42Q Launches Industry's First Cloud Based Manufacturing Execution System

Intuitive, Comprehensive Solution Eliminates Large Up-front Costs and Enables Fast Deployment

SAN JOSE, Calif. – 42Q, a leading provider of cloud manufacturing execution systems (MES), today announced the immediate availability of the first, fully cloud based MES solution that offers competitive advantages in speed of deployment, operational agility and low total cost of ownership.

Higher expectations from customers for demand flexibility and product delivery are significant factors leading manufacturers to adopt Smart Manufacturing solutions. At the same time, the increasing maturity of cloud services provides an opportunity for leading businesses to leverage their transformative potential. The convergence of these trends is realized in the 42Q cloud MES solution. Developed with the latest technologies and deep expertise in manufacturing, the 42Q solution is relied upon by more than thirty of the largest technology companies in the Fortune 500. 42Q is deployed today in 15 countries.

42Q delivers a comprehensive and proven cloud MES solution, with unique on-demand pricing that eliminates capital expenditure and allows customers to start small and scale. "Companies are ready to leverage cloud based MES solutions. On premises servers and software are no longer the best solution for today's smart factories," said Bob Eulau, CEO of 42Q. "At 42Q, we deliver cloud based MES solutions that are easy-to-implement, flexible, scalable and cost effective."

"With this offering, we provide manufacturers with the first, fully featured, cloud based MES solution that is different from anything the industry has seen. Whether you have a large, multi-factory global operation, or a single production line, we can help your business get the most from your manufacturing process in just weeks," added Srivats Ramaswami, CTO, 42Q.

Key features of 42Q include:

--  Cloud Solution - As a cloud solution, setup and management of 42Q does not require a team of IT personnel as software or server hardware is not needed. Businesses simply log-in, configure, then use their new cloud based MES solution.

--  Speed - 42Q has robust and proven functionality ready to deploy immediately. Tracking, serialization, routing, work instructions and paperless travelers can be configured and used the same day.

--  On-demand Pricing - 42Q's subscription model gives businesses the flexibility to pay for what they need, when they need it.

"42Q, as a proven, high speed MES running entirely in the cloud, has the potential to jumpstart Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives and disrupt the $2.8B discrete industries MES market," said Matt Littlefield, president of LNS Research. "More than 60% of manufacturers today have already started working on Industry 4.0 or Smart Manufacturing. The technologies enabling these digital transformations include connectivity, cloud, big data analytics and application development."

42Q's team has years of experience and deep expertise with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems. Full time staff have been in place for more than three years. Today, 42Q is deployed completely in the cloud at more than 40 locations that manufacture medical devices, automotive, defense, industrial, datacenter and other products. For more information, please visit http://42-q.com/.

About 42Q

42Q is a leading provider of cloud MES solutions. Our mission is to deliver scalable, flexible and easy to implement manufacturing solutions to our customers. Our management team has extensive experience with the architecture, development and implementation of advanced MES and manufacturing automation systems deployed across a broad range of vertical markets. For more information on 42Q, please visit http://42-q.com/ and follow the company on LinkedIn.


John Kreuzer

Gutenberg Communications for 42Q

(408) 896-3307


Web Site: http://www.42-q.com

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