This gives us the chance to offer the most comprehensive plug-and-play portfolio in the industry. We now have the means to provide a fully vertically integrated solution that start from the ground with Machine Connectivity all the way to enterprise-level software
. This vertical integration is not done at the expense of modularity. As you know, modularity has always been an important feature for Cogiscan and even with the extended portfolio this holds true since each platform can run basically standalone or in collaboration with each other to reach their full potential.Scalability goes well with modularity and a practical approach to implementing the factory data journey is to go step by step from the ground up, one success up to the other
- starting with data collection from the machines and then move on to software control to IIoT and advanced analytics and to complete MES command capabilities if that's required. So, we can basically adjust to where you are in your Factory Data Journey.
Before adding iTAC to our portfolio, we already had an analytics platform. This platform can now combine with the new options we got from iTAC (BI and AI platforms). We can now provide a full suite of analytics solutions to basically answer the four big questions
- what happened
- why it happened
- what will happen next
- what should be done to prevent a problem.
The interesting part is, and Greg will talk about that later, that on top of the analytics tools we have available we are building a library of ready to use use-cases that are specific to electronics assembly challenges. This can be used to bring instant value and quick ROI
Also, our collaboration with iTAC enables Cogiscan to be enterprise-level ready by bringing the right mix of modules that need to be run on premises, with enterprise-level solutions that need to be deployed over the cloud.
For example, this could be used for multi-site visibility and management. Lastly, and thanks to you our customers, we do have a significant footprint of factories running our software across the world today.