Apriso Drives Manufacturing Transformation

  Apriso Drives Manufacturing Transformation

Apriso’s global manufacturing solutions powered by Microsoft technology are
reshaping the manufacturing landscape

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- March 6, 2013

Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, today detailed
how products from Microsoft Corp. have strategically contributed to recently
released versions of Apriso’s FlexNet Global Manufacturing Platform and
FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) product line. Some of the key
Microsoft technologies providing significant value are:

  *Windows 8 and Windows RT
  *Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  *Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Stack

“Today, manufacturers need technology solutions that improve the basic
economics of their plant floor operations, extend their operations on a global
basis and provide visibility across their enterprise to the executive suite,”
explained Sanjay Ravi, worldwide managing director for Discrete Manufacturing
Industries at Microsoft. “Together, Microsoft and Apriso are driving
manufacturing solutions to help improve manufacturing efficiency, quality and
compliance at a lower IT cost.”

The use of Microsoft technologies has allowed Apriso to deliver exceptional
value to their manufacturing customers:

  *Windows 8 and Windows RT expand mobility across operations – take
    advantage of easy-to-use touch interfaces to help improve worker
    productivity, data accuracy for greater product quality, resulting in
    operational efficiency
  *MPI using Microsoft BI platform unlocks greater value from Big Data –
    delivers manufacturing data into actionable intelligence, which can be
    acted upon in real-time to improve operational performance
  *Windows 8 tablets hardware footprint – the size and ergonomics make it
    ideally suited for deployment to the plant floor

“Windows 8, combined with low cost, touch tablets and the Microsoft BI stack,
have helped expand the impact technology can have on manufacturing,” said John
Fishell, vice president product management at Apriso. “The Microsoft BI stack
has allowed Apriso to deliver out-of-the-box analytics and intelligence
directly to manufacturing managers and supervisors without IT involvement.”

“Windows 8 and the Microsoft BI stack have also enabled Apriso to build the
ultimate in executive consoles to provide management with clear visibility
into their global operational activities, including the ability to direct
immediate action,” continued Fishell.

As Apriso looks forward to future product releases, the company sees
significant opportunities to include other Microsoft technologies such as
Office 365, SharePoint and Azure and to expand Apriso’s ability to positively
impact customers even further.

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 and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other
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Michael Gallo, 212-239-8594
Apriso Corporation
Gordon Benzie, 562-951-8054
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