Latest Versions of Oracle’s Agile PLM and Oracle’s Agile PLM for Process Enable Manufacturers to Accelerate Innovation and Maximize Profitability
April 15, 2008
As another milestone for Oracle's "Applications Unlimited" program, Oracle today announced the latest versions of Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) 188.8.131.52 (formerly known as Agile 9) and Oracle's Agile PLM for Process 5.2 (formerly known as Prodika).
These new releases further Oracle's strategy and commitment to evolving Oracle's Agile PLM product roadmap and are based upon customer-driven enhancements, a superior ownership experience and comprehensive industry best practices for enterprise PLM processes.
"Applications Unlimited" is Oracle's long-term plan to protect customers' current investments while providing continued enhancements and lifetime support to current Oracle(r) Applications.
Deeper Industry Processes
As companies are under increased pressure to deliver economical, reliable and versatile products, mechatronics support has become vital as it enables manufacturers to manage integrated design information across all types of components including mechanical, electronics and software.
The latest version of Oracle's Agile PLM now delivers mechatronics support and enhancements to enable high-tech and industrial manufacturers to better manage complex, multi-type design objects and benefit from seamless integration capabilities to design systems including mechanical CAD, electronics CAD and software.
Oracle's Agile PLM also enables engineering collaboration, visibility and control of design information through the product lifecycle both internally and externally.
For process manufacturers and private-label retailers within the food and beverage, health and beauty and household and care products industries, Oracle's Agile PLM for Process provides enhanced, deeper formulation capabilities, including prototype traceability, calculated attribute support, label and ingredient statement tools and nutritional and compliance reporting. This latest release also has additional support for extended data in collaboration and formulation with tighter security to enable collaboration with supply chain applications and protection against counterfeits and copycats.
Customer-Driven Enhancements and Superior Ownership Experience
The new release also leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware for reporting using Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher and Oracle Data Integrator, further enhancing Oracle's Agile PLM differentiation in enabling decision support analytics and reporting across enterprise PLM functions.
Oracle's Agile PLM now includes customer-driven enhancements across product quality management, product portfolio management, product compliance management and product cost management.
Oracle's Agile PLM for Process now enables a lower total-cost-of-ownership with additional self-service capabilities, simplified configuration, extensibility, extensible reporting and better integration APIs.
Utilizing Oracle's Application Integration Architecture (AIA), the open, standards-based approach to enterprise integration, Oracle is laying the foundational roadmap to provide out-of-the-box, composite enterprise PLM processes to integrate with the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle's JD Edwards applications and SAP applications.
"Manufacturers are under increased pressure to design cost-effective, high-quality products that are reliable and compliant with industry standards," said Joe Barkai, Practice Director of Manufacturing Insights, an IDC Company, in a recent research perspective. "With Agile, Oracle is delivering Enterprise PLM solutions that provide access to information throughout the entire product network. Oracle is delivering on its promise by drawing in internal and external stakeholders early and throughout the product lifecycle through composite business processes across Agile PLM, CAD systems, ERP backbones, and other enterprise applications."
"We continue to remain committed to evolving Oracle's Agile PLM product lines to give our manufacturing customers access to deeper, out-of-the- box industry best practices and next generation enterprise PLM capabilities across engineering, design and manufacturing systems," said Oracle Vice President, PLM Product Strategy Hardeep Gulati. "Our clear product roadmap and collaboration with new and existing customers continues to position us for ongoing momentum in the Enterprise PLM space."
Oracle's Agile PLM for Process 5.2 is currently available. Oracle's Agile PLM 184.108.40.206 is scheduled to be available in May 2008.
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