Long Beach, CA, and Tokyo-Apriso Corp., a provider of adaptive software solutions for global manufacturers, announces that through its Japanese subsidiary Hewlett-Packard Japan (HP) is now a consulting partner, becoming a member of its team of global partners and systems integrators.

Initially, the HP partnership will focus on addressing the growing momentum now underway within the Japanese manufacturing market. By focusing on addressing supply chain visibility and optimization initiatives, the Japanese market has expanded for Apriso, with new demand for integration between shop floor processes and enterprise-wide systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) applications.

“Partnering with Apriso is a logical extension of our recently announced business technology solution aimed at improving the alignment of IT with business objectives. We are impressed with the real-time visibility afforded by the Apriso FlexNet system, and how easy it is to use by non-IT personnel,” comments Hiroyuki Kitagawa, director principal manufacturing practice consulting & integration, Hewlett Packard Japan. “We look forward to building a long-lasting relationship with Apriso, and exploring other growth initiatives in the months that follow.”