Apriso Celebrates Its 20th Year of Innovation

  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+
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
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

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