Floor-up reporting

March 2004
Management Services;Mar2004, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p28
Academic Journal
This article presents information on WebFOCUS business intelligence software developed by Information Builders and Starthis. The companies offer an integrated technology set that collects data directly from the manufacturing floor, distributes the data to enterprise resources and creates reports. Using the software, real-time reports can be generated simultaneously from plant floor data and delivered to the appropriate people throughout the enterprise. Starthis software links directly to Java 2 Enterprise Edition applications with plant floor automation networks. WebFOCUS reads Starthis data tools from iWay Software then creates reports on the data collected from plant floor sensors and programmable logic controllers. The resulting solution allows rapid identification and resolution of manufacturing inefficiencies or problems. Starthis builds a bridge between the automation on the plant floor to accommodate the flow of information to and from enterprise information systems. WebFOCUS then turns the collected plant floor data into intelligent information that can be easily understood by anyone in the enterprise.


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