Mountain View, CA--December 23, 1996--Aspect Development Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced Alcatel, one of the largest European telecommunications companies, will implement Aspect's Explore-Enterprise. Alcatel will use Aspect's client/server system in locations worldwide for easy and rapid search, comparison and selection of optimal components and suppliers, and reusable designs.
Aspect's first step in this multi-year, multi-phase agreement will be integration of Alcatel's existing CAD information with Aspect's VIP component data and legacy data from their five internal systems. Alcatel will introduce the Aspect solution enterprise-wide in their European locations including Strasbourg, Paris, Stuttgart, Lannion, and Antwerp. U.S. installations are also planned in Raleigh, NC and Richardson, TX.
Aspect's Explore-Enterprise is an upwardly compatible decision support system that offers advanced capabilities including:
- Component Process Management for preferred parts and parts life-cycle management;
- Supplier and Commodities Management, volume and supplier consolidation to eliminate redundancy, reduce inventory and improve supplier performance; and
- Design Reuse Management for advanced parts list grading, CAD library integration, and other best practices to reduce design cycles and development costs.
Alcatel will be up and running with Aspect's CSM beginning May 1997.
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