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GE Digital Receives Highest Score for Continuous Process Manufacturing Use Case in 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems Report

May 20, 2021
  • Report details how Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are foundational to smart factories and digital manufacturing
  • GE Digital among the four highest vendors across all use cases; second in Batch / Repetitive Flow Manufacturing and Highly Regulated Industries Use Cases


SAN RAMON, Calif. – May 20, 2021 – GE Digital today announced that it scored in the top four across  these critical capabilities: in-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.

“We are honored to receive this recognition for our MES solution from Gartner,” said Richard Kenedi, General Manager of GE Digital’s Manufacturing and Digital Plant business. “We believe this report acknowledges the importance of providing innovative industrial software that serves the breadth of critical manufacturing processes.”

“Critical capabilities are attributes that differentiate products / services in a class in terms of their quality and performance,” said Rick Franzosa, Senior Director, Analyst, Supply Chain for Gartner. “We believe this research helps supply chain technology leaders match their technology needs with the capabilities of the market. Differentiation in this market comes from the product specific focus on particular capabilities, manufacturing systems, and / or industries.”

GE Digital’s flagship MES software, Proficy Plant Applications, is an operations management solution for process, discrete, and companies that require a single solution for both process and discrete manufacturing – 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.

Proven and developed for 25+ years with thousands of implementations around the world, Proficy Plant Applications automates and integrates information-related activities for managing production execution and performance optimization. It helps balance competing priorities of production operations for maximized operational effectiveness and profitability. As a single, seamless MES solution across manufacturing environments, Proficy Plant Applications reduces costs and saves time.

To download the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report, click here.

See more information about GE Digital’s Manufacturing solutions here.

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