Optessa Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Advanced Planning and Scheduling Solution

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Optessa overview

What is Optessa?

Optessa provides manufacturers with a best-in-class advanced planning and scheduling (APS) software matched only by our commitment to customer service and support. Founded in 2001 with the first implementation in 2003, Optessa is now globally deployed and counts four of the six largest Auto OEMs as its clients. Optessa’s configuration capability allows for modeling most real-world problems out of the box. The patented optimization technology powers a full range of configurations for planning, scheduling, and sequencing, to provide our clients with mathematically guaranteed solutions. We are unique in our ability to define a wide range of problems across industries without the need for custom code and in our ability to solve the problems rapidly considering the entire solution space. The resulting high-quality solutions form the foundation for reliable supply chain management.

The Optessa software easily integrates with any MES, ERP, SCM or S&OP solution already in use by our clients. Optessa is a bolted-on solution, augmenting the capabilities of such systems, while transferring data with ease in both directions. The web-based offering allows our clients to access our software from any browser and screen with an internet connection; be it hosted on cloud or on premise. Our agile implementation process and ability to deliver complete solutions with zero customization of the core data model result in quick deployment and ROI. The system can be easily reconfigured to respond to changes within the plant environment as business requirements evolve.

Optessa is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada with additional offices located in Hazlet, New Jersey USA, and Goa, India. Optessa’s growing team of 45 employees worldwide supports our global deployment at more than 100 distinct manufacturing facilities/production areas. User interfaces and documentation are available in four languages with new languages added easily. Our leadership team combines deep expertise in software, mathematics, manufacturing, and optimization technologies with unmatched customer commitment. Optessa also partners with industry leaders, Deloitte and Tech Mahindra, to further enhance our client support. Our mission is to be the best at solving APS problems for manufacturers across every industry.


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United States, Canada, India

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English, French, Spanish
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Mehran Falaki

Highly recommended

Reviewed 2017-02-23
Review Source: Capterra

I have been involved in customization and implementation of this versatile and powerful scheduling software,which can handle multiple constraints

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Optessa pricing

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Optessa features

API (672 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (574 other apps)
Activity Tracking (330 other apps)
Audit Trail (319 other apps)
Auditing (362 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (520 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (305 other apps)
Compliance Management (387 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (415 other apps)
Data Import/Export (391 other apps)
Document Management (317 other apps)
Document Storage (312 other apps)
Inventory Management (429 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (337 other apps)
Monitoring (302 other apps)
Real Time Data (341 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (300 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (531 other apps)
Third Party Integration (433 other apps)
Workflow Management (427 other apps)

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Key features of Optessa

  • Capacity planning
  • Constraint prioritization
  • Demand-capacity matching
  • Maintains bias during replanning
  • Multi-bin
  • Multi-line
  • Multi-plant
  • Multiple line capacity formats
  • Multiple penalty formats
  • Native replanning and rescheduling support
  • Optimal routing decisions
  • Optimization engine
  • Order planning
  • Order sequencing
  • Parametric report generation
  • Re-evaluation and manual adjustments
  • Real-time rescheduling and sequencing
  • Upstream and related event tracking
  • User-defined constraints
  • What-if scenarios/simulations
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Users can define their own constraints, in terms of hourly, weekly, or daily bins/buckets, and constraints can be assigned a weight or priority to be taken into account when planning.

Optessa supports multiple penalty functions types for use in the event that a constraint is violated, with users able to select how penalties are applied.

Flexible definition allows line capacity to be expressed in terms of ‘slots per hour/day/week/shift’, ‘available time by shift patterns’, or both in combination, with users able to select different capacities for individual hours/days/weeks to accommodate changes in line capacity.

Users can view and alter the sequence of orders or lots, with the system immediately reporting new penalty costs, and the ability to drill down on any violations.

Multiple ‘what if’ scenarios and simulations can be run, stored, and compared as part of the planning process.