February 25, 2008
InfinityQS Releases ProFicient 3
Chantilly, VA - February 26, 2008 - InfinityQS® International, the leading provider of real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, today released a major upgrade of its industry standard quality control software—ProFicient 3. ProFicient 3 evolves the SPC software landscape with innovative tools that support a high level of integration into manufacturing systems. The release is primarily focused on fully automated data collection, real-time analysis and event generation services.
The upgrades in ProFicient 3 provide increased flexibility through core product enhancements as well as automated data collection and analysis services, allowing manufacturers to address a wider range of quality opportunities than with previous versions of the software. ProFicient 3 offers powerful process improvement features that give manufacturers unprecedented visibility over process efficiency on the shop floor.
With over 30 major enhancements including eight new applications, improved application programming interfaces (APIs) and product upgrades, InfinityQS has dramatically extended the value of ProFicient to its clients. These fully integrated, scalable features give ProFicient a networked quality management approach to support larger quality programs. At the same time, the robust nature of the software's automated statistical analysis provides practical day-to-day functionality by uncovering individual process personalities.
"At InfinityQS, we form partnerships with our clients to develop innovative solutions to their ever evolving quality control challenges," said Michael A. Lyle, president and CEO of InfinityQS International. "Our team of industrial statisticians and application engineers work closely with industry-leading manufacturers to determine new ways to effectively execute real-time quality control strategies. The result of these partnerships is a software release that is both user-friendly and extremely scalable, providing our clients with real, measurable quality improvements that are reflected in their bottom line."
To allow for a smoother integration with existing manufacturing and ERP systems, Proficient 3 includes InfinityQS' SAP Import Utility, which makes SAP data readily available in Proficient's real-time SPC and quality systems.
With a focus on user services, ProFicient 3 reduces operator costs while providing greater opportunities to effectively execute quality initiatives. ProFicient users can now take advantage of the following products:
- OPC Data Collection Service (OPCDCS)—OPC Data Collection Service imports subgroup information into an InfinityQS database from data acquired from OPC servers.
- Remote Alarms Monitor Service (RAMS)—Identifies alarms with little or no human interaction, ideal for heavily automated data collection situations or where a plant runs "lights out."
- Remote Event Monitor Service (REMS)—Monitors the ProFicient database for new events and launches a user-defined application based on the type of event.
- Quality Monitor—provides a real-time snapshot of the quality status and performance of key manufacturing characteristics in a user-friendly interface.
About InfinityQS International
InfinityQS is the leading provider of SPC software and services to a broad array of companies, from multi-national giants to smaller, more specialized manufacturers. InfinityQS solutions empower manufacturers to monitor, control and improve the quality of their manufacturing operations across a site, an enterprise or an entire supply chain, continuing to provide significant returns on their initial investment. The company's goal is always to improve clients' internal quality standards and ensure their continued success in the global marketplace. For more information on InfinityQS, visit the company's website at www.infinityqs.com.
New in ProFicient 3—A brief description about the new applications and features available in ProFicient 3
ProFicient 3 Release Notes—The complete release notes for the enhancements and fixes in ProFicient 3