Public Cloud, SaaS, and More

IT landscapes shift and evolve, the desire for enterprise applications to be hosted centrally and/or from the cloud (SaaS) is becoming more common. This trend has begun to move into the MES/MOM space as customers are more frequently asking if their manufacturing solutions can be delivered in new ways, favoring rapid deployment, reduced infrastructure, and streamlined management. In this presentation, TrakSYS (MES/MOM) specific challenges and benefits to SaaS-based delivery will be discussed. Parsec has considerable experience in the industry from both the product development and customer implementation perspectives. Key topics include the pros and cons of cloud vs. on-prem implementations, some steps already taken along the path towards MES SaaS, and some future direction/predictions.