SOURCE: Informance International

September 04, 2007 16:20 ET

Informance Introduces On-Demand Solution for Operational Performance Management in Manufacturing

Fast, Flexible Subscription Approach to Expand Continuous Improvement Programs With Manufacturing Business Intelligence

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - September 4, 2007) - Informance International, a leader in Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) solutions, announces the release of Informance On Demand for manufacturing companies eager to leverage the power of business intelligence for manufacturing performance management to accelerate continuous improvement initiatives, drive operating strategies and obtain actionable insight for operational performance. Manufacturers now have access to next-generation enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solutions in a software-as-a-service format to immediately take advantage of manufacturing performance analytics without the cost of installing or maintaining software or supporting infrastructure.

Using Informance, manufacturing teams can drive corporate initiatives like Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, and other continuous improvement methods. Informance On Demand enables business executives, plant management and improvement professionals to understand issues and performance metrics within business context, which is key to critical decision making. As an additional layer of support, Informance offers deep domain expertise and insight with industry and cross-industry benchmark analyses to help world-class manufacturers sustain and build on performance gains. Informance On Demand aligns with improvement programs so that manufacturing professionals and enterprise management can view operational metrics and performance in order to make fast, informed decisions and make appropriate adjustments throughout the plant or across the network. They focus on the changes and improvements that will have the greatest impact on operational and financial performance, and then track progress against their initiatives.

Informance On Demand delivers instant time-to-value with no software to install or maintain. It enables manufacturing executives, plant management and improvement professionals to focus on business issues and improve operations performance. With more than 700 out-of-the-box patented analytics and reports, businesses experience fast, easy on-boarding and integration with ERP systems and data historians. Customers can take advantage of easy-to-use templates for fast and simple data entry, or Informance can capture the data automatically from the production line.

"We are pleased to offer a choice for customers who want to minimize the burden on internal resources yet take advantage of manufacturing intelligence and performance analytics," comments Sunil Singh, CEO and president of Informance International. "Companies now have the option to quickly improve operating efficiencies without having to worry about deployment timeframe and resources to install software, so that they can continue to deliver outstanding value."

With several available editions of Informance On Demand, customers choose based on the type of manufacturing process or the kind of analysis desired. Currently, Informance offers subscriptions for:

--  Plant Edition for process manufacturing to increase performance of
    multi-stage, continuous / batch / process operations
--  Plant Edition for discrete manufacturing to increase performance of
    discrete and packaging operations
--  Enterprise Edition for executives of manufacturing companies to
    benchmark and track performance of plants and the network against strategy
    

To learn more about Informance On Demand or to get started today, visit www.Informance.com/OnDemand.

About Informance International

Informance delivers Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) solutions to help clients accelerate operational performance initiatives, drive operating strategies and capture actionable insight; measured by speed-to-value. Clients quickly unlock hidden capacity, increase productivity without additional capital investment, reduce inventory and labor costs, and increase working capital. To learn more, call 1-877-464-6262 or e-mail info@informance.com.

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