FUJITSU GLOVIA: A Leader for 45 Years

FUJITSU GLOVIA: A Leader in Manufacturing Software for 45 Years

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. (October 5, 2015) – FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc. marked its 45th anniversary as a developer of manufacturing software with a busy Fall schedule of trade shows to showcase its latest innovation in enterprise resource planning – GLOVIA G2 V3.

Throughout technology updates, changes in ownership and name, FUJITSU GLOVIA, Inc. has remained focused on providing Tier 1, 2 and 3 manufacturers with a high-value ERP system that improves workflow, supports lean production and creates production efficiencies.

The latest version of its manufacturing ERP software, GLOVIA G2, builds on the company’s 45 years of manufacturing software experience and development. Its innovations derived largely as the result of FUJITSU GLOVIA’s close and longstanding customer relationships and interactions within the manufacturing industry.

GLOVIA G2 offers a transformative, highly visual user interface that simplifies complex ERP processes for non-ERP experts through intuitive, uncluttered screens that walk the end user through each step of the work process. GLOVIA G2 brings manufacturing ERP software to the age of device independence; this proven ERP solution is highly adaptable, offering universal use of its 75 modules on any device, operating system or internet browser with full database support on SQL Server 2014 and Oracle Database 12c.

Designed for small-, medium- and large-sized manufacturers, including suppliers to the automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics industries, GLOVIA G2 V3 offers existing and new customers several advantages over other manufacturing ERP systems:

  • Fully mobile, universal system – All G2 transactional capabilities can now be conducted on both desktop, tablet and mobile devices, including those deploying Android, Apple, and Windows operating systems, using either mouse or touchscreen navigation.
  • HTML5/Java-script user experience – All 75 modules in this manufacturing ERP software feature full functionality across all industry standard browsers including Internet Explorer (Desktop and Metro), Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari.
  • Flexible, intuitive navigation – Options for menu-less or traditional navigation and function keys for rapid navigation provide end users with software that can accommodate any work style preferences, eliminating the need for extensive product training or ERP system experts when switching systems.
  • End-user productivity ­– A seamless workflow and color-coded, “traffic light” style alerts simplify the work process by providing end users with only the screens and proactively provides the data they need to complete their task.

GLOVIA G2, like versions of the company’s prior ChESS MRP II software, offers advanced functionality with deep domain knowledge for manufacturers in a wide range of industries and with varying modes of operation, including discrete manufacturing, mixed-mode production, Just-In-Time, repetitive and continuous production and To-Order Manufacturing (MTO/ETO).

The company’s relationship with Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu Ltd., which started as a customer in 1994, and grew to a 30% stakeholder in 1997 and then 100% ownership in 2000, has provided FUJITSU GLOVIA the resources and blueprint for continued development and growth.

Fujitsu, through the original 25 electronics plants that implemented ChESS and then later versions of the company’s software, provided valuable input for the expansion and modernization of modules in the extended ERP system, including lean production philosophies such as SEIBAN and Kanban.

Today, GLOVIA G2 provides a highly flexible, yet comprehensive manufacturing ERP that can be integrated with existing management philosophies and other manufacturing management software or implemented in its entirety.

The company counts among its more than 1,000 customers Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers to the Big 3 U.S. auto manufacturers and Japanese carmakers. FUJITSU GLOVIA is recognized for its ability to successfully engage small to large customers anywhere in the world and fits especially well with SMB through to large customer requirements for multi-geography, multi-time-zone, multi-language and multi-currency.

From its early days as an MRP vendor under the name of Xerox Computer Services through today, FUJITSU GLOVIA has grown and evolved through its insight into the needs of its manufacturing customers.

The result is a highly adaptive extended ERP solution that supports simple to complex business structures, with multiple locations, languages and currencies, providing engineer-to-order, configure-to-order, make-to-order, make-to-stock, make-to-forecast, ultra-high volume (continuous) or mixed-mode manufacturing.

GLOVIA G2 is deployed at some of the world’s finest companies, solving their manufacturing, assembly, sub-contract, supply chain, inventory control, engineering and accounting requirements.

The company will showcase the latest release, GLOVIA G2 V3, at five upcoming trade shows this Fall:

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.

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Founded in 1970 as Xerox Computer Services, FUJITSU GLOVIA, INC. became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. in 2000. Its GLOVIA G2 manufacturing ERP software was first launched in 1990 as Xerox Chess and the next generation version was released as GLOVIA G2 in 2010. FUJITSU GLOVIA is one of the few manufacturing ERP providers offering solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and Japan. Its more than 1,000 customers include small, medium and large companies in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and electronics industries, as well as related Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers.

All company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice.

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