EZ Factory and Ultimo partner to help manufacturers align technical and production departments
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution provider Ultimo and digitalisation specialist EZ Factory have agreed on a partnership that helps manufacturing companies improve communication between their technical and production departments. EZ Factory’s EZ-GO platform digitises many of the standardised work processes relating to safety, quality, training and efficiency, empowering operators to drive continuous improvement. Ultimo’s EAM cloud platform supports organisations with asset management by improving labour productivity, maximising asset availability, and increasing safety on the shop floor. The integration of the Ultimo and EZ Factory platforms helps deliver an integrated approach to operations and maintenance, improving communication and teamwork for easier and more efficient processes.
Randy Appiah, co-founder of EZ Factory, explains: “By connecting our platforms we bring the technicians closer to the production environment. For example, when a field operator executes a planned first-line maintenance task, such as an inspection, they might notice a deviation or an area for improvement. They then act immediately to report and solve this. This action is now tracked and managed in Ultimo, and the feedback sent back to EZ-GO. Integrating both systems enables the action to be executed more efficiently, improving the standard of work. It also makes it easier to train new employees and enhances communication between the teams.”
Patrick Beekman, Partner Solution Manager at Ultimo, adds: “Although many processes are automated and digitised, operational employees often remain the eyes and ears of the organisation. EZ-GO provides the platform where they can easily report any observations. Through Ultimo, we then ensure that these reports are followed up with the right action. This way, we team up to build an important bridge between operations and technology, helping create the right balance between autonomous maintenance and planned preventive maintenance to improve the performance of all assets.”
About Ultimo Software Solutions
Ultimo Software Solutions is the supplier of the number-one flexible Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) cloud platform ‘Ultimo’. The software helps more than 2000 customers in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Logistics, Infra and Utilities realise many advantages such as increasing uptime, managing costs, increasing life span, meeting laws and regulations, and ensuring a safe working environment. It does that with an unparalleled ROI because of short implementation processes, seamless integrations and Self-Service application management. The organisation has been active since 1988 and has offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.
About EZ Factory
EZ Factory is a specialist in continuous improvement methods, who develops software that supports the manufacturing industry with professional mobile applications. EZ Factory delivers mobile solutions for the entire continuous improvement philosophy, tailored to the needs of the various professions: the operator, shift leader, planner, production manager, maintenance engineer, lean manager and mechanics. Our vision is to help people to make their daily work easier. We believe in visualisation, standardisation and ease of use, and love to make professional mobile applications for factories.