Pinnacle Project Management
Multi-Site Consolidated Financials
Automotive subsidiary of Honda was implementing SAP and needed to consolidate disparate financial systems from multiple sites into the corporate system
Time sensitive financial data had to be shared in real time
Integrated three manufacturing to one corporate site
Connectelligence services monitor transactions in real-time on each remote system, determine financial impact of those transactions, and send the financial impact as new transactions into the corporate SAP R/3 system.
Sites maintain their own business systems and corporate gets the captive financial data needed from each remote site
Shop Floor Workflow
Automotive subsidiary of Toyota implemented Infor® ERP system and needed to enforce workflow on their shop floor operations
Standard inventory transactions needed to be supported (order create, receipt, ship, inventory move, cycle count, etc.)
Solution had to run on mobile devices spanning many generations.
Developed rules database, and workflow code in Visual Basic. Use Connectelligence to manage the TCP/IP communications between the services and client devices.
Customer now uses over 100 concurrent mobile devices with workflow that they can control in Visual Studio
Operations Management Report Server
Corrugated products manufacturer had many SSRS reports that needed to go out according to ERP activity.
Nightly batch operations were inadequate as the report needs were based on ERP activity, not on fixed time intervals.
Developed dictionary of all reports and report trigger definitions.
Used Connectelligence service to monitor ERP activity in real-time for transactions that could affect reporting needs.
Reports are sent out in real-time, when the ERP transactions hit defined trigger points.
Business Rule Enforcement
Plastic products manufacturer needed ERP transactions monitored for rogue transactions that did not meet corporate business rules.
ERP system had only limited rules definitions and enforcements.
Developed custom rules database.
Used Connectelligence services to monitor key database activity in the ERP system in real-time, check for rules violations, and take corrective actions.
Corrective actions included transaction prevention, reversing transactions, email notification, and logging.
ERP to ERP Integration
Customer with multiple ERP systems (one at each of several manufacturing plants) needed to synchronize metadata.
Since ERP systems were run autonomously, there was no supported metadata synchronization mechanism available.
Created relationship table to define each of the ERP systems and related information.
Created Connectelligence services on each network to monitor the ERP systems in real-time and send master data updates to other Connectelligence services.
Receiving services created transactions to update the metadata changes in each ERP system.
Critical Real-Time Solutions
Customer had problems building time-sensitive orders with parts that arrive with little or no lead time.
Original system had a person take a “hot orders” list into receiving and look for new shipments of required parts.
Service was created to automatically mark “hot” orders according to the companies business rules.
Now a Connectelligence service monitors purchase order scans in real-time and automatically notifies key employees of “Hot parts” as they are scanned at the receiving dock.
Customer is now enabled to process time-sensitive orders without waiting for hot parts to move through the system.
Legacy integration solutions
Customer had a need to gather real-time data from a hopper (shop floor equipment) built 20 years ago, and supporting a text file as its only real interface.
Customer needed process information in real-time from the device for reporting, ordering, and other needs.
A Connectelligence service was built to monitor the hopper’s output file in real-time, and create the necessary reports, and follow-up processing.
The Connectelligence service now automates follow-on transactions in response to the hopper’s throughput, reserve, and other information.