WorkPLAN Enterprise gets expert scheduling from Preactor interface

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Sescoi, author of the WorkPLAN Enterprise ERP system, will be working in partnership with Preactor in a number of international markets in Northern Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The two systems have been fully and seamlessly interfaced to deliver the combined benefits of Sescois WorkPLAN Enterprise ERP system, designed for project based, custom manufacturers, with Preactors advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software.

More than 2500 companies around the world are using Preactor to schedule and plan their production processes. The scheduling package has been designed to interface with ERP systems, complementing rather than duplicating their capabilities. Preactor 400 APS models the shop floor and its resources in detail, and the scheduling process is initiated by order transactions received from the WorkPLAN Enterprise scheduler model. Operations can be linked and overlapped to reflect real shop floor activity, with Gantt chart displays showing the overall picture of demand, capacity, resource usage and completion time. This enables companies to optimise the use of their resources and forecast realistic and achievable delivery dates in the dynamic environment of the shop floor.

WorkPLAN Enterprises bi-directional data exchange with Preactor enables the system to plan the delivery and execution of new projects, update management reports live, and provide snapshots of key performance indicators. Analysis of CAD data by WorkPLAN Enterprise and the use of historic information make it possible to produce highly accurate quotations, while other functions of the software control sales, inventory, purchasing, subcontracting, quality, time and attendance, after sales, and links to accounting packages. Visibility for projects is greatly increased, ensuring that profit margins and customer satisfaction are maximised while administrative effort is minimised. 

By combining both systems, companies will be able to gain full control of their entire manufacturing processes, winning more profitable business, optimising the efficiency and utilisation of machinery and delivering high quality parts on time.

Bruno Marko, President and founder of Sescoi said: Establishing a partnership with Preactor enables us to offer our international users advanced scheduling and planning capabilities inside WorkPLAN Enterprise. Efficient management of a business and its resources requires easily accessible and accurate information. Both Preactor and WorkPLAN Enterprise have been designed with ease of use in mind, enabling companies to implement the systems extremely quickly and achieve a return on investment measured in weeks.

Mike Novels, Preactor CEO and founder commented on the partnership: We are very similar companies with very similar global coverage and markets. My colleagues and I are proud to be working with Bruno and his team.


About Preactor International.

Preactor International is a world leader in production planning and scheduling software used by a wide range of businesses. Frequently integrated with ERP, MES and Supply Chain Management solutions, Preactors breakthrough technology is used by more than 2,500 small, medium and large multinational companies located in 65 countries.

Preactor has established partnerships with more than 400 companies located around the world to provide local expertise to support the implementation of the solution for each company. These 1000+ accredited professionals offer a key resource working closely with users to ensure each companys unique requirements are met.

The current trends in manufacturing are towards lowering inventory levels to reduce costs yet still be able to respond to shorter lead times to satisfy customer demand.  Preactor offers a family of applications ranging from mid and long term capacity planning to detailed scheduling and is translated into 30 languages.

Preactor runs on industry standard hardware, operating systems and databases.  Preactor International has long been a Microsoft Gold Partner and certifies its products for use on Microsoft platforms and databases. It uses the latest technology to develop its applications and typically offers at least one major release each year.

With 15 years of expertise in production planning and scheduling technology, 2,300 companies as users, more than 10,000 licenses installed and an extensive partner network offering local expertise and support, Preactor International offers global companies with a proven solution and the global resources for the execution of multinational projects.
 

About Sescoi

For over 20 years, Sescoi has been developing software solutions renowned for their quality, reliability, ease of use, and automatic features, as well as for world-class technical support and service.  Sescoi has established sales and support offices across the United States, Europe and Asia in order to serve thousands of local and international customers from a range of industries.

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