AspenTech Wins Two Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine “Innovations 2012” Awards

September 17, 2012

aspenONE® Supply Chain Software and Aspen InfoPlus.21 Mobile™ Application Recognized as Breakthrough Technologies for Optimizing Manufacturing Operations
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Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, has won two Pharmaceutical Manufacturing magazine “Innovations 2012” awards.  aspenONE Supply Chain software and the Aspen InfoPlus.21 Mobile application were recognized as breakthrough technologies for optimizing the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries' manufacturing operations.  Part of the aspenONE suite, these solutions streamline pharmaceutical supply chain and scheduling processes, and help quickly troubleshoot manufacturing performance issues using any smartphone.

The new aspenONE Supply Chain user interface helps planners and schedulers make optimal supply chain decisions by giving them easy access to critical data.  The re-designed software provides intelligent data visualization, active user assistance, “what-if” scenario analysis capabilities, improved navigation, and streamlined workflow.  This helps companies quickly adapt to unexpected market and manufacturing conditions, which leads to increased profitability.

The Aspen InfoPlus.21 Mobile application helps customers quickly identify and resolve operational performance issues by accessing critical manufacturing data anywhere from any smartphone.  This increases profitability, reduces variability, and improves asset utilization. 
The aspenONE suite is an integrated software solution designed to help the pharmaceutical industry achieve operational excellence.  It provides insight and control over active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), drug product, and biotech operations – from early lab development to manufacture and supply chain management.

Supporting Quotes
Jeffery M. O’Connor, Senior Scheduling Manager, Lonza Inc.
“The new aspenONE Supply Chain solution offers several new innovations that I think are attractive. One key feature is the new planning board, which actively helps a planner who is investigating schedule changes. The system displays a shaded ‘feasible’ range into which an activity can be moved to solve the problem highlighted. This new feature should save a great deal of time by preventing the evaluation of multiple potential solutions.”

Tonia Becker, Publisher, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine
“This year’s nominations for AspenTech’s software highlight the tremendous importance the industry is placing on improving efficiency, but without compromising quality standards.  The ability to immediately troubleshoot manufacturing issues from anywhere in the world as with the Aspen InfoPlus.21 Mobile application is a real game changer for the industry.  The dramatic changes to aspenONE Supply Chain that simplify planning and scheduling processes are equally noteworthy because they help companies quickly adapt to manufacturing and market demands.”

Jamie Hintlian, Vice President, Pharmaceuticals, AspenTech
“At AspenTech we have a singular focus on creating the most innovative technologies that help our customers solve their most pressing performance challenges.  In this era of longer and more complex pharmaceutical value chains and the need to do more with less, the task of optimizing manufacturing and supply chain operations has also become more complex.  We are honored to be recognized for the value our solutions deliver, and this important award reinforces how AspenTech is helping the life sciences industry achieve operational excellence objectives.”

Supporting Resources
• 2012 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Innovation Honorees
• aspenONE Supply Chain
• YouTube aspenONE Supply Chain Product Introduction
• Aspen InfoPlus.21Mobile
• AspenTech Twitter Page
• AspenTech Facebook Page

About AspenTech
AspenTech is a leading supplier of software that optimizes process manufacturing – for energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering and construction, and other industries that manufacture and produce products from a chemical process.  With integrated aspenONE solutions, process manufacturers can implement best practices for optimizing their engineering, manufacturing and supply chain operations.  As a result, AspenTech customers are better able to increase capacity, improve margins, reduce costs and become more energy efficient.  To see how the world’s leading process manufacturers rely on AspenTech to achieve their operational excellence goals, visit