Deltek adds manufacturing execution, shop floor time, and bar coding to its Deltek Costpoint® product family; New capabilities support project manufacturers as they improve production efficiency and visibility and deliver on LEAN and paperless manufacturing initiatives
HERNDON, Va. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 8, 2012 — Deltek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROJ), the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors and professional services firms, announced a significant expansion of its solutions for project-focused manufacturing companies. Deltek Costpoint offers new and significantly expanded project manufacturing and materials management capabilities for manufacturing execution, shop floor time collection and barcode and RFID scanner integration. These new capabilities provide real-time visibility into shop floor operations and enable companies to improve production efficiency, deliver on LEAN and paperless manufacturing objectives, and reach new levels of manufacturing performance that will deliver cost savings and stronger bottom line results.
The new modules enhance Costpoint’s existing inventory management and project accounting functions and deliver significant new capabilities including:
- Manufacturing Execution and Quality: Deltek Costpoint MES provides routing information, work instructions, and online documentation to be used in complex project manufacturing environments. Deltek Costpoint MES captures work order status throughout the manufacturing process and supports quality control and non-conformance findings and results. Project manufacturers will remove a significant amount of paperwork and inefficiency from the shop floor through online instructions and activity tracking, thereby improving the quality of the products, audit trails, and information produced, and meeting LEAN and paperless manufacturing objectives. Deltek Costpoint MES leverages industry leading technology and features through an expanded partnership with iBASEt.
- Shop Floor Time: Deltek Costpoint Shop Floor Time supports the rapid capture of start and stop times for shop floor activities. Deltek Costpoint Shop Floor Time supports complex pay rules and schedules, as well as employee self-service scheduling requests and approvals. The solution tracks attendance, vacation, holiday, illness, late arrival, and all other critical requirements for project manufacturers, delivering real-time visibility into the status and cost of all projects.
- RFID and Barcode Integration: Deltek offers web services for bi-directional, real-time information exchange between Deltek Costpoint and handheld, voice-directed, RFID, PLC, barcode, and other scanners and devices. Deltek customers can leverage these web services for scanner integration to accelerate shop floor improvements, drive efficiency and increase data quality. These capabilities are offered through Deltek’s close partnership with RFgen, a division of DataMAX Software Group, Inc.
“Project manufacturers have highly specialized needs that Deltek is uniquely capable of meeting,” said Kevin Parker, President and CEO of Deltek. “With our newly expanded materials management and manufacturing solutions – connected to our existing core capabilities – Deltek’s project manufacturing customers will have up to the minute visibility into project status and time to completion, as well as the profitability of the project, based directly on what is happening on the shop floor at any moment in time. This is a unique, powerful, and integrated combination that provides a significant competitive advantage to our customers.”
Deltek Costpoint’s materials management and bar-coding capabilities are available today. Additional capabilities, including Deltek Costpoint Shop Floor Time and Deltek Costpoint MES, will be available as integrated solutions later in 2012.
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