Preactor milestones show sustained global growth

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EMEA celebrates 450th customer, North America celebrates 300th customer while Latin America and Asia Pacific pass 200th and 150th customer milestone respectively.

Specialist planning and scheduling software company, Preactor International, has announced a range of key milestone achievements for sales in a variety of sectors and markets. Following on from its successful launch of recently formed subsidiary company Preactor Europe based in Lyon, these milestones reinforce the companys position as the worlds leading independent production planning and scheduling company.

With regard to geographical markets, Preactor now has in excess of 300 companies using its planning and scheduling software in North America alone. In EMEA, Preactor is seeing continued solid growth with the company recently celebrating its 450th implementation with France rapidly heading towards 200 installations in its own right. This is accompanied by recently passing the 200 implementation mark in Latin America and 150 in Asia Pacific which brings the total number of companies using Preactor globally to over 2300.

Set against a background of challenging financial and business difficulties, a number of sectors are showing strong growth as the easily accessible yet substantial benefits of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) are proven time and time again. Food and pharmaceuticals especially show high levels of interest while the Plastics and Rubber sector along with Automotive and Aerospace have each recently achieved their 150th Preactor implementation. Metals and Metal Fabrications, Preactors most successful sector, has now passed its 250th implementation.

CEO Mike Novels is understandably upbeat about the companys success but does not dismiss the reality of the challenges facing manufacturers in the coming week and months. It is precisely when margins are squeezed and manufacturers have to extract ever greater levels of efficiency from their production processes that production planning and scheduling can reveal itself as the weakest link. Designed to enable not replace existing ERP investments, the powerful, flexibility of Preactor can be implemented seamlessly, quickly, and cost effectively and most importantly, begin delivering benefits from the outset. The challenges are certainly real but more than ever, having control of your production planning and scheduling can make the difference not just to whether you survive or not, but also to ensuring you remain competitive both now and in the future.


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 2,300 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.

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