June 17, 2008 08:15 ET

AIMS Ships Manufacturing Lifecycle Management Software Version 5 for Direct Install or as SaaS

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - AIMS, an innovator of quality execution and lifecycle operations management solutions for the discrete manufacturing value chain, today announced the release and SaaS availability of its Manufacturing Lifecycle Management (MLM™) Framework Release 5. Several recognized global manufacturers already have the product installed at their data centers or access it as a secure hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).

MLM Release 5 provides significant new inspection and quality improvement capabilities to assist mid-sized OEMs and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers in the vehicle, general transportation and durable goods markets. Beyond the hosted service option, the new release offers operational enhancements including new high volume production inspection interfaces, increased wireless scanner integration, expanded real-time alerts and configurable advanced notification warnings, check sheet inspection improvements to provide image references and configurable URL links to on-line inspection instructions and procedures.

Reporting enhancements include expanded and highly detailed real-time performance summary reports, supplier reports, audit interfaces and improved ad-hoc reporting through an integrated query builder.

AIMS employs the Microsoft platform in all aspects of MLM Release 5, including .NET Framework and the SQL/Windows Server product families, to provide ease of development, maintenance and integration, together with a high degree of reliability and scalability.

"The hosted model for MLM Version 5 has been welcomed by our customers, who enjoy a quicker ramp and have less infrastructure to manage," Perry Smith, President of AIMS said. "In MLM Version 5 we've added features that surpass any quality execution software in our markets."

About AIMS: AIMS improves quality and speed manufacturing operations for quality-focused customers including BMW, Brunswick, Hospira, Thomas Built Buses (Daimler/Freightliner), and Spartanburg Steel. AIMS Manufacturing Lifecycle Management (MLM) deployments scale from hosted SaaS to on-site plant, division, and enterprise-wide installations. AIMS MLM provides browser-based interfaces to diverse manufacturing lifecycle operations, including custom orders and quotations, production process progress tracking, material and resource usage, supplier quality, corrective actions, defective material, in-process quality, pre-delivery inspection, field service, event notification, status display, standard reports, report writer, and offline operation with Web service-based synchronization. For more information, please visit or contact AIMS by email at

AIMS MLM is a trademark of AIMS, Co. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Tom Crosby
    Summit Strategy Partners for AIMS
    (919) 370-3269
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