Aegis Software | November 19, 2021
-Aegis Software, a global provider of Manufacturing Operations Management Software, announces the latest innovations added to their latest FactoryLogix 2021.4 and 2021.5 releases. With FactoryLogix 2021.4 and 2021.5, Aegis device agnostic, web-based, real-time analytics, further elevating the democratization and visualization of real-time, contextualized data across the factory and the enterprise. Additionally, new globalization tools, amplified native connectivity capabilities, numerous quality management features for complex manufacturing, and many customer-driven enhancements are a fraction of the new features spanning these releases.
"Manufacturers are drowning in unusable, non-contextualized data without the ability for anyone in the organization to easily generate meaningful reports without requiring technical skills or burdening IT. For more than twenty years, our data contextualization engine and easy-to-use analytics have been powering leading manufacturers to get real-time insights, on-demand, by anyone in the organization,With these latest releases, we have re-engineered our dashboard designer and real-time visualization capabilities to provide the same intuitive drag and drop design, publish, and view simplicity in a web-based, responsive environment that is accessible on any device, anywhere. FactoryLogix' Analytics Anywhere redesign continues our tradition of data democratization in a fresh new user interface without compromising the control or flexibility enabling anyone to extract meaningful data sets anytime, anywhere."
Jason Spera, Co-Founder, and CEO, Aegis Software.
FactoryLogix is a holistic and modular platform that delivers leading-edge technology with easily configurable modules to support and execute a discrete manufacturer’s strategy towards Industry 4.0. FactoryLogix manages the entire manufacturing lifecycle: from product launch to material logistics, through manufacturing execution and quality management to powerful analytics and real-time dashboards. This end-to-end platform helps companies accelerate product introductions, streamline processes, improve quality and traceability, reduce costs, and gain greater visibility for competitive advantage and profitability.
About Aegis Software
Founded in 1997, Aegis Software uniquely delivers a comprehensive and flexible end-to-end manufacturing execution system (MES) platform giving manufacturers the speed, control, and visibility they require. Aegis has international sales and support offices in Germany, UK, and China, and partners with more than 37 manufacturing equipment suppliers. Since its inception, Aegis has been helping more than 2,200 factories across the military, aerospace, electronics, medical, and automotive industries, drive rapid and continuous innovation with the highest quality while reducing operational costs.
IndustryWeek | May 29, 2020
For as much as the coronavirus has dominated the headlines and infiltrated the lives and actions of, well, nearly everybody around the globe, the pandemic’s origins are relatively recent. The first hints of what was to come emerged in late 2019 and, indeed, the disease caused by the virus didn’t even have a name until mid-February when the World Health Organization officially dubbed it COVID-19.
The newness of the disease is important to any conversation. Because the world is still learning about its effects, researching possible cures and simply getting a grasp on the enormity of the coronavirus’s reach, everything is fluid. Facts change daily. How best to mitigate its spread is up for constant modification. “Should we or shouldn’t we?” is the topic of the day.
These questions and concerns are widespread – including among U.S. manufacturing. IndustryWeek has been robustly reporting on the impacts of the coronavirus on our manufacturing audience, as well as how this community has responded to the challenges issued by the disease. We’ve written scores of stories and no doubt will greatly add to those numbers before things return to “normal.”
Nokia, ABI Research | May 07, 2020
Nokia has partnered with ABI Research, to survey more than 600 manufacturing decision-makers to assess investment strategies related to 4G/LTE, 5G and Industry 4.0.
The research also identified key business use cases that would drive investment in 4G or 5G.
The research examined near-term drivers influencing buying decisions for new industrial systems across information technology and operations technology.
Nokia has partnered with ABI Research, an independent research firm, to survey more than 600 manufacturing decision-makers to assess investment strategies related to 4G/LTE, 5G and Industry 4.0.
The survey found that 74% of respondents are looking to upgrade their communications and control networks by the end of 2022 with more than 90% investigating the use of either 4G and/or 5G in their operations. Just over half of respondents (52%) believe that the latest generation of 4G/LTE and 5G will be necessary to meet their transformational goals.
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The research also identified key business use cases that would drive investment in 4G or 5G. Respondents reflected the need to digitalize and improve existing infrastructure (63%), automation with robotics (51%) and achieve new levels of employee productivity (42%).
We have reached an inflection point in Industry 4.0 transformation as the fast, secure, low latency connectivity underpinning its implementation now becomes available. This research indicates the strong marketplace appetite for industrial-grade wireless networking to capture the transformational benefits of digitalization and automation. We believe that demand, combined with easy-to-deploy private wireless solutions, will drive adoption.
- Manish Gulyani, Vice President Marketing, Nokia Enterprise
The research examined near-term drivers influencing buying decisions for new industrial systems across IT (information technology) and OT (operations technology). IT drivers primarily focus on reducing downtime (53%), improving operations efficiency (42%), and enhancing security (36%). In comparison, OT drivers reflect a desire to replace aging infrastructure (43%), improve efficiency (40%) and increase capacity (38%).
Further highlights indicate:
• 88% of respondents stated that they were familiar with private wireless (4G/5G) networking
• 84% that are considering 4G/5G will deploy their own local private wireless network in their manufacturing operations
• leading priority buying areas are automation and machine upgrades (47%), IIoT initiatives (41%), with cloud infrastructure following at (37%).
Importantly, research findings indicate a preference for deploying private fully-owned and operated wireless networks, with manufacturers favoring in-house management to allay security concerns. It’s evident that respondents are not entirely committed to Wi-Fi/WLAN and will consider latest generations of wireless technologies. As a result, 2020 is a critical year for networking suppliers to educate the market regarding the merits of 4G/LTE and 5G.
- Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst, ABI Research
“Based on this research we also observe a pan-industry need to quantify not only the potential ROI of investing in private wireless, but also to clearly indicate the cost of inaction – vendors need to make the case for investing in Industry 4.0 today to gain a clear competitive advantage over those who choose to wait.”
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About ABI Research:
ABI Research provides strategic guidance to visionaries, delivering actionable intelligence on the transformative technologies that are dramatically reshaping industries, economies, and workforces across the world. ABI Research's global teams of analysts publish groundbreaking studies often years ahead of other technology advisory firms, empowering our clients to stay ahead of their markets and their competitors.
We create the technology to connect the world. Only Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. With our commitment to innovation, driven by the award-winning Nokia Bell Labs, we are a leader in the development and deployment of 5G networks.
Our communications service provider customers support more than 6.4 billion subscriptions with our radio networks, and our enterprise customers have deployed over 1,300 industrial networks worldwide. Adhering to the highest ethical standards, we transform how people live, work and communicate.