March 5, 2014

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Critical Manufacturing as Price and Performance leader for MES solutions

Porto, Portugal/Austin, Texas/EUA March 5, 2014 – Critical Manufacturing has captured industry acclaim with the 2014 Global Price Performance Value Leadership Award for the ability of its MES software suite to improve users’ operational efficiency and quality for a low cost of ownership. Analysts from Frost & Sullivan recognized the five-year-old company for both its flagship MES product, as well as for its service and fit for manufacturers in the highly competitive semiconductor industry.

“The intrinsic nature of wafer-thin margins in the industry has created a huge demand for low-cost, customized software, which enables real-time mobile applications in the semiconductor industry,” according to Srikanth Madapura, senior research analyst, Frost & Sullivan.

The report concludes that the success of Critical Manufacturing can be attributed to flexibility in modeling, configuration and adaptive features, coupled with upfront pricing and Microsoft integration that ensures interoperability.

With Critical Manufacturing’s MES software suite, an enterprise can design and deploy a system that tracks its supply chain, analyzes production costs, provides order and document management, calibrates procedures and tracks KPIs like yield and OEE, among other functionality critical to increasing efficiency, quality and utilization. Fully integrated operations management and quality modules further enhance customer control over operations and output. Data capture from multiple sources provides users advanced ability to aggregate and manipulate data, enabling better informed decision-making. What’s more, the whole system is based on a modern Microsoft-based architecture enabling customers to deepen MES/MI capabilities on a powerful and familiar platform.

“The recognition from Frost & Sullivan reinforces what we’ve already been hearing from our customers,” said Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO, Critical Manufacturing. “Our flexible, modular MES helps our customers optimize their supply chain, deliver up-to-date best practices, and make better decisions. In short, we help them to be more competitive.”

For the full report on the award, please visit the cmNavigo page


Critical Manufacturing provides manufacturers in highly-complex environments with a modular, scalable manufacturing execution and intelligence system that enables users to flexibly address market demands, increase efficiency, and bolster reliability across the supply chain while lowering TCO. The company is part of the Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission- and business-critical information systems. For more information, please visit or contact us at


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