8 Reasons to Digitize Your Factory!
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Based on countless projects in the manufacturing sector, completed over the years by our Indian partner Protocol, it is estimated that normally, a manufacturing company that has implemented a MES software such as OPERA, in accordance with international standards, can save on average, from 2% to 5% every year and benefit a quick ROI that usually is around a year, 1 year and a half.

Furthermore, if you take into account the hypothesis of a Software as a Service (Saas), the cost of implementing your Smart Factory can be included in the operating expenses (OPEX), instead of capital expenditures (CAPEX).

The latter (OPEX) are classified as daily necessary expenses of a company, for this reason, they are a part of those activities that generate revenue in the company.

In other words, OPEX groups all the costs incurred in the daily management.

So why is it important to point out this difference between CAPEX and OPEX when considering purchasing a mes software for your future digital factory?

Difference between Capital Expenditure and Operating Expenditure.

Capital Expenses (CAPEX) are the main long-term costs, considered physical assets such as buildings, equipment, machinery and vehicles, while Operational Expenses (OPEX) are considered the daily expenses necessary to run a business.

Therefore, unlike CAPEX, OPEX operating expenses are fully tax deductible in the year in which they are made.

In addition to tax-deduction, MES software can,also, offer significant benefits.

Based on numerous projects in the manufacturing field that our Indian partner Protocol has completed over the years, it has been possible to find 8 essential benefits that the MES OPERA software has been able to offer on average to any factory in which it has been implemented:

  1. -40% reduction in cycle times,
  2. -90% reduction in data entry,
  3. -30% WIP reduction,
  4. -75% production paperwork,
  5. -25% reduction in delivery times,
  6. -28% reduction in non-conformities,
  7. 30% efficiency improvement,
  8. 40% quality improvement.


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The list of concrete advantages of Industry 4.0 solutions is constantly growing, and every year a MES software like OPERA is able to bring ever greater added value to the factories.

For this reason it is of crucial importance, (now more than ever!) to stay informed both culturally and legally. Through expert consultants, it's now possible to easily obtain these tangible benefits for your brand-new smart factory, in order to remain competitive in the market, in view of the near future!

To view all the Case Studies of our partner click on Protocol.