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DATALOGIX'S NEXT GENERATION MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE SUPPORTS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS, LANGUAGES, CURRENCIES

        DATALOGIX'S NEXT GENERATION MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE
        SUPPORTS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS, LANGUAGES, CURRENCIES
    VALHALLA, N.Y., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/  -- Datalogix International, Inc., a leading developer of integrated business software for process manufacturers, today announced the Global Enterprise Manufacturing Management System (GEMMS), a next-generation Process Requirements Planning (PRP) management software system that breaks new ground in computer integrated manufacturing by offering support for multiple platforms, languages and currencies and multi-level access to organizational information.
    GEMMS provides process manufacturers in the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries with the ability to share data across multiple server and client platforms -- an important consideration for multi-divisional companies that need to integrate a broad assortment of plant management systems.  GEMMS is currently in beta testing in five Fortune 100 companies including Sun Chemical Corp.
    Designed to ensure easy and effective implementation, GEMMS provides fully integrated business and manufacturing functionality for either distributed or consolidated environments.  This advanced client/server PRP management software product is designed for process-manufacturing operations that demand support for multiple databases and multiple graphical user interfaces (GUIs).  At the heart of the system is a relational database management system and a fourth-generation development language.
    The product was designed with an "open systems" philosophy providing hardware, operating system and database independence.  GEMMS can run and share data across all Digital Equipment Corp. hardware under VMS; on Hewlett Packard's 3000 and 9000 series under MPE/XL and HP/UX and on the IBM RS/6000.  Users can implement applications on one or more hosts, on a combination of client and server or just on clients with the host acting as storage server.
    GEMMS is designed for international corporations and provides multi-level access to organizational information.  It will support multiple foreign languages and multiple currencies; as well as multiple companies with multi-plant, multi-division and multi-view requirements. GEMMS consists of modules for managing everything from purchase-order processing and process-operations control to quality control.  The product includes modules that support formula/recipe management, regulatory compliance, computer-aided formulation (CAF), laboratory business support, integrated quality control, costing, activity-based accounting, inventory control/management, order processing, capacity requirements planning, material requirements planning and process operations control.
    The software currently supports the following RDBMS products: Oracle Corp.'s Oracle, DEC's Rdb and ASK Computer Systems' Ingres. Client workstations can be character-based or Windows 3.0-based or can support the Open Software foundation's Motif.
    GEMMS is targeted for Fortune 100-sized international process manufacturers that specialize in the food and beverage, bulk and specialty chemical, pharmaceutical, printing ink, paint and textile industries.
    The first customer shipment of GEMMS is scheduled for the first quarter of 1992.  The modules will be available in a variety of configurations.  The Core System currently includes six modules, with another four in development.  The six current modules include: Formula Management, Inventory, Production Management, Sales Order Processing, Product Costing and Purchase Order Management.  GEMMS pricing is dependent on hardware and software configuration.
    Established in 1981, Datalogix International, Inc. is a leading supplier of open systems software for formula/recipe-based process manufacturers.  In addition to GEMMS, the company also produces, markets and supports CIMPROR, an integrated set of modules covering process manufacturing, inventory, distribution, financial, laboratory and regulatory compliance applications.  Datalogix is established among the major process manufacturing companies worldwide where its products are used across a broad range of business and manufacturing applications.  The privately-held company's products are used by more than 370 companies in the process industries.
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    /CONTACT:  Karen Weeks or Lori Ann Gaudioso of Datalogix International, 914-747-2900; or Tim Hurley or Katherine Leavenworth, of Miller Communications, 617-536-0470, for Datalogix International/ CO:  Datalogix International ST:  New York IN:  CPR SU:  PDT KM -- NE001 -- 3292 11/12/91 08:59 EST
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