Opcenter APS 18.5 has been released!

By Alessandro Cereseto

We are excited to announce that the latest version of Opcenter APS 18.5 has been released!

Opcenter™ APS software is a family of production planning and scheduling products that improve the synchronization of your manufacturing processes. This gives you greater visibility and control, which enables you to increase resource utilization and on-time delivery while reducing inventory levels and waste. Opcenter APS 18.5, which is part of the Xcelerator™ portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software, is a highly customizable capacity planning and scheduling package.

 Opcenter APS Anywhere – Viewer

Opcenter APS Anywhere Viewer is now enabled by default across the Opcenter Scheduling product range. Openter APS Anywhere Viewer is a separate subscription-based software as a service (SaaS) application.

Benefits of Opcenter APS 18.5:

  • Increases flexibility when complex labor pool modeling is required
  • Provides a new API method to trigger the extraction of data
  • Provides ability to model labor shift plans in more detail
  • Facilitates ability to receive shop floor information in Opcenter Planning
  • Provides out-of-the-box experience with Opcenter APS Anywhere
  • Delivers improved KPI support

Already using Opcenter APS? See what’s new in version 18.5.

Want to learn more? 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. 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 Opcenter APS.

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