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InfinityQS Recognised in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Process Manufacturing and PLM, 2014, and Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2014

Manufacturing Intelligence and enterprise quality software provider included in Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations and Supplier Quality Management Applications categories

London, UK - Aug 12, 2014 - InfinityQS International, Inc., the global authority on real-time quality and Manufacturing Intelligence, today announced that it has been identified as a "Sample Vendor" in the Gartner Inc. "Hype Cycle for Process Manufacturing and PLM, 2014" and the Gartner Inc. "Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2014" reports. InfinityQS was named in the Cloud Computing in Manufacturing Operations category[1] and the Supplier Quality Management Applications category[2], respectively.

Gartner Hype Cycles provide a graphic representation of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications, and how they are potentially relevant to solving real business problems and exploiting new opportunities. Gartner Hype Cycle methodology offers a view of how a technology or an application will evolve over time, providing a sound source of insight to manage its deployment within the context of specific business goals.

According to the analysis by Simon F. Jacobson in the Hype Cycle for Process Manufacturing and PLM, 2014 report, "cloud services will ultimately help manufacturing operations create, improve or sustain manufacturing improvements; provide multisite and multitier visibility; scale more effectively than traditional, on-premises approaches; and contribute toward a flexible and agile manufacturing network."

In the Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2014 report, Simon F. Jacobson and Ray Barger, Jr., present the following business impact: "Supplier quality information is critical to corporate quality, supply chain, operations and engineering functions. These functional organisations can leverage supplier quality data to confirm corporate compliance with product and service requirements and regulations."

Michael Lyle, president and CEO, InfinityQS, said, "To ensure quality in the complex global marketplace, manufacturers are looking to gain a better understanding of each aspect of their supply chain. Technology, especially cloud-based systems, allows manufacturers to collaborate with suppliers all over the world and monitor the quality of each component in real time and identify areas for continuous improvement."

InfinityQS ProFicient is a proven Manufacturing Intelligence platform powered by a robust, centralised SPC analytical software engine. ProFicient enables global manufacturers to proactively monitor, analyse and report on Manufacturing Intelligence to improve quality, decrease costs and make smarter business decisions. Its cloud-based deployment option, ProFicient on Demand, streamlines global data collection and analysis with a unified data repository. With cross-browser functionality, cloud-based quality systems are not dependent on individual systems or IT configurations, allowing increased ease of access for any facility - including suppliers - around the world.

[1] Gartner "Hype Cycle for Process Manufacturing and PLM, 2014" by Janet Suleski, Marc Halpern, Simon F. Jacobson, July 15, 2014.
[2] Gartner "Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Execution Technologies, 2014" by C. Dwight Klappich, July 15, 2014.

About InfinityQS International, Inc.
InfinityQS International, Inc.® is the global authority on real-time quality and Manufacturing Intelligence. The company's Manufacturing Intelligence platform, ProFicient, delivers real-time visibility from the shop floor, across the enterprise and into the supply chain, allowing top manufacturers to take control of quality. Powered by a centralised statistical process control (SPC) analytical engine, ProFicient manufacturing quality software leverages Manufacturing Intelligence to help global manufacturers improve product quality, decrease costs, maintain compliance and make smarter, data-driven business decisions. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., and founded in 1989, InfinityQS now services more than 40,000 active licenses with over 2,500 of the world's top manufacturers including Kraft Foods, Ball Corporation, Boston Scientific, Graham Packaging and Medtronic. For more information, visit www.infinityqs.com.

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Company Contact:
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InfinityQS
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ebradford@infinityqs.com

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