BYOD Ready: Browser-Based Interface Supports Flexible Device Deployment Options and Freedom of Hardware Choice, Exceptional Out-of-the-Box Experience
INSIGHTS 2015 - NASHVILLE, TENN., May 19, 2015 - Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for retail, manufacturing, distribution, and services organizations, today announced availability of its next-generation Epicor Mattec manufacturing execution system (MES) featuring a new high-performance embedded human machine interface (HMI) to support improved shop floor operator productivity and responsiveness.
The new embedded shop floor HMI gives manufacturers the ability to connect, manage and monitor processes and systems via any browser-enabled computing device. The result is greater shop floor insight through real-time visibility with metrics, machine status, instructions, alerts and notifications to keep plant operators, management, and engineering apprised of all manufacturing operations. Supporting an exceptional out-of-the-box experience with no software to load, the new interface enables shop floor personnel to effortlessly manage the plant with maximum efficiency and responsiveness. Ease of access to critical information reduces or eliminates the risk of non-compliance, while improving reliability, process efficiencies and availability and production throughput.
Given the continued adoption of mobility and bring your own device (BYOD), today's manufacturing workforce expects to access data anytime, anywhere. The new Epicor Mattec MES embedded shop floor HMI reduces training and deployment time, enables manufactures to expand mobile operations, and accommodate the wide variety of devices in use today on the shop floor, while supporting the needs and expectations of today's uber-connected next-generation employee.
The solution can be configured to meet specific needs via configurable metrics and charts and through connection to external web services or sites. Manufacturers also can incorporate embedded context-based videos, PDF files, and personalized information panels, supporting the move to a paperless shop floor environment. Featuring pre-built, best practice workflows for standard shop floor operations, additional workflows and rich content can also be added to improve operator and maintenance responsiveness, and to lower downtime associated with maintenance, changeovers, setup and increase shop flow productivity.
"The adoption of industrial software solutions continues to be driven by consumer trends such as BYOD, Internet of Things, simple customization and pervasive analytics," said Tom Muth, senior manager, product marketing, Epicor MES. "Manufacturers expect the same flexibility and user experience on the plant floor, but with reliability, security and real-time performance required for industrial environments. The new Epicor Mattec MES embedded shop floor HMI improves operator productivity, mobility, and effectiveness on the shop floor with greater flexibility to deploy the system that best meets the needs of manufacturers and their customers."
Mattec MES for Enhanced Productivity and Responsiveness
Epicor Mattec MES is an out-of-the-box configurable MES solution designed to meet the operational challenges in manufacturing including the rubber and plastics, metals and automotive industries. The solution offers a comprehensive set of MES capabilities for production scheduling, machine operation and maintenance, quality management, and real-time analytics to monitor machines and analyze machine-related data such as overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), run rates, scrap, yield, and energy consumption. The system captures data directly from machines and operators, and delivers real-time production metrics and real-time operations analytics in an easy-to-digest visual manner. Discrete manufacturers use Mattec MES to improve on-time delivery, quality, reduce scrap and boost product throughput, helping them deliver the right product, at the
right time, at the right cost.
The system also integrates with Epicor ERP; the integration simplifies deployment and delivers faster time to value so users can quickly unlock the power of a closed-loop enterprise system that connects the top floor to the shop floor in real time. This enables users to better utilize shop floor data that is crucial for improving operational efficiency and maximizing profitable manufacturing outcomes.
About Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation is a global leader delivering inspired business software solutions to the manufacturing, distribution, retail and services industries. With over 40 years of experience serving small, midmarket and larger enterprises, Epicor has more than 20,000 customers in over 150 countries. Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP), retail management software, supply chain management (SCM), and human capital management (HCM) enable companies to drive increased efficiency and improve profitability. With a history of innovation, industry expertise and passion for excellence, Epicor provides the single point of accountability that local, regional and global businesses demand. The Company's headquarters are located in Austin, Texas, with offices and affiliates worldwide. For more information, visit www.epicor.com.
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