NOW AVAILABLE: Preactor APS version 17.2

We are excited to announce the latest version of Preactor APS has been released! Version 17.2 features improvements to Advanced Planning, material pegging and Gantt interaction.
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Empowering the Planner

“Not knowing that it was impossible, he went there and did it.” This adaptation of a great quote from the French thinker Jean Cocteau still seems to be the only modus operandi for companies large and……

ERP – Making the Investment Work using APS

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A Crystal Ball for the Supply Chain: Bringing Current and Future Capacity into the Delivery Equation

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Key facts and essentials for implementing an APS system

Software companies invested millions developing-high end APS solutions that claimed to “optimize” the way a plant was scheduled. Most of these systems failed miserably in the real world. Why? Because……