Checkpoint Systems’ RFID Solution Brings Real-Time Asset Tracking and Merchandise Visibility Solutions to SAP Customers
OAT Foundation Suite Achieves SAP(R) Certification; OATSystems, a Division of Checkpoint Systems, Joins SAP PartnerEdge(TM) Program as an SAP Software Solution Partner
WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr. 15, 2009– Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP), today announced that through the OAT Foundation Suite, integrated with SAP® solutions, customers can now easily integrate their real-time RFID data with SAP enterprise business processes. The OAT Foundation Suite is developed and marketed by OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems, Inc. The new solution leverages RFID technology to provide customers with real-time visibility of their assets and merchandise. This information is integrated into enterprise systems to enhance business processes and drive operational efficiency in ways never before possible.
OAT Foundation Suite version 6.3 has achieved SAP-certified integration with SAP applications. In addition, OATSystems has joined the SAP PartnerEdge™ program as an SAP software solution partner. Through the program, partners work closely with SAP to develop and certify the technical integration of their solutions with SAP software. Integrated partner applications extend, complement and add value to SAP solutions, thereby helping mutual customers more successfully meet business needs and drive strong results.
“OATSystems is committed to helping our customers leverage real-time visibility for competitive advantage,” said Prasad Putta, general manager of OATSystems. “We are delighted to announce SAP’s certification of the OAT Foundation Suite and our partnership with SAP. We look forward to addressing mutual customers’ needs and delivering real business value for them.”
The solution will enrich several processes of the SAP ERP application, including supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and maintenance, with up-to-the minute detail on product movement to reduce operational errors and excess inventory. Customers in multiple industries will be able to take advantage of RFID technology across their SAP applications, including OAT industry applications for reusable container tracking, tool tracking, serialization, work-in-process, shipping and receiving and item-level inventory management.
This OAT Foundation Suite provides industrial manufacturers with real-time visibility into their supply chain, manufacturing, and finished goods operations. Retailers gain enhanced insight into inventory across the supply chain, reducing out-of-stocks, theft, and enhancing the customer experience.
By joining the SAP PartnerEdge program and achieving certification, OATSystems becomes a part of the extended SAP ecosystem, which offers a comprehensive and consistent industry approach to help customers accelerate innovation, improve ROI, and grow beyond enterprise boundaries.
The SAP Integration and Certification Center has certified that OAT Foundation Suite 6.3 properly integrates with the SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure offering via the SAP interface scenario SAP Auto-ID Infrastructure – Device Controller 1.0 (AII-DC-RFID). For additional information about OATSystems’ integration with SAP solutions, visit the SAP EcoHub solution marketplace at: https://ecohub.sdn.sap.com/irj/ecohub/solutions/OATfoundation.
OATSystems, Inc. is the recognized radio-frequency identification (RFID) solution leader with software that empowers businesses to achieve competitive advantage and ROI from RFID enabled applications. As a pioneer in developing RFID technology, OATSystems has been setting the standards in RFID for over half a decade and is responsible for industry firsts that include the largest scale and largest scope of deployments, as well as the most innovative approaches to providing enterprise-wide RFID solutions. OATSystems’ multinational client base consists of over 100 customers in retail, consumer packaged goods, consumer electronics, manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace and defense. A division of Checkpoint Systems, Inc., OATSystems is located in Waltham, MA, and has a development office in Bangalore, India and various direct sales offices and resellers around the globe. To learn more, visit www.oatsystems.com and www.checkpointsystems.com.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. is the leading supplier of retail shrink management solutions. Checkpoint’s global team helps retailers – and their suppliers – reduce theft, increase inventory visibility and provide consumers with greater merchandise availability through the company’s rapidly evolving RF technology, expanding shrink management offerings and apparel labeling solutions. Checkpoint has more than one million RF devices installed in stores today and has secured more than 100 billion products. Listed on the NYSE (NYSE: CKP), Checkpoint operates in every major geographic market and employs 3,900 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.checkpointsystems.com.
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