Automation World Magazine Features 4IR Solutions

The June 2020 issue Automation World Magazine includes an article outlining how Inductive Automation can now connect more easily to SAP ERP systems. This article features 4IR Solutions and quotes Joseph Dolivo, Principal of Digital Transformation at 4IR Solutions.

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“To build this interface, Sepasoft worked with 4IR Solutions to leverage its expertise in enterprise and SAP integration. “When factoring in licensing, maintenance, training, engineering, and support, customers can expect to pay an order of magnitude less compared to other middleware or developing (their own) custom solutions,” said Joseph Dolivo, principal of digital transformation at 4IR Solutions.” Automation World, June 2020

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Sepasoft® Launches Sepasoft Business Connector and Interface for SAP® ERP Modules for Connecting Ignition to Business Systems

Easy-to-Integrate Toolset Democratizes Connectivity
Between Manufacturing and the Enterprise

EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. (June 18, 2020) — Sepasoft® has launched the Sepasoft Business Connector and Interface for SAP® ERP, a new suite of modules for connecting Ignition by Inductive Automation® to business systems like SAP® ERP. Connecting the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) layers of manufacturing operations, the Sepasoft Business Connector provides intuitive drag-and-drop interfaces for developing business logic, transforming data, and mapping data between Ignition® and other systems.

As companies strive to achieve operational excellence in today’s fast-paced, global market environment, enabling interoperability between business and manufacturing systems is critical for success. The Sepasoft Business Connector can help companies optimize plant operations and improve profitability by driving increased operational efficiency, faster responsiveness to changing customer demands, and tighter inventory control—value-added results that enable a sustainable competitive advantage.

Ignition by Inductive Automation® is an industrial application platform with tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Ignition® is used in virtually every industry, in more than 100 countries. When combined with the MES module suite from Sepasoft®, including the Sepasoft Business Connector, Ignition® becomes a first-class MES and connectivity platform for the enterprise.

To ensure that the new product suite would present a uniquely valuable offering and adhere to industry best practices, Sepasoft® teamed up with 4IR Solutions due to their deep expertise in enterprise and SAP® integration. “The Sepasoft Business Connector offers increased flexibility and substantial cost savings versus existing solutions. When factoring in licensing, maintenance, training, engineering, and support, customers can expect to pay an order of magnitude less compared to leveraging other middleware or developing custom solutions,” said Joseph Dolivo, Principal of Digital Transformation at 4IR Solutions.

“The Sepasoft Business Connector will allow our customers to improve their operations while reducing their costs,” said Keith Adair, Product Manager at Sepasoft®. “The Sepasoft Business Connector can link directly to SAP® via the Interface for SAP® ERP module and provides built-in templates for common data exchange scenarios. With the addition of our Web Services module, the Sepasoft Business Connector can communicate with other ERP and business systems that support SOAP and RESTful endpoints.”

“We’re very excited to welcome a native SAP® connector and business connectivity tool to the Ignition ecosystem,” said Don Pearson, Chief Strategy Officer for Inductive Automation®. “As an integrated part of the Ignition® platform, the Sepasoft Business Connector supports familiar idioms like drag-and-drop, tag binding, and scripting, while requiring minimal configuration of third-party systems.”

About Sepasoft®
Sepasoft® provides a modular approach to building Enterprise-Class MES solutions using OEE, Track & Trace, SPC, and Recipe & Changeover Modules. The result is a custom solution tailored for your manufacturing needs that integrates nicely with your ERP, Inventory Management, and Asset Management Systems. For more information, visit sepasoft.com.

About Inductive Automation®
Inductive Automation® creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation® created Ignition® software, the first universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential. Ignition® empowers industrial organizations around the world and in virtually every industry, with an outstanding software platform and top-notch support. For more information, visit inductiveautomation.com.

About 4IR Solutions
4IR Solutions Corp is the leading provider of Life Sciences and enterprise integration consulting services for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and beyond. 4IR’s consultants have decades of experience providing companies with enterprise-wide connectivity, partnering with leading vendors to capture and encapsulate that experience into new and innovative products. For more information, visit 4IR-Solutions.com.

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VIDEO: 4IR Solutions Appears on Inductive Automation’s Ignition Community Live

Joseph Dolivo, Principal of Digital Transformation at 4IR Solutions, appeared on Episode 5 of Inductive Automation’s Ignition Community Live. Click “Play” above to watch this video. “Ignition Community Live with 4IR Solutions: Energize Your Enterprise – Centralized Connectivity with the Business Connector Suite” highlights how Ignition and the Sepasoft Business Connector Suite can break down data silos across the enterprise and supercharge your business.

This video also features Travis Cox, Co-Director of Sales Engineering at Inductive Automation. After discussing how both tools can work together, Joseph and Travis shared a demo of the Sepasoft Business Connector Suite, allowing viewers to see first hand how this tool can improve your operations.

About 4IR Solutions

4IR Solutions is the leading provider of Life Sciences and enterprise integration consulting services for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – and beyond. 4IR Solutions delivers solutions that improve productivity in the heavily regulated Life Sciences industry while adhering to regulations around electronic signatures, audit trailing, and data integrity. 4IR provides customized solutions and thought leadership to help firms navigate the regulatory complexity, while ultimately closing the digital gap. 4IR Solutions is based in Massachusetts. For more information, visit 4ir-solutions.com.

About Inductive Automation

Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential. Ignition empowers industrial organizations around the world and in virtually every industry, with an outstanding software platform and top-notch support. For more information, visit inductiveautomation.com.

4IR Solutions to Join Ignition Community Live

Joseph Dolivo, Principal of Digital Transformation, at 4IR Solutions will be joining Inductive Automation’s Ignition Community Live on May 5, 2020. “Ignition Community Live with 4IR Solutions: Energize Your Enterprise – Centralized Connectivity with the Business Connector Suite” will outline how Ignition and the Sepasoft Business Connector Suite can break down data silos across the enterprise and supercharge your business.

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About 4IR Solutions

4IR Solutions is the leading provider of Life Sciences and enterprise integration consulting services for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – and beyond. 4IR Solutions delivers solutions that improve productivity in the heavily regulated Life Sciences industry while adhering to regulations around electronic signatures, audit trailing, and data integrity. 4IR provides customized solutions and thought leadership to help firms navigate the regulatory complexity, while ultimately closing the digital gap. 4IR Solutions is based in Massachusetts. For more information, visit 4ir-solutions.com.

About Inductive Automation

Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, the first universal industrial application platform with unlimited potential. Ignition empowers industrial organizations around the world and in virtually every industry, with an outstanding software platform and top-notch support. For more information, visit inductiveautomation.com.

VIDEO: Demystifying SAP Connectivity to Ignition with 4IR Solutions, Inductive Automation and Sepasoft

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4IR Solutions joined Sepasoft and Inductive Automation in a new video to discuss: “Demystifying SAP Connectivity to Ignition: Practical Applications of the Sepasoft Business Connector Suite”. In this video Joseph Dolivo, Principal of Digital Transformation at 4IR Solutions, outlined how connecting the world’s most popular ERP system and the world’s first universal industrial application platform can help the plant floor and the business level can share data like never before.

Synchronizing data with ERP systems like SAP has historically been very difficult. This new video demonstrates real-world use cases for connecting Ignition to SAP and other ERP systems and shows how the new Business Connector Suite from Sepasoft drastically lowers the barrier to entry. Joseph joined experts from Inductive Automation and Sepasoft to discuss how to optimize communications between SAP and the Ignition platform, the latter of which is used by thousands of companies worldwide for SCADA, HMI, MES, IIoT, and more.

Learn how to:

  • See how the SAP Labs-certified Interface for SAP ERP solves connection pain points
  • Find out how to trigger explicit SAP tasks with Ignition
  • Learn how to go get payloads to use in the Sepasoft MES modules
  • Check out a middleware solution using the Ignition Gateway and the Business Connector
  • And more!

4IR Solutions Joins Sepasoft and Inductive Automation’s SAP Connectivity to Ignition Webinar

Joseph Dolivo, Principal of Digital Transformation, at 4IR Solutions will be presenting during Sepasoft and Inductive Automation’s Webinar on December 12, 2019. “Demystifying SAP Connectivity to Ignition: Practical Applications of the Sepasoft Business Connector Suite” will outline how connecting the world’s most popular ERP system and the world’s first universal industrial application platform can help the plant floor and the business level can share data like never before.

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Synchronizing data with ERP systems like SAP has historically been very difficult. In this webinar, we’ll demonstrate real-world use cases for connecting Ignition to SAP and other ERP systems and show how the new Business Connector Suite from Sepasoft drastically lowers the barrier to entry. Join experts from Inductive Automation, Sepasoft, and 4IR Solutions to learn about how to optimize communications between SAP and the Ignition platform, the latter of which is used by thousands of companies worldwide for SCADA, HMI, MES, IIoT, and more.

Webinar Highlights:

  • See how the SAP Labs-certified Interface for SAP ERP solves connection pain points
  • Find out how to trigger explicit SAP tasks with Ignition
  • Learn how to go get payloads to use in the Sepasoft MES modules
  • Check out a middleware solution using the Ignition Gateway and the Business Connector
  • And more!

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VIDEO: 4IR Solutions Joins Inductive Automation and Sepasoft to Discuss ERP & Operational Data Working Together

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When your company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system communicates with your plant-floor system, it significantly improves efficiency, quality, data access, and more. For many companies, however, achieving this requires working around tough obstacles like data silos, proprietary formats, and separate domains of expertise.

With a modern software platform, connecting SCADA to ERP software such as SAP doesn’t have to be difficult. In this webinar, join experts from Inductive Automation, Sepasoft, and 4IR Solutions to find out why Ignition is an effective solution for connecting operational and business systems, and how a new module makes the process smoother than ever.

Learn how to:

  • Get SCADA, MES, and ERP systems working together seamlessly
  • Turn data from external business systems into production data, using little or no coding
  • Interface between your OS and applications without pricey middleware
  • Leverage SQL databases across the enterprise
  • And much more

4IR Joins Inductive Automation’s ERP & Operational Data Webinar

Joseph Dolivo, Principal of Digital Transformation, at 4IR Solutions will be presenting during Inductive Automation’s Webinar on March 28, 2019.

With a modern software platform, connecting SCADA to ERP software such as SAP doesn’t have to be difficult. In this webinar, join experts from Inductive Automation, Sepasoft, and 4IR Solutions to find out why Ignition is an effective solution for connecting operational and business systems, and how a new module makes the process smoother than ever.

Click here to register for this webinar.