Providers Partner on Mid-market Process Manufacturing ERP

3i Infotech allies with Advanced Software Designs to meet needs of midsize enterprises

3i Infotech allies with Advanced Software Designs to meet needs of midsize enterprises

Edison, NJ — February 14, 2006 — Indian IT solution provider 3i Infotech is partnering with Advanced Software Designs (ASD), a provider of product development and regulatory software, to offer process manufacturing software solutions targeted at mid-market companies in key verticals such as food and beverage, chemical, lubricants, paint and coatings, cosmetics and personal care products.

Through the strategic alliance, 3i Infotech will pair its flagship enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, ORION Enterprise, with ASD's ProductVision product development system to provide a process manufacturing solution.

The solution providers said their joint offering will address the business information needs of the mid-market process industry, including formulation management, product modeling, product cost and attribute analysis, material safety data sheets, nutritional labeling, forecasting, production planning and scheduling, segregation, lot control, FEFO inventory management, manufacturing and multi-stage quality control.

"The mid-market has unique requirements that are comparable to that of any process manufacturing Fortune 1000 company when it comes to the complexity and depth of functionality," said Sharad Vajpayee, vice president with the Enterprise Solutions Group at 3i Infotech. "The integrated offering of ORION and ProductVision provides a full-featured, affordable solution that can deliver positive business outcomes for process manufacturing companies."

"We are excited about the opportunity to leverage ASD's twenty-plus years of experience in the process industries with 3i Infotech's domain knowledge, software development expertise and market presence," noted Ray Cook, President, ASD. "This combined ORION and ProductVision solution will address the mid-market needs through its depth of functionality."

Additional Articles of Interest

— For more information on solutions for mid-market enterprises, see "Stuck in the Middle" in the April/May 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

— Learning the right things to say to your colleagues and your customers can help you win big for the Supply Chain. Read more in "The Price of Talk," the Final Thoughts column in the August/September 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.