Invensys Selected As Microsoft Industry Partner Of The Year

PLANO, Tex. – Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, has been named Microsoft Global Enterprise Partner of the Year in the category Alliance ISV Industry. The award recognizes Invensys Operations Management for excellence and innovation in using Microsoft-based solutions to help its manufacturing and infrastructure management customers achieve operational excellence.

PLANO, Tex. – Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, has been named Microsoft Global Enterprise Partner of the Year in the category Alliance ISV Industry. The award recognizes Invensys Operations Management for excellence and innovation in using Microsoft-based solutions to help its manufacturing and infrastructure management customers achieve operational excellence.

“In today’s manufacturing world, integrating business and operations data in real time is important to achieving production and profitability goals,” said Simon Witts, corporate vice president, Enterprise & Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. “Invensys Operations Management’s solutions, including its InFusion™ Enterprise Control System, use Microsoft.NET and other Microsoft technology to improve productivity, asset performance, customer response times, inventory velocity, emissions management and many other aspects of their clients’ operations. We are pleased to recognize them as a Microsoft Global Enterprise Partner of the Year.”

“You can’t really manage and optimize your operations and achieve top profitability until you connect your business strategy to your production execution,” said Sudipta Bhattacharya, president and chief executive officer, Invensys Operations Management. “In most plants, the production floor isn’t connected to the rest of the enterprise, and that gap is where much of the value is lost. Our solutions, using Microsoft technology, link corporate goals, like environment and sustainability, with supply chain targets and production metrics. Consolidating data for planning, scheduling, production and other operations management tasks on a single platform allows everyone at every level of the enterprise to see and understand how their decisions impact profitability and productivity in real time. And that leads to faster, smarter choices.”

Manufacturing operations are becoming more complex and demanding, and executives, plant managers and even operators expect their systems and technology to do more. But, said Bhattacharya, what they really need is to stop executing their business, supply chain and production strategies independently. That would allow personnel to access and act on real-time operating and performance information.

“Plant managers and operators are required to do more with what they have,” he said. “By using our open-platform technology, they can integrate their people, processes and systems and achieve what we call ‘operational excellence.’ Simply put, this means that they can improve the safety, sustainability and profitability of their operations by uniting their business controls, production controls and process controls in real time. The InFusion Enterprise Control System enables that.”

Invensys Operations Management will attend this year’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, being held July 10 through July 14 in Los Angeles, Calif. Bhattacharya will participate in the keynote address, joining Witts on stage to discuss Microsoft’s relationship with Invensys on July 13. Witts will kick off the event at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time in the Staples Center.

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