MES and ERP Software Integration

Posted by Randy Flamm on Thu, Nov 08, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Many of our longtime managers at IQMS dislike the word “integration” in regards to our ERP product line. They feel that the word integration has long been used by the software industry to describe the “bolting” together of software (such as MES offerings) that was not designed to work together out of the gate. But the EnterpriseIQ manufacturing ERP softwareby IQMS has always encompassed MES functionality as part of its core.

As early as 1993, IQMS developed a native production monitoring module that utilized simple contact closures at each machine to indicate that the machine had just made a part. Because the system knew which parts were running in each machine through the finite schedule tool, it was a simple calculation to identify the amount of raw material, labor and direct overhead that was consumed with each cycle.

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