New software-as-a-service (SaaS) analytics platforms enter the manufacturing industry every year. Each platform has unique value adds, ranging from preferred data types to modeling algorithms and feedback loops. Each platform can solve many data needs in manufacturing. Opensource (OpS) software is emerging with expanding capabilities. OpS platforms offer base functionality at very low to no cost. The choice between SaaS platforms and OpS platforms is a decision of purchasing capabilities versus making capabilities.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the