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What is Proficy Smart Factory (MES)?

Proficy Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)

Proficy Smart Factory (MES) is a suite of on-premise and cloud solutions. Transform your manufacturing business through insights and intelligence powered by data integration, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), machine learning, and predictive analytics. By bringing together the digital world with the physical world of manufacturing, Proficy Smart Factory can deliver holistic performance management for today’s connected enterprise.

#1 MES software out of 19 vendors in a 2021 report

Unlock unprecedented efficiency for lean manufacturing

Reduce costs

By aligning resources, energy, and efficiency management your manufacturing operations can reduce inventory, identify costly production gaps, lower energy and utility waste, and gain insight into throughput and critical processes.

Improve quality

Capture robust quality data and related traceability information, while at the same time performing analysis on process-oriented data and product-oriented data, and classifying materials as non-conforming, out-of-spec, or related to recalls.

Speed production

Improve on-time delivery performance and respond optimally and with agility to late stage changes, gain up-to-date visibility of all work-in-progress orders, get more successful new product introductions (NPIs), and shorten design-to-delivery cycles.

Most reviewed MES software on Gartner Peer Insights

Gartner Peer Insights reviews are unedited, independent comments from our customers about their experience with our Manufacturing Execution System (MES) product.


We appreciate the overwhelming response from our customers and invite you to read their reviews as you explore the right solution for your organization.


You can also request one of our experts to help guide you through your exploration.


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Calculate MES Value & Benefits

How much can you gain from a Manufacturing Execution System (MES)? How much can you improve quality, throughput and efficiency?


Find out with our MES Value & Benefits Calculator.


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2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution System Report

Gartner MES Critical Capabilities Graphic | GE Digital ranking

GE Digital has scored in the top four across these Critical Capabilities: Process Quality Management, Data Management/Data Collection, Production Equipment Integration, and Enterprise Integration Architecture in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report.  


This report details how Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are foundational to smart factories and digital manufacturing and places us among the four highest vendors across all use cases; second in Batch / Repetitive Flow Manufacturing and Highly Regulated Industries use cases.


Align your manufacturing requirements with the critical capabilities you need in your business.

Drive results by combining people, process, and data

Manufacturing & Digital Plant | Software from GE Digital

Proficy Plant Applications: Learning Webinar Series

Take advantage of this special webinar series for Proficy Plant Applications users to learn about enhancements you can add to your existing MES solution.  All five webinars are now available on demand:


  • Achieve Centralized, Remote and Mobile Operations with Real-Time KPI Visibility and Dashboards
  • Improve OEE and Quality with Analytics
  • Improve Production Scheduling to Increase Customer Satisfaction and Productivity
  • Consolidate and Transform Manufacturing Data to the Cloud for Increased Visibility and Value
  • Optimize at Enterprise Scale with Cloud-Based Predictive Analytics

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Drive lean manufacturing with Proficy Smart Factory (MES)


Proficy Plant Applications

Maximize overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), improve production scheduling, and ensure product quality by leveraging real-time production data.


Proficy Plant Applications is a powerful operations management solution for process, discrete, and mixed manufacturers – spanning food and beverage and consumer packaged goods to aviation and electronics. This MES solution collects and analyzes data, and helps manage highly automated, fast-moving processes as well as slower moving, labor-intensive jobs.

Tracker MES software | GE Digital | Screenshot |


Accelerate time-to-market and improve just-in-sequence performance at a global scale.


With installations spanning the world, Tracker is a comprehensive routing, tracking, and order execution management system that helps manufacturers raise productivity and cut costs by monitoring and managing the execution of production orders.


Tracker automates routing and sequencing to accelerate time to market, reduce warranty and recall exposure, and support Lean operations and building right the first time. 

Predix Manufacturing Data Cloud | Screenshot | GE Digital

Proficy Manufacturing Data Cloud

Consolidate and transform manufacturing data across plants for cloud storage, analysis, and analytics.  


With Proficy Manufacturing Data Cloud (Proficy MDC), you can easily and quickly increase the derived value by reliably bringing enterprise-wide manufacturing data into the cloud and transforming it into a structured data set.


Proficy MDC enables the consolidation of three data sets required for process optimization and analytical applications: asset data, ERP data, and manufacturing data. 

Scheduler from GE Digital | screenshot | Optimize production

ROB-EX Scheduler

Achieve dynamic and effective production schedules in real time.


ROB-EX Scheduler enables companies to create and maintain dynamic and efficient production orders in real time based on resources and asset capacity. This modular production scheduling system can be used as a complete standalone planning solution or integrated easily with ERP and MES systems.


ROB-EX Scheduler tracks actual measured production, consumption, waste, and yields and updates ERP and MES systems automatically. It also provides reports and analysis tools.


Proficy Operations Analytics to improve operational performance | Screenshot | GE Digital

Proficy Operations Analytics

Imagine if you could have advance warning and automated diagnosis of quality, production, downtime, and asset reliability problems?


Cloud-based analytics make it possible. Out-of-the-box predictive analytics apps make it easy – no data scientist required.


Proficy Operations Analytics is a proven self-provisioning, ready-to-deploy SaaS-based predictive operations center for industrial IoT and AI. This cloud analytics solution helps operations, engineering, and executive teams gain data visibility, uncover efficiencies, and operationalize proactive actions at enterprise scale.

Value Workshop from GE Digital

Manufacturers are faced with unprecedented and unpredictable times, where disruption has been felt globally and no rule book exists. Partner with GE Digital to develop an action plan for rapid digital transformation wins based on industry-proven value cases and ROI.


It has the flexibility to look at the same data in different ways that makes sense for a particular operational team, at a particular time.

We found that as the years went on, we were collecting more and more big data. And we were able to utilize a lot of tools from GE Digital to analyze that data and turn ourselves into an algorithmic-type organization.

Data is really important to us to improve stability of the operation. GE provided the most complete software suite for our needs.

Having reliable software systems to control our output is very important. We made our first implementation of this technology in China. Then we brought the technology to Sweden, used the learnings from implementing MES in our China plant and challenged ourselves to improve how we work, prioritize and bring the solutions to production. This has really been successful and the team from GE Digital have been with us at every step of this journey – we took one step together, saw the results, then took another step. It is an interesting journey – and it is far from finished!

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