AVAILABLE NOW! Siemens Opcenter APS 18

By Alessandro Cereseto

We are excited to announce the availability of Siemens Opcenter APS 18! As a result of a manufacturing operations management rebranding activity, the advanced planning and scheduling solution formerly known as Preactor APS is now rebranded as Siemens Opcenter APS 18.

Siemens Opcenter APS software is a family of production planning and scheduling products that improve the synchronization of your manufacturing processes, giving you greater visibility and control and enabling you to increase resource utilization and on-time delivery while reducing inventory levels and waste. Siemens Opcenter APS is a highly customizable capacity planning and scheduling package.

Siemens Opcenter APS 18 brings you the following benefits:

  • New Siemens Opcenter APS product branding,
  • Additional APIs for interacting with advanced highlight and filtering tools,
  • Extended Siemens Opcenter Scheduling Anywhere upload to include facility information,
  • Compatible with Siemens Opcenter Execution Discrete 3.0 and 3.1.

Siemens Opcenter APS 18 comes with an updated look and feel, which aligns the product with the Opcenter portfolio. The updated look and feel comes with new icons throughout the product, along with a new color theme.

How good are you at scheduling? Try your skills with our interactive game, simulating the scheduling of bicycle or soda production in a factory.

Already using Siemens Opcenter APS? See what’s new in v18.

Want to learn more? Siemens Opcenter APS products can be used for long-term strategic planning covering months and years, medium-term tactical planning with a few weeks planning horizon and for detailed sequencing and scheduling. Siemens Opcenter APS can be installed out of the box, and can be customized and configured where necessary. It can be used standalone to manage planning and scheduling, and is also designed for integration with other software such as ERP, MES, Data collection, Forecasting, Demand Planning and OEE applications. Find out more about Siemens Opcenter APS.


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