BPCS was developed by System Software Associates (SSA), which later became SSA Global Technologies (which was then acquired by Infor Global Solutions), and is used to control the operations of manufacturing companies.
BPCS is in the category of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
BPCS includes MRP logic to manufacturing operations, provided there are high standards of data validity such as engineering specifications and inventory accuracy.
It runs on several systems, with the IBM System i (also known as IBM AS/400 or IBM eServer iSeries), being most popular.
It is written in As/Set, RPG, SQL and other IBM languages somewhat unique to the System.
Many of the BPCS applications are somewhat stand-alone, in that companies can choose to implement only the financial applications for example, and none of the manufacturing.
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