Visiprise, EDS to Collaborate

Agreement expands both companies' manufacturing solutions

Alpharetta, GA — March 13, 2003 — Manufacturing execution systems provider Visiprise and EDS, a global services company, have announced an agreement to engage in cooperative product development, sales and support. As a first step, Visiprise SCE, a Web-based collaborative manufacturing execution system, and EDS PLM Solutions' Teamcenter manufacturing solution will be integrated to provide connectivity across product design, manufacturing planning and shop floor execution.

According to the companies, the agreement addresses the manufacturing planning and execution needs of the discrete manufacturing companies in industries including aerospace/defense, machinery, medical devices and high-tech.

ÒWe can now provide manufacturers a combination of tools and services for creating, configuring and tracking a variety of manufacturing information within the context of the overall product lifecycle," explained Sean McCloskey, CEO, Visiprise.

He said Visiprise SCE's ability to deliver manufacturing plans and instructions to the shop floor can be driven from the product and process information configured in EDS PLM's Teamcenter, enabling the value of product design data and manufacturing process definition to be used directly in shop floor manufacturing systems.

"Incorporating these capabilities within the PLM framework means our customers can take a consistent and accurate definition of the product from design requirements through to the point of manufacture," said Ted McFadden, vice president of Manufacturing Planning Solutions at EDS PLM Solutions. "It also enables effective change management in the context of evolving product and process configurations and within a complex manufacturing environment.Ó