ToolTrack MES Platform is a cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES).
It offers WIP tracking, asset management, quality management, statistical process control, document control and other manufacturing execution and production scheduling functionality. The platform includes a reporting engine, which facilitates the creation of custom reports that can be shared or exported.
I-Track develops custom modules tailored to users' processes. Users work directly with a dedicated I-Track architect to deploy the software. The cloud-based system can be accessed on any device with a web browser, or ToolTrack can be deployed on-premise.
The platform can be purchased for a monthly subscription cost, which includes unlimited users. No term contract is required.
Brian from Kaiam
A user friendly interface for managing raw materials consumption into sub assemblies and then the final product.
The ability to create and configure our business and product specific data, via a Super User back end in real time, without having to log a request with the developers.
The options available within I-Track to view reports and access to all of the data for easy download of CSV files.
Ian clearly has an understanding of manufacturing and process control, which helps considerably when we are discussing and developing Continuous Improvements for the business.
The core product itself, and the requirements given by the business to I-Track at the beginning, have given the business what we have asked for so far - so no problems there.
One area that would help the business would be a quicker turn around for enhancement / development requests. As an individual, I can understand how some tasks can be time consuming and workload requests can pile up. The business leaders however, expect requests and solutions to be delivered in a quick turnaround time.
Having said that, Ian is always supportive and positive with his dealings with us.
Clearly define what your business requirements are and wherever possible, provide examples / mock ups (even drawn on paper) of how the system needs to look and feel. I-Track developers will work out the mechanics of the final solution.
It is more important to get the images out of your head for what the system will look and feel like when it is built.
Never assume anything and test the system with as many of the final end users as possible before going fully live.
Cynthia from L3 Technologies
Customer support service is excellent! I get prompt and precise response to my questions every single time! When I encountered issues with the software or if I needed extra add-on features, I would get them relatively quickly. At the start, we had our routes, operations, recipes etc...arranged in spreadsheets and Ian (the system architect) uploaded these information into the I-track which saved us a bunch of time.
I think the system could be made a tad bit more user-friendly in some areas. An example would be in the data entry section where the data type (parametric, general, date etc...) have to be entered in corresponding columns.
Michael from Electronics Manufacturing
Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees
Before we had ToolTrack we were tracking our operation with a combination of paper and spreadsheets. Now I can easily log into the system from anywhere and find real-time status. I can easily pull data from the system to generate all the reports.
Incredible customer support! They strive to respond within a day for small bugs. For larger issues, such as adding features and customizing reports to meet our specific needs, they have been incredibly responsive.
Has limited capability for SPC data collection and chart generating. They have worked with us to improve the functionality, but interface is still clunky.
Mary from Bio-Rad
Employees number: 51-200 employees
We were in the market for a MES for document control, consumable trace-ability, statistical process control, and reporting. ToolTrack delivered on all of these aspects and more. I have found that ToolTrack is a very powerful tool with many added features that will come in handy as our company grows.
Ease of use
Great customer service
Maurice from SunPower Corp
Our internal selection team looked at many MES solution options and after an exhaustive search process, we decided to go with the I-Track team and their Tool Track platform. Tool Track "off the shelf" version had many of the features called out in our functional spec and the process of customizing the remaining portions was remarkably easy and efficient. As a fast-moving Silicon Valley based R&D organization, we needed a product which could adapt to our needs with the cycle time to implement changes at an absolute minimum. Our rep and the team delivered every time and we are very pleased with the results.
Michael from SoraaLaser
Employees number: 51-200 employees
We are using this for document control. We're able to maintain historical copies, route changes for approval, and assure only the current version is readily available. Notifications can be set up tailored to people's roles and responsibilities. It's no Agile document control system, but gets the job done and has a very easy learning curve.
Ease of use. Easy learning curve.
Good for basic document control needs.
Brian from Soraa Laser Diode
I've used multiple MES Platforms for microelectronics manufacturing and R&D applications as an Engineer. I've also evaluated several for purchase. ToolTrack takes the cake for being good at all of it - even over the ones costing orders of magnitude more. Has the rare duality of being flexible enough for R&D tracking/processing, yet still user-friendly on the manufacturing floor. Scalability is another strong point - for a startup or small business, ToolTrack serves as a capable and cost-friendly system which can easily scale as your company grows. I've found MES entry to be difficult for a startup or small company - if you buy a system you can afford early, it likely won't scale as the company grows, and switching MES's is never fun. But a large-scale MES too early is too expensive, cumbersome and inflexible. Wait too long to get an MES, and you've likely kludged a home-grown 'system'. Finally, the support is fantastic - the folks at I-Track have years of experience in high volume manufacturing and R&D environments, and are eager to help solve your problems. And they are pleasant (even fun!) to work with.
Usability, flexibility, cost, support. Everything I need and nothing I don't, at a very reasonable price.
None, really - anything that you don't like or that doesn't seem to work well for you can easily be changed for you!
My review was industry-specific, but honestly, this software works for any industry. Though the I-Track folks have primarily microelectronics backgrounds, they have a solid understanding of Industrial Engineering principles which apply to any industry.
Rachelle from Visual Options
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We choose ToolTrack not only because of the functionality and user-friendly features, but because of the customer service we have received from the team. We are valued, they focus on details and understanding your needs, and in turn have provided us with exactly what we were looking for to fulfill current and future business needs.
Customization is amazing and quick.
There's a few things I have to have the software team update that I can't, but in reality, it's probably safer that way.
Excellent software, servicing and training.
Jacquie from Noel Technologies
Employees number: 11-50 employees
This is a great tool for keeping track of WIP, Equipment status, Quality Assurance and so much more. Now that we have been using it for a while, its hard to imagine trying to keep track of paper trails. I love being able to customize the features so that they are exactly what we need. It has saved us an enormous amount of time that would otherwise be spent hunting down paperwork. Our business has such specialized projects that we didn't think we would ever be able to find a tracking system that would meet our special needs. We have been very happy with how the system is evolving into the perfect tracker for our company. Thank you!
Dietmar from Kaiam Corporation
Employees number: 201-500 employees
When we decided to move our manufacturing processes from Contract Manufacturers to our captive facility we needed an MES to obtain visibility of the activity on the production floor. We assemble opto-electronic components using semiconductor assembly tools. Yield and throughput is critical as is material trace-ability and serialization. I was familiar with some of the larger commercially available MES and EPR systems but from prior experience was aware of the software maintenance these systems required. I came across Itrack and was pleasantly surprised by the minimal support requirements, ease of set-up and ease of maintenance and ease of adaptability to our processes. We have been using Itrack for 3+ years are are continuing to implement additional functionality as our business requirements change.
The software provides real time information. In a fast paced manufacturing environment defects or miss-processes are costly and impact large amount of work-in-progress. Itrack provides visibility and enables decision making. The Dashboards can be set up for shop-floor supervisor / lead level with detailed tactical lot information as well as set up for the executive level with aggregated view by product families, as well as anywhere in between. The system is flexible and adaptable to many manufacturing industries where material trace-ability, yield, efficiency and equipment utilization are critical to the companies success.
Understanding and defining the manufacturing flows, yield points and material consumption points up front will assist in a more streamlined implementation. The system is capable of mirroring the the manufacturing process but look for places where the system can help drive change to the process (elimination of paperwork, processing in batches, having the system provide go no-go decisions instead of adding QC steps).
Freda from SoraaLaser
Employees number: 11-50 employees
We engaged them to create a specialized document & part number, change control system for us. They have done a fantastic job of putting a system together that is very easy to use and easy to administrate. We also asked for added functionality which they are providing quickly.
The system is easy to log in to and easy to search and find what you need. This is helpful for other employees who don't use a document control system on a regular basis.
We are very happy with the product so far!
Easy to use, easy to access, has a pleasing and intuitive presentation.
Any issues or bugs were resolved quickly.
Can access from anywhere.
Very nimble and flexible.
I was hesitant at first because I was used to using a large PLM system like Agile or Arena, but now that I have been using it I would highly recommend it for other smaller companies like us that don't need overly complicated and expensive functionality.
Dennis from VCC
Program has made handling of tooling so much more efficient and cut tool loss to a minimum. Makes finding tools for a new location so much faster.