I recently got an update briefing from iTAC Software AG, which was eye-opening. It appears you can now get deep out-of-the-box MES/MOM functionality plus low-code ways to extend the software. This company has offered #MES for many years but has recently expanded on many fronts.
The original company philosophy of bidirectional integration with equipment has served iTAC well in its core discrete industry segments. That’s been strengthened by adding Cogiscan to the iTAC group. Customers have advanced in their ability to be agile and respond to change also, as the group also includes DUALIS GmbH IT Solution advanced planning and scheduling.
Some of the newer functionality is compelling.
- Plant floor logistics with two-way communication to AGVs and AIVs is much-needed in the increasingly automated plant floors iTAC serves.
- Data analytics are designed to work with iTAC’s #IIoT or other IoT platforms. The IIoT.Edge and SMT. Edge products offer AI-based analytics at the edge using algorithms iTAC offers but are also open for customers to develop or use their own algorithms.
iTAC’s MES/MOM is available on-premises, in the #cloud, or in hybrid hosting, where some MES is only one of those. The configurable microservices architecture is being rolled out to customers not as a replacement product but as an upgrade. Using automated tools, iTAC can migrate customer-specific as well as standard MES elements. In their automotive supplier, electronics, med tech, e-mobility, and telecommunications customers, they often want unique extensions. Being able to create those in low code and then migrate them into new technologies will be crucial to the long-term success of these MES implementations.
The benefits of being part of Dürr Group are paying off also, as the Digital Factory group crosses all divisions and brands. The members of this collaborative group are working on SCADA, MES/MOM, Analytics and BI, Predictive Maintenance, Cloud Strategy, Quality Pattern Analysis, Digital Twin, and Energy Management.
Thank you, Martin Heinz, for taking the time to brief me on the product set. And thank you, Filipa d’Orey, for introducing me to Martin! I now have a better view of why iTAC has had ongoing success.