PROWORK: PSI Presents Workflow-based Production Planning

Berlin, 27 March 2003 – At the final presentation of the PROWORK research project, which will be held on 27 March 2003 in the Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, PSI presents new approaches for linking workflow and production planning systems. The project, funded by a grant from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, was called into life with the aim of conceiving and implementing new workflow-supported architectures for production planning and controlling systems (PPS). The project partners include two research institutes, four industrial companies and two software providers, one of whom is PSI.


Workflow-supported PPS systems provide the opportunity of flexibly linking individual applications and therefore actively leading the employees involved in a process-oriented manner along the tasks to be performed. The emphasis is on the increase of efficiency, flexibility and quality of order processing.


The final presentation shows, along with the research results for the conception of the workflow-based order processing, the practical implementation in the industrial companies and in the ERP system PSIPENTA.


Further information on the PROWORK project and the event can be found at


PSI AG develops individual solutions, on the basis of its own software, for the management of large networks (electricity, gas, oil, telecommunications, transport), cross-company production management (steel, chemicals, machinery, automotive, logistics) and information management for government and service providers. PSI was founded in 1969 and currently employs 1,300 persons in the group.