Industry Planning – Configurable for your business

Direct Planning Industry makes it possible to configure the trade data you need for planning. Whether the jobs are manually entered or directly imported from your information system, you’ll find these trade data at the scheduled job level.

Direct Planning Industry proposes many configurable data structures: entities, technical items, configurable areas of job and flags.

Discover a few facets of trade configuration in a video:

Entities: your customizable, structured data

Entities enable you to model structured data lists. They are often commercial or production data. You can configure up to 10 entities.

Examples of entities: the sales person, the customer, the article, the commercial order, the production order, the family, the sub-family, etc.

Beside the code and the wording, each of these entities has 10 configurable fields. For example, in the customer record, you can configure a phone number, an email, the name of the main contact, the delivery town and country, etc.

It is also possible to structure entities. Thus, the customer will be linked to a sales person; the order will be linked to a customer. This way, it is easy to get the list of orders of such customer or sales person.

It is essential to structure the entities well. These data will play a key role in job retrieval and coloring.

Direct Planning Industry - Example of configuration entity: orders

Direct Planning Industry – Example of configuration entity: orders


Direct Planning Industry - Entity data displayed in job details

Direct Planning Industry – Entity data displayed in job details

Technical items: your customizable production data

Technical items make it possible to specify the production characteristics specific to each scheduled job. You can configure up to 20 technical items.

Example: Number of colors, complexity of cutting, type of material, developed range of a cylinder, etc.

Beyond the information itself, technical items are useful to color all or part of your jobs according to the value of one of these items. They are also useful for the  automatic calculation of setting and running times.

You can exclude a technical item for a machine when it has no meaning. For example, the “Number of colors” makes no sense for a strapping unit.

Configurable areas of job details.

Beside entities and technical items, 10 configurable areas are available on the job itself. A further step towards customizing.

Moreover, each job features a rich text notes area. In these notes, you can easily insert clickable links to documents (Word, Excel, PDF, Images, etc.). For example: technical data sheet, production order, work order, CAD file, etc.

Customizing displays

Once these data have been configured, you can also fine-tune your display modes so that they reflect the needs of your business.

Industry Planning Features