About WATS

WATS is a manufacturing intelligence solution that allows businesses in the electronics industry to collect and analyze test data for determining potential issues across assets, equipment or production processes. Managers can gain insights into business-critical processes by leveraging yield metrics, statistical parameters, key performance indicators (KPIs) and actionable analytics.

Repair operators can access performance reports along with image attachments and other important comments, enabling them to analyze failure statistics for parameters such as test steps, component references and more. Key features include software distribution, MAC and serial number allocation, alerts/notifications, inspection management and workflow configuration. Using WATS' mobi...


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9 Reviews of WATS

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.44 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

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September 2018

Chris from Alliance of LabVIEW Architects

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

Understand your product and its performance

SkyWATS allowed us to perform R&R comparisons of test stations in a fast and efficient manner and immediately highlighted an issue with a slight mismatch in performance which we were able to rectify (and verify the fix) with minimal downtime. I've used this product for over 10 years because I trust it and the team behind it.

Pros

Provides an almost "codeless" solution for those looking to quickly store test data from TestStand / LabVIEW. The data that is stored is then able to be reviewed and analyzed quickly allowing us to respond to product yield or performance issues in a proactive manner. Critical for any complex high volume test solution.

Cons

Inability to define (or add) custom queries or reports.

July 2018

Xiwen from Neurio Technology Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Renewables & Environment

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2018

working as Manufacturing test engineer for over 12 years

be able to have the overview of the weekly/daily first pass yield, make it easier to target the highest failing test step in the manufacturing test.

Pros

very easy to bring the statistics for the period that the user is interested in. it gives graphic view for the measurements in the manufacturing , highlights the highest failing steps with failing rate.

Cons

it needed to preload the sequence model in TestStand back when I was using it. If it can be a hot plug app that can be merge in after the test development, it'll be great!

August 2018

Alexis from Neurelec / Oticon Medical (A William Demant Company)

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Medical Devices

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Great tool for SPC !

We are using Skywats for SPC and analyse test yield, quantity tested per day/week and to improve our process, test benches and test softwares. This tool is very powerfull and give us quickly and easily, a lot of precious informations we took a lot of time to find before.

Pros

Easy to use and for looking information. Great for SPC analysis and be proactive for production support. Give us key parameters (yield, top 10 failures...) to improve our test bench and test software.

Cons

Need training and practice to understand and find informations we are looking for.

August 2018

Jyri from Metso Flow Control Inc.

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

My Review

So far the skyWATS have reduced our problem solving processs' lead time signifcantly and the available data with complete test history immediately shows the proble as it is now and how it is comparable to previous tests

Pros

The level of automation to the test data management, easiness of cloud based service, no need to maintain tools

Cons

Sometimes it feels that you have almost too much alternative approaches to get needed results so it's bit easy to lost in the GUI.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Best statistical process control

Good software, great team and support !

Pros

You can see all of your production and even what you can not imagine! Very friendly and analysis are good, specialy top 10failures.

Cons

The dashboard is not very popular today and we can not set everything. But updates are preiodic and bring certanes new every time.

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Monitor test stations

With WATS it is easy to check the test efficiency, optimize the test time, adjust the test limits and find production problems with repeated repair work. It is a great tool for test and quality engineers.

Pros

Easy tool to check all the test results of different test stations

Cons

Difficult to make a connection with another MES system

August 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Using SkyWATS for Medical Device Production

Pros

SkyWATS makes it really easy to get test data in visual format and to actually make test data a business driving tool.

Cons

The Mobile App of the SkyWATS could be a bit more user friendly.

August 2018

Jonas from ABB

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Uniform and real-time feedback from all our production sites in one tool.

By selecting WATS we will gain real time information from our production sites globally. We can easily investigate issues that occurs by analysis tools and reports provided in WATS

Pros

* Provides real-time feedback from our production sites. * Easy and fast entry level of data analysis. * Great export possibility’s to use data in mini-tab or such similar tools. * Built in yield reporting tools

Cons

* Missing functionality to be show part description instead of part numbers in reporting * Report limits in export mode. * Silverlight needed for some parts (minor)

September 2018

Tero from Etteplan

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2018

Fast commissioning

Pros

skyWATS is easy to integrate to any test system. The commissioning is simple and fast. You will gain benefits of the skyWATS very fast.

Cons

The dashboard view could have more options, now it is a bit limited.