Philip Morris USA Selects Sucid For Automated Testing Of SAP Direct Materials Implementation; Sucid To Simulate Complex System Spanning Purchasing and Manufacturing

Sucid Corporation, the leader in SAP testing, announced today that Philip Morris USA has selected Sucid to provide the products and services for automated software testing of a major SAP Direct Materials implementation project.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 30, 2005 -- Sucid Corporation, the leader in SAP testing, announced today that Philip Morris USA has selected Sucid to provide the products and services for automated software testing of a major SAP Direct Materials implementation project.

Philip Morris is simultaneously executing a hardware platform conversion, a major SAP version upgrade and a custom enhancement project for its Direct Materials SAP implementation. The business processes supported by Direct Materials are purchasing (purchase to pay) and manufacturing (make to order). The SAP modules that are part of the project are Inventory Management (IM), Quality Management (QM), Purchasing and Production Planning (PP).

The Philip Morris Direct Materials system is a highly automated, complex implementation with a number of real-time programmatic interfaces to other integrated applications. For example, SAP interfaces to a linear programming production and demand planning application, as well as a manufacturing floor application written by Siemens for Philip Morris. In addition, a number of critical nightly batch processes run within SAP.

Sucid is responsible for accurately simulating the real-world transaction flow of the production cycle of the Direct Materials system, with the demand planning application issuing a production plan and the manufacturing floor application performing real-time receipts of purchased product and consumption against a production order. There are thousands of transactions per hour generated by human and machine interfaces including RF (radio frequency) interfaces. Sucid will ensure the Direct Materials system exhibits appropriate reliability, quality and performance under production load, enabling reliable and on-time completion of mission critical Philip Morris business processes. Sucid will also identify opportunities for tuning application and SAP kernel level parameters to optimize performance and ensure efficient utilization of computing resources.

Under the agreement, Sucid will provide a SaaS (Software as a Service) license to the Sucid Process Modeler, Sucid Load, Sucid Analytics and Sucid Reports products, as well as the professional services needed to deliver a complete solution.

"Complex SAP implementations really highlight the power and value of the Sucid SAP software test automation product line," said David Wilson, President and CEO of Sucid Corporation. "Our ability to rapidly and accurately simulate sophisticated production systems across business processes, SAP modules and a variety of human and machine interfaces without the need for complex test script development and maintenance is unique in the industry."

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About Sucid
Sucid Corporation is the leading provider of SAP test automation products, services and solutions. Sucid products deliver SAP unit, integration, regression, load, stress, performance and security testing without the complexity and expense of test script development and maintenance. Sucid solutions enable SAP customers to continuously ensure SAP application quality and business continuity, significantly cut testing costs, reduce the time required for testing, and convert the test expenditure from a throw-away cost into a leveraged investment. Sucid Corporation is a private company based in Austin, Texas.

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