APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) 2019 Review

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APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Review

ITQlick rating
(4.6/5)

Starting from $50 Per month

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) is an enterprise planning and scheduling solution for businesses of all sizes. It also offers resource management, lead management, analytics, and other capabiliti...

  • Categories (4/11):

    • Project Reporting
    • Materiel Planning
    • Scheduling
    • Production planning

What is APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling)? Updated: Dec 21, 2018

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) is an enterprise planning and scheduling solution for businesses of all sizes. It also offers resource management, lead management, analytics, and other capabilities. The software was designed and launched by Beas Group AG headquartered in Switzerland.

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Average Rating -

The rating of APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) is 4.6 stars. The rating is based on ITQlick expert review

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Typical Customers

The software is a viable product for small and medium businesses and subsidiaries and industry offices of large corporations. Major industries where it can be deployed include metal and plastics processing, supply industry, packaging industry, chemical engineering, food processing, and others. Mauser and Greif are among the notable clients of the software.

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Features

The software offers comprehensive analytics in the form of visualizations which include graphs and charts. This provides in-depth insight into various processes and also streamlines the work order and resource management. Sequence planning can be ordered and operated in multiple ways and optimization is offered with as well as without capacity limits.

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) takes care of cross-project dependencies for order networks and also supervises cross-checking of delivery dates. It also facilitates selection and change of resources including machinery and tools. Comparison of all activities and resources is offered with visualization to ensure reliable transparency levels.

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Alternatives

Some of the main competitors for APS are Demand Solutions APS and IQMS APS.

Demand Solutions APS is available for the manufacturing sector and provides visual scheduling software that is based on materials, equipment and resources status & availability. The tool allows the review of production constraints & operational bottlenecks to allow for dynamic rescheduling of activities to optimize the production process. There is also support for reduction of work-in-progress inventory while ensuring the correct level of just-in-time inventory to meet demand requirements. Additional features include sales & operations planning as well as scenario modeling to test schedules so that KPIs can be improved.

APS also provides a similar solution but focuses on review of order & lead times, product transition times, resource allocation as well as capacity optimization to ensure that the production process can be improved. There is also a scheduling visualization tool which proactively flags areas which need attention, and also supports dynamic re-sequencing of activities in line with the planning process.

IQMS APS on the other hand allows the scheduling of entire production processes including sourcing, assembly, manufacturing, and finished goods delivery, along with support for outsourced operations and secondary production processes as well. Its features include demand versus forecasted analysis, machine selection for optimal production, rescheduling to handle unforeseen circumstances, as well as resource & material planning.

APS does not fully support all of these features and is more focused on materials allocation and resource utilization. Additionally the product includes dependency analysis to see impact of schedule changes on the entire production process so that disruptions can be minimized.

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Pricing Information

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APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Categories

Project Reporting
Materiel Planning
Scheduling
Production planning
Small Business Payroll
Payroll
Benefits Administration
Self-Service Portal
Analytics
Tax Preparation
Check Printing

Specifications

Company:
Address: Wilmington, DE
Customers: Small business, Medium business
Business Area: Cross Business Areas
Platforms: Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) Features

Payroll
Analytics
Direct Deposit
Payroll Tax Management
Wage Garnishment
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