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Helios MES

360° control over production cycles

Helios software is also an excellent Manufacturing Execution System.

In fact, thanks to Helios MES functionalities you can follow everything that happens on the plant floor, planning, organizing, and directing the execution of production cycles starting from even very complex bills of materials.
Our MES helps you define the most appropriate models to obtain a product with the best marginalities and the shortest execution time.

Control every step of production, by binding processing to set standards and operational parameters.
Finally, obtain valuable data from the plant floor that you can use to evaluate performance and plan the distributionof your products. Helios software, in its MES module, can in fact communicate with production machinery by interacting both with their PLCs and with IIoT management software such as our Orquestra.
Helios MES thus helps you to control every aspect of production, from planning to execution to analysis of results. Combined with the other components of Softeam’s offering, first and foremost of course with Helios ERP, it then helps you build a complete and fully integrated management system that improves the competitiveness of your company, whatever sector it operates in.

  • Do you want to be able to manage complex bills of materials with a simple but effective programme, controlling the correct execution of each processing step and respecting the associated obligations?
  • Do you want to guarantee accurate costing of production cycles, defining reliable and precise estimates that take into account all the variables involved?
  • Do you want to improve visibility on the plant floor and increase control over machinery both directly and indirectly, by linking to IIoT data management software?

The advantages of Helios for managing production

Why Helios MES improves planning, execution and analysis of production cycles

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Helios MES

The benefits for your business

How Helios MES can improve your business if you use it for production management

Agile Planning

Thanks to Helios, you can manage all the variables involved in making a product in a more accurate, and at the same time faster, way, evaluating costs, potential gains and feasibility. By processing data from multiple sources, Helios MES allows you to define the most appropriate and efficient production model to fulfil an order with the best result.

Reduced time-to-market

With a unified and digital management of all aspects of a processing cycle, you can also streamline the execution phase. Specifically, you can define more efficient workflows, eliminating bottlenecks and reducing inaccuracies or redundancies. Furthermore, by collecting production data in a centralized management system, you foster better-informed decision-making processes and thus reduce time-to-market for your products.

Cost Optimisation

Helios MES helps you streamline the execution of a production cycle and define a more accurate costing of the variables involved. But that’s not all. By interfacing with the machinery, it can modulate the execution of machining operations to reduce their impact on the equipment as well as reduce costs resulting from downtime, malfunctions, or unexpected maintenance costs.

Production Traceability

The digitalisation of processes and their integration into a unified management system also helps you monitor and track all the steps in a production cycle. With Helios MES you can thus retrace all the steps leading to the final product, identify the raw materials used using the batch system and therefore properly guarantee and certify the products you put on the market.

Helios MES

Main Features

Helios MES is a program designed to ensure full control of production, in every aspect.
Among its functionalities, you can find features such as those listed below.

  • Configuration

    Helios MES helps you define every aspect of a production cycle by monitoring all relevant variables: quantity, availability and cost of resources, production model and machinery involved, production time and marginalities. From Helios’ interface, you can thus accurately plan the work and predict the results in terms of costs and revenues.

  • Bill of Materials (BOMs)

    Helios MES can work on BOMs of different complexity, while still guaranteeing a coherent execution. In particular, the organic connection of Helios MES to the other management applications used in the company makes it easier to find raw materials and supply all the indicated resources, while work progression is followed meticulously in every aspect.

  • Batches

    Helios enables full traceability of the production cycle by employing the batch management system to identify and monitor all resources involved in processing. This tracking not only improves process execution; it also allows you to offer greater assurance to your stakeholders and to promptly circumscribe a recall procedure by precisely identifying the batches to be recalled.

  • Controls

    Helios MES employs a particularly efficient quality control system, which helps you to meet the demands of your customers without slowing down your work, especially when working with strict compliance parameters. In addition, the early detection of non-conformities reduces their impact on the processing cycle and prevents the distribution of unsuitable products, with a clear reputational advantage.

  • Data flow

    Helios MES acts as an interface between machinery and operators. It enables a more consistent flow of production data to the other endpoints of your management system, which you can use to monitor performance KPIs. The software captures machine data both by interfacing with their PLCs and by communicating with more advanced management systems such as our IIoT Data Manager, Orquestra.

  • Maintenance

    By communicating, directly or indirectly, with the machinery, Helios MES also helps you to better control its condition. By processing real-time data, you can thus detect signs of wear or malfunctioning at an early stage, as well as better schedule routine maintenance operations so that they do not interfere with the machining cycle schedule.