FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® Applications

READING, PA (January 30, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announces its FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 has achieved certified integration with SAP® Applications. Fortna’s solution delivers deep operations functionality combined with flexible and agnostic integration to a variety of automation and robotic technologies. This single platform extends warehouse systems and controls capability into fulfillment execution, manages work and equipment capacity and optimizes picking, sorting and packing.

FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 allows companies to deploy SAP Warehouse Management modules for inbound and inventory management processes and leverage Fortna’s innovative fulfillment execution and automation platform. The certified integration of FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 allows companies to supplement and leverage a powerful enterprise stack with feature-rich software, delivering a lower total cost of ownership. This combination provides operational solutions needed to support omnichannel operations today plus has the flexibility to add capabilities as business needs evolve. FortnaWES™ helps reduce the fulfillment execution cycle time within the DC and improves service levels.

“We are delighted to announce the successful achievement of SAP certification for our FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 solution,” said Shankar Shanmugasundaram, Fortna Vice President, Product R&D. “The certified integration of FortnaWES™ to SAP applications delivers a solid return on investment for our Clients and enables their ability to scale and evolve warehouse fulfillment operations in today’s competitive e-Commerce driven world. Fortna is dedicated to continuing our history of providing intelligent warehouse control capabilities for over 20 years. Certified integration of FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 with SAP Warehouse Management solutions optimizes workflow, labor, and equipment across a wide variety of automated solutions and enables our Clients to Run Agile Fulfillment™.”

About Fortna Inc.

For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.  Fortna helps Clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel.  Our expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results.  For more, visit www.fortna.com. FortnaWES™ is a trademark of Fortna Inc. SAP® and SAP® products and services mentioned herein, as well as their respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP SE (or an SAP affiliate company) in Germany and other countries. See http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx for additional trademark information and notices. All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact: Patti Satterfield, VP Global Marketing & Business Development pattisatterfield@fortna.com

Fortna Announces the Next Major Release of its Warehouse Execution Software Platform: FortnaWES™ 2019 R1 featuring Expanded Flexibility for E-Commerce

READING, PA (January 9, 2019) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, announced today the next generation release of its warehouse execution software platform, FortnaWES™ 2019 R1. Fortna has provided intelligent warehouse control capabilities for over 20 years, providing Clients with an industry-leading, flexible and agnostic approach to solution design.  This release builds on that strong foundation and further extends systems flexibility and controls capability into fulfillment execution, managing work and equipment capacity and optimizing picking, sorting and packing.

Enhanced flexibility and functionality to optimize e-commerce includes waveless order management, dynamic task optimization and order grouping, smart cart picking, pallet picking, and container management as well as label, exception and material flow management.

“Our mission is to make the distribution center a strategic advantage for our Clients while maximizing their return on investment,” says Shankar Shanmugasundaram, Fortna Vice President, Product R&D. “This is accomplished by our world-class WES that serves as the enabler for our material handling systems and WMS agnostic business model.  FortnaWES™ powers a new breed of omni-channel distribution focusing on growth, flexibility, efficiency, responsiveness and agility for fulfillment centers.”

FortnaWES™ was built to serve the needs of dynamic, high-volume, multi-channel and automated distribution operations. Science-based algorithms are the foundation for solving complex multi-variable problems in key optimization areas like order grouping, continuous picking and sortation assignments in this release.  FortnaWES™ helps reduce the fulfillment execution cycle time within the distribution center and improve service levels.

“Fortna’s scalable, modular and configurable approach to WES allows companies to select and deploy the solutions needed today plus have the flexibility to add functions as business needs evolve,” continues Shanmugasundaram. “FortnaWES™ further optimizes workflow, labor, and equipment across a wide variety of legacy systems and automated solutions and enables our Clients to Run Agile Fulfillment™.”

About Fortna Inc.
For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.  Fortna helps Clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel.  Our expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results.  For more, visit www.fortna.com.

Media Contact: Patti Satterfield, VP Global Marketing & Business Development
pattisatterfield@fortna.com