11 Key Features of the iMonitor Cloud Manufacturing Software

Get full visibility of all your quality and compliance data via a cloud-based manufacturing platform.

These key features will save you time and costs while ensuring ongoing compliance

iMonitor's manufacturing software combines features from standard manufacturing execution systems and quality control software into one cloud-based manufacturing system. This platform provides a comprehensive solution for managing your manufacturing process and quality control.

iMonitor lets you manage all quality monitoring and production processes digitally, from receiving raw ingredients to shipping the final product. With iMonitor you will:

The missing link in quality control and production management

Many manufacturers still rely on paper-based checklists and manual recording for quality control and production management. iMonitor’s smart manufacturing software closes this gap by digitizing all quality checks and production processes and creating smart workflows. This allows manufacturers to manage their product and operator tasks digitally, achieving full traceability of products, raw materials, and other details.

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End-to-end traceability of products, ingredients, and traceable details

iMonitor's software can track and trace products from start to finish by assigning a batch number to each process or product. We can track and trace sensitive ingredients, date of delivery, delivery temperatures and process critical control points (CCP).

iMonitor's search feature allows you to quickly find SKUs, processes, batches, ingredients, machinery, steps, and data captured anywhere in the application.

Comprehensive product database

iMonitor helps you set up a digital product database, including ingredients and product packaging.

Scan and print QR codes & barcodes

  • Reduce manual entries by simply scanning QR codes with a tablet device, automatically using data that is stored in the code.
  • The QR code labels help streamline how ingredients and packaging are prepared and added during a batch.
  • You can print QR codes for ingredient, equipment and batch labels using Bluetooth printers. This will help identify mid-cycle and end-cycle products.
  • QR codes can be customized or batch printed, depending on your tracing needs.

Digital asset management

You can attach the printed QR codes to your assets to easily identify, track and trace them in your facility.

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Digitized product management

The digital product management feature helps you completely digitize your product development and manufacturing management. This allows for managing product variations such as gluten-free, from the start and for triggering processes based on these elements.

Product development

  • Create a SKU with manufacturing operations and easily generate multiple clones to digitize your product management.
  • Divide a large batch into smaller production runs, called sub-batches, in order to comply with GMP standards.

Digital bill of materials

Centrally store ingredients and packaging information for each product. Easily reference these while creating processes to capture information used in the product recipe.

  • You can generate a digital bill of materials by creating digital product recipes, listing all ingredients and their composition.
  • Automatically distribute the bill of materials to each sub-batch when breaking up large production batches into small batches.
  • iMonitor automatically calculates the correct composition of ingredients for each production run, generating ingredient picklists and yield estimation.

Allergen database

Within iMonitor, you can also create a comprehensive digital allergen database for all your products.

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Digital supplier database

iMonitor’s supplier management feature allows you to connect digitally with your supply chain.

Managing non-conformance

  • iMonitor alerts the inward goods receival staff or supervisors automatically of any standard deviations.
  • Non-conformance can be documented by uploading photos and comments as digital proof when returning the goods back to the supplier.

Centralized supplier database

Keep supplier, distributor, and key contact information in one central database, with autofill options for staff.

Digitized supplier checks

Capture all your deliveries quickly and accurately, making it easy to initiate corrective actions if goods arrive out of spec.

Digital supplier validation

iMonitor enables you to run digital audits on your product suppliers and manufacturers.

Supplier performance management

Real-time data enables you to analyze patterns and trends in the performance of all your suppliers over time.

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Operator task management

By digitizing all compliance checks and production processes on the shop floor, we can eliminate paper-based recording tasks. This includes the critical control point (CCP), operational prerequisite program (OPRP), prerequisite program (PRP), and quality checks.

Easy to use system

Operators can use the tablet app to check things off their custom lists, and record information using different field types. This leaves staff free for other tasks.

Digital standard operating procedures

Make sure your operators have easy access to digital standard operating procedures (SOPs) at every stage of the manufacturing process. This will help them stay compliant and produce high-quality products.

Operator guidance

iMonitor helps operators follow the correct steps in different manufacturing processes, and reminds them of upcoming tasks.

Suggest corrective actions

iMonitor alerts operators when product parameters are out of spec. The app assists your operators by automatically suggesting pre-defined corrective actions.

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Automated workflow management

iMonitor automates your workflow management on the shop floor by creating smart digital workflows.

Site process control system

You can use this software to manage and schedule different processes for your factory, like cleaning, servicing equipment, and pest control. This way, you can collect data more easily and efficiently.

Digital task scheduling

The software provides real-time guidance to staff via scheduled tasks and prompt them at the right time. Create roles and departments to manage who is responsible to complete tasks.

Automated notifications and alerts

  • Set automatic notifications for upcoming and outstanding tasks, to proactively manage safety and quality standards.
  • Define individual temperature or other threshold limits.
  • If thresholds are exceeded, operators will be alerted by SMS and email, so they can take immediate corrective actions.

Supervisor sign-of

Set supervisor signature capture steps for each process, product, or batch.

Individualized access

Control who has access to your iMonitor platform by setting different administrator and operator roles.

Calculate time deviances

  • Control production processes tightly by tracking the time needed at each step.
  • The system alerts you when times cross pre-defined thresholds.
  • Easily upload attachments, such as documents, images and videos relevant to a product as reference for the production floor staff.

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Digital standard operating procedures

Digitize all standard operating procedures (SOPs) and link them directly to your processes.

Digitized record keeping

The system enables you to digitize other documentation such as staff sickness, training or equipment maintenance records.

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Data analytics and audit-ready reporting

This manufacturing solution provides advanced analytics to help you understand what is happening on your production floor.

You can create reports that are customized to the needs of different roles in your organization. Plus, easily download a PDF-version of your production and manufacturing processes for auditing purposes.

Analyze patterns and trends

  • Run AI-powered forecasting to predict various business metrics.
  • Analyze data trends and patterns to make informed decisions.
  • Control safety and quality assurance processes in real-time, across multiple sites.
  • Drill down to site KPIs and identify issues causing standard deviation.
  • Perform continuous detection of anomalies and variations based on machine learning (ML)
  • Take corrective action based on incident type categories.
  • Generate customized reports on incident types, batches, processes, and compliance.

Audit-ready reports

iMonitor is compliant with the ISO 2200, GMP, FDA, European (ESMA), New Zealand, Australian, and GFSI food safety standards. Constant updates to the most recent regulations facilitate ongoing compliance.

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Real-time production insights

  • Real-time operational insights into all safety and quality assurance processes, corrective actions, and triggered alarms.
  • Get your status updates from any location, at any time.
  • Make fast, insightful decisions when there is a red flag or non-conformance.

Batch status

The iMonitor platform can give real-time insights into the completion status of each single batch.

Batch analytics

Set expected batch sizes, running times or target yield percentages as a guideline for your operators. Compare your estimates with actual production data to increase overall efficiency.

Time control

Monitor how much time is spent for the completion of each stage within your manufacturing process.

Monitor equipment uptime

Increase equipment uptime by utilizing preventative plans and real-time monitoring.

Production planning

By linking iMonitor with your existing inventory management software, you can plan your production run based on customer requirements.

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Digital staff training

Engage app users with guided tours for onboarding, along with detailed training documents, webinars, videos, and personalized training sessions.

Individual training needs

You can define specific training requirements for each role. Have full control of the completion of relevant training needed for operating subsequent processes.

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User-friendly dashboard

You can access your iMonitor dashboard from any desktop, laptop, and tablet, anytime, anywhere. Get full visibility of all processes in real-time.

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Supports integration with other software and smart devices

iMonitor can be integrated with your existing systems such as ERP and inventory management systems, SCADA and PLC systems or IIoT enabled equipment.

Production planning

iMonitor's platform can integrate with your existing inventory management system to schedule production runs and update inventory levels.

Enhanced data integrity

Enhance data integrity within your organization by connecting the data points of your different software systems.

Our partners

iMonitor is an official partner of Zebra
  • Our software lets you easily connect your Zebra tablet to get digital task lists that are waterproof, dustproof, and shatterproof.
  • The tablets can scan barcodes to automatically transfer the data to the iMonitor platform.
  • Create individual QR codes and print them via portable printers to allow for traceability across your entire factory.
  • Connect Zebra location beacons to the platform for position monitoring of equipment and staff.
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