Engineering is among the most successful and skilled system integrators in the manufacturing sector, and it is our detailed approach that has put us here. There are several steps that are required in order to ensure the success of any system integration project, which together complete a proven process our team of experts has utilized to help companies of all shapes and sizes and across many different industry sectors. The following outlines just a few of the steps involved in our approach to System Integration:
1. Detailed Analysis and Requirements Gathering
Every project starts with the task of analyzing the needs of our client to determine what use cases are necessary to meet the stated objectives of the project. In order to obtain the desired outcome on a given project, our solution architects methodically step through every aspect of a client's manufacturing process in order to understand where they are at and, more importantly, where they should be.
2. Technical Design
Once a project's requirements have been captured and refined, a technical design is made to implement those requirements. Our solution architects work with our technical leads and senior engineers to develop a detailed solution that is both cost-effective and technically capable of meeting the project goals. Manufacturing IT is complex and only a thorough technical design is sufficient to ensure a successful project.
3. Project Management
Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints. The manufacturing industry is familiar with tools that facilitate more effective and efficient production of goods. Utilizing the right Project Management tools equally helps manufacturers create better production plans, control production processes, manage risks and measure and quantify success.
4. Project Delivery and Testing
Before handing the solution off to the client, it must be fully tested to ensure that it meets all of the use cases and project requirements. The solution architect will work with the technical leads to create a detailed test plan that will be executed to ensure that all of the project's objectives have been met.