Summa joins Rockwell's FactoryTalk Program

  • June 18, 2007
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Rockwell Automation
  • News
MILWAUKEE, June 18, 2007 — Rockwell Automation announced that Summa has joined its FactoryTalk Information Solution Provider program. As a partner in the program, Summa will help manufacturers build successful, plant-wide information applications and manufacturing execution systems (MES) using the FactoryTalk integrated production and performance software suite.Rockwell Automation launched the Information Solution Provider program in October 2006 to provide manufacturers with an extended network of information systems professionals to help them integrate their control and information environments for better manufacturing performance. Rockwell Automation trains and certifies participants on implementing applications within the FactoryTalk suite to facilitate better interaction between the plant floor and higher-level business systems. Summa provides IT consulting services and customized software development for companies in various industries. Summa specializes in helping clients evaluate and implement IT modernization strategies to better meet their business and performance objectives. Summa has a team of consultants dedicated to delivering FactoryTalk solutions and assisting Rockwell Automation in their pursuit to provide manufacturers with better integration between their ERP and plant-floor control systems.“Summa is well-versed in software for business collaboration and integration – skill sets that are valuable to manufacturers striving to compete on a global scale,” said Kevin Roach, vice president of software, Rockwell Automation. “Having Summa as part of our partner network is a testament to the commitment we’re making to help our customers use plant-floor data to improve collaboration and manufacturing performance.” “With FactoryTalk, Rockwell Automation is building a suite of automation software that truly takes into account the needs of the integrator,” said Audrey Dunning, chief executive officer, Summa. “The service-oriented architecture and range of customizable applications allow companies like Summa to help our customers quickly achieve time-to-value on their integration investments. We have a long history of helping customers solve complex data integration challenges and we look forward to partnering with Rockwell on implementing the FactoryTalk suite to help customers achieve tighter ERP-to-MES integration and ultimately, better manufacturing performance.” The FactoryTalk Information Solution Provider Program is part of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork, which includes business enterprise, sales and solutions, product and technology partners.About Rockwell AutomationRockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is a leading global provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which include Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. About Summa TechnologiesSince 1996, Summa has been providing high-impact IT consulting services and customized, commercial-grade software development for companies ranging from regional businesses to Global 2000 firms. Summa specializes in helping companies evaluate and implement IT modernization strategies to better meet their business objectives. Whether a business needs a web-accessible interface to a mission-critical application, to renovate legacy systems, or to connect existing applications together, Summa can help. In addition to the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Summa maintains a location in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Learn More

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