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IT for Manufacturing Companies

Catalyst Network Solutions for Manufacturing Companies

Leveraging technology to power innovation and fuel Industry 4.0

In the manufacturing industry, time is money. Manufacturers fuel economies by turning cutting edge concepts into real products. That’s why manufacturers are often at the forefront of adopting new technologies, leveraging ideas from other industries, and developing innovative solutions to address inefficiencies.

Leading manufacturers are taking advantage of strong IT partnerships to deliver on Industry 4.0—new automation trends including cyber-physical systems, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud computing, and cognitive computing—to differentiate themselves from the competition. However, a robust IT infrastructure foundation is essential to delivering on the promise of Industry 4.0: Resilient, ultra-fast networks and servers to manage data and business operations, flexible cloud platforms to respond rapidly in volatile market conditions, reliable backup and disaster recovery systems to protect your data and give you peace of mind.

As a manufacturer, you face lots of challenges. IT doesn’t have to be one of them.

The expertise you need, when you need it

Predictive maintenance, video analytics, industrial connectivity, OT, IT, and IoT integration, security, and remote monitoring are all critical to your business. So are the people who monitor and maintain your OT and IT systems. You need the best talent you can find with the experience and expertise your business demands.

Catalyst consultants work with you to determine your company’s needs and engage with software vendors to ensure that the application they are selling will meet your needs. We’ll guide and support you for the entire lifecycle of your IT solutions, including:

Managed IT services with 99.999% uptime and predictable expenses

We’ll leverage our collective expertise and experience to craft a comprehensive—but flexible—managed IT services agreement aligned to your business goals and budget to ensure your systems stay up and running at optimal performance while you focus on what’s most important—your business.

You’ll get access to best-in-class technologies with zero upfront capital expenditure, 15-minute infrastructure deployments, unlimited free operating system updates and upgrades, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) guaranteeing 99.999% uptime, predictable responses, and fast resolution times, expert 24x7 remote support, and incremental and full backups for data protection. Moreover, everything is packaged as a fully managed solution—giving you what you need, when you need it—at one affordable, fixed price and a single point of contact for handling all of your equipment and software vendors.

Catalyst Network Solutions: Areas of Expertise

Integrated workflow management for agile manufacturing

Solutions:Microsoft Dynamics NAV (previously Navision), Microsoft Dynamics 365, and JobBOSS Shop Management Solutions

Microsoft Dynamics and JobBOSS Shop Management Solutions boost efficiency, enable agile manufacturing, and allow users to manage workflows more effectively, including production orders, bills of material, demand forecasting, machine center allocation, shipping, and cost analysis. Flexible processes supported by integrated insights equip you for on demand manufacturing and take advantage of new business opportunities to help your stay ahead of the competition.

Outsourcing your Microsoft Dynamics or JobBOSS environment to Catalyst allows you to: