V5 MES Software

4.14 / 5 (14)

About V5 MES


V5 MES by PINpoint Information Systems is a cloud-based manufacturing execution system (MES) that caters to heavy machinery, automotive, aerospace, defense, agricultural, recreational vehicles and electronics. The solution helps businesses to connect, monitor and control manufacturing routines and data flow on the factory floor.

V5 MES features manufacturing execution, quality management, product lifecycle management and business intelligence. It also features applications for capacity scheduling, statistical process control and product configuration. The solution helps users to detect errors and bottlenecks and make specific changes required to the assembly line.

V5 MES allows users to define tasks and their deadlines on its timeline and keep track of their performance in real time at stations on the line or via different mobile devices. Users can also monitor OEE and Goal Planned Actual for every workstation in real time.

Support is offered via online Webex, in person, by phone and by email.



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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

14 Reviews of V5 MES

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.14 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.0

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April 2018

Guillaume from CATERPILLAR

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

By implementing PINpoint 6 years ago, we discovered a usefull and robust application

Pros

The software is highly configurable and PINpoint team helped us building our skills to manage it ourself. It provide a lot of functionnalities that can be implemented gradually. Our most used funtionnalities are torque tool control, PLC interface, check lists, quality alerts, andon system with process interlock. The software has proven to be reliable with a very low downtime and when we exceptionally face a critical issue, PINpoint team have been very reactive to handle it and provide a solution. Reporting capabilities greatly improved with last version and it helps to identify process weakness that need to be addressed to improve our productivity.

Cons

Corrections of minor issues are sometimes very long to come and the major upgrades are complexe and can cause some issues.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank you Guillaume for your valuable feedback, and for sharing your experience with PINpoint over 6 years. We strive to make our software products as easy to use and learn as possible, and as you know we're here 24/7 to support you with your unique manufacturing processes so you and your team can optimize your assembly line and become self-sufficient sooner. The latest version 5.0 of our products called V5 MES (for complete assembly line control and monitoring), and V5 ANDON (for advanced plant floor communications, product tracking and manufacturing monitoring/measurement) feature our most powerful search engine to date, including a live-streaming "Dashboard" app that displays your assembly line overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in real-time. PINpoint V5 MES and V5 ANDON can be configured on-the-fly from the Cloud in a website on any device, ensuring your continuous improvement initiatives are ongoing so that product quality and assembly efficiency are always maximized.

April 2018

Jason from Tool and Gage House

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

I have used the Pinpoint application everyday for the past 7+ years.

Pros

This software is great for collecting and storing critical data from assembly lines. You are able to connect many different devices to it like: DC tools, scales, badge readers, scanners, wireless gages, PLC's, and so on. The company is always evolving as well, trying to improve their processes for their customers. They also have very good customer support.

Cons

I don't have anything negative about this software to say at this time. The biggest "Con" that I see are people who want to use the software, but do not take the time to learn how it works. Instead, they will copy programs and guess on certain areas. But, this issue has nothing to do with the software itself.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank You Jason for being a such a steadfast user of PINpoint software - your experience corresponds with all the users across the World who also work in PINpoint everyday in different languages to build a variety of complicated products. In addition to PINpoint's powerful error-proofing features and benefits, and its ability to monitor and control the assembly line, PINpoint's latest Version 5.0 products represent our most value-added manufacturing execution system (MES), and Andon system software to date; with an industry leading short return on investment (ROI) payback in only a couple/few months. PINpoint V5 provides users the plant floor management tool-set they need to really impact product quality and assembly line efficiency. Contact us to see a live demo of the new performance "Dashboard" app, featuring up-to-the-millisecond overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) live-streamed reports right to your tablet/Smartphone from the cloud, i.e. real-time manufacturing intel.

April 2018

Peter from Universal Logistics

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Overall experience with software, installation & support has been positive

Error proofing & assembly build accuracy as well as historical build validation.

Pros

Ease of use, visual queuing, multi-lingual, mature interfacing ability with controllers, tools & print functions.

Cons

There are occasions where software needs to be able to account for network activity and other anomalies and respond in a way that is self-adjusting. (But, as these issues arise they are able to accommodate). We have had to do some database tuning to optimize the DB transactions.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank you Peter, we appreciate you sharing feedback about your experience with PINpoint's manufacturing execution system. Now available in Version 5 (released 2018), the latest software is even more flexible and scalable than ever to service the needs of all small sized manufacturers [1(+) workstation(s)] to large/enterprise manufacturers [unlimited users, any location]. V5 is the ideal first-step in the transition to Industry 4.0 methodologies and a paperless manufacturing strategy; by first solving the issues that impact profitability, i.e. can you manufacture Quality products Efficiently? We've further improved the Manufacturing Intelligence capabilities in the latest V5 MES & V5 ANDON products to include a live-stream of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics right to your phone/tablet. The assembly line performance "Dashboard" app is an essential tool to discover cycle/Takt time bottlenecks which otherwise would go unnoticed. Please contact us to learn more about V5.

April 2018

Barry from Tool & Gage House

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Have been using this software for 7 years, very good accountability

Mainly the traceability of serial number data and conformity to the assembly process.

Pros

The amount of data captured was extremely large. Good for capturing measurement data and torque data. Very good tracability.

Cons

Sorting through the data was not as easy as earlier versions. Older hardware devices remained within the database and was a pain to delete forever.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank you for your feedback Barry, and for providing insight into your experience with PINpoint over 7 years. The software continues to be evolved in 2018 to play an integral role in the small-medium/large-enterprise size manufacturer's transition to paperless manufacturing and Industry 4.0 methodologies. PINpoint V5.0 now features 2 powerful manufacturing intelligence apps called 'Dashboard' and 'Production Analytics'. The Dashboard live-streams your assembly line's performance (OEE) right to your phone. Production Analytics allows for 'Cube' database searches in the Factory's server - it comes pre-installed with manufacturing reports you can customize and output from PINpoint or Microsoft Excel daily. With PINpoint the manufacturer is always in the know of the info they need to improve their manufacturing processes; in order to maximize error-proofing and production output, i.e. increase quality and efficiency. Please don't hesitate to contact us to schedule your demo of V5!

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Excellent Process Control Application allowing the right Mfg role to manage their process scope.

Pros

Strong Process Control with GUI level read across station to station. Tools can be set up in the library that can be used by Process Engineers to manage their process without needing Controls Engineering input and help in most cases.

Cons

Requires increased skill sets in each group working with it but on the positive side easily managed. The application does require a new approach to managing process control. It is not the traditional PLC layer control system. That is not a bad thing, just requires a commitment to move forward with new technology that provides a new set of functional benefits that cant be achieved in traditional PLC layer.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank You for your review and we agree that the process control capabilities of the PINpoint MES (out-of-the-box) sets our software apart from the competitors. With the ability to control both the human and machine aspects of the assembly line, and the capability to turn off tools and devices and even stop the assembly line, ensures that defective products never get shipped to the customer! We've made the new PINpoint V5 even more easy to use and interpret by utilizing the latest data visualization methods including situational awareness graphics, animations, and videos. V5 MES and V5 ANDON also now include our "Dashboard" app which is a powerful overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) reporting tool. Now you can know exactly how your factory is performing from a website live-streamed from the Cloud. We've made the new PINpoint V5 accessible to any manufacturer small or large and regardless of location. V5 is the ideal first-step in your transition to Industry 4.0 methodologies.

April 2018

kevin from Caterpillar

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2018

Pinpoint has delivered operator control and quality builds,

Quality traceability gains, improved operator training lead times.

Pros

Pinpoint enables fantastic operator control and traceability of build quality.
Quality & training systems by each operator,
Functionality of dashboard and andon systems
I am looking forward to the new system release, and the many new tools and systems that this brings

Cons

Start up and network reliance, that upon system outages causes production stops, due to RIC locations.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

We appreciate your feedback Kevin, Thank You for sharing such valuable insight into your experience with PINpoint. Earlier in 2018 we released our most powerful version 5.0 of the software to date called V5 MES for complete assembly line process control and measurement; and V5 ANDON for advanced plant floor communications, product tracking, and manufacturing intelligence - an ideal first step for those manufacturers who are new to paperless manufacturing and are now developing their Industry 4.0 strategy and methodology. PINpoint software is designed to grow with the manufacturer as their operations grow since the system is flexible and scalable indefinitely, regardless of the factory's location in the World; and innovations are ongoing since new updated software versions are made available frequently each year. Please don't hesitate to contact us to book your live demo of PINpoint V5; or should you require any support, our team is available as always 24 hours/day 7 days/week.

April 2018

Bobby from Caterpillar

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

Easy to use and train

Pros

Easy modification. Good end user interface.
With programming details on hand, it is easy to create each step.

Cons

Upgrades cause issues. Not able to let user move / duplicate a group of process easily.
Required to ask for PinPoint help to do it behind the scene.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank You Bobby for your review, and insight into your experience with PINpoint software. As always we have continued the evolutionary path of our products with the input of our valued customers like yourself. If you haven't experienced the new version 5.0 software we encourage you to contact us for a demonstration since there have been many advancements made in terms of usability and ease of configuration. Further, even more powerful reporting features have been added to make the business intelligence and manufacturing intelligence apps in PINpoint more powerful and customizable - included are popular manufacturing report templates you make your own, and set-up for daily viewing so you're always in the know of how your production line is doing versus your goal. Use the new performance "Dashboard" app to receive up-to-the-millisecond or live-streaming of your assembly line's overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and cycle time reports right to your tablet or phone from the cloud.

April 2018

Hugues from Caterpillar

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2018

I am updating current processes, creating new processes and help debugging in the workshop

Pros

This software is capable to work with various brands of equipment which allows having competition between manufacturers

Cons

Every changed made to a process is live. Not able to manage several version of the process with "go live" date.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank you Hugues, we appreciate you providing us feedback about your experience with PINpoint MES. We're glad you find our manufacturing execution system flexible to accommodate various brands of tools, and many other devices including sensors, vision systems and testers. We've made assembly line configuration straightforward to enable you to make process step changes in real-time. If you haven't seen a demo of the latest version 5.0 MES (released 2018) please contact us; it represents the most powerful version of PINpoint software yet, with live-streaming of your assembly line's overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) from the Cloud right to a phone or tablet. The "Dashboard" app is a necessary assembly line cycle time/Takt time and process step optimization tool. It provides manufacturers with live metrics by Plant view, Line view and Workstation view enabling you to hone in on production bottlenecks that would have otherwise gone unnoticed (missed opportunities to reduce waste).

April 2018

Stefan from The Tool House, Inc.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2018

I have worked with pinpoint for 8 years. Sometimes it difficult to make simple changes.

Pros

I really like how it works with KEPWARE. I also like how you can configure the hardware. The reports and relationships as well as the user management is very nice. I also like the and on aspect. Being able to send messages and quality alert to each individual station as well as being able to decide who can work where are great features.

Cons

Not like the difficulty of the building flow and making changes on it. I also wish I could use an ethernet best I/O module like a phoenix connector without having to have a PLC. Using a smart arm does not work very well when everything is server based. Subscribing and unsubscribing to each tool for every individual tightening on a single step Really slows down the entire system. Overall the network traffic is too much which makes everything very slow.

Response from PINpoint Information Systems of PINpoint Information Systems Inc.

Replied June 2018

Thank you for your review, we are always keen to hear our customers experience on the functionality and ease of use of PINpoint MES & Andon system software. In our latest V5 software we've built on the pros you list to make an even more powerful