What do you like best?
FactoryFour fills a major gap that all manufacturing businesses have: understanding the production floor in real-time. They also give you the one insight that no manufacturer truly knows: the labor cost associated with making a product. With FactoryFour set up on your production floor, you can automatically gather data on all your processes. From this data you can build your own insights to understand labor cost, downtime, technician productivity, etc.
What do you dislike?
FactoryFour is a very focused product, making it a best-in-class for production execution and visibility. You will need other systems to manage your inventory, accounting, etc. however FactoryFour has an integration infrastructure that can integrate seamlessly into these other systems.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you’re a company with more than 15 operators on the floor, you should seriously be considering a system to start tracking production. FactoryFour is the most advanced and easy to use in my opinion. Tracking production will improve your business, increase your profit, and enhance your customer’s experience.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
For me personally, it’s crucial to understand the cost of making a single product unit. FactoryFour gave me that insight and more. I’ve been able to optimize my production processes and make better business decisions that are backed by data.