For over 20 years, ShopVue has provided bidirectional interfaces to Infor products, from Point.Man to SyteLine to XA. In addition to these standard interfaces, we have developed interfaces to a number of Infor legacy ERP systems including: Baan, BPCS, Growthpower, MANMAN, MK, and Pansophic.
ShopVue-Infor Connectors automatically downloads from the Infor enterprise system (XA, SyteLine, BPCS, Baan, etc.) the necessary information for accurate data collection, order tracking, and efficiency reporting. After Operators report transactions on the shop floor, the ShopVue-Infor Connector uploads information, such as direct labor charges and quantities produced and scrapped, to the Infor system.
The ShopVue-Infor Connectors
ShopVue-Infor Connectors allow you to benefit from a world-class MES that supports your manufacturing operations while providing a seamless integration into your Infor environment. ShopVue delivers real-time labor and order tracking, machine monitoring, and full-featured time and attendance in one reliable system that interfaces directly with Infor.
Ultimately, the ShopVue-Infor Connector(s) enables the Infor system to display your updated order status, additional actual labor, and production quantities.
ShopVue’s Advantages for Infor Users
As operators report work around the shop floor, ShopVue posts data to the Infor system in real-time, giving management at all levels up-to-the-minute information about where the orders are and how efficiently the factory is working.
World-Class Time & Attendance
Fully developed Time & Attendance provides a greatly improved user experience over less comprehensive alternatives. ShopVue goes far beyond inferring attendance simply from labor transactions. ShopVue Time & Attendance reduces everyday frustrations caused by missed punches and handles complexities such as balancing overtime and approving future absence requests. The result is a better experience for operators, supervisors, and human resources managers alike.
A Supervisor’s Best Friend
With ShopVue, supervisors can review and approve employees’ attendance and labor transactions in one place. When supervisors correct transactions, those transactions can still post to the Infor system — giving you more accurate data.
ShopVue can track machine performance either as a byproduct of labor transactions (from Operator inputs) or by connecting using direct machine interface (DMI). ShopVue can measure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), capture cycle counts, alert mechanics a machine is down, and display all this data on wall-mounted dashboards.
Validation & Error Handling
ShopVue uses Production Order information from the Infor system to interactively validate each operator entry. For example, if ShopVue knows a standard in the Infor system is 100 pieces per hour, ShopVue can warn an operator if he or she attempts to report a quantity that is less than X percentage (user-defined) of this standard. The ShopVue-Infor Connector validates these entries again when it updates the Infor system. In the unlikely event that an error “slips through”, the ShopVue-Infor Connector returns the error to ShopVue for correction and automatic reposting.
The Changes Only feature ensures ShopVue will download only new orders and changes to existing orders, limiting network traffic and speeding download time. Seconds after planners input that new “hot job” into the Infor system, operators can begin working on the job in ShopVue.
The ShopVue-Infor system interactions happen automatically at frequent intervals. If either system is temporarily unavailable, the ShopVue-Infor Connector for SyteLine interface queues transactions until a connection is reestablished.
Corrections in ShopVue with Delta Logic
Supervisors can make corrections to operator transactions in one place – ShopVue. The ShopVue-Infor Connector uses delta logic along with its export history to transmit corrections to the Infor system to keep the two systems in sync. Additionally, ShopVue has systemic checks that monitor and ensure the data in the two systems always match.