Ease, founded in 1986, is a leading provider of production floor optimization software products that help customers in numerous industries, in particular companies involved with manufacturing and complex assembly, improve their profitability and manufacturing efficiency by optimizing work flow, minimizing labor costs, and improving quality to reduce costly rework. Ease’s software modules often integrate with customers’ existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and/or Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software from companies such as Oracle and SAP. The company’s software products are used on customers’ plant floors to drive lean manufacturing initiatives, support continuous improvement, and enable organizational change management. Ease’s customers include Aston Martin, Cummins, Dell, General Dynamics, Harley-Davidson, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, the U.S. Air Force and Navy, and Teledyne.

 

Status: Active investment

Date Acquired: December 2013

Headquarters: Mission Viejo, CA