Fujitsu Glovia: Leading the Way in Manufacturing Software

EL SEGUNDO, CA, June 30, 2020 — Marking its first half-century in business, FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc., is looking forward to the next 50 years of delivering high-value manufacturing ERP software for Tier 1, 2 and 3 manufacturers.

“The celebration of our 50th anniversary is a great time to express our appreciation for our customers and employees,” said CEO Yoshihiro “Zen” Nishi. “We want them to know that we’ll always be here to offer support, both now and in the long term.”

One example of this commitment is the upcoming launch of GLOVIA G2 V4, which sets the tone for the company’s future, leading the way for its customers to join the increasingly digitized world of Industry 4.0.

The newest version of GLOVIA’s ERP software builds on the company’s 50 years of manufacturing experience but also looks toward the future of Industry 4.0, helping its customers take advantage of all the opportunities of the digital age.

The focus on Industry 4.0 will require more collaboration in which innovative ideas, business models, products and services come from a broad ecosystem of partners that proactively work towards an exchange of knowledge, insights, ideas and skills for established and new enterprises. FUJITSU GLOVIA stands ready with the necessary solutions to help customers achieve those goals. The company takes pride in ensuring its customers’ success.

All Fujitsu Glovia solutions are suitable for small to medium-sized companies in the discrete manufacturing industry. Thanks to many decades of proven expertise, engineering and production experience, Fujitsu Glovia delivers perfectly fitting standard functionalities with a relatively short implementation time. The functionalities are suitable for companies with all common production concepts, such as Make to Stock (MTS), Make to Order (MTO), Assemble to Order (ATO), Configure to Order (CTO), Engineering to Order (ETO) and project-driven companies. GLOVIA G2 also works great for a combination of advanced technologies we bring to market together with Fujitsu such as, Quantum-Inspired Computing Digital AnnealerFujitsu Advanced Image Recognition (F|AIR)Robotic Process Automation (RPA)COLMINA V2.0.

Such innovations derive largely as the result of FUJITSU GLOVIA’s close and longstanding customer relationships and interactions within the manufacturing industry.

FUJITSU GLOVIA’s innovations now extend to the cloud. As the demand for SaaS solutions increased, the company adopted its Intellectual Property to develop GLOVIA Order Management (GLOVIA OM), which operates natively on the Salesforce platform. Glovia OM is now complemented by FUJITSU Cloud ERP, which is a native solution on the ServiceNow platform. These two solutions are highly flexible, modular, and easily scalable regardless of business size.

GLOVIA OM provides fully customizable order management to enable digital transformation and enhance customer experience. It can leverage legacy systems to create a single, accurate source of information for everything from inventory visibility to calculating shipping and applying promotions.

FUJITSU Cloud ERP orchestrates order management, inventory management, and fulfillment processes. As a ServiceNow certified application, Cloud ERP enables efficient, end-to-end customer workflows and consistent, connected user experiences.

FUJITSU GLOVIA’s relationship with Japanese ICT electronics giant Fujitsu Ltd., which started as a customer in 1994, and grew to a 30% stakeholder in 1997 and then 100% ownership in 2000, has provided the California-based company the resources and blueprint for this continued development and growth.

Fujitsu, through the original 25 various manufacturing plants that have implemented our ERP solutions provide valuable input for the expansion and modernization of modules in the extended ERP solutions, including lean production philosophies such as SEIBAN and Kanban, but also new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), etc.

FUJITSU GLOVIA counts among its extensive customer base Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers to the Big 3 U.S. auto manufacturers and Japanese carmakers but has also a strong foothold in the high tech discrete industry. The company is recognized for its ability to successfully engage with small-to-large customers anywhere in the world and fits especially well with SMB through large customer requirements for multi-geography, multi-time-zone, multi-language and multi-currency solutions.

From its early days as an MRP vendor under the name of Xerox Computer Services through today, FUJITSU GLOVIA has grown and evolved through its insight into the needs of its customers. The company looks forward to further growth and evolution as it contemplates the next 50 years helping its customers achieve their Industry 4.0 goals.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 132,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (Code: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 3.9 trillion yen (US $35 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC.
Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox ChESS and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan and employs the solutions in their own factories. Its more than 500 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, high tech and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Colmina

Fujitsu COLMINA, an IoT solution for the use of production data in discrete manufacturing, is officially available in Central Europe since the beginning of May!

Read the full article (in German)

 

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Samenwerking in leveranciersketens wordt steeds belangrijker. Hierin is het delen van data cruciaal, denk aan facturen, orders, logistieke en technische data, etc. Het verzenden, ontvangen en verwerken van deze ontvangen data is echter kostbaar, inefficiënt en foutgevoelig. Het Smart Connected Supplier Network biedt een nieuwe datastandaard én technische infrastructuur die het delen van data in ketens veel efficiënter maakt.

Lees er hier meer over op de Brainport Industries site.

Of lees er meer over op de Tradecloud site.

Support to Fujitsu Glovia Customers

To Our Valued Customers and Partners,

Fujitsu Glovia has been working with Fujitsu Limited and other Fujitsu companies closely as a part of the Fujitsu Group to support your business throughout the course of this pandemic and to provide continuity of service at all times.

The following is Fujitsu Group’s statement for our customers and partners.

The continued spread of the Coronavirus –COVID 19 –continues to cause major worldwide concern and has led to a widespread speculation about its potential impact on many areas of business and society.

Fujitsu has already put in place wide-ranging contingencies to help prevent the spread of the virus –and has further contingency measures in place, should these become necessary. Our goals are to mitigate risks and minimize any potential impact to our service delivery until such a time when the virus outbreak is brought under control.

As a responsible employer, Fujitsu has already implemented contingencies to actively protect its employees from the impact of the Coronavirus, including steps to reduce the risk of exposure.

Furthermore, to safeguard our continued ability to provide support services to our customers, all Fujitsu locations including our Global Delivery organization have implemented Business Continuity Planning measures. These are tried-and-tested systems and processes that allow for extended use of remote and teleworking and are intended to help guarantee business as usual for all Fujitsu operations.

To safeguard the wellbeing of its employees, Fujitsu has taken a standardized international approach in taking all necessary precautions to protect the health of its teams around the world. Through these preventive measures, Fujitsu is helping to reduce exposure and lower the risk that the virus could be transmitted in the workplace.

This includes minimizing all non-essential business travel, especially communal transport (air and rail), suspending all business travel to and from the most affected countries. Expanding teleworking across the business. Prioritizing the use of conferencing technologies to address communications needs.

Fujitsu continues to monitor the situation very carefully and is closely following the guidelines of the relevant international and national health authorities.

Should the situation escalate further, Fujitsu is prepared to implement additional contingency measures as appropriate.

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If you have any questions please contact your account manager. 

Thank you,
Yoshihiro “Zen” Nishi
CEO
Fujitsu Glovia, Inc.

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Fujitsu Unveils World’s First ERP Software Native to the Now Platform

  • Based on long experience at Fujitsu in ERP, FUJITSU Cloud ERP streamlines operations from sales to fulfillment and is available through an affordable and flexible per-user subscription model
  • Demos of FUJITSU Cloud ERP will be available at the ServiceNow(R) Knowledge 2019 conference in Las Vegas from May 5–9

As the world’s first ERP application native to the Now Platform, FUJITSU Cloud ERP users will enjoy a familiar experience with the flexibility to scale and adapt to changing business needs

News facts:

Sunnyvale, CA, May 05, 2019

Fujitsu America, Inc. and Fujitsu Glovia, Inc. today announced it has received certification of its application with ServiceNow, available now in the ServiceNow Store. Certification by ServiceNow is only granted to apps available in the Store and signifies that Fujitsu Cloud ERP has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on Now Platform® security, compatibility, performance, and integration interoperability. The certification also ensures that best practices are utilized in the design and implementation of Fujitsu Cloud ERP with ServiceNow.

FUJITSU Cloud ERP is the world’s first Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application native to the Now Platform®. FUJITSU Cloud ERP offers a single 360-degree view of customers, while streamlining key business processes across the front and back office. Since FUJITSU Cloud ERP is a native Now Platform application, users can:

  • Eliminate the complexity of integrating Enterprise Service Management (ESM) and ERP, and gain instant access to one source of information enterprisewide
  • Leverage ServiceNow investments and know-how to manage users, optimize workflows, write reports, build dashboards, and integrate data sources

More information is available in the Fujitsu booth #137 at Knowledge 2019, where extraordinary people come together to take work to the next level in Las Vegas from May 5–9.

FUJITSU Cloud ERP helps enterprises:

  • Improve sales execution
    Through increased sales visiblity and a single sales execution process for all sources of demand, customers will notice benefits that include more accurate, reliable order commitments and shorter sales cycles.
  • Enhance fulfillment processes
    By offering inventory accuracy with full visibility and a flexible, single process for managing warehouses and locations, Cloud ERP reduces fulfillment cycle time and cost, while identifying bottlenecks and other issues.
  • Migrate quickly and easily
    No “rip and replace” or endless custom code – users experience the same technology, look and feel as the Now Platform they’ve grown accustomed to.

“As a ServiceNow Gold Sales and Services Partner, Fujitsu has a long history collaborating with ServiceNow to provide enterprise-grade solutions to customers around the globe,” says Ankit Gandhi, VP, SaaS Practice, Fujitsu America, Inc. “We’re excited to further enhance future collaborations by offering the first truly Now Platform-native ERP software on the market. The combination of a seamless migration and an intuitive user experience will undoubtedly appeal to current Now Platform users and new customers alike.”

“As a leader in ERP software and solutions, Fujitsu Glovia has championed digital transformation side-by-side with countless customers in many industries over a long period of time,” adds Yoshihiro “Zen” Nishi, CEO, Fujitsu Glovia, Inc. “By building this expertise directly into the innovative ServiceNow Now Platform, I’m confident that customers will be able to check off many of the boxes that they consider must-haves for an ERP solution; security, scalability, and flexibility are just the beginning. FUJITSU Cloud ERP gives users enormous control over their enterprises – with plenty of room to grow.”

“FUJITSU Cloud ERP is another validation of the power of the Now Platform to enable our ISV partners to create new enterprise workflow apps that complement ServiceNow IT, Employee, and Customer workflows and deliver more value to our joint customers. We look forward to rolling out this exciting ERP solution to customers who are keen on gaining a competitive advantage in sales execution and fulfillment,” said Avanish Sahai, VP ISV/Technology Alliances, ServiceNow.

Pricing and availability
FUJITSU Cloud ERP is available for on a per user subscription basis with options for current ServiceNow customers and for new users of the Now Platform. To learn more, visit the ServiceNow Store or the Fujitsu Glovia website: https://www.glovia.com/.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. For more information, please see www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu Americas

Fujitsu America, Inc. is the parent and/or management company of a group of Fujitsu-owned companies operating in North, Central and South America dedicated to delivering the full range of Fujitsu products, solutions and services in ICT to our customers in the Western Hemisphere. These companies are collectively referred to as Fujitsu Americas. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit:
http://fujitsu.com/us and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica

Press Release :: FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc. Releases GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0

Manufacturing ERP Software Update Enhances Functionality, Adds Several New Modules

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EL SEGUNDO, CA, May 31, 2018 — FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc. has released GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0, which expands upon its manufacturing planning and execution experience gained over more than 30 years. The new release provides a number of enhancements to the company’s manufacturing ERP software, along with three new applications.

New modules for Shop Floor Dispatch, Enterprise Search, and Contract Agreements add functionality not previously available within GLOVIA G2.

Shop Floor Dispatch eliminates the need for batching information; it provides the customer’s production team with a visual ‘one-stop’ tool for managing and recording production and inspection activity.

Enterprise Search
enables users to easily find and access capabilities within the ERP system that they haven’t used in a while or learn to use if they’re new users.

Contract Agreements provides recurring billing functionality for aftermarket companies that offer service and maintenance agreements or rentals.

GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 also features many enhancements to existing ERP modules, including:

  • New file upload capability
  • Improved item, supplier, customer, contact searches
  • New General Ledger sub-Ledger and enhanced re-valuation capabilities
  • Improved Bank Reconciliation
  • Project accounting enhancements
  • New ERP integration for GLOVIA G2 Sequencing
  • Contract Management enhancements for shipping and transaction maintenance
  • Extensions to the engineering drag and drop capabilities
  • Enhancements to Repetitive Schedule and Customer Releasing capabilities
  • Further improvements to Ad-hoc grids
  • Further improvements to Insights
  • Expansion of Capable To Promise availability

Increasing the amount of real-time recording and response of factory floor systems was a key driver of the new release, according to Jim Errington, VP of Sales and Service.

“These software enhancements reflect more than a year of customer interactions to learn how we can better manage their changing requirements,” he said. “And, the feedback we’ve received from beta testers of this new software have been very positive.”

“The new Repetitive Schedule functionality in GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 allows us to set multiple schedules per day and even per hour. This increased precision and flexibility will allow us to eliminate duplicate work and custom scheduling side systems,” said Chris Sandlin, senior manager, Information Technology for Keihin North America, Inc. “Less software for us to maintain and less work/more efficiency for our end users is always an outcome we can get behind.”

“Other new features that will really enhance our productivity within GLOVIA G2 are the new paging screen layouts, color-coded Grid thresholders (no longer just an on/off two-color option) and the new grid-like functionality added to paging screens. All of these features were big hits with our end users during beta testing,” Sandlin said.

“Working with the GLOVIA development and executive team members during the beta testing turned out to be a very positive experience,” he said.

GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 is available on May 31. Installation, migration and testing time for existing GLOVIA G2 customers takes approximately 1-3 days, Errington said.

The company plans to showcase its new ERP release at the following upcoming events:

IMTS in Chicago, Sept. 10-15
• FABTECH in Atlanta, November 6-8

For a full list of ERP software enhancements in GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 contact Fujitsu Glovia.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

About Keihin North America
Keihin North America is a leading manufacturer of precision technology parts for the automotive and powersports industry, as well as other specialty applications. We are focused on exceeding customer expectations, building a preferred workplace and being a respected corporate citizen. Keihin North America operates manufacturing facilities in the United States (Greenfield, IN, Muncie, IN, Tarboro, NC, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Capac, MI), Mexico (San Luis Potosi, MX), and Brazil (Manaus, BZ), and employs more than 2,000 associates. Keihin North America is a major supplier to the automotive and powersports industries, as well as other strategic partners. www.keihin-na.com.

About FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC.
Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox Chess and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan. Its more than 1,000 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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Contact FUJITSU GLOVIA to learn more about how our GLOVIA G2 solution can help maximize your company’s production and increase the amount of real-time recording and response of your factory floor systems.

Press Release :: GLOVIA G2 v.3.1 Manufacturing ERP Software Scores High

TEC deems Fujitsu Glovia’s system a highly competitive solution, citing several modules, including Manufacturing Management and Inventory Management

EL SEGUNDO, CA, October 09, 2017 — Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) rates GLOVIA G2 “a highly competitive solution in the ERP for discrete manufacturing software space,” based on a recent review of the ERP software designed by Fujitsu, Glovia Inc.

Several GLOVIA G2 modules were scored in the maximum range of functionality, including Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, and Sales Management, according to the report from TEC ERP Analyst Ted Rohm.

GLOVIA G2 is built to make manufacturers more productive, and Fujitsu Glovia has permeated the lessons of lean manufacturing down into the solution,” Rohm wrote. “The user experience has been refined to bring the execution of tasks to the user, as opposed to making the user seek out the next operation.”

He specifically noted the system’s homepage for its clear, easy-to-find displays of tasks, messages, and work processes that need attention.

“Insights … are created by triggers in the database that push the information in the system to the user, instead of a user having to run a report or go into a screen to determine the status of a work process,” Rohm wrote.

He also highlighted GLOVIA G2’s:

– Deep functionality

– Presentation of complex processes in a simple, easy-to-understand manner

– Versatile applications that can operate independently, access GLOVIA G2, or be integrated with other software

– Extensive and well-defined set of application modules

– Ability to add new modules to meet changing industry and customer needs

“GLOVIA G2 is a hidden jewel in the discrete manufacturing ERP software space,” Rohm wrote. “The solution embodies the lean manufacturing principles it is built to support, with a lean user experience that has been honed through years of continuous improvements.”

The high score and strong assessment were welcomed by Fujitsu Glovia. “We’re gratified by the industry acknowledgement of GLOVIA G2’s outstanding ERP capabilities,” said Jim Errington, Fujitsu Glovia’s EVP Sales and Service. “We’ve dedicated ourselves to continuing to ensure the best experience possible for our customers.”

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.

About FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC.

Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox Chess and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan. Its more than 1,000 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers. Contact FUJITSU GLOVIA to learn more about its manufacturing ERP software.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Contact FUJITSU GLOVIA to learn more about how our GLOVIA G2 solution can help maximize your company’s production and respond more quickly to changes in the marketplace.

GLOVIA G2 v.3.1 Manufacturing ERP Software Scores High

GLOVIA G2 version 3.1 Manufacturing ERP Software was recently reviewed by the Technology Evaluation Centers ERP Analyst, Ted Rohm. With a focus on comparing GLOVIA G2 against the ERP competition in a variety of capabilities, including Financials, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, Quality Management, Sales Management

 

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Article Excerpts from Certification Report, Authored by :: Ted Rohm

“Based on the information obtained by TEC, GLOVIA G2 scores as a highly competitive solution in the ERP for discrete manufacturing software space. In the Focus Indicator, the Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Purchasing Management, and Sales Management modules are shown with an asterisk next to the module name. This indicates that GLOVIA G2 scores in the maximum range of functionality for these modules.”

“GLOVIA G2 is built to make manufacturers more productive, and Fujitsu Glovia has permeated the lessons of lean manufacturing down into the solution. The user experience has been refined to bring the execution of tasks to the user, as opposed to making the user seek out the next operation. Just as manufacturers continually improve every step of a process, the GLOVIA G2 system has been continuously improved on over the past years to present the important, actionable tasks to the user.”

“Upon entering the GLOVIA G2 system, a user is presented with a homepage that contains a set of panes that provide immediate insight into the tasks, messages, or actions that she/he needs to address (figure 1). The home screen displays work process insights which are created by triggers in the database that push the information in the system to the user, instead of a user having to run a report or go into a screen to determine the status of a work process.”

TEC Analyst Observations on Fujitsu Glovia, Inc.—GLOVIA G2

“GLOVIA G2 is a hidden jewel in the discrete manufacturing ERP software space. The solution has extensive and deep functionality, yet is able to present these complex manufacturing processes in a very simple and intuitive fashion. The solution embodies the lean manufacturing principles it is built to support, with a lean user experience that has been honed through years of continuous improvements.”

“The name GLOVIA is an acronym for GLObal Value Integrated Applications. As the name implies, the system is built as a set of integrated but distinct applications. Many of the applications can operate independently, can access GLOVIA G2, or be integrated with other software applications. Figure 6 below shows the current set of application modules, which is both extensive and well defined. Fujitsu Glovia is continuing to add additional modules as the industry changes and as requested by the customers.”

Use TEC’s Advisor Tool to see how GLOVIA G2 stacks up against the competition!

Contact FUJITSU GLOVIA to learn more about how GLOVIA G2 ERP Solution can help your company respond more quickly to changes in the marketplace.

FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. Develops Hybrid ERP Strategy For Manufacturers Using SAP

Economical and Easy-to-Implement GLOVIA G2 Software Offers Ability to Make Faster Production Line Changes, Ramp Up New Plants Without Need for SAP Retrofits

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. (May 23, 2017) – FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. has developed a hybrid ERP strategy that enables manufacturers to more quickly, easily and inexpensively make production line changes, expand manufacturing capabilities, add new facilities or implement Lean Manufacturing while continuing to benefit from the operational strengths of their SAP ERP systems.

The El Segundo company’s GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software has been designed to be fully SAP-compatible, providing manufacturers the opportunity to incorporate a system with superior manufacturing ERP capabilities without disrupting corporate use of SAP for financial and human resource functions.

“This solution is ideally suited for organizations with multiple facilities and varied operations, where time to market is such a critical factor in the implementation of various business changes,” said Jim Errington, Executive Vice President of Sales and Service for FUJITSU GLOVIA. “The ease with which GLOVIA G2 can be incorporated in a manufacturing operation can cut implementation time from years to months compared to SAP.”

While many large, multi-facility companies view SAP as a one-stop ERP solution, the system can add tremendous cost and blow up the intended timetable when companies find opportunities to grow or change their business. At the same time, SAP, which was originally launched to manage financial operations, lacks the domain expertise of ERP systems, like GLOVIA G2, that were specifically built for manufacturing operations.

“Implementing GLOVIA G2 enables companies to take advantage of GLOVIA G2’s superior manufacturing ERP capabilities in manufacturing workflow, sequencing, optimization, traceability and pegging,” Errington said. “This solution serves small-to-large companies in a variety of discrete manufacturing industries, including automotive, aerospace & defense, capital equipment, electronics, engineer-to-order/make-to-order, telecommunications and high-volume manufacturing.”

Benefits of a SAP GLOVIA G2 Hybrid ERP System

GLOVIA G2 offers a number of advantages that make it an ideal manufacturing ERP solution paired with Corporate SAP applications:

  • Full integration of SAP modules
  • Lower cost of ownership, including licensing, implementation and maintenance cost savings
  • Easy to implement – weeks or months to implement vs. years for SAP
  • Extensive manufacturing operations expertise, especially in Lean Manufacturing, using Kanban, Seiban or other Lean systems
  • Specialized industry-specific modules for ETO/MTO and automotive companies and suppliers

The cost and time benefits of GLOVIA G2 are of special merit when companies must undergo significant changes to their manufacturing operations. Designed from the ground up to support and manage manufacturing businesses, GLOVIA G2 provides:

  • Enterprise-wide visibility, with true supply chain transparency, eliminating information silos; a full-set of ERP modules integrating systems and business processes, linking companies to both their customers and suppliers
  • Unmatched flexibility, supporting manufacturing businesses without forcing changes to their business processes
  • Real-time responsiveness, slashing order-to-fulfillment cycle times and getting the right product to the right customer at the right place, time and price
  • Improved efficiency, reducing cost while eliminating excess inventories, boosting productivity and managing resources

Implementing GLOVIA G2 in concert with an existing Corporate SAP ERP enables manufacturers to avoid significant SAP change costs with completion of business process changes in a fraction of the time.

When to Consider an SAP GLOVIA G2 Hybrid ERP Approach

  • Factory production line changes will require a time-consuming and expensive retrofit of SAP modules
  • Implementing Lean Manufacturing, Kanban or Seiban
  • Seeking a low-risk solution for very complicated problems
  • Adding manufacturing ERP capabilities to multiple facilities
  • Starting up a new manufacturing facility

Learn more about FUJITSU GLOVIA’s SAP-compatible GLOVIA G2 ERP solution or contact FUJITSU GLOVIA for a software demo or more information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 155,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.

About FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC.

Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox Chess and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan. Its more than 1,000 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

Contact FUJITSU GLOVIA to learn more about how we can help your company respond more quickly to changes in the marketplace.