Value for Money
This software implementation has been the single biggest success in my 15 years at the company. The ROI is undeniable. The opportunity for culture change is very big. It can really change the approach and focus of your manufacturing employees and management to look for and act on accurate actionable data. The outputs clearly show where your resources should be focused for efficiency gains. Its critical to postion the project correctly as a culture shift driven by and for manufacturing, not a mangment tool to flog manufacturing. That step is key to adoption and adoption is key to ROI.
Fast deployment. Fast Payback. SImple setup. Shop Floor focused operation and interface. Very graphical and intuitive
Not so much a con, as a tip. You must spend the time and the resources to properly model your hierarchies and your events. Attention to these aspects during setup will have a big impact on the data you receive being actionable out of the gate.
The user setup and report subscription are a bit convoluted and dated. But you don't have to deal with that often once you up and running.
Out of the box the focus is on OEE, a mostly European concept. Some shops prefer the included unit / hour views that are more prevalent in the US.