SAP has bought Visiprise, that specializes in manufacturing execution systems (MES) which as 300 employees.
This will give SAP the extra functionality needed to compete in the complex discrete manufacturing sector such as aerospace, high tech and defense industries.
"It signals SAP's commitment to manufacturing," said Simon Jacobson, senior research analyst at Boston-based AMR Research. "Now you can buy MES from your ERP provider."
Manufacturing execution software definition: A shop floor control system which includes either manual or automatic labor and production reporting as well as on-line inquiries and links to tasks that take place on the production floor. MES includes links to work orders, receipt of goods, shipping, quality control, maintenance, scheduling, and other related tasks.