Gartner Identifies Savigent Software as “Best-of-Breed MES Vendor” in Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution Systems Software

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. (June 25, 2015) – Savigent Software, Inc., a leading provider of event-driven manufacturing operations management software, has been identified as a “Best-of-Breed MES Vendor” in the Market Guide for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Software by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. The Market Guide assesses the state of the MES market and makes recommendations for manufacturing executives pursuing the deployment of MES applications.

David Wicker, President and Chief Executive Officer of Savigent Software, stated, “At Savigent we help our clients understand the big picture when it comes to automation – considering every detail from the plant floor through the supply chain, enabling better decision-making, reducing errors and driving optimization. Our view of MES as a total enterprise solution rather than a plant-specific individual tool is recognized and highlighted in Gartner’s market guide.”

Implementation of the Savigent Software suite of products results in a manufacturing operation that is digitally connected from the manufacturing plant to the overall business enterprise systems. This IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) connectivity enables access to meaningful data – including production data, supply chain data and quality data – to inform crucial business decisions.

Wicker continued, “Gartner’s guide details findings that we’ve seen with our own clients again and again: that a well-executed MES system dramatically improves manufacturing quality, increases visibility and enforces best practices across the entire network.”

The Savigent software suite provides workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and system integration solutions. The product suite meshes SOA and Web 2.0 constructs to help manufacturing organizations drive processes across siloed applications. At the core of the software is a workflow engine that can be configured to take input from a wide variety of devices and applications to make decisions on what events/alarms should take place based on these conditions.

The Gartner report advises that companies not simply default to their ERP or PLM provider’s MES solution, but rather to conduct a market review and full selection process to identify the right solution. “Unlike stand-alone or pre-integrated applications, Savigent provides a complete software solution that enables real-time access to meaningful business intelligence,” Wicker said. “And Savigent Platform integrates with existing systems, eliminating the need to remove or replace legacy systems.”

The Gartner report defines MES as “a specialist class of production-oriented software that manages, monitors and synchronizes the execution of real-time, physical processes involved in transforming raw materials into intermediate and/or finished goods. These systems coordinate this execution of work orders with production scheduling and enterprise level systems like enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product lifecycle management (PLM). MES applications also provide feedback on process performance, and support component and material level traceability, genealogy and integration with process history, where required.”

About Savigent Software

Savigent Software pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company has served manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, contract manufacturing, industrial, specialty chemical, food and beverage, energy, consumer packaged goods, plastics and glass manufacturing, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent Software are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Savigent suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.