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Microsoft drives Apriso manufacturing

Apriso has detailed how products from Microsoft have strategically contributed to recently released versions of its solutions.

This includes FlexNet Global Manufacturing Platform and FlexNet Manufacturing Process Intelligence (MPI) product line.

Together, Microsoft and Apriso are driving manufacturing solutions to help improve manufacturing efficiency, quality and compliance at a lower IT cost

Sanjay Ravi, Microsoft
Microsoft technologies involved include:

“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.”

According to the company, the use of Microsoft technologies has allowed Apriso to deliver 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.

Apriso also sees significant opportunities to include other Microsoft technologies such as Office 365, SharePoint and Windows Azure.


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