SOURCE: Actify Inc.

August 15, 2007 09:30 ET

Georg Fischer Automotive Standardizes Data Visualization and Communication With SpinFire Professional

Company-Wide Deployment Results in Increased Productivity and Reduced Costs

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - Actify Inc., the global leader in digital design communication solutions, with over 500 discrete manufacturing companies as customers and 10,000 licenses on active maintenance, today announced that Georg Fischer Automotive AG, a European technology and market leader in the areas of casting for the automotive industry, will be standardizing its design data communications and visualization with SpinFire Professional throughout the company. Georg Fischer Automotive has been using SpinFire Professional successfully for 6 years at various factories. As the company has grown over the years Georg Fischer's design communication and visualization needs have also grown. Due to the benefits they have received from using Actify's visualization solution it was an easy decision to expand and standardize on Actify's solution throughout the company in 13 locations and 5 countries.

"We have decided to use SpinFire Professional as the central data visualization and communication solution in order to achieve higher investment security and reduce costs," Uwe Kruse, CIO of GF Automotive explained. "With SpinFire Professional, we can increase collaboration in the design process and shorten development cycles, while improving quality and customer satisfaction."

Actify's partner Infotech Enterprises GmbH, the German subsidiary of the global IT Services company Infotech Enterprises Ltd., India, which specializes in Engineering Design Services (EDS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and IT Services, is actively supporting Georg Fischer Automotive in the implementation of the project. By analyzing the needs of each location, Infotech Enterprises has been able to identify the exact communication and visualization solution needed to support the design process in the most efficient way.

SpinFire Professional is gaining more and more importance as it is being used as a company-wide collaboration tool, and not only in engineering. Its usage spans across various departments, such as sales, marketing, logistics, purchasing, key-account management, quality management, and assembly. With Actify's compressed .3D format, the relevant data can be easily and securely made available, throughout the organization and to external partners, without requiring the knowledge, or use, of a CAD system. Thus, the company can reduce costs in product development, purchasing, tender preparation and production, as well as in sales and marketing, while increasing productivity.

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