Are you on the new Preactor license structure??


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:


Feature Standard Professional Ultimate
‘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
Order Enquiry
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.

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