Software & Computers

06/10/2004


Voice recognition

Talk-and-type voice recognition software allows you to dictate directly into your Windows-based CMMS application instead of typing in long preventive maintenance procedures and other text-intensive tasks. Software features include use of Microsoft Speech Recognition Engine.

UNIK Associates cmmsmadeeasy.com Write 321 on PE card

Updated EAM

InSite EE is updated and extended edition of web-based EAM software that provides access to asset information across multiple departments, geographies, and computing environments. Software enables use of condition monitoring and analysis tools in real time.

Indus International, Inc. indus.com Write 322 on PE card

Software enhancements

Dashboard and KPI Manager are two enhancements to MAXIMO5, strategic asset management software. Dashboard allows users to select the layout and content to display information most relevant to their responsibilities. KPI Manager includes a range of predefined KPIs such as mean time to fail, actual-to-plan variance, and preventive maintenance work orders overdue. Custom KPIs can be created as well.

MRO Software, Inc. mro.com Write 323 on PE card

Web-based EAM

Avantis Release 4.0 enterprise asset management (EAM) software offers the user interface and functional depth of client-server systems with the cost advantage of web-based applications. Thin client technology is built on the Microsoft.NET framework to provide enhanced reliability, scalability, and security. Consolidated operations and maintenance information can be shared across the entire enterprise.

Avantis avantis.net Write 324 on PE card





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System Integrator of the Year
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Annual Salary Survey

Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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