"CICLON Semiconductor was evaluating another tier-one ERP and supply chain solution that had an excellent reputation in our industry. The solution that Tensoft proposed had to at least match -- if not exceed -- the functionality in that solution. We were pleased to see the process efficiencies that Tensoft FSM achieved -- all without the "work-arounds" that the other solution required. Once we confirmed functionality parity, Tensoft's total value proposition was evident. We were also confident that the benefit of using the new implementation methodology outweighed the risk of being an early adopter."
— Steve Heiner, VP of Manufacturing & Operations, CICLON
Tensoft Fabless Semiconductor Manufacturing (FSM)
Lack of WIP visibility, complex product costing, separate silos of information for integrate operations, finance, and sales. These are just a few of the issues that can seriously impact your fabless semiconductor company’s operational efficiency.
Tensoft Fabless Semiconductor Management (FSM) is a web-based product for technology companies with outsourced manufacturing operations. It supports the unique manufacturing, supply chain and financial needs of semiconductor and high tech businesses, and is designed to scale with growth and changing business requirements.
Some of the kinds of manufacturers that benefit from Tensoft FSM include: fabless and traditional semiconductor, integrated circuit, optical, RF, MEMS, solid state device, LED and solar. Tensoft's user base ranges from start-up organizations to established public companies.Tensoft FSM can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud, hosted at a SAS70 Type II data center. The product is delivered as an end-to-end ERP system, with a low total cost of ownership and a fast return on investment.
Tensoft FSM's key differentiators start with its unique Manufacturing Bill of Materials (BOM) which is designed to handle the industry's "inverted BOM." Instead of the traditional ERP BOM that is designed to manage multiple parts for each product, Tensoft FSM is designed to manage a BOM made of parts that "explode" to build multiple products. This supports many of the other features that are critical for this industry, such as the ability to consolidate and analyze WIP, yield and attributes across vendors and over time, and the ability to track lot genealogy, both forwards and backwards.
As an end-to-end ERP system, Tensoft FSM provides a complete audit history, and supports historical reporting - critical system of record information is retained in the system, rather than just being provided at a single point in time. In addition, Tensoft FSM manages and integrates data from outsourced vendors, including fabs, test, assembly and fulfillment subcontractors.