Apriso Celebrates Its 20th Year of Innovation Over the past two decades, Apriso has contributed 20 industry firsts in manufacturing operations software solutions Business Wire LONG BEACH, Calif. -- March 11, 2013 Apriso, the leading provider of global manufacturing software solutions, today announced the completion of 20 years in business. Originally incorporated as CIM Vision International on March 10, 1993, Apriso has established itself as a leader in the manufacturing operations management industry, having accomplished 20 industry firsts during its first two decades of existence. This industry leadership has translated into substantial business value creation by Apriso’s customers, supporting Apriso’s significant revenue growth and global expansion to more than 45 countries. Global manufacturers must operate across highly diverse, dynamic manufacturing models and operating environments. From an Information Technology (IT) perspective, manufacturers typically operate thousands of disparate IT applications that may or may not work well with other systems, plants or shop floor operators. At the same time, the global economy has necessitated the need to work better and faster across geographies, cultures and systems with greater agility. Over these 20 years, Apriso has established a competitive advantage by providing platform-based IT solutions designed to simplify highly complex operational environments. With Apriso’s solutions, global manufacturers readily share processes, data and intelligence on a global scale while connecting planning and design applications to shop floor machinery and equipment. By bringing planning, design and execution applications together, manufacturers can operate with greater visibility, control and synchronization across their operations. “It is amazing to see the growth that has occurred over the past 20 years, starting with our humble beginnings back in the late 1980s. Our vision has been spot on with regards to the technology selected and the partnerships we have focused on to deliver the highest value solutions for manufacturers,” explained Chris Will, co-founder and chief technology officer at Apriso. “Momentum is now with us, given the increased pressure and complexities global manufacturers now face. As we look to the future, it is an exciting time to be part of such a dynamic and growing market.” As the leader in delivering manufacturing operations management solutions for global manufacturing enterprises, Apriso has pioneered new approaches to enable greater operational flexibility and efficiency, resulting in the following 20 industry innovation firsts: Apriso’s 20 Industry Firsts 1) 1988: 1^st Manufacturing Execution System (MES) integrated with an IBM AS/400 (completed by Apriso’s founders) 2) 1988: 1^st MES to run on OS/2 (completed by Apriso’s founders) 3) 1988: 1^st MES running over a LAN (completed by Apriso’s founders) 4) 1995: 1^st integration of a 3^rd party MES to SAP ERP 5) 2000: 1^st integration of a 3^rd party MES to MatrixOne PLM, later acquired by Dassault Systèmes 6) 2000: 1^st installation of Microsoft BizTalk Server, which grew to 80+ sites 7) 2001: Apriso’s FlexNet launched as 1^st SOA-based MES application, written in .NET 8) 2003: Apriso’s FlexNet is 1^st MOM* solution to include MES, WMS, QMS, CMMS and Labor management 9) 2003: Apriso is 1^st North American provider to be certified by SAP NetWeaver 10) 2004: Apriso’s FlexNet is 1^st BPM-based MOM solution go-live 11) 2006: FlexNet Global Mfg Suite released – 1^st process-based global solution for manufacturing operations 12) 2007: Apriso announces 1^st real-time PLM integration capability 13) 2007: 1^st implementation of a global traceability and containment solution for automotive across multi-sites 14) 2009: 1^st Business Process Lifecycle Management™ application launched 15) 2009: Apriso’s FlexNet is 1^st MOM solution certified for OPC 16) 2009: Apriso’s FlexNet is 1^st MOM solution to support multi-site virtual environments 17) 2010: Apriso launches 1^st fully integrated maintenance mgmnt solution (synched to shop floor operations) 18) 2011: Apriso launches 1^st real-time, process-based globally integrated manufacturing intelligence solution 19) 2011: Apriso launches 1^st mobile app for global manufacturing execution; runs on Apple and Android 20) 2013: Apriso launches 1^st Windows 8 application for manufacturing * MOM: Manufacturing Operations Management 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. Apriso and FlexNet are registered trademarks of Apriso Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 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Apriso Celebrates Its 20th Year of Innovation
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