PINpoint Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


Web-based, multi-lingual manufacturing execution system

4.14/5 (14 reviews)

PINpoint overview

V5 MES is a cloud-based Manufacturing Execution System (MES) / Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) software designed to control, monitor and error-proof manufacturing operations. Available in multiple languages, PINpoint helps small-large sized discrete manufacturers optimize their assembly line.

V5 MES 'controls' and 'monitors' manufacturing assembly line processes for unrivaled product defect detection and mistake-proofing. The software allows manufacturers to effectively make the transition from traditional paper-based or manual process production tracking, to paperless manufacturing and Industry 4.0 standards starting with the digitization of plant floor communications, product tracking and manufacturing reporting (Andon system software app).

The turn-key solution features paperless manufacturing execution, production scheduling, product tracking or product life cycle management (PLM), quality management, business intelligence, and manufacturing intelligence; including live cycle time and Takt time reporting, with a real-time goal planned actual and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) performance 'Dashboard' website manufacturing stakeholders can access from the cloud using any wireless device.

V5 MES software helps manufacturers to detect product assembly errors as they happen to ensure defective products are never shipped (quality increases). The software also helps the manufacturer to identify and measure cycle time bottlenecks in order to make the specific changes required to improve the efficiency of the assembly line (waste reduced).


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, French, Spanish
PINpoint screenshot: PINpoint V5 MES Welcome Screen (PINpoint Portal/Home Website). The PINpoint Portal features various apps in the top menu; a broad toolset of manufacturing execution tools that's all-encompassing to maximize quality an efficiency.PINpoint Manufacturing Execution System / Manufacturing Operations Management "Solution"PINpoint screenshot: Start with setting the manufacturing production schedule; which is easily configurable from the cloud in a website on any device. Enter variables of work and break time, and desired products to be built to determine the required Takt/cycle timing.PINpoint screenshot: From the PINpoint Portal website access the 'SmartScreen' app to configure the assembly line workstation user-interfaces/touchscreens. Including the configuration of screen layout, the addition of timers, gauges, and call or help buttons etc.PINpoint screenshot: Vital info is displayed at workstation 'SmartScreens' to guide workers in the tasks/process steps they're required to complete. In the case of a fastening operation, data visualization/animations ensure the user's awareness of the status of their workPINpoint screenshot: 'SmartScreen' assembly line touchscreens provide work instructions after the user is logged in and verified. Set up an unlimited amount of process steps to build unique products. As the operator progresses the MES error-proofs all process stepsPINpoint screenshot: A second sample 'SmartScreen' assembly line work station user-interface or touchscreen. The screens are fully customizable from a website in the cloud; in a drag-and-drop Windows GUI changes can be made in real time from any smart device.PINpoint screenshot: 'SmartScreens' ensure product quality by communicating and tracking product defects as they happen and to resolution. Workstation operators interact w/ the 'SmartScreen' and update them as product quality issues are resolved. Use 'Tracking' app to verify.PINpoint screenshot: The 'Dashboard' manufacturing reporting app is essential for manufacturing optimization and the increase of product quality & assembly efficiency. Real-time overall equipment effectiveness/OEE metrics inform users of how operations are really running.PINpoint screenshot: The manufacturing performance 'Dashboard' app can be accessed from the cloud in a website on any smart device. The 'Dashboard' updates in real-time as assembly line activities/process steps occur; ensuring the most accurate info to optimize operationsPINpoint screenshot: The manufacturing performance 'Dashboard' can also be configured to display easy to read plant/line/station overview gauges for at-a-glance updates of manufacturing operations status/progress. Monitor cycle/Takt, goal plan actual and OEE on-the-fly.PINpoint screenshot: Use the product 'Tracking' app from the cloud in a website on any smart device. Know first-hand what the status of the serial number is and if it's "shippable'". The 'Tracking' app tells exactly where the product/serial number is physically on the line.PINpoint screenshot: The 'Production Analytics' app includes production reporting by serial numbers and cycle time; defects/bypasses/resets reports; fastening and tester operations reports; and custom queries, all included in an out-of-the-box manufacturing execution system.PINpoint screenshot: Access and manipulate the product/assembly line raw data using the 'Production Analytics' app. Use it to query the multi-dimensional database (Cube) to discover vital info that's essential to increase quality and efficiency (reports templates included).PINpoint screenshot: The 'Production Analytics' App already comes pre-loaded with reports templates you can modify for your specific needs. Select your template and simply drag-and-drop search criteria from the menu on the right. Data populates automatically from the Cube.PINpoint screenshot: Reports from the 'Production Analytics' app can be output in PDFs to view, print or email. 'Production Analytics' allows plant managers/manufacturing engineers to drill-down the data to discover issues that otherwise would have remained unknown -GIGOPINpoint screenshot: In addition to using the 'Production Analytics' app to query the multi-dimensional dbase (Cube) users can also use Microsoft Excel and Pivot Tables for manipulating the data in depth. 'Production Analytics' help users to work from a position of knowledge.PINpoint screenshot: Display "Paperless Work Instructions" and track the line workers product assembly progress one-step-at-a-time; verifying each and every process step is completed without defect in the cycle time/Takt allocated. 'SmartScreens' make line workers accountablePINpoint screenshot: Use the Andon software 'Big Screen' App to set up the information to display on plant floor/assembly line monitors or large screen TVs. The 'BigScreen' app allows users to set up the screen using an easy to use drag-and-drop (WYSIWYG) graphical interface.PINpoint screenshot: The PINpoint MES apps represent a complete manufacturing execution and optimization software toolset that is far-reaching to impact all levels of a manufacturing operation for unprecedented error-proofing, and quality and efficiency results.

PINpoint reviews

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Guillaume FELIX

By implementing PINpoint 6 years ago, we discovered a usefull and robust application

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-24
Review Source: Capterra

The software is highly configurable and PINpoint team helped us building our skills to manage it ourself. It provide a lot of functionnalities that can be implemented gradually. Our most used funtionnalities are torque tool control, PLC interface, check lists, quality alerts, andon system with process interlock. The software has proven to be reliable with a very low downtime and when we exceptionally face a critical issue, PINpoint team have been very reactive to handle it and provide a solution. Reporting capabilities greatly improved with last version and it helps to identify process weakness that need to be addressed to improve our productivity.

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Jason Bjork

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Peter Spata

Overall experience with software, installation & support has been positive

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-26
Review Source: Capterra

Error proofing & assembly build accuracy as well as historical build validation.

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Barry Simpson

Have been using this software for 7 years, very good accountability

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-23
Review Source: Capterra

Mainly the traceability of serial number data and conformity to the assembly process.

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Excellent Process Control Application allowing the right Mfg role to manage their process scope.

Used other for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-04-26
Review Source: Capterra

Strong Process Control with GUI level read across station to station. Tools can be set up in the library that can be used by Process Engineers to manage their process without needing Controls Engineering input and help in most cases.

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PINpoint pricing

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PINpoint features

Activity Dashboard
Customizable Reporting
Real Time Data

Accounting Integration (69 other apps)
Activity Tracking (70 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (91 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (77 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (87 other apps)
Calendar Management (85 other apps)
Client Portal (62 other apps)
Data Import/Export (70 other apps)
Document Storage (64 other apps)
Electronic Payments (71 other apps)
Inventory Management (94 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (73 other apps)
Invoice Management (103 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (130 other apps)
Search Functionality (77 other apps)
Third Party Integration (88 other apps)

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Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

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Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for PINpoint

Key features of PINpoint

  • Supply chain management
  • Work instruction authoring
  • Instruction deployment
  • Assembly line process control & monitoring
  • Customizable manufacturing report templates
  • Manufacturing intelligence reports
  • Business and manufacturing intelligence
  • Production part approval process (PPAP)
  • Cycle-time optimization, goal planned actual, OEE reporting
  • Real-time performance dashboard and reporting / knowledge
  • Real-time reporting and production analytics, OEE dashboard
  • Data visualization/situational awareness graphics/animation
  • Multi-dimensional database using included app or Excel
  • Error-proofing app for defective products
  • 'BigScreen' app for plant floor digital signage and TVs
  • Drag & drop Windows-based user experience, WYSIWYG interface
  • Document publishing from the cloud to plant floor
  • Send email alerts, text messages, and videos on-the-fly
  • Employee management w/ employee database, verify credentials
  • Sign-in required, employee timing and location verified
  • 'Scheduler' app used to schedule production and worker goals
  • 'Scheduler' app to set goals
  • 'Tracking' app tracks product lifecycle from cradle to grave
  • 'Dashboard' app graphical elements link to related websites
  • Live monitoring for rapid incident management/resolution
  • Job tracking via 'Tracking' app; w/ process step verify
  • Output labels to printing devices connected to plant network
  • Birth history reporting; all associated activities recorded
  • Multi-dimensional (Cube) database accessible by 'Analytics'
  • Assembly line monitoring, and process control - tools on/off
  • Available in English, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi +more
  • 'Analytics' app records all process steps for analysis
  • Process step management, control, and monitoring (reporting)
  • 'SmartBuild' app allows for config of assembly line & timing
  • 'Tracking' app tracks product right down to location on line
  • Real-time progress tracking via 'Production Tracking' app
  • 'Dashboard' app provides real-time OEE reports from cloud
  • Solve quality issues as they happen; never ship a defect
  • Real-time 'production analytics' app accessible from cloud
  • Activity 'Dashboard' accessible from cloud on any device
  • Compare plant/employee performance metrics on screen
  • Data is collected & reported on within milliseconds -Cube DB
  • Real-time assembly line process monitoring & machine control
  • Send email, SMS; video broadcast, and audible alerts/alarms
  • The MES network updates indefinitely as inputs/outputs occur
  • Manufacturing intelligence
  • Business intelligence
  • Production scheduling
  • Product tracking
  • Andon system
  • Assembly line configuration
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) reporting
  • Manufacturing monitoring and process control
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Multi-language
  • Customizable reporting
  • Defect tracking - product error-proofing
  • Quality control
  • Approval process control
  • Document management
  • Production tracking
  • Supplier management
  • Real-time reporting
  • Real-time updates
  • Real-time notifications
  • Real-time data
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Real-time analytics
  • Productivity reporting
  • Goal setting / tracking
  • Forecasting
  • Quality assurance
  • Document management
  • History tracking
  • Data visualization
  • Situational awareness graphics
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Create work orders w/ PINpoint V5 or import them from an existing ERP software.

Schedule production and establish cycle/TAKT time, goals planned average (GPA) & measure and report overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) in real-time using the Dashboard app.

Manage plant floor documents, operator credentials & skills. Send digital work instructions to the each each workstation, send quality alerts, and other messages or videos instantly via the cloud.

Track serial numbers in real time and the the location of the product, right down to its physical location on the assembly line (birth history management).

Manage Andon communications with an easily configurable software app - display or broadcast easy to understand information on large screens with text, animations, graphics and videos for all manufacturing stakeholders to see. Utilize role based resolution to validate supervisor credentials and enforce reason lists. Send alerts via email or text to manufacturing stakeholders instantly.

Create touchscreen call buttons to aid assembly line workers when they need it. Andon app allows users to fully customize and configure plant floor communication settings including touchscreen button actions or alerts, e.g. to call for help, or materials call - customize as needed. Set up plant floor BigScreen displays to visually inform manufacturing stakeholders of problems and progress.

Use the Production Analytics app for manufacturing intelligence and business intelligence reporting right from the cloud in real-time.