Partnership provides turnkey solution for global implementation, rollout and application management of manufacturing operations
MUNICH — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 6, 2013 — Apriso, the leading provider of global manufacturing software solutions, and T-Systems, the largest German Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provider, today announced a strategic partnership to provide leading-edge, end-to-end solutions to their customers. The partnership will leverage T-Systems’ strong foothold in global automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and other discrete manufacturing companies to provide a one-stop solution for implementation, rollout and application management.
“Our automotive and manufacturing industry customers require integrative Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) that enable continuous processes from PLM and ERP/SAP to the shop floor level,” said Ulrich Gehlhaar, Head of Global Delivery Center SCM at T-Systems. “With Apriso, we have found a capable MES software provider as a partner with whom we can provide our customers with ‘one-stop shop’ services for implementation, rollout and application management on an international level.”
In working with Apriso, T-Systems can provide customers with a platform for continuous improvement of manufacturing operations that continues to adapt to changing business conditions on a global scale. This includes flexible maintenance options for the harmonization and optimization of production processes at multiple locations. In addition, Apriso offers customers a flexible yet highly standardized solution in terms of roll-out and release management as well as transparency, control, and synchronization across all functional areas on the shop floor.
Key customer benefits include:
- Apriso’s FlexNet, the most flexible MES solution on the market, providing visibility across the entire production process on a single, unified platform
- Apriso’s deep expertise in automotive and other manufacturing verticals
- One-stop shop services by T-Systems
- Proven SAP and MES template rollout
- End-to-end processes that integrate solutions and services of Apriso’s FlexNet, as an MES, with PLM, SAP and machine controls
- Global delivery network
- Global support (24/7 & follow the sun) with local teams
“We are delighted to partner with T-Systems to provide a holistic manufacturing operations management solution, both for individual sites and for global production networks,” said Eric Green, vice president of business development and Solutions Strategy at Apriso. “Together with T-Systems’ existing customer relationships and knowledge of systems integration, we can offer our customers a solution that enables them to respond quickly, flexibly and cost-effectively to changes in their production processes.”
About Apriso Corporation
Apriso is a software company dedicated to helping its customers transform the performance of their global manufacturing operations. It does so by enabling manufacturers to achieve and sustain manufacturing excellence while adapting quickly to market changes. FlexNet, Apriso's manufacturing software, uniquely enables companies to manage processes and share best practices across their operations with its BPM platform-based architecture. Apriso supports continuous improvement initiatives by delivering visibility into, control over and synchronization across manufacturing and the product supply network. Apriso serves nearly 200 customers in 45+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Customers include GM, Tesla Motors, Volvo CE, Cummins Inc., L'Oréal, Luxottica, Lockheed Martin, Bombardier, Textron Systems, MBDA and Saint-Gobain. Learn more at: apriso.com. Visit our blog at apriso.com/blog.
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