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MES Configurability 

One-size-fits-all manufacturing execution software is not the answer. You face industry-specific challenges. Your management wants things a certain way. Your company is unique. The answer is precise tailoring of a plant-level system. Unless the application “fits like a glove” and is simple and user-friendly, the people on the shop floor will not use it.

ShopVue MES software is a success at over 150 factories because it fits. We attain this fit by offering a system that is 99% configurable and 1% customizable. Configurable means you can fit the application to your needs by adjusting parameters found in setup screens. It means NO programming. On the other hand, customizable means writing special computer code---a risker, more costly approach.

With this approach, there are usually "no surprises" during upgrades; ShopVue automatically upgrades your configuration. In addition, our consultants write the minimal custom code with upgrades in mind so your customizations almost always persist after upgrading.

The following table provides examples of the many potential ways we can tailor ShopVue to your specifications. Where "customization" appears after "configuration", most customers will only need to make configuration changes, although this is an area where we may also recommend small customizations.

Configure screen layout Configuration
Configure grids Configuration
Rigorously validate Operator input Configuration/ Customization
Access related data via Object Relational Mapping (ORM): Onscreen reports and Dashboard Configuration/ Customization
Change tool behavior Configuration
Label format and control Configuration
Present Operator forms in the language of their choice Configuration
Configure attendance rules for an unlimited number of employee groups Configuration
Configure rules governing labor time calculations Configuration
Configure order processing and enrich host routings with additional logic Configuration
Translate raw data from machine PLCs into usable metrics like OEE Configuration/ Customization
Write small custom subroutines to address unique problems Customization
Customize special pay and efficiency logic Customization
Store “user-defined” data in all major tables Configuration
Create an unlimited number of “mini-master files” without programming (Lookups) Configuration
Create custom codes by area -- limit list options to only those relevant to a user's current location. Configuration
Tailor menus for simplicity and security Configuration
Restrict access based on “realm of supervision” Configuration
Schedule patterns with overrides Configuration
Make custom reports more flexible with special dialogs which control filtering, sorting, and much more Configuration/ Customization
SV2DB  - download for ERP work orders and send real-time transaction updates back Customization
Alternate Device Interface (ADI)  - capture shop floor events from alternate data collection devices, interactively validate and return error messages Customization
External Time Clock Interface – import “punches” from a 3rd party T&A system such as Kronos Workforce Central Customization

Tools from our technology providers: 

  • Data Transformation Service (DTS) - SQL Server tool for general purpose data exchange with transformation
  • Linked Server Technology - direct interaction with 3rd party databases to perform transactional validations and updates
  • Multiple connectivity options including ODBC, COM and XML
  • Compatibility with popular middleware offerings such as Microsoft Biztalk and IBM Websphere


Here are just a few examples of the many ways ShopVue can be configured:


How ShopVue Can Work For You

Curious to know what ShopVue can be configured to do for your business? Find out in 15-minutes or less in a no-hassle, no-obligation call. E-mail or give us a call at (207) 773-0944 now.


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.