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Ignition MES System Software

Manufacturing Execution Systems Software by Inductive Automation


  • Real-Time Efficiency Tracking
  • Downtime Data Collection
  • At-a-Glance Executive Dashboards
  • Easy ERP Integration
  • Mobile MES Access
  • Production Scheduling
  • Fast, Customizable Implementation
  • Automatic Data Collection


  • Java SE 8+ (server)
  • Java SE 6+ (client)
  • Dual-Core Processor (32 or 64 bit)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10GB free HD space
  • (requirements vary by usage)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10
  • Ubuntu Linux 8.04 or later
  • Other Java 6+ enabled OSes*

Supported Databases

  • We support any database that has a JDBC driver, including:
  • Microsoft® SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • IBM DB2
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Firebird
  • Others
  • *Ignition is compatible with any Java 6+ enabled operating system. Full support is only offered for listed operating systems.
Ignition MES Software

MES Software

Manufacturing execution systems, or MES, is software designed to bridge the communication gap between the plant floor and management at executive levels in an organization. MES serves as a layer between resource planning systems and the plant floor where machines are being controlled and operated.

Inductive Automation offers MES software modules that are built on the power of Ignition. Ignition's MES software fills the need for specific modules such as OEE Downtime, SPC, Instrument Interface, Track & Trace, and Recipe and Changeover.

Overview of MES Modules for Ignition

Ignition offers the following MES Software modules:

  • Scheduling - Plan and monitor production in real-time
  • OEE/Downtime - Monitor production efficiency
  • Web Services - Connect to ERP and other systems using web services
  • Track & Trace - Track finished goods, raw materials, and more
  • SPC - Collect and monitor statistical process control data
  • Instrument Interface - Collect and parse data from scales, gauges, files and more
  • Recipe / Changeover Management - Manage and monitor recipes and changeovers

Ignition MES Pricing: Packages & Individual Modules

Turn Data into Knowledge

By utilizing the Ignition MES suite of modules, your industrial organization can translate massive amounts of data into knowledge that leads to better management and decision-making. Ignition MES is the leverage point for helping improve the productivity and profitability of your organization.

Aligned with ISA-95

All Ignition MES modules are built to align with ISA-95, the international model for integrating enterprise and control systems, which was established by the International Society of Automation. ISA-95 provides an excellent starting point for successfully implementing interfaces between enterprise and control systems.

Powered by Ignition

Ignition MES modules seamlessly integrate with Ignition HMI/SCADA to ensure accurate information. All of the modules in the Ignition MES suite work seamlessly with each other. Because the modules are built on the power of Ignition, they each share the same advantages, such as cross-platform compatibility; unlimited free clients; robust, out-of-the-box SQL database support; and fast installation.