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Specialist planning and scheduling software company, Preactor International, has successfully integrated the riteTIME Touchscreen Shop Floor Data Collection (SFDC) system with its own family of Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) solutions. Already proven on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, riteTIME from riteSOFT tracks employee's time in real time as they work on resources and then reports this time and associated quantities back to Preactor allowing immediate updating of the live production plan.
The riteTIME system is a self contained production data tracking system and can run independently of other systems or in conjunction with ERP, MRP, Time & Attendance or other systems. The power and simplicity of riteTIME first caught the attention of Greg Quinn, CEO of Quinn & Associates Inc, the North American Network Partner for Preactor. Having quickly recognised the considerable potential of a Preactor/riteTIME link, developers from both companies worked closely to develop the seamless integration between the two leading best-of-breed solutions.
Bruce Hagberg, President of RTE, comments on the integration and the huge potential it offers. "We have increasingly seen iPhones being used as SFDC devices in a growing number of industries and the huge interest in the iPad will no doubt accelerate this. riteTIME is already up and running on these devices and its powerful, intuitive nature is perfectly complemented by the Preactor family of planning and scheduling solutions. Existing and new users of Preactor alike can now gain the most up to date and accurate information direct from where the plan is being fulfilled on the shop floor. They can then use this to update the plan in real time to provide continually up-to-date visibility of what is happening and where across the entire production area."
Mike Novels, CEO of Preactor International is equally enthusiastic. "Not only is riteTIME a well executed product in its own right, riteSOFT genuinely understands how valuable the data it allows businesses to collect can be to maximising their planning and scheduling capabilities. riteTIME closes the loop between the shopfloor and the production plan and when combined with Preactor, manufacturers can expect impressive and cumulative benefits that are greater than the sum of their parts."