There are clear distinctions between off the shelf products and adaptive solutions. While off the shelf products claim to reduce support costs and improve ROI, the truth is that they are frequently replaced because they are difficult to customize and enhance and their proprietary technology routinely becomes outdated. In the end, the off the shelf product rarely meets every need, and the “savings” quickly disappear with unforeseen implementation, support, upgrade, and maintenance costs.
AE Open Factory’s modular design allows an incremental approach to MES implementation. Each tool in AE Open Factory can be utilized as a stand alone solution. This allows the user to implement only the new functionality needed and avoid unnecessary costs redesigning and implementing existing functionality.
AE has been developing and implementing MES systems for over 20 years, and during that time we have replaced many off the shelf systems with adaptive solutions that more readily fit our customers needs.