Modules & Features

Critical Manufacturing MES

the future of Manufacturing Execution Systems

Critical Manufacturing is an innovative software platform with a deep set of modular applications that provides manufacturers in complex industries with maximum agility, visibility and reliability. »» See also: What is MES?

It scales to your operations, drives visibility of production and its costs across your enterprise and supply chain, and is easy to implement on your existing infrastructure, no matter the operating system or mobile devices.

As a result, Critical Manufacturing enables you to drive down cost and flexibly meet market demands.

5 reasons why you should chose Critical Manufacturing MES:

Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) » Critical Manufacturing drives down the expenses associated with the deployment, operation and maintenance of the application, with the ability to craft company-specific screens that still upgrade, these benefits are magnified even through upgrade cycles.

Functional coverage » Critical Manufacturing provides a wide spectrum of capabilities that cover all the requirements of advanced and complex manufacturing environments. 30+ modular functionalities are described in more detail here.

Empowering end users » Modeling software enables users to easily design and deploy a plant layout track manufacturing material and process details to increase efficiency, utilization and hone in on potential problem areas. Using screens that truly fit the operation, training is quick and live color-coded visual screens enable rapid prioritization of action across even very complex facilities.

Extensibility » Critical Manufacturing is fully flexible, scalable and extensible to all tiers. Our modular system gives manufacturers reliable access to their operational intelligence quickly, easily, and at the right level of granularity to make informed decisions. More information about technical infrastructure can be found here.

Industry 4.0 Ready » The architecture of Critical Manufacturing is already equipped for Smart Manufacturing based on connectivity to different protocols for equipment or devices, and supporting Internet-of-Things enabled products and production systems (CPS and CPPS). It is logically decentralized, vertically and horizontal integration ready and supports location sensing, mobile and advanced analytics. More about Industry 4.0 can be found here.

Critical Manufacturing vs traditional solutions:

Critical Manufacturing MES vs standard solutions: TCO

Single IT stack, with powerful admin tools
Application admin through a unified GUI


Rich, pre-customized object model
Modeling through the same GUI
Empowered end-users


User training time lower than ever
Process enforcement even on mobile
Unique screens that upgrade


Server side full installer ready in minutes
No client installation


100% Microsoft technology
No hidden costs


Scalable pricing model, based on size
Modular functionality


Scalable HW based on needs
From single server to full fault-tolerant high-available configuration

Critical Manufacturing built this powerful MES from the ground up, leveraging more than one hundred years of manufacturing experience together with the latest available Microsoft and mobile technologies such as HTML5 and Angular 2. It serves high-tech manufacturing industries such as semiconductor, solar, medical devices, automotive and electronics.

Download report:

2014 Global MES Solutions in Semiconductors Price Performance Value Leadership Award.

By Frost & Sullivan

Critical Manufacturing has gained the 2014 Global Price Performance Value Leadership Award for the ability of its MES to improve users’ operational efficiency and quality for a low cost of ownership.

This article explains the criteria and benchmarking leading to the award.