Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. provides growth capital as well as a range of strategic, operational and management resources to its partner companies. The company participates in expansion financings, carve-outs, management buy-outs, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and early-stage financings. The company concentrates on companies that operate in two categories: Technology, including companies focused on providing software as a service (SaaS), technology-enabled services and vertical software solutions for analytics, enterprise application, infrastructure, security and communication; and Life Sciences, including companies focused on medical devices, molecular diagnostics, drug delivery and specialty pharmaceuticals. Partner Companies The company’s major partner companies include Acsis, Inc.; Advantedge Healthcare Solutions, Inc.; Alliance Consulting Group Associates, Inc.; Clarient, Inc.; Laureate Pharma, Inc.; Neuronyx, Inc.; NexTone Communications, Inc.; NuPathe, Inc.; Pacific Title & Art Studio, Inc.; Portico Systems, Inc.; PROMODEL Corporation; Rubicor Medical, Inc.; and Ventaira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ACSIS The company owns 96% interest Acsis, Inc. Acsis provides software and service solutions that assist manufacturing companies in improving efficiencies throughout the entire supply-chain. Its solutions enable manufacturers to automate plant floor/warehouse operations and take advantage of emerging automated-ID technologies, including RFID and barcode. Acsis’ solutions provide the critical data links between activities or material movements that take place on the shop floor and ERP systems. Its solutions range from value-added services for implementing SAPConsole to the advanced shop floor process automation and data collection using the xDDi as a shop floor platform. Acsis’ key internally-developed software solution components featured in the Acsis Lean Enterprise Suite (ALES), a bundled set of applications that connects people, devices and supply chain events with client ERP systems. ALES comprises the following components: xDDi (xApp for Device and Data Integration) Software, Enterprise Label Management Software, Line Manager Appliances, Plant Manager Software, and RFID Analytics. xDDi (xApp for Device and Data Integration) Software: It is an enterprise software solution enabling data collection from any device in the supply-chain (such as scales, optical eyes printers bar code scanners and RFID tags) and aggregate filter and translate it for integration with ERP systems. It converts SAP process and workflows into manageable shop floor events, directs employee task lists (via handheld devices or vehicle mounted units) and integrates the resulting data back to SAP. Enterprise Label Management Software: It is an enterprise software solution enabling users to design and generate customer-specific label formats directly from SAP ERP data and manage them from a central location. It enables users to manage label formats across enterprise to reduce time and costs, and insures compliance to reduce shipment rejections, incorrect shipments and mislabeling. Line Manager Appliances: It offers intelligent appliances to support RFID- and barcode-based product tracking for warehouse, manufacturing, packing and shipping operations. It automates manufacturing, packing, labeling and shipping operations, and manages events and alerts to proactively notify users of significant process events to improve quality and prevent production delays. Plant Manager Software: It is an enterprise software solution helping users execute manufacturing and warehouse operations. It allows operations to be monitored from receiving to manufacturing and through distribution, and management of key performance indicators for real-time visibility of work orders throughout all manufacturing and warehouse facilities. RFID Analytics: It helps users gain product visibility and intelligence throughout supply chain by analyzing key metrics. Acsis works with its clients to develop manufacturing, warehousing, RFID and mobile solutions tailored to the client’s needs and budget. Typical professional service engagements inclu
safeguard scientifics inc (SFE:New York)
435 Devon Park Drive
Wayne, PA 19087
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