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What Is PINpoint MES?

Choose PINpoint for 25 years of manufacturing excellence! Trusted worldwide for optimizing efficiency and quality. Thousands rely on us daily, producing high-quality products in multiple languages. Our no-code MES empowers engineers to eradicate inefficiencies, boost throughput, and ensure superior quality without added costs. Say goodbye to distant programmers - our user-friendly drag-and-drop platform drives innovation in your hands. Shape the future of manufacturing with PINpoint!

Who Uses PINpoint MES?

Small-Medium & Large/Enterprise Level Discrete Manufacturers that assemble products.

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Reviews of PINpoint MES

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.7
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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Gabrielle
Gabrielle
Manufacturing Systems Engineering in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Maritime, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

PINpoint

5.0 last year

Pros:

Customization, User Interface for the operator and background configuration, rigorous data architecture and schema, and capacity changes are simpler

Cons:

Changing a production schedule like break start and end times, Operator maintenance, if your production floor speaks two languages you have to favor one.

PINpoint Information Systems Response

last year

Thanks for the feedback Gabrielle. Really appreciate the details you have provided. We are always looking for ways to continuously improve.

Randy
Sr. Chief Manufacturing Engineer in US
Aviation & Aerospace, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

PINpoint enabling aerospace manufacturing execution

5.0 last year

Comments: I'd recommend PINpoint to anyone looking to integrate factory floor equipment and tooling into your operations. Great team and excellent software experience!

Pros:

[sensitive content hidden] and the team from PINpoint have been working with us for over 15 years. The product has enabled our manufacturing team to build quality into the product, especially with the integration of Atlas Copco torque tools. Operators and operations leadership can readily understand if we are running ahead or behind plan for each operation of each part being produced. Fantastic system!

Cons:

In the beginning, it did take a bit of time for our manufacturing site to grab hold of the capabilities within PINpoint so that we could leverage the capabilities to full advantage. However, the PINpoint team was always there to support us.

PINpoint Information Systems Response

last year

Thanks for the feedback Randy. Really appreciate all the details and kind words. We have truly enjoyed our partnership for the past 15 years!

Stefan
Stefan
Product Manager in US
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I have worked with pinpoint for 8 years. Sometimes it difficult to make simple changes.

3.0 6 years ago

Pros:

I really like how it works with KEPWARE. I also like how you can configure the hardware. The reports and relationships as well as the user management is very nice. I also like the and on aspect. Being able to send messages and quality alert to each individual station as well as being able to decide who can work where are great features.

Cons:

Not like the difficulty of the building flow and making changes on it. I also wish I could use an ethernet best I/O module like a phoenix connector without having to have a PLC. Using a smart arm does not work very well when everything is server based. Subscribing and unsubscribing to each tool for every individual tightening on a single step Really slows down the entire system. Overall the network traffic is too much which makes everything very slow.

PINpoint Information Systems Response

6 years ago

Thank you for your review, we are always keen to hear our customers experience on the functionality and ease of use of PINpoint MES & Andon system software. In our latest V5 software we've built on the pros you list to make an even more powerful error-proofing and business intelligence solution that's essential for any manufacturer to improve quality and efficiency. In reply to your concerns we assume your reference to the build page is our SmartBuild app; it's very likely you're using the old build page (V4.x) which doesn't have improvements now included in V5 making it easier to manage assembly line changes from the cloud. The I/O module comment is not relating to PINpoint and the smart arm comment is unclear - we have not had to improve the way we interface with smart arms. Lastly, according to our Engineering team the system should never be slowing so the cause may be something that's particular to your network or specific tools you're using. Please contact us for 24/7 support.

Christopher
Supervisor
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Working with PINpoint now for 13 years... going strong!!

5.0 last year

Comments: I've been fortunate enough to get to meet most all of their team, and I can't think of a nicer, more intelligent and helpful group of folks I've ever met anywhere. It doesn't matter if they are here onsite helping a facility with a project they're developing, or if I'm at their facility in Canada getting training. Their willingness to share knowledge and instruct the end users is awesome!!!

Pros:

Id say the new Dashboards available are the thing I like most about PINpoint today. What have I liked most about it over the past 13 years? That would be how easy it is to set up, program, and use to interlock our fastening process here within our facility. I also really like their universal socket trays that are ethernet IP addressable. These trays can be used with every tool that is connected to the work station. If you have an Atlas inline tool on a reaction arm, an Estic handheld digital pulse tool, and a couple of Crane Digital wrenches. They can ALL use the same tray of sockets, wrench end adapters, or whatever you want to insist is picked up to enable the tool. FAR better trays than the various OEM Mfg trays that ONLY work with the tool mfg tool they are assigned to.

Cons:

I dont want to say anything negative about PP because I truly think it's the best MES solution out there today. However, if I had to pick one thing that I'd like to see fixed or altered it would be this.... When ever anyone who has the proper rights makes a change within the SmartBuild portal of the system. Whomever makes that edit or change, has their User ID tagged to the edit. The thing is, there is no way for the end user like myself to find our who made the change without requesting that information from a PINpoint integrator to look it up for me in the database. Id like that user info to become a searchable item just like it were a tool name or a socket position ... it should be simple since each change made already has the info associated with it... but it isn't that easy and I wish it were.

PINpoint Information Systems Response

last year

Thanks for your review Christopher, we love hearing your valuable feedback! I'm so glad we are making a difference and we truly enjoy working with engaged customers like yourself.

Jason
Torque Technician in US
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I have used the Pinpoint application everyday for the past 7+ years.

5.0 6 years ago

Pros:

This software is great for collecting and storing critical data from assembly lines. You are able to connect many different devices to it like: DC tools, scales, badge readers, scanners, wireless gages, PLC's, and so on. The company is always evolving as well, trying to improve their processes for their customers. They also have very good customer support.

Cons:

I don't have anything negative about this software to say at this time. The biggest "Con" that I see are people who want to use the software, but do not take the time to learn how it works. Instead, they will copy programs and guess on certain areas. But, this issue has nothing to do with the software itself.

PINpoint Information Systems Response

6 years ago

Thank You Jason for being a such a steadfast user of PINpoint software - your experience corresponds with all the users across the World who also work in PINpoint everyday in different languages to build a variety of complicated products. In addition to PINpoint's powerful error-proofing features and benefits, and its ability to monitor and control the assembly line, PINpoint's latest Version 5.0 products represent our most value-added manufacturing execution system (MES), and Andon system software to date; with an industry leading short return on investment (ROI) payback in only a couple/few months. PINpoint V5 provides users the plant floor management tool-set they need to really impact product quality and assembly line efficiency. Contact us to see a live demo of the new performance "Dashboard" app, featuring up-to-the-millisecond overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) live-streamed reports right to your tablet/Smartphone from the cloud, i.e. real-time manufacturing intel.