Eprise Hooks Mitsubishi with Extranet Server

Eprise Corp. Thursday picked up another customer for its
content management platform — this time in the form of Mitsubishi Electric
Automation Inc. (MEAU), which will implement the Framingham, Mass. firm’s Participant Server to manage its Web Store and extranet.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


As a global supplier of automation products for industrial manufacturers,
Vernon Hills, Ill.’s MEAU plans to use the Eprise Participant Server to
improve the efficiency of its Web Store, which aggregates products for
customers and provides useful information, including specs and where to get
them.


Moreover, now that the Participant Server is powering MEAU’s extranet, the
company’s distribution partners may research product availability, enter
orders and track their status. The product provides a Web browser interface
to create, manage and publish content, effectively putting content creation
into the business operator’s hands. MEAU product managers may use templates
within Participant Server to contribute content and route it through the
appropriate workflow and approval processes. This reduces site update times
from days or weeks to minutes.


Eprise will also manage content on MEAU’s forthcoming redesigned Internet
site which will link to the Web Store, as well as the intranet, which
provides its 700 employees access to human resources and benefits
information.


“When a manufacturer needs one of our products, they need to know the
location of the closest distributor that has what they need right away,”
said Scott Whitsitt, manager of Internet Business, MEAU. “Before installing
Participant Server, the Web was not our most up-to-date resource for
providing this information. Now that we’ve empowered our business people to
contribute content and integrated Eprise Participant Server with our SAP
system, the Web Store and distributor extranet are as current as the
knowledge we have.”


MEAU’s products include CNC Systems, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC),
Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs), PC Based Controls, Variable Frequency
Drives (VFDs), Servo Motors and Amplifiers, Linear Servos, Robots,
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems and Automated Industrial Sewing
Machines for a range of factory automation applications.

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