IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING YOUR PREACTOR LICENSE
Several years ago Siemens changed the Preactor licenses options from:
P200, P300, P400, & P500 -to- Preactor Standard, Professional, & Ultimate licenses.
The old version types will go out of life in October of 2020 and will no longer be supported.
Anyone upgrading from a P400 or P500 Preactor license to Preactor Ultimate will notice little difference between the old and new versions.
The P200 will upgrade to a Preactor Standard, and the P300 will upgrade to a Preactor Professional. However, this upgrade process requires detailed review by LSI.
Additional functionality has been added to each of the versions as shown below:
PRODUCT FEATURE TABLE
|‘Order at a Time’ scheduling||✔||✔||✔|
|In software table and field renaming||✔||✔||✔|
|In software grid view and dialog design||✔||✔||✔|
|Mid batch update (display only)||✔||✔||✔|
|Attribute based simple setup times||✔||✔||✔|
|Flexible Order Routing||✔||✔||✔|
|File Based Export||✔||✔||✔|
|File Based Import||✔||✔||✔|
|Customizable spare fields||12||20||∞|
|Multi-constraint scheduling (primary, secondary and materials)||✔||✔||✔|
|Material consumption at order level||✔||✔||✔|
|FIFO material linking rule||✔||✔||✔|
|ADO .Net Data Source Import||✔||✔||✔|
|Preactor Workflow tool (PESP) with Custom Actions to run external code||✔||✔||✔|
|Transfer batching and Slack Times||✔||✔||✔|
|Mid batch update with recalculation||✔||✔|
|Full Sequence dependent attribute based setup times||✔||✔|
|A set of standard advanced planning rules||✔||✔|
|Preactor workflow (PESP) Scheduling actions for multi-pass rules||✔||✔|
|Material consumption and production at operation level||✔||✔|
|Custom material linking rules||✔||✔|
|Material Explorer for material data visualization||✔||✔|
|Advanced resource constraints to model complex concurrent resource usage||✔||✔|
|Advanced operation constraints for complex inter-operation relationships||✔||✔|
|Exclude invalid resources based on attribute||✔||✔|
|Preactor Object API for data manipulation||✔|
|Open Planning Board API for custom scheduling rules||✔|
|Database schema and menu structure editing||✔|
|All Preactor scheduling features and classifications||✔|
If you’re still using an old Preactor license on the old license platform, it’s important that you reach out to us for the license upgrade before October 2020! If you do not make the change before that time, you will no longer be eligible for maintenance and support.