Advanced MES Functionality for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Now Available

Dayton, OH & Burlington, ON – February 8, 2013 – Microsoft Dynamics AX Gold Partner, Ellipse Solutions, and Memex Automation creator of the Manufacturing Execution System (MES), MERLIN, partnered to expand the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution to include MERLIN’s advanced shop floor functionality.  Through the partnership, the initial prototype was completed and additional features are now being developed.

MERLIN is a manufacturing productivity tool that provides a real-time automated approach to data collection and OEE metrics for visibility into what is happening at each machine or shop floor manual process.  The advanced functionality in MERLIN allows work order information to flow seamlessly from Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 through a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to the machine on the shop floor and back, an electronic traveler, delivering on a paperless shop floor.  The benefits of plant-wide visibility mean pro-active response, less downtime, improved production scheduling and quality, as well as more extensive data analysis and reporting capabilities, often translating into a 10%-50% increase in efficiency.

“Immediate visibility of production status and comprehensive data collection is vital for a competitive advantage,” said John Rattray, VP Sales & Marketing with Memex Automation.  “By automating the information flow, companies can better manage operations both vertically, shop floor to top floor and horizontally across the plant.”

“Incorporating the additional functionality provided by MERLIN further extends the ROI of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 solution for manufacturers,” said Ellipse Solutions CEO, Mikhail Roytman.  “Not only does it provide increased visibility across the entire shop floor with additional data analysis and reporting capabilities, all of the data is in one system for better informed decision making and overall business and process management.”

Ellipse Solutions and Memex Automation will showcase this powerful solution at the Microsoft Convergence ( conference in New Orleans, LA, March 18-21, 2013.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 is a comprehensive ERP solution that delivers rich, prebuilt, features out of the box for manufacturers (process, discrete and lean), as well as proven functionality for the distribution, service, retail and public sector industries.

About Ellipse Solutions (

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Ellipse Solutions is a global Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner specializing in Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP and CRM business solutions, software development and implementation consulting services. Ellipse Solutions’ experience with ERP systems dates back to the beginning of Axapta (currently known as Microsoft Dynamics AX) as a product in the U.S. marketplace, and includes successful implementations and upgrades of all Microsoft Dynamics AX versions, releases and hotfixes. Their team of Microsoft-certified professionals offers expertise in business operations, analysis, process reengineering, custom software development, implementation services, software testing, and maintenance/support services.

About Memex Automation Inc. (

Based in Burlington, Ontario, Memex Automation, founded in 1992, offers Shop Floor to Top Floor Information – in Real-Time for the discrete manufacturing industry.  As a world leader in manufacturing technology Memex specializes in developing many engineered products using advanced R&D and has over 12,000 customers with 280 dealers worldwide.  Memex’s vision is to improve the way machines work and connect on the factory floor with Manufacturing Connectivity Solutions, to Automate the Automation, supplying component hardware, memory upgrades, and visionary shop floor communication technology. Their products allow manufacturers to realize the impact of OEE Profitability delivering the “Factory of the Future”, today.

For more information about Ellipse Solutions, contact Julie Rado at 937.312.1547, email or visit

For more information about Memex Automation, contact John Rattray at 905.635.1540, email or visit