20 Most Promising Manufacturing Tech Solution Providers - 2014

The global manufacturing industry is witnessing a state of notable flux. After years of being a damper in economic growth, manufacturing is now seen as the reviving potion to the adverse residues left behind by the financial services sector. While manufacturing in advanced economies, succumbed to outsourcing a few years ago, the manufacturing activity in the U.S. is poised for a comeback. The manufacturing shift to the east is fast getting retraced, as production units are now preferred closer to the home country rather than an offshore location. Manufacturers in the west have moved up the value chain to concentrate on more technically advanced industries or products and in the process have also become leaner. In the second quarter of 2014 manufacturing productivity in the U.S. increased by 3.3 percent, according to the Bereau of Labor Statistics (U.S.).

Innovative manufacturing, whether it is investment in research and development, improving back office or sales and marketing operations is seen as the key factor driving global competitiveness in manufacturing companies. It has dawned on several countries that competitive manufacturing is the nucleus of an economy because of the vital role it plays in the country’s long-term prosperity. It creates skilled jobs, generates revenues in the form of exports and investments. It also plays a pivotal role in terms of its contribution to the physical infrastructure of an economy.

The global competitive landscape for manufacturing will eventually restructure the drivers of economic development; pave a way for high value job creation, innovation, and sustainable growth.

In this edition of CIO Review, we bring to you “20 Most Promising Manufacturing Technology Solution Providers 2014” featuring the best solution providers offering technology to the manufacturing industry. The companies listed here showcase extensive business knowledge and innovative strategies combined with talent base across locations.

A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, VCs, analysts and the CIO Review editorial board has selected top players from over thousand companies. The listing provides a look into how manufacturing solutions work in the real world, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for you, and how they shape up against the competition.

Company Name

Company Description

Alternative Technology Solutions Brings the best of the cloud to manufacturers through service, solutions, and industry expertise.
ASI DATAMYTE Provider of enterprise-class, integrated quality management solutions.
B-Scada Specializes in visualization of real-time data for manufacturing, power and utilities, and building automation using HMI and SCADA software products.
Critical Manufacturing Provides manufacturers of complex, high tech discrete products, a manufacturing execution and intelligence system that empowers them to achieve their goals.
CTSI-Global Provides supply chain management expertise and technology, enabling shippers and logistics service providers to manage and control all aspects of their supply chains.
Hyla Soft Provides end-to-end consulting services and technology solutions to all manufacturing companies.
iDashboards Provides easy-to-build, dynamic dashboards, giving real meaning to raw data in a visually rich and engaging manner.
Levergent Technologies Provides robust wireless solutions for enterprise manufacturing intelligence and traceability management targeted at the manufacturing industry.
Mazik Global Provides a unique industry experience in ERP, CRM, cloud, mobile and enterprise social networking solutions.
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America Provides Panasonic manufacturing equipment, MES software, and other services to improve throughput and efficiency while keeping quality reliably high.
Pegasystems Provides Better Business Software that unites customer engagement with the business processes.
Profit Velocity Solutions Provides a unique platform for continuous profit improvement called PV Acceleratorâ„¢ which allows manufacturers to achieve gains in cash, profit, and ROA.
Sage Clarity Provides a platform which combines best of breed mobile and web applications with rich data analytics and visualization to enhance supply chain and manufacturing performance.
SeQent Provides wireless alarm and event dispatch, Andon-industrial digital signage, and wireless Kanban solutions that accelerate decision making and improve productivity.
To-Increase From on-premise enterprise software to cloud apps, To-Increase provides industry, integration and business productivity solutions that help discrete manufacturers reduce risk and operate more efficiently.
Trayak Provides manufacturers with a portfolio of enterprise consulting and software solutions using sustainable strategies to design and manufacture eco-friendly products.
Ultriva Provides cloud-based solutions that enable companies to streamline their supply chain to drive growth and profitability.
Visual Components A 3D manufacturing simulation and visualization specialist offering manufacturing companies a cost effective way to build and simulate their total process solutions.
Worksoft A leading global provider of business process validation software for packaged enterprise applications.