Ignition MES Software
Tools for Tracking Production, Eliminating Downtime, and More
The Ideal Platform for Amazing MES Solutions
If you’re a manufacturing company, then you need a manufacturing execution system (MES) solution to help with tasks like work order scheduling, production control, recipe management, lot genealogy and tracking, process control (SPC), and performance monitoring with OEE. Ignition MES by Inductive Automation® is a fully integrated software solution that gives you the power to collect all your industrial data, connect to any SCADA or ERP system, and build virtually any kind of MES application – making it the ideal platform for MES solutions.
Benefits of Using Ignition:
Use unlimited tags and clients at no extra cost
Web-launch clients to any devices with a web-browser
MES, SCADA, reporting, and more — on one platform
Comes with a powerful, unlimited, zero-install IDE — for free
Built on trusted IT standards:
SQL, Java, Python, and OPC UA
“Reporting, graphs, charts, all the brewing information, information from the lab, even tracking the trucks coming in and out of the yard: we see it all in real-time using the Ignition software.”
– Ron Mayfield
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada used Ignition to build a robust MES system that perfectly fit their unique processes.Watch the case study
Build Customized MES Solutions
Ignition provides all the tools you need to develop and customize MES applications to fit your unique processes. Build applications for overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and downtime, statistical process control (SPC), recipe management, traceability, scheduling, genealogy, production tracking, and more.
Improve Efficiency and Productivity
Ignition gives industrial organizations many ways to reduce unplanned downtime, cut waste, and increase productivity, which can save thousands of dollars of revenue. Find the vital information you need in seconds instead of hours so you can identify and eliminate inefficiencies quickly.
Connect to All Operational Data
Ignition software 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. Also, Ignition has software modules that enable connections to serial devices, such as scanners, scales, and sensors.
Flexible ERP Connectivity
With full SQL integration out-of-the-box, Ignition comes standard with the ability to seamlessly connect to any SQL database. Ignition also has the ability to enable connections to web services, including REST and SOAP. With these features – and available support through Inductive Automation’s Design Services, if you need it – it’s possible to connect to virtually any enterprise system, including ERP systems such as SAP, JD Edwards, and many more.
Track and Analyze All
With Ignition, you can bring all of your important data together into robust enterprise dashboards with powerful visualization and analysis tools. By allowing you to turn raw data into actionable information and share it with your whole team, Ignition enables better decision-making across the enterprise.
Create Dynamic MES Reports
Easily generate dynamic MES reports, like OEE, downtime tracking, production management, historical data analysis, quality assurance, and SPC. Instantly deliver your reports automatically to anyone you’d like.
Add Integrated MES
Jump-start your MES solution by adding powerful Sepasoft MES software modules to your Ignition system. Sepasoft is a strategic third-party module partner of Inductive Automation, with years of experience developing top-quality MES solutions. Sepasoft has a full library of compatible MES modules that each add new MES development tools into Ignition. Sepasoft has module for: calculating OEE and downtime, track and trace, SPC, and moreLearn more about Sepasoft Modules
Do Even More with Ignition MES Software
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.
Scale from a single client installation to an enterprise-wide system with ease.
Get Mobile Access
Get mobile access to your control system via smartphones and tablets.
Store-and-forward historical data so you never lose it.
Instant Installs and Updates
Install on a server in just 3 minutes, push updates to clients everywhere, instantly.
Works on Windows, macOS, Linux and more.
Concurrent Web-Launched Designers
Comes out of the box with unlimited, concurrent design clients — for free.
Deliver data to anyone without additional costs.
What is Ignition MES and how do I buy it?
Ignition MES is a software solution for building custom MES applications. It consists of the Ignition platform and powerful Ignition modules that add functionality to the platform. A standard Ignition MES package consists of these modules: The Ignition Vision, OPC UA (with drivers), Tag Historian, Alarm Notification, Reporting, and Mobile – along with the Sepasoft OEE Downtime, Recipe/Changeover, SPC, and Track and Trace Modules. You may need a different set of modules depending on what you’re trying to do; to find 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. Products developed by Strategic Partners are backed with a commitment to the long-term success of our customers. 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 full version of Ignition for free on our download page. Ignition only takes three minutes to install and it comes with all the core modules. By default, Ignition will run in trial mode which will timeout after two hours but you can manually reset it as many times as you wish, which allows you to build and test a full project in Ignition without buying a license. Once you’re ready, you can purchase and install your Ignition license key, which will take Ignition out of trial mode by removing the two-hour timeout. All your previous work will be saved with no additional installation required.
What do you mean by “unlimited licensing”?
Ignition is sold by the server, so the affordable cost of one license gives you an unlimited number of clients, tags, and connections — the only limiting factor for Ignition is the performance of the hardware you install it on. Visit our Unlimited Licensing page to learn more.
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 7, 8, and 10, and Windows Server 2008, 2012 and 2016, as well as Linux and macOS. Ignition can run on any device that runs Java, 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