Bayer Consumer Care Licenses Real-Time Information Software

By Ann-Kathrin Blech

Company and Product News

Bayer Consumer Care has signed an global non-expiring licensing agreement to use the enterprise:inmation software of inmation Software. It concerns the unlimited use of the software to establish a cross-system real-time information infrastructure at all Bayer Consumer Care production sites across the globe.

The drive behind finalizing this contract is the customer’s wish to push forward with digitalization at its formulation and packaging production sites. Key for the digitalization strategy (Digital@CHPS) in consumer health product supply was to have a software solution that enables the gathering of process and production data across the globe in a cross-system & component-like manner, in real-time and in a model-based system.

Bayer has strict requirements on standards in automation, rollout speed and system flexibility. Under the generic term of just-in-time production of consumer products, production must be able to clear bottlenecks and respond speedily and flexibly to order changes.

The capability for the fast and easy global rollout of the software is based on two central features. It is minimally invasive, and can integrate with existing systems such as ERP, MES, BDE, SCADA/HMI, PLS and SPS, and can be adapted to current systems. Also, the software pursues a highly scalable approach. Once the system is installed, fully automated updates of all components can be controlled via central administration without the necessity for exhausting migration projects. 

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