CDC software acquires Activplant manufacturing business intelligence

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Process industries ERP software developer CDC has acquired Canadian manufacturing business intelligence solutions firm Activplant.

Bruce Cameron, president of CDC Software, says it's a useful addition to the organisation's existing CDC Factory manufacturing operations management (MOM) package. "We believe Activplant will help CDC Software take a leadership role in the packaged MOM applications market. It also expands CDC Factory's already significant presence in the food and beverage and CPG markets," comments Cameron. Activplant's heritage is very much in enabling continuous improvement on the factory floor in both discrete and process manufacturing – much like CDC Factory. Essentially, it consolidates plant floor data into accessible real-time and historical metrics, enabling productivity gains through better decision making. Its patented business intelligence software has been installed at more than 200 plants around the world, ranging from automotive to food and beverage. "With CDC Factory and Activplant's out-of the-box MOM functionality, manufacturers do not have to spend costly consulting fees to customise software to fit their business processes," says Cameron.