“We’re honored to be included in this companion report to the Gartner Magic Quadrant for MES, and even more honored by our customers’ support through the Gartner Peer Insights Network,” said Cogiscan CEO Vincent Dubois. “Cogiscan provides the connectivity and data required for the factory of the future, and we help both the industry and our customers by providing the specialty components for electronics manufacturing that the large MES providers may be missing, and which the machine vendors will then not have to develop and maintain themselves. Cogiscan connects the shop floor to the executive suite.”
On the Gartner Peer Insights product review community, Cogiscan currently ranks a close second in scoring for the MES category, although it provides critical specialty components versus a full-blown platform for MES. According to one customer review on the Gartner Peer Insights community, “Cogiscan, the machine and data collection experts, pave the way to Industry 4.0 and IoT.”
Overall, Cogiscan ranks 4.8 (of a possible 5) on Gartner Peer Insights, with high marks for: Evaluation and Contracting, Integration and Deployment, Service & Support, and Product Capabilities. Another customer in the electronics manufacturing industry on Gartner Peer Insights recommended, “Start involving Cogiscan early in your decision process, the possibilities are numerous and there are solutions for almost every challenge.”
In the Report, Industrial and High-Tech/Electronics Manufacturing Context: ‘Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems, Author Rick Franzosa stated,” Supply chain leaders responsible for manufacturing should consider evaluating these specialty vendors and their solutions.”
Regarding Cogiscan, Franzosa reported:
“Cogiscan is headquartered in Bromont, Quebec, Canada. It provides application software and data collection hardware and software focused on track, trace and control (TTC) primarily for Tier 1 and Tier 2 OEM and original design manufacturers (ODMs) and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). Cogiscan offers specialized application modules such Material Control, Analytics and Traceability.
Cogiscan’s focus is electronics assembly and its ability to connect and work with all of the players from outside this specialty. The company sells direct to end-user electronics assembly manufacturers, across automotive, discrete manufacturing and A&D. It also partners with leading equipment and software vendors within and beyond the electronics manufacturing industry, including iTAC, Siemens PLM, Dassault Systèmes and iBASEt. Cogiscan connects various machines and enterprise software systems, and enhances large generic PLM and MES systems with Cogiscan TTC applications developed specifically for electronics assembly.
Cogiscan Co-NECT Middleware extracts real-time data from the shop floor and can exchange data with existing enterprise systems such as PLM, MES, ERP and Analytics. Cogiscan’s partnership program with equipment vendors has resulted in an extensive library of machine interfaces to connect and extract data from major models/brands of electronic assembly equipment, including marking/labeling, screen printers, placement, reflow ovens, serial peripheral interface (SPI), automated optical inspection (AOI) and test. This enables clients to upgrade “brownfield” facilities, saving cost over a “rip-and-replace” strategy.”
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