Invensys Operations Management (Australia) has now integrated its flagship Avantis.PRO™ enterprise asset management (EAM) software more tightly with Microsoft Dynamics® AX™ enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The combination of these leading software packages provides a powerful solution that enables financial and enterprise-planning decisions to be made using timely, reliable information about the health and operation of assets within a manufacturing facility.
Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 is a business management and ERP solution, facilitating business functions such as general ledger, accounts receivable and asset value reporting. Mike Ehrenberg, an engineer of Microsoft Corp said “As manufacturers seek to drive more and more value from their existing assets, EAM technology is becoming increasingly more strategic to their business and is equally strategic to ours. PRO EAM software from Invensys has a stellar reputation for quality and for the service that stands behind it. Together with Microsoft Dynamics ERP, we strengthen the combined value we deliver to our customers, providing a powerful, easy-to-use asset optimization solution that can grow and change with them for many years to come.”
The software integration can be easily implemented, and supports enterprise planning and decision making, improves financial and operating controls and facilitates interdepartmental collaboration.
Benefits and advantages of the Avantis.PRO™ include:
Greater enterprise-wide data access, which improves asset availability and utilization by providing financial systems with timely access to asset-related data, such as maintenance planning and schedules, projected failure rates and equipment service histories.
Seamless coordination and automation of business processes, improving efficiency, increasing accuracy and eliminating data entry errors.
Faster, easier connectivity through the use of predefined connections and standards-based integration concepts and frameworks.
Lower costs, by implementing a scalable, out-of-the-box solution that can be upgraded as the business requires
Higher reliability, based on implementation of software from trusted sources.
“This latest collaboration is a product of a long and successful business relationship that Invensys and Microsoft have enjoyed, not just with Avantis®, but with many of our products,” said Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive officer, Invensys Operations Management. “Augmenting Microsoft’s open development and applications environment with our experience in building solutions that address the intricacies of production environments significantly reduces risk, maximizing return not only on software investment, but on all assets.”