An MES is not one single simple application. An effective MES consists of an integrated set of production activity and support applications that have been developed using correctly matched technologies.
With so many components creating an MES,implementing an MES in a variety of degrees becomes possible; from uncomplicated WIP tracking to a solution integrated throughout a plant floor collecting data, monitoring, and managing resources.
The real key to understanding an MES is to be aware that it simply automates the information loop between the shop floor and enterprise information systems. An MES makes up-to-the minute shop floor information available companywide.
MES is the ideal application to collect data needed by any other system in the organization, providing a real-time database for traceability while providing information for continuous improvement in operations.
The menu, WIP Settings + EShiftBook screen, and process browser
General purpose editor, mostly for fast masterdata maintenance.
Chart, Graph as desired
Some of system settings
General Result Viewer
Used to show results in a grid with fast post filtering possibilities quick find, quick sum like calculations, toggleable chart, data forwarding, various data exports to many popular formats (XLSX, PDF, XML, TXT, CSV), built-in printing. Data export runs in background so the application can be still used while data export is in progress.