Solumunia MES Software


 

Solumina by iBASEt, is a provider of manufacturing execution software solutions for complex, highly regulated manufacturing industries. The system works best with large manufacturing plants on the enterprise level. Solumina software solutions integrate Manufacturing Execution Systems and Operations Management (MES/MOM), Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Enterprise Quality Management Systems (EQMS) and Supplier Quality Management (SQM) across the manufacturing value chain.

Every aspect of manufacturing, from automating and digitizing interactive work instructions using 2D and 3D CAD drawings and visualizations to providing real-time updates and data collection is synchronized across manufacturing operations with the Solumina Manufacturing Execution System.

Solumina reduces the paperwork across all product centers anytime. Solumina is deployed on-premise and is compatible with Windows operating systems.

 

Solumunia MES - Instructions
 
  • Solumunia MES - Instructions
    Instructions
  • Solumunia MES - As Built BOM
    As Built BOM
  • Solumunia MES - Quality Assurance Supplier Portal
    Quality Assurance Supplier Portal
  • Solumunia MES - Work Orders
    Work Orders
  • Solumunia MES - Inspection Orders
    Inspection Orders
  • Solumunia MES - Production Control, Work Center Management
    Production Control, Work Center Management
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10

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William from LMCO

May 2018

May 2018

Not user friendly,

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Central storage

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The search view gets the user to almost every location for daily use. Actually very little that I do like.

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Multi-media management, memory to small, not being able to adjust system setting fonts, settings that seem to make no sense like 100 character min. Word processor is outdated for the version we use. Not sure if current with best version in the market place.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James from COMPA Industries, Inc.

May 2018

May 2018

iBASEt offers a good suite of tools to track manufacturing processes and collect quality evidence

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Better automation of manufacturing processes

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The product is configurable, with access to the internals of the system. This provides a higher level of control over the actual processing that needs to be done in support of manufacturing processes.

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There is not a lot of responsiveness in providing missing features to the suite of tools as they are identified. There are missing bits of functionality that are incongruous with the software audience in their absence.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ricardo from LM
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2018

May 2018

very flexible for customizations but lacking in training/demonstrating features

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I'm able to customize UDVs to display more meaningful information and hide fields that are not used by the company. I can also substitute UDVs and create custom ones to have the exact data I want.

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no visual training on software capabilities. There are written manuals but there should be a more visual training manual showing examples of the system and how it should operate

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charlene from Honda Aero, Inc

May 2018

May 2018

Overall, Solumina has been a very positive system for our business since start-up.

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The software is easy to use, both from the user side and the engineering development side. It was a great selling factor during our audits with the FAA.

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The system processing is sometimes slow. Also, had a lot of bugs to work thru during start-up. Also, customer support has sometimes been lacking or not timely.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Advanced Atomization Technologies
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Dramatic improvement to manufacturing and quality control and risk mitigation

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Huge. Aside from being paperless for the most part, the ability to quickly find data is the greatest benefit. Next, I would point to the risk reduction for data loss or missing data, as product cannot proceed to subsequent workstations without proper closure. Imagine gathering and copying data from 20 paper records kept in 20 different boxes that were put in long term storage out of state several years ago. Now imagine keying those 20 part identifiers into Solumina for a query and having the data returned in seconds!

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Once dialed in, it manages inputs and outputs efficiently while providing very fast access to records.

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I wish the font and icon size was customizable, and the green and red thumbs are tiny and too close together. I wish there were installation templates, or Best Utilization examples that would be useful for determining direction. As it is there is much left to the user, so the expertise of the user's configuration team is key to smooth deployment.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kent from Orbitalatk.com
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

May 2018

May 2018

Excellent product. Nice user interface. Well suited for our needs

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User interface and how to navigate the different modules. I also like the Quality modules and the ability to do discrepancies within the work orders

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Interaction with Deltek is sometimes difficult to understand capabilities. Often times we want to customize the software, there are only certain attributes that are customizable.

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

In supporting a difficult process, Solumina delivers sound features and superior customer support.

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consistent manufacturing execution through standardized process plans. Quality of product improvements through integration of lean and SPC tools into the execution system.

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Far and away, the customer support in working to deliver a robust solution for Manufacturing Execution, Quality Assurance, and management of our Supplier Quality is the number one positive feature of working with iBASEt. They continue to work to address nuances generated by the ways we run our manufacturing environment, and have brought insights and recommendations for improvement that are 'outside' the scope of the software solution they provide.

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All process planning is '0D' based - text oriented, with any 2D or 3D data that is desired for inclusion or that we want to use as the 'foundation' of process plans merely attachments to the text based plans. If I had to pick a second 'con', it is the inconsistent level of 'client to server' communication which negatively impacts remote users; iBASEt continually updates their code to make remote access better, but often as a result of OUR finding where excessive database calls are made from the client causing repeated 'round trips' to be driven across the WAN.

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

Exposed to the software as a notional solution for modernizing manufacturing at our facility

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Ability to modernize and automate the quality oversight of our manufacturing processes

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Good basic functionality for manufacturing, allows us to modernize the manufacturing processes at our facility

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Lack of features expected to be included in software of this type, lack of integration with other systems to acquire quality evidence

Review Source: Capterra
 

Edward from Lockheed Martin

January 2018

January 2018

Solumina MES fits the needs of my team and organization.

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Solumina MES is a great application with many features and iBASEt can customize the application to support various business models and business processes.

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User experience for Solumina MES is not intuitive. A learning curve is expected however working around the interface is cumbersome. As part of the implementation team, the customer service and consultants I worked with could be a little more responsive and helpful.

Review Source: Capterra
 


January 2018

January 2018

Business users love the functionality. Could use architecture overhaul.

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Empowers the business with capability to grow their manufacturing process (and product lines) without needing IT involvement.

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Architecture. Is not open. REST APIs or C# libraries would be very helpful to allow automation. Data concurrency needs improved to prevent data corruption at times.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Quinton from Aerospace Stuctures

January 2018

January 2018

Pretty efficient for the most part. Little slow at times toward the end of the day.

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Easy to use. Pulls up the information that I need rather quickly. Requested information or material is readily available and concise.

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There are operations that upon completion, stay on the same operation instead of forwarding to the next operation and making it cumbersome to have to perform extra clicks. Can be somewhat time consuming when you have to do that all day. Drops the database from time to time when you're in the middle of inspecting a Part.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tony from Parker Hannifin

January 2018

January 2018

Good software for storage, retrieval, and linking important docs necessary to support quality.

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Linkage of appropriate documentation is very easy for users and administrators. Controlling information exchange/view to appropriate users is also straightforward. Having the ability to establish sign-off criteria within each particular work order is also excellent.

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Navigation is not logical and could be simplified for user interaction. This would simplify training.

Review Source: Capterra
 

chris from Parker Hannifin

January 2018

January 2018

Solumina is user friendly

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Provide work instructions for aircraft flight controls

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Lists the most recent revision of the travelers you need to work on. Easy to add pictures to work plans.

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Would like to see a description field. This would facilitate faster retrieval of repair work plans.

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Advanced Atomization Technologies

January 2018

January 2018

A difficult but rewarding journey

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Labor and time savings. The hardware is visible

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Having data in one system has simplified certain aspects of the MFG floor. After getting up to speed it gets easier to understand

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Takes a while to learn, not very logical compared to other programs. Creating custom reports is difficult if not even possible. At times we have to adjust how our mfg floor functions to accommodate Solumina's limited abilities. Interfacing with machines and 2d bar codes is extremely time consuming and difficult - far from plug and play. Training is more or less thru trial and error, since everyone runs their production floors differently. Several Solumina quirks like pop open windows getting smaller in size or text disappears or arrows move for no reason, ETC. Nothing to make me mad just annoyed.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Donna from BWXT, Inc.

January 2018

January 2018

Solumina MES is essential to our organization.

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It is easily customizable and user friendly. It works well in a large manufacturing environment. The company provides great customer support.

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If you do a lot of customizations, it is hard to keep up with the latest version of the product. This is not a fault of the software, but something to keep in mind when implementing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

diana from NASA

January 2018

January 2018

Safety oversight in VAB while workers are using Solumina. Looking over their shoulders at Solumina.

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I can review the procedure from anywhere other than where it's being used on floor. The document cannot be lost like paperwork where people forget to bring it back and loose it.

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We lost internet connection and people had to wait until it came back up. It's slower to buy off than paper is.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Charles from Cal-Comp
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2018

January 2018

I've used Solumina at my last two companies. I've been instrumental in developing the process and tr

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Real-time WIP Tracking, Data and Quality metrics

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Ability to track as built history and have Quality integrated into it.
Great for complex lower volume assembly.

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Custom reporting can be more challenging. Exports are easy though. May not be as suitable for high volume serial controlled assemblies (too many entries required) especially if the flow is not continuous.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lisa from Aerospace Structures IT

May 2017

May 2017

Have been working with Solumina for over 10 years and really like the application and all offeatures

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The ability to create work instructions using the different tools provided and exploring new ways to improve processes.

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Given our location, the location of the database and the amount of users, the application can be slow. There are some features that need improvement such as the inspection planning and the ability to tie the inspection definition into the process work plans.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alan from Parker

May 2017

May 2017

Always prompt and provide solutions

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The data validity and capability to track multiple WO against plans. Also DB structure is tight with procs and triggers.

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Super confusing looking and menu names can be abstract. Solumina G8 browser is not a good fit for a G7 environment.

Review Source: Capterra
 

John from Orbital ATK
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

May 2017

May 2017

The shop floor can learn to use the system in minutes, authoring plans takes much longer.

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Much better shop floor control than using paper work instructions.

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Easy to teach operators how to log on, find a work order and execute it. Standard text and glyph buttons for links are nice. The operators like and use them.

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In G7, some weird ways to get to some menu items (i.e. not very intuitive). The G7 text editor is very basic. In standard text mode no spell checker makes for more revisions after the fact.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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