SYSCON-PlantStar and DPSI Partner to Provide Total Plant Management Solution

South Bend, Indiana – August 4, 2015 – South Bend, Indiana – August 4, 2015. Thanks to a new partnership with DPSI, SYSCON-PlantStar now offers maintenance management solutions that complement PlantStar’s manufacturing execution systems. “We’ve been looking for the ideal resource for our customers’ preventive maintenance needs that can encompass the equipment monitored by PlantStar as well as their other plant assets. DPSI has met our criteria on all levels: They have a proven track record of over 25 years, their software is flexible and scalable, and their products are competitively priced,” said Gary Benedix, Vice President at PlantStar.

An additional benefit is the user-friendly integration between the two systems. “Even though both PlantStar and DPSI have multi-tiered software programs, the sharing of information will be seamless and intuitive,” said Mr. Benedix. In a plastics facility, for example, the PlantStar program will gather a machine’s total run hours, the number of cycles on a mold/tool, and downtime tracking by reason and pass it to the DPSI system for preventive maintenance planning.

“The ability to link real-time machine data with a preventive maintenance program offers huge benefits to manufacturers that want to stay competitive. Concepts like the “Industrial Internet” and “Smart Manufacturing” are the new reality and it doesn’t have to be time consuming or cost prohibitive to gain plant-wide efficiencies, whether you have one facility or factories around the world. We’re pleased that the partnership between PlantStar and DPSI makes it possible,” said Mr. Benedix.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with PlantStar, a leading provider of manufacturing execution systems, and feel our alliance will benefit our current and future customers. Both PlantStar systems and DPSI’s CMMS and EAM solutions are best-of-breed applications developed specifically to meet our customers’ needs,” said Carol Owens, President at DPSI.

For more information on SYSCON-PlantStar products, please contact Gary Benedix at (574) 232-3900, extension 215. For more information on DPSI products, please contact Carol Owens at (336) 854-7700, extension 1207.

About SYSCON-PlantStar
SYSCON-PlantStar, a division of SYSCON International, Inc., was established in 1988 to provide real-time plant floor data acquisition solutions to the plastics molding industry. PlantStar now offers a wide range of system solutions from simple production monitoring to full-scale integration with ERP systems and FDA compliance subsystems for Plastics, Metal Stamping, Die Casting, Packaging, Assembly and other related industries. PlantStar has a progressive suite of products that includes SnapShot®, Portrait® and Panorama®.

About DPSI
DPSI was founded in 1986 “by maintenance people, for maintenance people.” The maintenance management software company now has over 50,000 satisfied users in 50 countries and their customer base includes FedEx, Kellogg’s, Coca-Cola and Volvo. DPSI markets PMC, Preventive Maintenance Management Software, and the iMaint EAM (Enterprise Asset Management) system.