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Factora’s Darrell Kirkconnell receives OSIsoft accreditation

July 10, 2018 – Darrell Kirkconnell, an experienced MES consultant at the Atlanta offices of Factora Solutions, has earned his OSIsoft accreditation in PI System Infrastructure. The accreditation follows the announcement, in April, that Factora had joined the OSIsoft Partner EcoSpere as a registered systems integrator. “We’re proud of Darrell’s commitment to professional development and for acting so quickly to seek and obtain accreditation from OSIsoft,” says Raj Jakhete, vice Read More

Factora appoints Brent Seely to the position of Chief Innovation Officer and Raj Jakhete to Vice President, Professional Services

June 28, 2018 – Factora Solutions announces today the appointment of Brent Seely to the newly created position of chief innovation officer and Raj Jakhete to the post of vice president, professional services. The new position reflects Factora’s resolute commitment to providing customers with a wellspring of innovative solutions in the fields of IIoT, Augmented Reality, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics. “Innovation and service excellence are borne out of people Read More

Factora article posted in Smart Industry

June 22, 2018 – Factora consultant Liam Sohi sheds light on extracting meaning from your data in this most recent piece published in Smart Industry. Successful stories contain the three elements of introduction, conflict and resolution. Learn why the same principle holds true in the area of Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. Read more here

Factora article published in Industry Today

May 29, 2018– Marco Jimenez’s blog “You are RoboCop – It’s Gonna Be Great”, was recently republished in Industry Today. The article takes a look at today’s big fear that robots are going to replace people. The piece concludes with this powerful and insightful line: “The most successful manufacturers will be those who can figure out how to augment the capabilities of their people with the best choices in tools, devices, processes and systems.” Read more

Factora article posted in Smart Industry

May 29, 2018–  A blog by Factora’s Barry Lynch, “UX is the new UI”, was recently published in Smart Industry. You can have every bit of manufacturing information on a screen, but if the users can’t work out how to use the display, it’s useless. Likewise, you can have the most intuitive display, but unless it shows the manufacturing metrics that matter to that user, it’s useless.  Who will help Read More

Factora listed as a Representative Vendor for Global Consulting and System Integration in Gartner’s Market Guide for MES/MOM Implementation

May 14, 2018 – Factora Solutions announced today that it was mentioned as a representative vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for MES/MOM Implementation. Gartner identified Factora as a Representative Vendor in both the global consulting and systems integration implementation providers segments covered in this research. Read more

Factora joins OSIsoft Partner EcoSphere

April 18, 2018 – Factora Solutions has joined the OSIsoft Partner EcoSphere as a registered systems integrator. Through this new partnership, Factora now provides consulting, development and deployment services on current and future OSIsoft products as well as support and sustainability services to its customers. “OSIsoft is a widely used, functionally rich and popular solution in the manufacturing industry,” says Raj Jakhete, senior director of business development at Factora. “Through Read More

Barry Lynch interviewed for Food Engineering Magazine

February 13, 2018 – In a recent article published by Food Engineering Magazine, Barry Lynch responds to questions on the intersection of employee engagement and technology. Part of the magazine’s automation series, the piece offers various recommendations on how to engage key stakeholders groups in the roll-out of new IIoT programs/solutions. See the full story on the Food Engineering Magazine website.

Three additional Factora consultants receive ThingWorx Associate Developer certification, with more on the way

January 22, 2018 – Three Factora consultants – Austin Agatston, Marco Jimenez and Wendy Suen – have earned their ThingWorx Associate Developer certification. They join seven other Factora consultants who have earned the ThingWorx Internet of Things (IoT) certification in the recent months, bringing the total number of certified developers at Factora to 10. “We started Factora with a vision of being the best in our industry, and that vision is Read More

Factora article published in Smart Industry

November 15, 2017 – Marc Charest’s blog, “The Dr. Doolittle of Machines” was recently published in Smart Industry, an online information resource created to accelerate the digital transformation of manufacturing. In it, the author provides five simple tips on how to move to smart manufacturing. We can all become Dr. Dolittles, with a little help! Read full blog here . See the piece on the Smart Industry website.