Emulex drives supply chain collaboration and improves customer satisfaction with Agile PLM
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2006 -- Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), the most trusted name in storage networking connectivity, has implemented Agile 9.2, the latest version of Agile's PLM solution. An Agile customer for six years, Emulex has upgraded to Agile 9.2 Product Collaboration and Agile Product Quality Management to take advantage of the solutions' enhanced change collaboration and document management capabilities as well as advance analytics capabilities to drive improved product quality and customer satisfaction.
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, Emulex provides the world's leading server and storage providers with a broad range of award-winning advanced storage networking infrastructure solutions. Emulex products and technologies leverage an adaptable common architecture that extends from deep within the storage array to the server edge of storage networks. Following an acquisition of Vixel in 2003, Emulex merged all of its business sites onto Agile PLM in 2004, but maintained separate business processes. Leveraging Agile PLM provided a streamlined approach for tracking part numbers and workflows for each site.
"Close collaboration with our supply chain partners is critical to our success," said Howard Ross, vice president of customer engineering, Emulex Corporation. "By upgrading to Agile 9.2, we've not only had the opportunity to create common processes, which greatly increases the efficiency of our supply chain, but Agile has also worked closely with us to synch our best practices throughout the product lifecycle. This functionality is integral in ensuring that we'll continue to execute our business efficiently, while reducing overall costs."
To improve visibility into product quality processes, Emulex has deployed Agile Product Quality Management to over 600 internal employees and six EMS partners. Agile Product Quality Management tightly integrates customer, product, quality and regulatory information within a closed-loop correction action system, enabling companies to fulfill customer demands for higher quality, faster response and compliance with regulatory requirements.
With Agile 9.2's advanced collaboration capabilities, stakeholders in the extended design and supply chain have secure access to critical product record data, including bills of material, attributes, manufacturers, configurations, specifications, documents, models, work instructions and revisions. Emulex can now better evaluate and integrate information fed back from its contract manufacturers, leading to a reduction in time-to-market and increase in productivity.
"Emulex is an industry leader because of its ability to provide customers with a wide array of flexible storage networking solutions for an increasingly diverse audience of end-users," said Jay Fulcher, Agile president and CEO. "Agile PLM is proven to help companies rapidly bring products to markets and meet customers' changing needs. We are very excited to see Emulex upgrade to Agile 9.2 and derive even greater insight into its product development processes."
About Agile Software Corporation
Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, call 408-284-4000 or visit http://www.agile.com .
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