this is how we implement

our approach

The Elephant in the room

When we sit with people to talk about software implementations, the question always is the duration of the implementation and risks involved. Because in most cases, their experience has taught them that implementations are often over-complicated, time-consuming, and over-budget. You don't want that, and neither do we.

The ADD-ON

That is why Blue Star Planning installs as an add-on in your current software landscape. We set up the software with all the required data without directly intervening in your production and without disrupting processes. Next to unique methods to quickly setup product configurations and software integrations, the stand-alone capability gives you time to review the results to know what to expect and further implement with confidence.

To guide an effective and efficient path to APS success, we use a transparent five-step process:

I. FIRST CONTACT

Blue Star Planning likes to get to know you, so we plan a meeting to introduce our software platform to you and do a broad match to your needs, company size, and opposed scope for production planning software and process management.

II. THE INTAKE

In a follow-up meeting, we sit down together and really get into your production environment's details. This is our advanced intake. We drill down to all your resources, operators and teams, daily operations, and processes. We get to know each other even better. We pre-configure the Blue Star Planning environment, set up the implementation scope, and provide a feasibility score.

III. THE SETUP

After we agree on the intake and scope, we'll go and do our thing, setting up our platform for you. The intake will have prepared us to do most parts automagically. We get you onboard early in the process to make sure we get results fast, get you in on the techniques we use, and how our platform performs its magic for you. We end the setup by simulating the production environment, making the 'lights blink,' and showing what your implementation will look like when producing.

IV. INTEGRATION

Exchanging data with other systems is an integral part of most of our implementations. That is when our software platform is not used stand-alone. Depending on the rollout scope and the amount of 'gaps' we fill in your current IT landscape, we set up the connections with your existing software and/or hardware. This is most likely based on standards; otherwise, in close cooperation with your current vendors or with our partners. Our connector is built on 20 years of experience in connecting software systems. We have grown into Industry 4.0 just like you, and we make this easy for ourselves and quick for you.

V. THE PARTNERSHIP

At this stage, we have gone from our first acquaintance to close cooperation. To deliver our software platform to your environment. You have a good grasp of the possibilities and necessities for a successful rollout. Next to extremely user-friendly user interfaces, training is included in our package, so every user and stakeholder knows how to get the most out of our software for him or her. Ofcourse, after the implementation we have our support team remotely ready for you.

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Projectmanagement

Providing transparency in the efficiency of the implementation process is essential to make the BSP APS implementation a success. Therefore we are using our multi-functional software also as a project management tool.

 

With this unique feature, we provide relevant insights for the implementation core team to support collaboration and ensure they are real-time up to date.

 

By logging in to the implementation project, you are involved and able to see us working on the project on a detailed level, ensuring 100% transparency. This is a huge advantage: following the implementation process directly in our software; as well as gaining direct insight into how the software works, you will understand how it is used to create your ideal production plan.

Training

Visually attractive and understandable user interfaces are our top priority. Nevertheless, no matter how intuitive and easy to use new systems are, there are always uncertainties at the beginning. We cannot deny this. Not to mention the acceptance of yet a new system in your facility.

 

If employees see the software's added value and are properly trained to work with it in their daily work, they will work much faster and effectively, which results in great company results.

 

Together with you, we focus on all the benefits and values for every individual employee, hand in hand with practical parts of learning and understanding the system. This increases user acceptance. We do not make training a closing item; we make it part of the entire implementation process.

FAQ

No. No matter how many resources you operate with, if you deal with strict demands for short delivery times for a fair amount of orders, you constantly need to improve productivity to stay ahead of your competition.

No. We have designed our system to operate next to and on top of your current systems. As much as we like to achieve results fast, we like to cause minimal disruption in your processes.

Together we setup a path for progress. The implementation of our platform is only the start. We fully support every further step, from first line same day support to running 24/7 production.

We prefer to react as fast as possible, which is remotely to start with. Scheduled interventions are never a problem, we like to work in your environment just as much as you. Of course we regard any safety measure that is in place.

20 years of experience in both software engineering and running production environments have setup our team to provide you with the best software solution on the market.