Flexware Innovation to Participate in Microsoft’s 10th Annual Convergence Event

February 26, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Fishers, IN – February 26, 2006 — Flexware Innovation, Inc. will exhibit at the 10th annual Convergence event, presented by Microsoft. Convergence will be held March 25-28 in Dallas, TX. The event is designed for professionals seeking to enhance their business and solution knowledge, view product demonstrations, and develop professional networks.

“Flexware has a unique shop floor management solution for manufacturers that Microsoft Dynamics customers will want to see. Manufacturing Director integrates ERPs, such as Microsoft Dynamics AX, with the shop floor to provide real-time shop floor execution and control,” explained Scott Whitlock, President and CEO of Flexware Innovation.

Manufacturing Director provides error-proofing, tracking, traceability, genealogy, routing, assembly management, part disposition, WIP tracking, and more.

Ken Neusaenger, Flexware’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing stated, “We’ve got a unique product here. We’re looking forward to showing the Microsoft community just what it can do for shop floor operations.”

Neusaenger describes Manufacturing Director as a good fit in discrete manufacturing, especially when assembly management is required in a complex, high mix environment. Flexware’s solutions are currently running lines in appliance, automotive, life science, and food manufacturing, among others.

Manufacturing Director, like leading MES products, integrates business systems with the shop floor. However, according to Neusaenger, Flexware’s product takes integration to another level and further than most. Neusaenger elaborated, “Our tool is uniquely designed to enable manual and automated shop floor operations by providing device connectivity. Direct integration of PLCs, bar code scanners, label printer, torque guns, and other devices to business systems is inherently risky, but can become an enormous asset. Manufacturing Director allows orders to be taken from Dynamics AX, accurately executed at the device level, and completed by relaying information back to Dynamics AX.”

Information about Flexware’s Manufacturing Director can be found at www.manufacturingdirector.com. Information about Convergence 2006 can be found at www.msconvergence.com.

About Flexware Innovation, Inc.
Flexware was founded in 1996 by Scott Whitlock and has served as a leading MES consulting firm. Flexware serves pharmaceutical, medical device, coil, assembly, and automotive industries.