Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Moves to Software as a Service (SaaS)

Now offers Factory Explorer® discrete-event simulation software via the Cloud

March 8, 2018 (Pleasanton, CA) –Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK) (www.wwk.com), the global leader in cost and productivity management software and consulting services, announced today that it has transitioned its Factory Explorer® discrete-event simulation package to software as a service (SaaS) on Microsoft’s Azure Cloud. This represents the first step in a complete conversion of WWK’s products to the Cloud.

“We have spent the last two years looking at ways to make our software more accessible to our clients and prospective clients” states David W. Jimenez, WWK's President & CEO. “By moving Factory Explorer® to the Cloud, we are able to offer more attractive pricing while providing cross-platform functionality. This opens the door to customers using both Windows and non-Windows-based hardware while maintaining complete data compatibility between users. It also allows our customers to specify higher computing power than exists on their local hardware; thus, reducing their information technology (IT) cost of ownership (COO).”

Microsoft Azure allows WWK’s software to run across multiple hardware platforms by either using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) or any HTML5 compatible browser. All users, regardless of their local hardware and operating system (OS), will have the same desktop user experience.

About Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.
With more than 3,000 users worldwide, WWK is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (NIST), Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs like Sandia and numerous universities.

Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in aerospace, defense, photovoltaics (PV), solid state lighting/light emitting diodes (SSL/LED), nanotechnology, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays (FPD), and healthcare.

WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full facility capacity analysis and activity-based costing, Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning, and TCOe™ for energy production project costs (cost/kilowatt-hour).

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