Catalyst xM v2.5 Release Includes Open Data Protocol Support

See a demonstration of Catalyst xM™ OData Services on Savigent’s YouTube channel.

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Savigent Software, Inc., the Minnetonka-based company specializing in event-driven manufacturing operations management software, announced today the release of Catalyst xM™ version 2.5. The new version delivers significant enhancements to the software – most notably the incorporation of Open Data Protocol (OData) support and enhanced server functionality for distributed data center and private cloud deployments.

Catalyst xM™ is a part of Savigent’s expanding Catalyst™ suite of software products. Specifically, Catalyst xM™ delivers a controlled system for workflow automation, providing manufacturers with guaranteed compliance, unparalleled traceability and rich manufacturing intelligence.

The enhancements present in Catalyst xM™ version 2.5 provide users with significantly increased functionality, flexibility and simplicity. The addition of Open Data Protocol support provides easy access to the Catalyst xM™ workflow execution history from a variety of off-the-shelf data mining and business intelligence tools. Based on standard web protocols, OData is an ideal choice to expose manufacturing intelligence from Catalyst xM™ to browser-based and mobile clients. The Catalyst xM™ Server Manager now provides a Data Source Builder which allows users to configure virtual tables that are created dynamically to provide data access via the Open Data Protocol. A demonstration of Catalyst xM™ OData Services can be viewed on Savigent’s YouTube Channel (

Jay Mellen, Savigent’s executive vice president of business development, remarked, “We are delighted with the operational benefits that our customers are realizing with Catalyst xM™ and the broad range of applications we are able to address using workflow automation. The addition of OData Services dramatically simplifies data mining within Catalyst xM™ and puts a wealth of manufacturing intelligence at the fingertips of users through easily accessible tools like Microsoft Excel.”

Implementations of Catalyst xM™ have been completed for multiple customers in a variety of industries, including the food and beverage, contract manufacturing, semiconductor, aerospace and defense, and specialty chemical sectors, noted Mellen.

David Wicker, company CEO, said, “Catalyst xM™ has proven again and again to be a world-class product for delivering a highly controlled electronic system for the automation of workflow – providing our clients with a more powerful, more flexible tool to help them produce products more efficiently, effectively and economically. Version 2.5, in addition to enhancing access to manufacturing intelligence through OData Services, enables a broad range of deployment options for customers pursuing enterprise wide workflow automation solutions in data centers and private clouds.”

Founded in 1994, Savigent Software has pioneered a new class of event-driven manufacturing operations management software. The company currently serves manufacturers in a variety of industries including automotive, semiconductor, industrial, specialty chemical, consumer packaged goods, and aerospace and defense. Customers served by Savigent are seeking increased efficiencies, agile control of manufacturing assets, and improved process control and product quality. The company also serves OEMs and independent software vendors by providing value-added software solutions for their products. Its Catalyst™ suite of products provides solutions for workflow automation, manufacturing intelligence and systems integration.

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