Published: 15 June 2007
Analyst(s): Colin Masson, Alison Smith, Simon Jacobson
You can now buy an MES directly from SAP. SAP has added manufacturing shop-floor partner Visiprise to its price list and will resell Visiprise's MES product, Visiprise Manufacturing, under the name SAP Manufacturing Execution by Visiprise. While it's certainly good news for Visiprise, SAP is acknowledging it can't satisfy the manufacturing execution needs of discrete manufacturers, though the deal still stops short of the anticipated acquisition of traditional transactional MES products. Is SAP getting cold feet or anticipating the emergence of Manufacturing 2.0?
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