InfinityQS is happy to announce the latest update to Enact®—our cloud-based, real-time quality management platform. This update includes new lot functionality, a variety of product usability features, and enhanced automated data collection.
Enact now can aggregate data by Lot. This supports three primary uses: reporting, data publishing to third-party applications, and genealogy (lot genealogy will be supported in a future release).
Benefit: Enables manufacturers to track quality and process performance by lots—not just time—to better align with internal metrics.
New lot aggregation functionality is accessed via the Lot Report and Lot Publishing features.
The Lot Report is a new aggregated dashboard tile that reports on individual lot quality by feature, and includes a broad set of lot statistics.
Lot Report uses include:
The tile presents one lot at a time and contains the feature data collected for the lot; users simply select a part and a specific lot. Features can be filtered either by the Parameter Set chosen or the dashboard filter. Only lots with aggregated data display information.
Benefit: Helps manufacturers document lot quality for both internal and external customers.
The following screenshot shows the new Lot Report tile.
To support new and planned Lot functionality, the Status field has been changed to Lot Status and Lot Testing fields. The Create Lot landing page and the Lot Status column found in the Lots landing page have been changed to accommodate this enhancement.
More detail on the changes:
Benefit: Supports the continued expansion of lot functionality in Enact.
Following is a screenshot of the new Lots landing page.
In this update aggregated lot data can be “published” to other third-party applications using the new Lot Data Publishing capability. This expands on our existing KPI Publishing feature. A new Lot aggregated records option is now available on the Publishing landing page. Part tags are selected on this page, enabling users to create specific lot data exports to other applications.
Benefit: Improves data integration between Enact and other plant systems, increasing the value of your manufacturing quality data.
Following is a screenshot of the new Publishing landing page containing the lot data publishing option.
The Enact login process has been streamlined. Users will be presented a new Company ID screen. After entering this information once, Enact remembers the company name—and only presents the recent users login screen (see second screenshot below) going forward. The user selects the correct username from the list and enters a password. This eliminates the need to enter the Company ID every time—accelerating user login. If there are no recent users, they will be presented the username, password screen.
Note: if you clear your computer cookies or log into Enact from a new computer, the Company ID screen displays during the first login.
Benefit: Saves users time when logging into Enact.
Following are screenshots of the new login screens.
The Event Details landing page now provides users more context in relation to Manufacturing Limit or Defective violation events; the Code field is now included on the Event Details landing page. This change helps users more rapidly understand what type of event has occurred—particularly in the case of Defective events.
Benefit: Helps accelerate troubleshooting of quality and process issues, in particular attribute-related issues.
Below is a screenshot of the updated Event Details screen.
To improve security, users can no longer change the following fields in their user profile:
These fields will be grayed out. Once this update is complete, users will only be able to modify their Password, Preferred Language, and Email Notification options.
Benefit: Helps maintain the accuracy of user information in Enact.
The Add Input landing page for calculations has been enhanced to improve clarity and usability. There are now three sections: Feature, Process, and Part.
Benefit: Simplifies the configuration of calculations.
Following is a screenshot of the new Publishing landing page containing the Lot Data Publishing option.
With this update, users can log into Enact using login credentials controlled by a third-party system, such as Microsoft Azure AD or Okta, eliminating the need to learn a specific Enact username and password.
To activate the Single Sign-On option, customers need to contact InfinityQS.
Enact supports the Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). Two SAML 2.0 compliant identity providers, Microsoft Azure AD and Okta, have been verified to work with Enact, but any SAML 2.0 compliant identity provider should work, though verification will be required.
Benefit: Improves access security by controlling user credentials in a centralized system that the client controls.
Enact now supports the addition of 200 features in an Automated Data Collection (ADC) subgroup. The prior limit was 20 features.
Benefit: Enables a broader range of data collections using ADC.
To see previous Enact updates visit our archive page.