Marlton, NJ, and New Orleans — May 12, 2004 — Supply chain and business process automation solutions provider Acsis Inc. today announced the signing of a technology partner agreement and Auto-ID infrastructure partner initiative agreement with SAP AG, a leading provider of business software solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Acsis will collaborate with SAP to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions by integrating Acsis Data-Link device control software with SAP's Auto-ID Infrastructure.
Based on its RFID software and SAP solution environment experience, Acsis said the Data-Link software would provide integration of RFID devices into the SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure. Beyond RFID readers, Acsis Data-Link integrates a variety of devices found in modern manufacturing and distribution operations, including barcode scanners, printers, optical and density sensors, palletizers, programmable logic controllers (PLC's), weigh scales and OPC-based production equipment.
Steven Selfridge, Acsis' president and CEO, said, "We share SAP's vision for the adaptive supply chain. In doing so, we are preparing our customers to take advantage of today's innovations in data collection and identification technologies while providing the foundation to incorporate future technologies and address new industry compliance initiatives as they arise."
Acsis said the solution would help users integrate data into a format that is easily understood by SAP systems, arming them with supply chain information to make better business process decisions. A natural extension of Acsis' work developing and supporting data collection solutions for more than 450 SAP implementations since 1996, the partnership agreement also provides for co-implementation services, support and marketing.
These solutions are designed to help affected vertical industries meet looming RFID compliance mandates, including Wal-Mart's January 2005 RFID requirement impacting its top 100 consumer products suppliers. Supporting the adaptive enterprise, the solutions will also enable organizations to react quickly as the business climate continues to evolve and as more government organizations, major trading partners and regulatory bodies require the adoption of RFID and future identification technologies.