Fujitsu Glovia Inc. overgenomen door FOG Software Group

FOG Software Group breidt zijn groeiende portfolio van softwareoplossingen voor smart manufacturing verder uit door de overname van GLOVIA G2.

El Segundo, Californië ‒ FOG Software Group (“FOG”), een operationele groep van Vela Software en Constellation Software Inc. [TSX:CSU], is verheugd om aan te kondigen dat het Fujitsu Glovia Inc. (“FGI”) heeft overgenomen, met hoofdkantoor in El Segundo Californië en kantoren in Nederland, het Verenigd Koninkrijk en Thailand.

FGI’s GLOVIA G2 is een toonaangevende ERP-oplossing wereldwijd, eenvoudig te implementeren ERP-systeem voor discrete productie voor kleine tot grote bedrijven. FGI is een innovator in slimme ERP-oplossingen voor productie en helpt kleine en grote fabrikanten en assemblagebedrijven in binnen- en buitenland hun activiteiten te optimaliseren, beheren en uitbreiden. Van fabrikanten op één locatie tot multinationale, meertalige bedrijven met meerdere valuta, FGI heeft een gevestigd en groeiend klantenbestand.

FGI wordt een onafhankelijke business unit binnen FOG’s portfolio van Smart Manufacturing-softwarebedrijven. FGI zal nauw blijven samenwerken met haar klanten en innovatieve smart industry softwareoplossingen aanbieden voor de gekozen industrieën.

“GLOVIA G2 is weer een geweldige toevoeging aan ons portfolio van Smart Manufacturing-softwarebedrijven. De productie ondergaat een digitale transformatie en onze klanten zijn op zoek naar een stabiele en strategische leverancier om hen te helpen navigeren en profiteren van hun digitaliseringsreis. Onze complementaire groep softwarebedrijven vormt een Smart Manufacturing softwareportfolio onder de FOG-paraplu. Het biedt onze klanten een breed scala aan oplossingen om hun activiteiten naar Industrie 4.0 te brengen. Gezien het indrukwekkende en loyale klantenbestand van GLOVIA G2, het ervaren team en het brede productaanbod gericht op Manufacturing ERP, hebben we ons concurrentievoordeel verder uitgebreid. We zijn erg blij dat we GLOVIA G2 aan ons portfolio kunnen toevoegen, terwijl we onze voetafdruk met de ERP-markt blijven uitbreiden en slimme productiestrategieën nastreven”, aldus Magnus Sandberg, Group CEO of the Smart Manufacturing portfolio of companies. “We kijken ernaar uit om het getalenteerde team van FGI en onze diepgaande ervaring in de sector te combineren met onze financiële kracht en operationele excellence.”

 

Hoe gaat de maakindustrie verder….

Nu we al een tijdje leven met de gevolgen van het corona virus dwingt Covid-19 bedrijven om hun digitaliseringsstrategie te versnellen. Fabrikanten streven ernaar om te voldoen aan de eisen van een veranderde consument door het ontwikkelen van wendbaarheid, veerkracht en veiligheid, responsiviteit en innovatie. Lees meer …

Partnership met Quadira

Eindhoven/Veghel, 27 november 2020 – CrescentOne en Quadira gaan een partnership aan. CrescentOne, de leverancier van de innovatieve ERP-software GLOVIA G2 voor de high tech en automotive maakindustrie, kiest voor Advanced-Forms® document output management van Quadira om haar klanten een eenvoudige en flexibele document output management oplossing te bieden.

CrescentOne, onderdeel van het Japanse bedrijf Fujitsu, bedient momenteel de markt met de innovatieve en geavanceerde ERP-oplossing CrescentOne, specifiek ontwikkeld door en voor de maakindustrie. De ERP-oplossing wordt continue uitgebreid met nieuwe oplossingen gericht op verdere digitalisering van de productie en ondersteunende processen.

Met de toevoeging van Quadira’s Advanced-Forms® aan GLOVIA G2, kunnen CrescentOne en Quadira hun klanten een nog breder, eenvoudiger en flexibelere oplossing bieden. Advanced-Forms® is een gebruiksvriendelijke en flexibele oplossing om uitgaande documentstromen (bijvoorbeeld facturen, inkooporders, offertes en transportdocumenten) eenvoudig te automatiseren. Dit resulteert niet alleen in een hogere administratieve efficiëntie maar ook in veel minder fouten.

Voor Quadira betekent de samenwerking met CrescentOne een waardevolle aanvulling op hun huidige ERP-landschap. Met de focus op een eenvoudige en flexibele document output management oplossing voor ERP-oplossingen, is CrescentOne een mooie partner om de reeds bestaande wereldwijde dekking, nog verder uit te breiden.

Informatie over CrescentOne
CrescentOne is onderdeel van Fujitsu en heeft een lange geschiedenis in het ontwikkelen van innovatieve ERP-oplossingen waarmee bedrijven hun productie en supply chain optimaliseren en de efficiency verhogen. De laatste innovatie, GLOVIA G2 v4, komt voort uit meer dan 50 jaar ervaring op het gebied van producties, deels opgedaan in de meer dan 30 eigen high tech productie bedrijven voor servers, laptops, airconditioning systemen en auto-elektronica.

Informatie over Quadira
Quadira is al meer dan 21 jaar dé specialist in document output management. Met meer dan 1.000 implementaties, meer dan 600 opgeleide en gecertificeerde professionals wereldwijd en een passie voor de markt, worden klanten ondersteund bij elke uitdaging op het gebied van document output management.

Voor meer informatie:

CrescentOne B.V.
A.J. (Ad-Jan) van Rooij
VP Global Sales en Marketing
BIC 1 , 5657 BX Eindhoven
www.glovia.nl
Email: avanrooij@glovia.com
+31 (0)40-2655355

 

Quadira B.V.
Nicholas Verzuu
Sales Manager
Pater van den Elsenlaan 45-47, 5262 GG Veghel
www.quadira.nl
Email: nicholas.verzuu@quadira.com
+31 6 50 73 29 24 | + 31 413 369 506

 

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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.

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

TEC deems CrescentOne’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, CrescentOne 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 CrescentOne 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 CrescentOne. “We’re gratified by the industry acknowledgement of GLOVIA G2’s outstanding ERP capabilities,” said Jim Errington, CrescentOne’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 CrescentOne.

Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, CrescentOne. 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. CrescentOne 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 CrescentOne 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 CrescentOne 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 CrescentOne 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 CrescentOne.—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 CrescentOne 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. CrescentOne 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 CrescentOne to learn more about how GLOVIA G2 ERP Solution can help your company respond more quickly to changes in the marketplace.

Advanced Manufacturing Article :: ERP Software for Small Shops

Read the Original Article Here.
Article by Patrick Waurzyniak

What can ERP do for managers running a small shop? The answer is pretty much everything, if you’re aiming to boost sales, make manufacturing production goals and build high-quality parts, and in turn satisfy customers and make a decent profit.

While enterprise resource planning (ERP) is often seen as the domain of large-scale manufacturers, job shops of all sizes in discrete manufacturing greatly benefit from digitizing operations with modern software that often lifts the smaller builder out of working off paper-based systems and Excel spreadsheets into the latest ERP automation with digital scheduling and production analysis tools.

The latest ERP software can be tailored to use at smaller shops, with easy-to-use smartphone interfaces for accessing shop ERP data and new big-board electronic schedulers offering easy touch-screen input on the factory floor. Many options are available now to small manufacturers, including either on-premises installations or newer cloud-based ERP systems that promise to dramatically cut technology costs by removing most of, or even eliminating, the costs of maintaining an expensive IT infrastructure.

Tailored for Small Shops

Not all ERP systems are built alike, and small shops with well under 100 employees might be best suited to shop-floor management and ERP systems that are custom-built for the smaller operator. A full-fledged ERP system from the big names in the business, say from SAP, Oracle or one of the many enterprise-level applications, may not be ideal for many smaller shops.

“Feature-wise and functionality-wise, we have capabilities that are found in the larger systems,” noted Henning Industrial Software (Hudson, OH) President Rich Henning. “The depth and breadth of what we cover is large,” but without the big price tag of large ERP systems, said Henning, developer of Visual EstiTrack ERP software. For smaller manufacturers, the investment in large enterprise-level ERP systems can strain their finances. “Even Microsoft Dynamics is pretty expensive for a small shop,” said Henning, noting that shops can spend thousands of dollars just on the integrators installing such systems. “They can be overkill.

“Robust ERP and shop-management software systems are fully integrated operational and financial management systems that are designed help SME [small-to-medium enterprise] manufacturers manage nearly all aspects of their businesses,” Henning said. “Well-designed systems will support just about every functional area of a manufacturing facility. This includes managing the entire product lifecycle starting with Customer/Prospect Management, CRM, Job Estimating, Engineering, Sales Orders, Shop Orders, Scheduling, Capacity Planning, Material Requirements Planning, Purchasing, Receiving, Job Labor Reporting, Quality Management [i.e., Non-Conformance, Corrective Actions, etc.] and finally a fully integrated Accounting system [A/R, A/P, Fixed Assets, GL, Payroll and Human Resources Management].”

By methodically managing via a fully integrated ERP system every functional area of a manufacturing facility, small manufacturers can gain operational efficiencies and improve quality by gaining a true insight on their operations that only a well-designed fully integrated ERP system can provide, he added. “It can help a manufacturer turn all their day-to-day transactional data into actionable business intelligence,” Henning said, “that can lead them to higher levels of productivity and efficiency.”

Small shops need an ERP system to effectively run today’s manufacturing operations, which are more complex and fast-paced than ever, especially in made-to-order manufacturing environments.

“The truth is, in today’s business landscape, no business is too small for an ERP solution,” said Jeremy Klosowski, GM and director, sales and marketing, Realtrac Performance ERP (Livonia, MI), developer of Realtrac ERP. “Realtrac allows small businesses to operate, appear and compete like a large-scale enterprise. It allows management to do much more with much less and capture cost with true visibility while sharing information across various departments in an organization to reach production goals.”

Check the Big Board

Newer technologies like big-screen options take ERP scheduling and job management from paper or the desktop to very large touchscreen-enabled electronic boards accessible in the shop and on the factory floor. In the past year, Henning, who worked with a longtime customer, Littlestar Plastics (Rockford, IL), to develop a convenient shop-floor big-board touchscreen, introduced its new Touch Scheduling Board. Similarly, Realtrac this fall introduced its new Rightboard touchscreen scheduling system.
More mobile information is easily accessible by users via either smartphones or tablet computers with the new GLOVIA G2 ERP system from CrescentOne Inc.

“Our Touch Scheduling Board emulates and is designed to replace the magnetic scheduling boards often found in shops,” Henning said. “Our touch-based scheduling board provides an intuitive user interface and familiar magnetic board metaphor, thus reducing the user’s learning curve, making it much easier for shop-floor personnel to prioritize operations, view/set statuses and move operations from one work center to another.” The scheduling board also enables authorized users to change run quantities based on release coverage, view due dates, redefine routers and assign employees to work centers and/or operations.

Users can even color code cards by customer, define on-the-fly operational performance notes that can be shared with other shop personnel and set a variety of shop order statuses, such as “Waiting for Material,” Henning added, and animated icons are used to show hot and late jobs.

Realtrac is always making improvements to stay competitive and be the first in its class of small-to-medium size shops, Klosowski said. “We have recently launched our touch-screen electronic Rightboard, and RFQ [Request for Quote], to name a few. Each feature has an extremely large impact for costing and real-time operations,” Klosowski noted. “The Rightboard allows you to move jobs throughout your departments to workstations from a job pool with drag-and-drop technology, dramatically increasing workflow. The touchscreen allows you to see where your operations are in your shop as well as the timeline for that operation capturing employee rates. RFQ has multiple levels of quoting and adding vendors, shaving hours off your week.”

Mobile Access to ERP

The use of mobile devices with smartphones and tablets also continues to grow, and mobile devices have become much more accepted on the shop floor. “Henning Software offers a mobile option that we have named iVET that has an employee portal feature enabling shop-floor personnel to view their operational performance statistics, efficiencies, workcenter schedules, inventory levels, job assignments and to clock in/out of jobs using their mobile device, freeing them from having to walk up to a tethered computer, thus improving shop-floor efficiency,” he said.

Newer technologies aimed at making ERP easier to use include software employing .NET and SQL (structured query language), as well as HTML 5, which enables running it on laptops and on mobile devices, noted James Gorham, Executive Vice President of CrescentOne Inc. (El Segundo, CA), developer of the GLOVIA G2 ERP software.

“The risk is way higher for a small company,” noted Gorham of small shops seeking ERP solutions. “If they get it wrong, they can go out of business. Their ability to recover is obviously more fragile.”

ERP systems give small shops key controls for critical items including Bill of Materials (BOM), he noted, and it also gives the smaller operator effective cost controls. “The quicker they can adopt ERP the better,” Gorham said.

Going to the Cloud

For a lot of manufacturers, a key decision with ERP systems remains whether to go with the more traditional, tried-and-true on-premises installations—software that is licensed and installed locally—or to go with either a cloud-based system or one that is a hybrid, a combination of those two options. There are pros and cons to each approach.

“In the face of growing competition and a challenging business climate, many job shops and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce costs, streamline operations, and improve the bottom line. Implementing ERP software is a proven solution for running a business efficiently and effectively,” said Kathie Poindexter, senior manager, product marketing, Epicor Software Corp. (Austin, TX). “Yet a large percentage of manufacturers have held back from implementing an ERP system due to high initial costs, long implementation times, and competing demands for time and resources.

“However, today ERP is being made more accessible to small shops [via reduced cost of ownership and complexity] so they too can streamline business processes and break down barriers to growth, while remaining agile for rapid response to customer demands and evolving markets,” she added.

ERP allows small manufacturers to track, measure, and monitor their entire business, from shop floor to top floor and from raw materials to final product, Poindexter said. ERP also boosts efficiency with real-time, actionable visibility into plant and business operations; reduces costs and streamlines processes; optimizes lean manufacturing to focus on the key priorities to make smarter decisions, eliminate waste and increase customer satisfaction; and allows adapting to new manufacturing methods, changing customer requirements, and evolving business strategies, she said.

“This is all done via a single platform for better real-time collaboration. Since many small shops have limited IT resources to manage/deploy software, many are opting for a hosted cloud ERP solution, which is delivered in a manner that minimizes complexity,” Poindexter added. “This also has cash-flow advantages, allowing businesses to pay as they go from OPEX [operating expenses] budgets vs. CAPEX [capital expenses].

“Cloud ERP is perfect for small manufacturers as it ideally facilitates the collaborative nature of manufacturing across the entire supply chain,” Poindexter said. “Thanks to cloud deployment models, which reduce the infrastructure and IT support requirements related to hosting and management of software, small manufacturers can now access ERP capabilities that were previously out of reach. Those shops are in a prime position to get the most out of the cloud, as their size necessitates a large, agile computing solution while their IT budgets generally prohibit a robust, in-house data center.”

Small shops can benefit greatly from cloud-based systems, said Realtrac’s Klosowski. “I believe that the cloud-based system has the potential to be a major tool for smaller shops,” said Klosowski. “It provides a cost-effective environment that backs up all the information while providing complete shop-floor control as being a sole manager for a smaller group of individuals.

“In addition to being cost-effective, Realtrac’s cloud-based ERP allows you to grow your business while managing operations from a distance,” he added. “There have been extreme advancements in ERP. Having a cloud-based solution allows the user real-time visibility. As anyone in this industry knows, manufacturing changes almost at the same speed as technology, inventory changes, demand changes, and equipment changes. With this visibility it allows the manufacturer to provide the right quantity and time and adjust to scheduling changes at the right time.”

The major plus for cloud ERP is users don’t have the IT infrastructure and related costs, added CrescentOne’s Gorham. “It’s basically outsourced. The updating of the system on the cloud, all of that is taken care of,” Gorham said. “The downside is you don’t own the solution. It’s a run-to-apply solution.

“We have some customers that start in the cloud and then port to the on-premises solution. That’s an hour or so of work at most, and the reason I can say that is it’s exactly the same solution. Most of our competition, they’re actually two solutions. Or they’re the same, but they cut it down to make it perform in the cloud. Our software is architected to be sub-second response times. That takes away the barrier if you want to move to the cloud, or the other way around.”

Cloud Concerns Linger

Many manufacturers still are hesitant to adopt cloud ERP, for varying reasons. “We do see some smaller businesses that are looking for cloud solutions, but a large number of them are still most comfortable with a software package that installs on-premises,” said Dan Griffin, director of product management for Macola (Dublin, OH), an ERP software provider and a division of Exact, which is based in the Netherlands. “Smaller businesses, those without a large IT staff, have concerns around cloud, specifically as it pertains to security, access and data ownership. Furthermore, cloud software often has limited configuration options—leaving a small business in a position to have to change its processes to work around the software.”

Griffin said Macola also sees that smaller businesses are concerned with the lifetime cost for purchasing software in the cloud. “The cost of entry may be lower, but the total cost of ownership can outpace a traditional software purchase in a few years.”

Typically, small businesses that select a “pure cloud” solution are doing so because of the lower barrier to entry, Griffin said. “Some of the benefits associated with pure cloud—such as 24/7 accessibility—are also available with traditional ‘on-prem’ software,” Griffin added. “For example, even with software on-premises, Macola 10 can be accessed via Web browsers, tablets and mobile devices. We also have customers who choose to create a ‘private cloud’ by hosting Macola with a provider like Amazon Web Services to gain benefits around hardware and infrastructure management while still maintaining ownership of their software deployment.”

In more rural areas, like much of the territory covered by Henning in the Midwest, worries over Internet broadband availability remain a key issue for manufacturers thinking of running shop operations on the cloud.

“That’s a real concern,” Henning said. A company can run its entire infrastructure on the cloud, but the broadband connection cannot fail, as it did recently in the area where Henning is based, when a trunk line interrupted the VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) broadband connection that Henning’s own business uses. “We were down for like 36 hours. If somebody has that happen, that’s a real concern,” Henning said. “The risk is high.”

A lot of people are doing more of a hybrid approach, he added. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), is the true leasing approach, said Henning. But there are other options available to users who do not want to use a true cloud ERP, such as using a Windows server running in the cloud. “There’s no magic to this cloud stuff really,” he said.

“From our customer experience, we have not seen a great demand for cloud-based ERP systems up to this point,” Henning stated. “Most of our customers still feel more comfortable with an on-premises approach because that offers them more control over their systems and data. The fact of the matter is that companies wanting to use an off-premises-based ERP system must have the availability of very fast and reliable high-speed broadband Internet services, and broadband Internet services are not always available or as reliable in more rural areas of country where many smaller manufacturers may be located.”

Henning said some customers have chosen to move their computer infrastructure into the cloud by both using a cloud-based server as well as cloud-based workstations connecting remotely via thin-client remote desktop connections. If broadband is available, there can be a potential cost savings by using virtual servers and workstations in the cloud, he added.

“By running their computer infrastructure in the cloud, companies can avoid the capital expense of buying their own servers and workstations by using simple thin-client devices. By avoiding the cost of managing their own computer infrastructure, there may be some opportunity for cost savings.”

This article was first published in the December 2016 edition of Manufacturing Engineering magazine. Read “ERP Software for Small Shops” as a PDF.

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With the name Fujitsu behind this product, GLOVIA G2 offers the best ERP solution for discrete manufacturers worldwide.

On-Demand Webinar :: Advanced Manufacturing ERP Solutions

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Description :: As a manufacturer, your needs continue to grow more complex and increasingly urgent. You must manage a rapidly growing product base. You must respond to customer demands quickly and accurately. You must gain visibility into all your operations and synchronize your supply chain. You must also provide immaculate service.

The automotive industry is experiencing changes like no other. Gasoline to electric engines, user/driver features to self-driven automobiles (smart cars) and so on. Research being done creating and supporting these changes is greater than ever before. Regardless of the ‘Tier’ within the supply chain, auto manufacturers must be responsive to these changes.

Attendees will gain insight into how to achieve near-perfect quality at every level of production by:

  • Delivering Lean Results
  • Reduction of Inventory to Close-To-Zero
  • Reduce Lead Times, Time Taken for Customized Orders, Production Orders
  • Reduce Cost Throughout Supply Chain
  • Higher Quality, Lower Cost
  • Real-time visibility

CrescentOne.’s GLOVIA G2 ERP Solution builds on more than 40 years of domain experience in the development of comprehensive manufacturing ERP systems for automotive, aerospace and defense, electronics, telecommunications, capital equipment and high-volume manufacturers. GLOVIA G2 is well known for its depth of functionality and lower cost-of-ownership.

This extended ERP system offers complete product, customer, supplier and business management functions, with more than 70 ERP software modules that can be implemented individually in conjunction with other existing business software or as a complete end-to-end solution.

With the name Fujitsu behind this product, GLOVIA G2 offers the best ERP solution for discrete manufacturers worldwide.

GLOVIA G2 Aerospace & Defense ERP Software at AeroDef

El Segundo, CA

Manufacturing ERP System Provides Aerospace and Defense Companies with Advanced Management Capabilities

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. (February 9, 2015) – CrescentOne. will demonstrate the advanced capabilities of its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP system at AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing Trade Show, Booth #410, on Feb. 9-10 at the Long Beach, Calif., Convention Center, and follow up with an Aerospace and Defense Industry-targeted Webinar on Feb. 25 showcasing GLOVIA G2’s Project Management capabilities.

The El Segundo company plans to showcase various GLOVIA G2 ERP modules that have been specially designed to manage the complex engineering and production requirements of manufacturers in the aerospace and defense sector, including Project Resource Planning, Project Accounting, Quality and Engineering Change.

“Based on many years of working with aerospace and defense customers, we recognized the specialized needs of these businesses, and developed an ERP system that can manage lot/serial traceability, planning of component items while engineering is still in process and super high-quality control of engineering changes, among other requirements,” said James Gorham, Executive Vice President.

“The high level of control afforded by GLOVIA G2 makes it a superior, yet cost-effective, offering in manufacturing ERP systems for aerospace and defense companies.”

GLOVIA G2’s Project Management suite provides Aerospace and Defense manufacturers with full accounting of projects throughout their lifecycle, including:
• Establishing project tasks and budget
• Tracking project progress (activities, cost)
• Date reconciliation of material or resource changes
• Monitoring actual project costs vs. budgeted costs
• Performing progress billing during life of the project
• Managing installation, maintenance, repair, and service
• Performing impact analysis

Among the company’s long-time customers is the National Ignition Facility (NIF) of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., which has used CrescentOne’s ERP system for inventory control for more than 10 years.
The National Ignition Facility is the world’s largest laser research facility, with 4 million components, 102,000 serial controlled items, 6,000 sub-assemblies, 192 laser beams and one assembly.

“NIF is a great example of the vast capabilities of GLOVIA G2 to manage complex engineering environments,” Gorham said.

GLOVIA G2 is a highly adaptive extended ERP solution that supports simple-to-complex business structures, with multiple locations, languages and currencies, providing engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, make-to-order, make-to-stock, make-to-forecast, ultra-high volume (continuous) or mixed-mode manufacturing.

The ERP software is deployed at some of the world’s finest companies, solving their manufacturing, assembly, sub-contract, supply chain, inventory control, engineering and accounting requirements.

Visit CrescentOne at Booth #410 during AeroDef, or contact the company to learn more about its Feb. 25 Aerospace and Defense Project Management Webinar.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 159,000 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 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.
For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About CrescentOne.
Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, CrescentOne. 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. CrescentOne 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.

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