MINNEAPOLIS--Exact, a global frontrunner in business software in the cloud for small- and medium-sized businesses, today introduced Smart Shop Floor with Exact for Manufacturing, a cloud-based application for factory operators and workers to efficiently retrieve job data, track time and materials and record job progress within Exact for Manufacturing. The Smart Shop Floor app breaks down the physical and virtual barriers of a manufacturing business, creating constant, clear communication between all employees from the back office to the shop floor.
Exact's cloud-based manufacturing solution equips manufacturers with a powerful tool that combines real-time financial data with other core business functions, providing a holistic view of their business and allowing them to make strategic decisions in real-time. It provides “back office” employees, i.e., planners, purchasers and accountants, with detailed insight to make calculations and analyze order information that empowers them to streamline business operations.
With the addition of the Smart Shop Floor app, factory operators and workers can now input and access real-time job data as well, eliminating the need to distribute shop orders via paper and giving everyone a single view into the most up-to-date information. With the simple touch of a button, operators can clock their time on a shop order, providing accurate and real-time progress data back to the office. Additionally, Smart Shop Floor is designed for portable use on a tablet or smart phone, eliminating the need to use desktop or laptop computers in the factory, saving time, space and money.
Key benefits of Smart Shop Floor with Exact for Manufacturing include:
- Creates steady stream of accurate communication between the front and back offices
- Allows employees to track costs and materials in real time to ensure that inventory is kept accurate and up-to-date
- Eliminates confusion between employees and reduces product order delays
- Provides access to shop floor workers to instantly view and use the information that is most relevant to them
- Creates a completely online environment, eliminating the need for paper orders, which can get lost or damaged on the shop floor
"Manufacturers often struggle with bridging the gap between the shop floor and the back office, leading to miscommunication, lost orders and inaccurate job costs," said Logan Paquin, Director of Product Management, Exact U.S. Cloud Solutions. "Combining Smart Shop Floor with Exact for Manufacturing provides shop floor workers and operators with a holistic view into all business operations, which increases accuracy, saves times and ultimately reduces IT spend across the board."
Logan will be speaking at the 2016 IMTS Conference later this month to discuss how the cloud powers lean operations for small and medium-sized manufacturers. For more details on Logan’s session on Tuesday, September 13, see here.
Smart Shop Floor is available now to Exact for Manufacturing customers and free for one user. Additional users can be added at $15 per month. For more information or to add to your existing subscription, please visit http://www.exact.com/us/ or call (855) 359-9256.
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