Microsofts Great Plains Gains Scheduling
Preactor, which develops scheduling software, is based in Warwick, N.Y.
The Preactor 200 Finite Capacity Scheduling [FCS] Finite Production Scheduling software is integrated with Great Plains software to provide a constraint-based, graphical scheduling system to help companies more accurately predict and schedule production orders.
The integration is a cooperative effort with Microsofts Business Solutions division, which provides software for the small and midsized business [SMB] market, its reselling partner Quinn & Associates Inc. and Preactor.
The Great Plains manufacturing solution is a business system for SMB manufacturers that includes applications for financials, distribution and manufacturing planning, execution and management.
The addition of Preactors software is geared at helping companies gain control over their production by giving an accurate view of capacity on the shop floor while at the same time highlighting and scheduling issues.
The integrated software is available now and will also be included with the base product in Microsoft Business Solutions ManufacturingGreat Plains 7.5.