IDS Scheer Teams with Softlab

Business process specialist to offer tools for manufacturers through BMW unit

Berwyn, PA  July 12, 2002  Business process specialist IDS Scheer and BMW unit Softlab this week said they were teaming up to provide the automotive and manufacturing industries with solutions for business process excellence.

IDS Scheer is a provider of business process excellence products and services. Through the partnership, Softlab will offer IDS Scheer's tool for business process modeling, the ARIS Toolset, in conjunction with its information technology consulting and systems integration services.

Softlab has extensive vertical industry expertise, offering an understanding of the sophisticated supply chains and business processes typical of the automotive and discrete manufacturing industries. By combining this knowledge with IDS Scheer's tools and methods, the companies is looking to provide an integrated approach to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers in these industries clearly define their business strategies and adjust their business processes accordingly. 

"Softlab is committed to enhancing business processes by providing effective, customized technology solutions," commented Richard Fowler, Softlab's president and CEO. "By deploying the ARIS Toolset within the context of our customers' unique business environments, we can deliver a complete, targeted solution to help them efficiently manage their supply chains and achieve operational excellence."

"ARIS offers a powerful tool to help companies design, analyze, optimize and manage their business processes, as well as drive supply chain management and other e-business initiatives," said Mathias Kirchmer, president and CEO of IDS Scheer. "We are pleased to partner with Softlab to strengthen the reach of the ARIS Toolset to customers in the automotive and manufacturing industries in North America."