With ToolTrack, "customization" isn't a four-letter word.
ToolTrack MES is fundamentally different than other MES products because it was architected from scratch
to be easily customized and tailored for every implementation. Having worked in a multitude of high-tech manufacturing
and R&D environments, we know that every business likes to customize at least a small aspect of their manufacturing
software solution. Sometimes it's as simple as using specific terminology within the user interface, and sometimes
customizations can be quite extensive based on the unique constraints or form factor considerations of the process flow.
Rather than try the lazy one-size-fits-all approach, ToolTrack MES provides incredible flexibility by using metadata to
drive customization rather than low level source code. This means that while each customer can have their own functional
enhancements and business logic for their particular use cases, the underlying engine of ToolTrack is unchanged and
therefore all customizations are fully supported forever. This is a big reason why ToolTrack MES has been deployed as a
tailored solution in a wide range of diverse industries such as semiconductor/MEMS, solar, medical device, metals
processing, high-tech assembly and glass processing.
Other MES products are built on legacy architecture with two annoying side effects:
They're difficult and expensive to customize because the program code has to be "forked" which
becomes difficult to maintain over time. Have you ever upgraded a piece of software and had to immediately
rollback because all the supposedly improved features broke the existing functionality?
That doesn't happen with ToolTrack.
They rely on thin-client software (such as Java Runtime, aka JRE) that must be installed on every computer
using the software. Thus, your accessibility to the system is instantly hobbled because it's only supported
on specific versions of specific operating systems, so you can say goodbye to utilizing tablets and mobile
devices. What's worse, every product update requires that every thin-client also be updated! This becomes a
nightmare for your IT department and thin-clients are typically better described as "bloated clients" because
they're slow and clunky.
In contrast, ToolTrack MES is a native web application because browser-based software is what the world is moving towards,
and where the best software technology development is happening. ToolTrack takes advantage of modern browser capabilities
to provide beautiful, performant and scalable solutions complete with interactive dashboards and analytics, and you can
access them on any device, from anywhere.