Due to the nature of our business, different departments across our manufacturing facilities have different needs and objectives. Over time, a manufacturing facility can become a collection of disconnected data silos that impede efficient decision-making. Grantek understands that for a business to run well, its departments and systems must be connected, share data, and use it to generate actionable information. From your supply chain to your shipping and distribution channels, you need data integration across the entire enterprise.

Grantek understands business systems because we understand business. Our broad experience in energy, food and beverage packaging, and the pharmaceutical industry gives us the skills needed to integrate plant-floor systems, such as PLC and SCADA, with high-level MES/MOM and ERP systems. We can integrate all levels and technologies within your company. For example, we can make production orders and material master data available to the production floor via an MES/MOM system, enabling automated recipe configuration and material validation. We can also report production counts from the floor up to the ERP system, reducing manual data entry and negating the possibility of human error.

As a thought leader in the industry, Grantek takes an active role in organizations like MESA, helping to develop standards and tools like B2MML (Business to Manufacturing Markup Language), an XML interpretation of ISA-95, which enables the integration of any MES/MOM system to any ERP system, allowing data to be shared where needed at all levels of the enterprise.

In order to ensure that business systems are integrated in a scalable, reliable way, Grantek takes a consultative approach, inspired by the GAMP-V model and our own PMM, to drive the requirements definition process. This helps us ensure that all requirements are accounted for throughout the design and implementation phases we develop for you. Taking a consultative approach to a project also allows Grantek to avoid scope creep. By having us do a doing a complete analysis up front, unexpected costs are greatly reduced. Our approach is to consider the needs of all stakeholders. This permits Grantek to create a comprehensive system design that can reduce the risks associated with implementing system changes in a piecemeal fashion.

As part of this process, we evaluate your current system and operations to fully understand and determine your true needs. We also understand how best to phase-in your integration project to reduce negative impacts to your on-going operations. Our methodology and capabilities, mapped to the ISA-95 standard, are shown in the following diagram.

GT_16_Diagrams_Web_Capabilities Mapped to ISA-96

Unlike our competitors, Grantek can provide integration from the physical process all the way up to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including SAP, Oracle, and JD Edwards. We maintain strategic partnerships with market-leading vendors across the industry, including SAP, which puts us into a separate and unique space in the integration marketplace.

Best-in-class companies look to Grantek to help them connect the plant floor to the boardroom. Whether you have a specific integration need or want to quantify the value that business system integration can bring to your business, let Grantek show you how we can truly deliver ROI.