The Sage-ShopVue Connector
ShopVue-Sage Connector allows you to benefit from a world-class MES that supports your manufacturing operations while providing a seamless integration into your Sage 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 Sage.
ShopVue’s Advantages for Sage Users
As operators report work around the shop floor, ShopVue posts data to the Sage 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 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 still post to the Sage system — providing you more accurate and more timely data.
ShopVue can track machine performance either as a byproduct of labor transactions (from operator inputs) or from the machine itself by connecting using our direct machine interfaces (DMI). ShopVue can measure overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), capture cycle counts, alert mechanics if a machine is down, and display all this data on wall-mounted dashboards.
Validation & Error Handling
ShopVue uses Production Order information from the Sage system to interactively validate each operator entry. For example, if ShopVue knows a standard in the Sage 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-Sage Connector validates these entries again when it updates the Sage system. In the unlikely event that an error “slips through,” the ShopVue-Sage 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; therefore speeding download time. Seconds after planners input that new “hot job” into the Sage system, operators can begin working on the job in ShopVue on the production floor.
The ShopVue and Sage system interactions happen automatically at high frequency intervals. If either system is temporarily unavailable, the ShopVue-Sage Connector interface queues transactions until a connection is reestablished.
Corrections with Delta Logic
Supervisors can make corrections to operator transactions in one place – ShopVue. The ShopVue-Sage Connector uses delta logic along with its export history to transmit corrections to the Sage 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.