Visiprise, EDS Form Alliance

Agreement expands both companies' manufacturing solutions

Alpharetta, GA Ñ March 6, 2003 Ñ Visiprise, a manufacturing execution systems provider, and global services company EDS PLM Solutions this week announced an agreement to engage in cooperative product development, sales and support.

As a first step, the companies said they would integrate the Visiprise SCE, a Web-based collaborative manufacturing execution system, and EDS PLM Solutions' Teamcenter Manufacturing solution.

The providers said their alliance is meant to address the manufacturing planning and execution needs of the discrete manufacturing companies in industries including aerospace/defense, machinery, medical devices and high-tech industries. "We 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," said Sean McCloskey, CEO, Visiprise.

The integration of the two products offers support for the engineering change process. For instance, Visiprise SCE can deliver manufacturing plans and instructions to the shop floor from the product and process information configured in EDS PLM's Teamcenter.

"Incorporating these capabilities within the PLM framework means that 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 products, EDS PLM Solutions. "It also enables effective change management in the context of evolving product and process configurations, especially within a complex manufacturing environment."