PowerCerv, Taylor Announce Advanced Planning and Scheduling Software Alliance.TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 1998--
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PowerCerv Technologies (Nasdaq:PCRV PCRV Prestressed Concrete Reactor Vessel ), a key provider of integrated front-office and back-office software, and Taylor Manufacturing Systems, a leading developer of advanced planning and scheduling Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) refers to a manufacturing management process by which raw materials and production capacity are optimally allocated to meet demand. APS is especially well-suited to environments where simpler planning methods can not adequately address complex (APS) software, today announced an alliance for marketing a middle market production management system. The enterprise-wide solution, which combines the strengths of the PowerCerv ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) An integrated information system that serves all departments within an enterprise. Evolving out of the manufacturing industry, ERP implies the use of packaged software rather than proprietary software written by or for one customer. Plus(tm) suite of client/server business applications and TESS TESS Trademark Electronic Search System (US Patent and Trademark Office)
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PowerCerv will market TESS as an optional integrated component within its ERP Plus software suite for discrete manufacturers. ERP Plus and TESS share an industry-standard technology platform, PowerBuilder(R), which helps facilitate the products' integration and will accelerate the learning curve for PowerCerv customers who wish to add an APS module to their existing ERP solution.
Scott Galloway Galloway, district, Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland. The Rhinns, or Rinns, of Galloway is a rocky double peninsula that juts into the North Channel of the Irish Sea; its southern extremity is called the Mull of Galloway and is the southernmost point in Scotland. , vice president of ERP Solutions at PowerCerv said, "our alliance with Taylor delivers just what the mid-size manufacturer seeks. Our ERP Plus solution, which includes integrated sales force automation Automating the sales activities within an organization. A comprehensive SFA package provides such functions as contact management, note and information sharing, quick proposal and presentation generation, product configurators, calendars and to-do lists. and customer support, is now complemented by Taylor's advanced planning and scheduling software. Our respective products are integrated under one common technology platform which makes for easier implementations, reduces training and maintenance costs, and reduces total cost of ownership. Our combined solution is a great value to our mutual customers, who demand high-end functionality that can be implemented with limited IT resources."
"Integration between TESS and ERP Plus delivers a uniquely powerful customer-centric solution," said Ursula Hess Hess , Walter Rudolf 1881-1973.
Swiss physiologist. He shared a 1949 Nobel Prize for his research on the brain's control of the body. , president of Taylor Manufacturing Systems. "TESS' advanced planning and scheduling capabilities are proven to increase customer service levels, while optimizing capacity utilization. Our product combined with the PowerCerv ERP Plus front-office and back-office software gives our mutual customers the ability to further enhance their customer relationships by setting and meeting expectations regarding pricing, availability, delivery and all customer service issues."
"The needs of mid-size manufacturers are just as sophisticated as larger companies. The difference is that they have fewer capital and IT resources," said Michael J. Simmons, president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. at PowerCerv. "Our alliance with Taylor Manufacturing Systems is a home run because it is an integrated ERP and APS solution with high-end functionality that addresses the needs of the middle market."
The Windows(R)-based TESS, which was introduced in 1995, is widely known for its interactive Gantt chart and its real-time scheduling capabilities in complex manufacturing environments. Once a strategic business unit of Taylor Industrial Software, of Edmonton, Alberta, founded in 1981, the Atlanta-based Taylor Manufacturing Systems began independently developing, marketing and supporting TESS as a result of a 1997 management buyout Management buyout (MBO)
Leveraged buyout whereby the acquiring group is led by the firm's management.
See going private. .
PowerCerv was the first company to deliver to the middle market a fully integrated suite of client/server business applications called ERP Plus. They consist of applications for manufacturing, distribution, financials, sales force automation and customer support and are sold primarily to U.S.-based manufacturers. All PowerCerv applications were developed internally as an integrated system designed to be optimized when implemented as a front-office and back-office operation. The company offers training, consulting and implementation services to support its software products, as well as consulting and systems implementation services for a variety of corporate applications. For more information on ERP Plus - The Plus Your Enterprise Needs - contact PowerCerv at (800) 251-8449, fax (813) 222-0886, or visit the company's web site at http://www.powercerv.com.
Taylor Manufacturing Systems and TESS are registered trademarks of Taylor Manufacturing Systems, Inc. Factory Dashboard (1) See Mac Dashboard.
(2) A software-based control panel for one or more applications, network devices or industrial machines. Dashboards display simulated gauges and dials that look somewhat like an automobile dashboard. is a trademark of Taylor Manufacturing Systems, Inc. For more information, visit our website at www.taylormfgsys.com. ERP Plus is a trademark of PowerCerv Technologies Corporation. All other names are trademarks of their respective manufacturers.