufacturing includes enhancements including:

  • New production XML messages for greater efficiency of enabling tight integration to the shop floor
  • Improved performance through extension of the Visiprise Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Web services; provides access to all Visiprise Manufacturing business objects and processes.

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