Ekhosoft Introduces Ekho Cloud to Drive Improved Operational Performance for CPG and Food & Beverage Industries
Cloud-Based OPM Speeds Deployment and Value Realization
Montreal, QC, Canada, 29 June 2021 — Ekhosoft, a leading provider of operations management and operational intelligence software solutions for the industrial sector, is pleased to announce Ekho Cloud, a cloud-based operational performance management (OPM) software solution for consumer packaged goods (CPG) and food and beverage manufacturers.
Leveraging Ekhosoft’s two decades of experience in designing and deploying value-generating solutions for manufacturing plants, Ekho Cloud provides the core functionality for OPM in a pre-configured, best of breed software solution built to uncover performance issues and empower the shop floor to drive and measure improvement initiatives.
Jeffrey Maqsoudi, Product Manager at Ekhosoft, said, “Today we are excited to launch our out-of-the-box OPM software as a service (SaaS) product. Ekho Cloud incorporates and embraces key input from our long-term customers, providing manufacturing-specific tools that enable our customers to improve operations and generate value – rather than configuring and maintaining a bespoke system. We understand the importance of finding the right balance between configurability and ease-of-use and are excited to embark on this SaaS initiative with our current and future customers.”
Ekhosoft’s original on-premise software was introduced in 2000 and has been installed in industrial sites around the world, including pulp and paper, mining and metals, food and beverage, oil and gas, and chemicals factories. The new Ekho Cloud solution is engineered for native cloud deployment in an Industry 4.0 universe centered around the industrial internet of things (IIoT). It is offered as a SaaS model and runs on Microsoft Azure Cloud Services, enabling quicker deployments and faster time-to-value.
Ekho Cloud provides a powerful, scalable, event-driven system for OPM, collecting real-time and transactional data from plant operations around production, downtime, and quality. It then performs powerful analyses to generate and surface actionable intelligence via intuitive visualizations and KPIs. These insights empower the shop floor to drive continuous improvement initiatives, boosting overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and significantly increasing revenue and return on investment.
By providing a single source of truth and user-friendly dashboards, Ekho Cloud supports more effective maintenance, reduced unplanned downtime and a shared understanding of challenges, actions, and results. In addition to providing a solution for gathering and analyzing operational data and creating actionable intelligence, Ekho Cloud supports the use of mobile devices to enhance communication and efficiency on the shop floor – improving interdepartmental communications as well as communications between the offices and the factory floor.
Ekhosoft is a leading provider of operations management and operational intelligence software solutions for the industrial sector. Our mission is to provide industrial companies with flexible, scalable software solutions that can be used to drive improved operational performance – leveraging data to streamline workflows and optimize operations. Ekhosoft has been generating value for our industrial clients around the world for over 20 years. Ekhosoft is part of Power Factors, a 275-person organization serving global markets with solutions for renewable energy and industrial applications through offices throughout North America, Europe, and the Philippines. Learn more at ekhosoft.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.