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MES: WIP, Labor, and Machine Tracking for Infor XA 

Interface Overview

The ShopVue-Infor XA interface (svXA) allows you to “front-end” your XA system with a state-of-the-art MES software system.

The svXA interface automatically downloads from XA the necessary information for accurate shop floor data collection, order tracking and efficiency reporting. Soon after Operators report transactions on the shop floor, svXA uploads information like direct labor charges and quantities to XA.

Ultimately, the svXA interface enables XA to display your updated order status, additional actual labor, and production quantities.


Validation and Error Handling

ShopVue uses Production Order information from XA to interactively validate each Operator entry. For example, if ShopVue knows a standard in XA is 100 pieces per hour, ShopVue can warn an Operator if she attempts to report a quantity that is less than X percentage (user-defined) of this standard.

The svXA interface validates these entries again when it updates XA through its TRDATA interface table. In the unlikely event that an error “slips through”, svXA returns the error to ShopVue for correction and automatic reposting.  svXA actually extends the standard TRDATA interface to provide descriptive error messages when possible.

Features

Multi-company Support

With the svXA interface, you can release Production Orders from different XA companies into the appropriate instance of ShopVue. ShopVue Operators and Supervisors don’t have to worry about “charging work to the right company”. The svXA interface automatically applies labor to the correct company when exported back to XA.

Changes Only

The Changes Only feature ensures ShopVue will only download new orders and changes to existing orders, limiting network traffic and speeding download time. Seconds after planners input that new "hot job" into XA, Operators can begin working on the job in ShopVue.

Automatic Operation

ShopVue-XA interactions happen automatically at frequent intervals. If either system is temporarily unavailable, the svXA interface queues transactions until a connection is reestablished.

Corrections in ShopVue with Delta Logic

Supervisors can make corrections to operator transactions in one place – ShopVue.  svXA uses delta logic along with its export history to transmit the correction to XA to keep the two systems.

Milestones

You can require that operators report against XA milestone operations.  These labor transactions will be stored in ShopVue's database for reporting and analysis but not be exported to XA.

Labor Export Detail Report

The ShopVue XA Labor Export Detail Report can be used to show detailed information regarding transactions exported to XA.  This includes both total hours and quantities exported to XA by operation as well as specific transaction detail and export status for a specific order.

Learn More: Download the ShopVue Sales Fact Sheet or the ShopVue Demo Video.

About ShopVue: ShopVue is a shop floor data collection system that provides a fast, friendly and foolproof user experience. Our MES software works with your ERP such as SAP; Oracle; Dynamics NAV, GP, or AX; Infor Syteline, XA, Point.Man, ForthShift; Macola ES; BPCS; PRMS and more.

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