PINpoint

PINpoint

by PINpoint Information Systems

Who Uses PINpoint?

Small-Medium & Large/Enterprise Level Discrete Manufacturers. OEM & Tier 1 Suppliers Including Companies Like CAT, Navistar, Perkins, Hyundai, GM, Ford, Lear, Chrysler, FIAT, Polaris, Magna & Boeing.

What Is PINpoint?

PINpoint is an industry leading Manufacturing Execution System that both 'controls' and 'monitors' manufacturing operations for unprecedented error-proofing. PINpoint is used daily Worldwide in many languages to help customers optimize their manufacturing operations. Customers include Caterpillar, Navistar, Perkins, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, JCI, AWTEC, Magna, Automodular, Arvin Meritor, Benteler, Polaris, Boeing, Mercury Marine, and JMC China.

PINpoint Details

PINpoint Information Systems

http://pinpointinfo.com/

Founded 1997

PINpoint Pricing Overview

PINpoint starts at USD 20,000.00. PINpoint does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for PINpoint below.

Starting Price

USD 20,000.00

Pricing Details

Different Pricing Options Available. Please Email [email protected]

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Installed - Windows

Training

In Person

Live Online

Webinars

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Business Hours

Online

PINpoint Features

Business Intelligence (BI) Tools
Ad Hoc Reports
Benchmarking
Dashboard
Key Performance Indicators
Performance Metrics
Predictive Analytics
Profitability Analysis
Publishing / Sharing
Scorecards
Strategic Planning
Trend / Problem Indicators
Visual Analytics
Document Management
Forecasting
Quality Control
Quote Management
Resource Management
Supplier Management
Supply Chain Management
Traceability
Accounting Integration
ERP
MES
MRP
Maintenance Management
Purchase Order Management
Quality Management
Quotes/Estimates
Reporting/Analytics
Safety Management
Shipping Management
Automated Scheduling
Capacity Planning
Change Management
MRP
Quality Management
Scheduling
What-if Analysis
Audit Management
Complaint Management
Compliance Management
Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
Defect Tracking
Document Control
Equipment Management
ISO Standards Management
Maintenance Management
Risk Management
Supplier Quality Control
Training Management

PINpoint Reviews

Showing 5 of 14 reviews

Overall
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Service
4.4/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3.7/5
Verified Reviewer
Senior Professional Eng Mgr - Controls, Robotics, Traceability, Automation, and Production Support
Automotive
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2018

"Excellent Process Control Application allowing the right Mfg role to manage their process scope."

Pros: Strong Process Control with GUI level read across station to station. Tools can be set up in the library that can be used by Process Engineers to manage their process without needing Controls Engineering input and help in most cases.

Cons: Requires increased skill sets in each group working with it but on the positive side easily managed. The application does require a new approach to managing process control. It is not the traditional PLC layer control system. That is not a bad thing, just requires a commitment to move forward with new technology that provides a new set of functional benefits that cant be achieved in traditional PLC layer.

Vendor Response

by PINpoint Information Systems on 13/06/2018

Thank You for your review and we agree that the process control capabilities of the PINpoint MES (out-of-the-box) sets our software apart from the competitors. With the ability to control both the human and machine aspects of the assembly line, and the capability to turn off tools and devices and even stop the assembly line, ensures that defective products never get shipped to the customer!

We've made the new PINpoint V5 even more easy to use and interpret by utilizing the latest data visualization methods including situational awareness graphics, animations, and videos.

V5 MES and V5 ANDON also now include our "Dashboard" app which is a powerful overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) reporting tool. Now you can know exactly how your factory is performing from a website live-streamed from the Cloud.

We've made the new PINpoint V5 accessible to any manufacturer small or large and regardless of location. V5 is the ideal first-step in your transition to Industry 4.0 methodologies.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2018
Guillaume F.
Project Manager
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/04/2018

"By implementing PINpoint 6 years ago, we discovered a usefull and robust application"

Pros: The software is highly configurable and PINpoint team helped us building our skills to manage it ourself. It provide a lot of functionnalities that can be implemented gradually. Our most used funtionnalities are torque tool control, PLC interface, check lists, quality alerts, andon system with process interlock. The software has proven to be reliable with a very low downtime and when we exceptionally face a critical issue, PINpoint team have been very reactive to handle it and provide a solution. Reporting capabilities greatly improved with last version and it helps to identify process weakness that need to be addressed to improve our productivity.

Cons: Corrections of minor issues are sometimes very long to come and the major upgrades are complexe and can cause some issues.

Vendor Response

by PINpoint Information Systems on 13/06/2018

Thank you Guillaume for your valuable feedback, and for sharing your experience with PINpoint over 6 years. We strive to make our software products as easy to use and learn as possible, and as you know we're here 24/7 to support you with your unique manufacturing processes so you and your team can optimize your assembly line and become self-sufficient sooner.

The latest version 5.0 of our products called V5 MES (for complete assembly line control and monitoring), and V5 ANDON (for advanced plant floor communications, product tracking and manufacturing monitoring/measurement) feature our most powerful search engine to date, including a live-streaming "Dashboard" app that displays your assembly line overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in real-time.

PINpoint V5 MES and V5 ANDON can be configured on-the-fly from the Cloud in a website on any device, ensuring your continuous improvement initiatives are ongoing so that product quality and assembly efficiency are always maximized.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/04/2018
Jason B.
Torque Technician
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/04/2018

"I have used the Pinpoint application everyday for the past 7+ years."

Pros: This software is great for collecting and storing critical data from assembly lines. You are able to connect many different devices to it like: DC tools, scales, badge readers, scanners, wireless gages, PLC's, and so on. The company is always evolving as well, trying to improve their processes for their customers. They also have very good customer support.

Cons: I don't have anything negative about this software to say at this time. The biggest "Con" that I see are people who want to use the software, but do not take the time to learn how it works. Instead, they will copy programs and guess on certain areas. But, this issue has nothing to do with the software itself.

Vendor Response

by PINpoint Information Systems on 07/06/2018

Thank You Jason for being a such a steadfast user of PINpoint software - your experience corresponds with all the users across the World who also work in PINpoint everyday in different languages to build a variety of complicated products.

In addition to PINpoint's powerful error-proofing features and benefits, and its ability to monitor and control the assembly line, PINpoint's latest Version 5.0 products represent our most value-added manufacturing execution system (MES), and Andon system software to date; with an industry leading short return on investment (ROI) payback in only a couple/few months.

PINpoint V5 provides users the plant floor management tool-set they need to really impact product quality and assembly line efficiency. Contact us to see a live demo of the new performance "Dashboard" app, featuring up-to-the-millisecond overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) live-streamed reports right to your tablet/Smartphone from the cloud, i.e. real-time manufacturing intel.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 23/04/2018
Stefan W.
Product Manager
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    3/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/04/2018

"I have worked with pinpoint for 8 years. Sometimes it difficult to make simple changes. "

Pros: I really like how it works with KEPWARE. I also like how you can configure the hardware. The reports and relationships as well as the user management is very nice. I also like the and on aspect. Being able to send messages and quality alert to each individual station as well as being able to decide who can work where are great features.

Cons: Not like the difficulty of the building flow and making changes on it. I also wish I could use an ethernet best I/O module like a phoenix connector without having to have a PLC. Using a smart arm does not work very well when everything is server based. Subscribing and unsubscribing to each tool for every individual tightening on a single step Really slows down the entire system. Overall the network traffic is too much which makes everything very slow.

Vendor Response

by PINpoint Information Systems on 07/06/2018

Thank you for your review, we are always keen to hear our customers experience on the functionality and ease of use of PINpoint MES & Andon system software. In our latest V5 software we've built on the pros you list to make an even more powerful error-proofing and business intelligence solution that's essential for any manufacturer to improve quality and efficiency.

In reply to your concerns we assume your reference to the build page is our SmartBuild app; it's very likely you're using the old build page (V4.x) which doesn't have improvements now included in V5 making it easier to manage assembly line changes from the cloud. The I/O module comment is not relating to PINpoint and the smart arm comment is unclear - we have not had to improve the way we interface with smart arms. Lastly, according to our Engineering team the system should never be slowing so the cause may be something that's particular to your network or specific tools you're using. Please contact us for 24/7 support.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 19/04/2018
Peter S.
PMO
Logistics & Supply Chain, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2018

"Overall experience with software, installation & support has been positive"

Comments: Error proofing & assembly build accuracy as well as historical build validation.

Pros: Ease of use, visual queuing, multi-lingual, mature interfacing ability with controllers, tools & print functions.

Cons: There are occasions where software needs to be able to account for network activity and other anomalies and respond in a way that is self-adjusting. (But, as these issues arise they are able to accommodate). We have had to do some database tuning to optimize the DB transactions.

Vendor Response

by PINpoint Information Systems on 14/06/2018

Thank you Peter, we appreciate you sharing feedback about your experience with PINpoint's manufacturing execution system. Now available in Version 5 (released 2018), the latest software is even more flexible and scalable than ever to service the needs of all small sized manufacturers [1(+) workstation(s)] to large/enterprise manufacturers [unlimited users, any location].

V5 is the ideal first-step in the transition to Industry 4.0 methodologies and a paperless manufacturing strategy; by first solving the issues that impact profitability, i.e. can you manufacture Quality products Efficiently?

We've further improved the Manufacturing Intelligence capabilities in the latest V5 MES & V5 ANDON products to include a live-stream of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metrics right to your phone/tablet. The assembly line performance "Dashboard" app is an essential tool to discover cycle/Takt time bottlenecks which otherwise would go unnoticed. Please contact us to learn more about V5.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 26/04/2018