Ignition MES Software
Standardize Your MES System Enterprise-Wide
The Ideal Platform for Amazing MES Solutions
Ignition is the ideal platform for MES (manufacturing execution system) because you can connect, monitor, and control your manufacturing data to create systems that ensure effective execution of operations and improved production output. Inductive Automation has teamed up with our strategic partner, Sepasoft, to offer a strong lineup of MES solutions for the Ignition platform. The Sepasoft MES modules for Ignition provide control, traceability, and documentation of the transformation of raw materials into finished goods in real-time.
The Benefits of Using the Sepasoft MES Modules for Ignition:
Track Material from Start to Finish:
Improve accountability with enterprise-wide traceability
Reduce Development Time:
Build first-class MES applications faster with powerful development tools
Better Analyze Your Performance:
Improve equipment effectiveness and reduce downtime
Make better decisions with real-time enterprise-wide production data
Align with ISA 95:
Conform your process to ISA 95 standards
Supported by Sepasoft:
Get support help from the MES experts at Sepasoft
“Samtec picked Ignition and Sepasoft because of it’s flexibility and its ability to quickly connect to machines and to get us the real-time data very quickly, to be able to throw up dashboards and all these things very rapidly.”
– Jordan Rajchel
See how hi-tech manufacturer Samtec realizes continuous improvement with the Sepasoft OEE Downtime Module.Watch the case study
Standardizing Your MES Process with Sepasoft’s Modules for Ignition
With solutions for OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and downtime, track and trace, SPC (Statistical Process Control), recipes, changeover, and more, Inductive Automation’s strategic partner, Sepasoft, offers Ignition software modules for companies who are looking for an MES solution to standardize their operations enterprise-wide. The MES experts at Sepasoft build all their MES modules in alignment with the rigorous ISA 95 standard for enterprise control system integration.
Connect to all Operational Data
The Ignition platform comes with a comprehensive set of tools for data acquisition, including built-in SQL-database integration and OPC UA for easy connectivity to practically any PLC through third-party OPC servers. Ignition can connect to virtually any industrial historian. Through the addition of integrated third-party software modules, Ignition can also connect to any IIoT-capable device using MQTT and serial devices, such as scanners, scales, and sensors.
Improve Equipment Efficiency
Sepasoft’s OEE Downtime Module for Ignition combines both OEE calculations and downtime tracking to give operations managers a robust software package that measures efficiency and insight into how to boost OEE.
Track Raw Material
The Sepasoft Track & Trace Module for Ignition is a paperless, fully integrated solution that provides production control and product tracking from the raw materials to the finished state. With the Track & Trace Module, you can access genealogy data, and set up a centralized operator interface for all your MES information.
Improve Quality Control
Reduce or eliminate late or missing sample collection, inaccurate sample data with Sepasoft’s SPC Module for Ignition. With the SPC Module you can find and resolve issues leading to quality problems and deliver and analyze your SPC data in real-time.
Consolidate Recipe Processes
By leveraging Sepasoft’s Batch Procedure Module for Ignition, you can add batch processing, continuous processing, and general procedure control based on ISA-88 standards to your operations. Whether you are producing multiple products or running several machines in different modes, the Batch Procedure Module simplifies the managing and editing of production recipes.
Connect to ERP Systems
Ignition comes standard with the ability to seamlessly connect to any SQL database and REST web services. In combination with Sepasoft software modules, Ignition also has the ability to manage REST and SOAP web service configurations, including both hosting endpoints and clients, as well as connectivity to virtually any enterprise system including ERP systems such as SAP, JD Edwards, and many more.
Take MES Enterprise-Wide
Using MES Enterprise for Ignition from Sepasoft, you can connect multiple MES Ignition Gateways across your entire enterprise to form a large, centrally managed MES solution. With MES Enterprise you can analyze MES data from multiple production facilities at a single enterprise server.
Do Even More with Ignition MES
Seamless Integration with Ignition SCADA
All Ignition solutions work seamlessly together for easy system integration.
Turn a SQL database into a high-performance time-series tag historian.
Easily log data, call stored procedures, and synchronize data bi-directionally.
Built on Open Standard Technologies
Based on easy-to-support IT standards like SQL, Python, MQTT, and OPC UA.
Instant Installs and Updates
Install on a server in just 3 minutes; push updates to clients everywhere, instantly.
Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.
Concurrent Web-Launched Designers
Comes out the boxes with the industry’s most powerful IDE—for free.
What is Ignition MES and how do I buy it?
Ignition MES is a solution that utilizes the Ignition platform and the Sepasoft MES modules for Ignition. Sepasoft has many MES modules to choose from, they can be used on their own or together with other Ignition modules to create a fully integrated cross-functional solution. You may need a different set of modules depending on what you’re trying to do; to find out what you’ll need to create your ideal MES system, call us at: 1-800-266-7798.
What are Ignition modules and how do they work?
Ignition is a unified platform for connecting data, and designing and deploying industrial applications throughout an enterprise. The development power of Ignition is extensible through the addition of fully integrated software modules. Each module adds new functions to the Ignition platform, which enables users to create applications for SCADA, MES, IIoT, alarming, reporting, and more. Visit our Modules page to learn more.
What are Sepasoft modules and how are they different from Ignition Modules?
Sepasoft is a Strategic Partner of Inductive Automation, their modules are different from Ignition modules because they are not developed by Inductive Automation. Sepasoft has several MES modules for OEE and downtime, Track and Trace, SPC, Settings & Changeover, and more. Inductive Automation sells the Sepasoft modules but the technical support for these modules is provided by Sepasoft.
How does Ignition’s free trial work?
You can download the Ignition trial version on our Download page. The Ignition trial version includes the full feature set (platform and core modules), is totally free, and only takes three minutes to install. The trial will timeout after two hours but you can manually reset it as many times as you wish, so you can build and test a full project without ever buying a license. Once you purchase and install your license key, Ignition will no longer timeout and all your previous work will be saved with no additional install required.
Which SQL databases does Ignition support?
Ignition supports all of the major SQL databases including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and IBM DB2.
What kind of devices can Ignition run on?
Ignition is cross-platform compatible so it can run on Windows 10 and 11, and Windows Server 2016, 2019, and 2022, as well as Linux and macOS. Ignition can run on any device including PCs, laptops, servers, tablets, smartphones, remote field devices, and even Raspberry Pi’s.
Is Ignition compatible with other SCADA packages?
Yes, Ignition is based on open, non-proprietary, IT-standard technologies. Ignition is fully interoperable and compatible with other SCADA packages along with other industrial and enterprise systems. Ignition was designed to work great alongside other systems or on its own so it’s easy to fit into your existing solutions.
Who uses Ignition?
Ignition software is used by thousands of integrators and industrial organizations in more than 100 countries. It’s used by some of the biggest companies in the world in industries like oil and gas, water/wastewater, manufacturing, automotive, food processing, and more. Visit our Customers page to see some of the companies that trust Ignition every day.
Is there training available to learn how to use Ignition?
Yes, we offer live Ignition training classes. To see when the next available class is, visit our Training page. We also have hundreds of on-demand training videos available for you to view whenever you want at: inductiveuniversity.com