Manufacturing ERP Software Update Enhances Functionality, Adds Several New Modules

EL SEGUNDO, CA, May 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc. has released GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0, which expands upon its manufacturing planning and execution experience gained over more than 30 years. The new release provides a number of enhancements to the company’s manufacturing ERP software, along with three new applications.

New modules for Shop Floor Dispatch, Enterprise Search, and Contract Agreements add functionality not previously available within GLOVIA G2.

Shop Floor Dispatch eliminates the need for batching information; it provides the customer’s production team with a visual ‘one-stop’ tool for managing and recording production and inspection activity.

Enterprise Search enables users to easily find and access capabilities within the ERP system that they haven’t used in a while or learn to use if they’re new users.

Contract Agreements provides recurring billing functionality for aftermarket companies that offer service and maintenance agreements or rentals.

GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 also features many enhancements to existing ERP modules, including:
o New file upload capability
o Improved item, supplier, customer, contact searches
o New General Ledger sub-Ledger and enhanced re-valuation capabilities
o Improved Bank Reconciliation
o Project accounting enhancements
o New ERP integration for GLOVIA G2 Sequencing
o Contract Management enhancements for shipping and transaction maintenance
o Extensions to the engineering drag and drop capabilities
o Enhancements to Repetitive Schedule and Customer Releasing capabilities
o Further improvements to Ad-hoc grids
o Further improvements to Insights
o Expansion of Capable To Promise availability

Increasing the amount of real-time recording and response of factory floor systems was a key driver of the new release, according to Jim Errington, VP of Sales and Service.

“These software enhancements reflect more than a year of customer interactions to learn how we can better manage their changing requirements,” he said. “And, the feedback we’ve received from beta testers of this new software have been very positive.”

“The new Repetitive Schedule functionality in GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 allows us to set multiple schedules per day and even per hour. This increased precision and flexibility will allow us to eliminate duplicate work and custom scheduling side systems,” said Chris Sandlin, senior manager, Information Technology for Keihin North America, Inc. “Less software for us to maintain and less work/more efficiency for our end users is always an outcome we can get behind.”

“Other new features that will really enhance our productivity within GLOVIA G2 are the new paging screen layouts, color-coded Grid thresholders (no longer just an on/off two-color option) and the new grid-like functionality added to paging screens. All of these features were big hits with our end users during beta testing,” Sandlin said.

“Working with the GLOVIA development and executive team members during the beta testing turned out to be a very positive experience,” he said.

GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 is available on May 31. Installation, migration and testing time for existing GLOVIA G2 customers takes approximately 1-3 days, Errington said.

The company plans to showcase its new ERP release at the following upcoming events:
• IMTS in Chicago, Sept. 10-15
• FABTECH in Atlanta, November 6-8

For a full list of ERP software enhancements in GLOVIA G2 V3.5.0 contact Fujitsu Glovia.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 140,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.1 trillion yen (US $39 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

About Keihin North America
Keihin North America is a leading manufacturer of precision technology parts for the automotive and powersports industry, as well as other specialty applications. We are focused on exceeding customer expectations, building a preferred workplace and being a respected corporate citizen. Keihin North America operates manufacturing facilities in the United States (Greenfield, IN, Muncie, IN, Tarboro, NC, Mt. Sterling, OH, and Capac, MI), Mexico (San Luis Potosi, MX), and Brazil (Manaus, BZ), and employs more than 2,000 associates. Keihin North America is a major supplier to the automotive and powersports industries, as well as other strategic partners. www.keihin-na.com.

About FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC.
Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox Chess and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan. Its more than 1,000 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.

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