Features of On-Premises MES system and Cloud-Based MES system
MES can be further divided into two categories: the on-premises MES and the cloud-based MES. Each offers its unique features, making them suitable for use under different scenarios.
The on-premises MES focuses on greater integration and control over the system to deliver a highly personalized user experience that meets the manufacturing firm’s detailed requirements. For that purpose, all the necessary infrastructure needed for establishing an MES is placed on a location owned by the manufacturing firm. This improves control over equipment and encounters relatively fewer security threats as well.
The cloud-based MES opts for greater agility and flexibility at the cost of lesser control. The cloud-based MES utilizes third-party cloud computing services for providing the necessary resources for MES. This allows the manufacturing firm to focus on their core competencies since the maintenance of the system is often done by the cloud computing service provider.