IntraStage’s latest product enhancements, capabilities and open architecture are delivering the promise of digital transformation for complex electronics manufacturers.

2018 was a transformative year for IntraStage and our customers. Over the years, customer driven continuous development of the BlackBelt Manufacturing suite of products has created a comprehensive Quality 4.0 platform, built on the industry leading test data management solution. Our customers are now engaging us for broader product innovations and integrations to maximize profitability and sustainability in the era of Industry 4.0.

These innovations brings our customers new business value and business outcomes by adding new features which are rolled up in Version 6.1.3. Some of these features and values include:

  • The revolutionary ability to “Manage By Exception” with our proprietary Alerts and Notifications engine, which autonomously delivers real-time KPI monitoring on any metric.
  • Insights though enterprise integration:
    • Unprecedented visibility into manufacturing using quality, process and performance metrics with top to bottom assembly genealogy. BlackBelt transforms weeks of manual issue investigation into seconds by using an open ‘single source of truth’ system that seamlessly integrates product performance data with disparate enterprise data systems (MES, PLM, ERP, ATEs, CRM, and more ).
    • Industry-first Product Lifecycle Intelligence interface delivering as-built and as-maintained system of record with drill-down, step-through and analysis across capabilities using a symphony of flexible out-of-the-box reports and analytics.
  • Flexible Hybrid (Cloud & On-Premise) deployments providing collaborative end-to-end quality, process and performance visibility across the value chain, while maintaining secure or secret data requirements.
  • Accelerated deployment and integration tools to maximize the time-to-value for new customers.Extending our suite of out-of-the-box reports to simplify workflows and minimize or eliminate the need for quality audits at the enterprise level.
  • Improved application speed, performance and security using the latest Microsoft Foundation technologies

And that is just the beginning. New technologies are poised to meet the escalating demand for the digital transformation and are driving new developments at IntraStage.

Achieve Confidence with a hybrid Cloud/On-Site Solution

We’re excited about 2019 and what we have in store for BlackBelt 7.0, Failure Analysis, Returns Analysis, Paperless Forms, and more. IntraStage Cloud customers will be the first to benefit from these enhancements due to our rapid release schedule.







Dissolving Data Silos: The Digital Transformation Accelerating the Factory Of the Future

Photo of Group of People in a MeetingWe read a fascinating and timely column in Smart Industry last week by Mark Reisig (Dissolving silos with a digital thread). A summary of the column is that Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems are being transformed by the digital revolution, and that the digital thread which is now tantalizingly close to availability is providing new connections, visibility and collaboration. However, he writes that organizations are facing overwhelming data silos and disconnected information that are preventing organizations from achieving a data-driven advantage.

Mr. Reisig says that the organizations that will reap the most benefits of PLM systems will need an open, flexible and upgradable technology, and will need to connect users to the right data from across the product lifecycle.

Here at IntraStage, we enthusiastically endorse using our open architecture solution  to help our customers to achieve their product digital thread by freeing performance data from existing silos. Once data is available in a flexible, dynamic data model to users and experts from across an organization, new insight and collaboration will result in better processes and improved product quality.

Complex electronics manufacturers that are achieving the digital thread recognize that the industry-leading solution for enabling the flow of critical performance data from throughout their highly engineered product lifecycle. Gathering this data throughout systems, departments (NPI, R&D, Manufacturing, Operations, RMA, and Quality, to name a few) unlocks new value, efficiency, and visibility. Contact us for a demo to learn more about how we can help dissolve your data silos and accelerate your Factory of the Future.