FAQs: Frequently
Asked Questions

NC-Vision was created as a revolutionary toolbox for production and traceability, covering each process of a production environment from manufacturing execution, warehouse, track and trace, quality management and much more.

Solutions: Empowering Production & Traceability to Increase Your Profit

What is traceability?

Traceability is the ability to discover information about a product from its origin to your hands, being able to locate its source or origin and trace its journey through procurement, production and distribution.  

What is NC Vision?

NC-Vision was created as a revolutionary toolbox for production and traceability, covering each process of a production environment from manufacturing execution, warehouse, track and trace, quality management and much more. Our software is based on our unique No-Code Technology, which translates to Efficiency, Quality, Security, Functionality and Flexibility for our customers

What are the benefits of traceability for companies?

There are countless examples of manufacturing businesses hitting the headlines because of problems with contamination, product malfunction, and sometimes industrial sabotage.Not having robust, traceability processes in place can affect your business’ revenue and reputation.

There has never been more demand for transparency of every part of the supply chain and increasingly it is seen as an opportunity to differentiate and grow your business. However, having effective traceability processes takes more than updating an audit trail. Traceability is about trust, reputation, efficiency, safety, innovation, quality, staff morale and risk-management.

Regardless of the type of manufacturing you’re in, effective batch traceability is both cost-effective and reassuring to the wider supply chain.

Where can I see a full list of modules?

Based on a revolutionary toolbox approach, mix and match just the modules you need for an affordable solution you can deploy in days instead of months. Here is the full list of modules https://nc-vision.com/modular-solution-for-production-traceability/

What industry are NC Vision's solutions suitable for?

Our solutions covers any industry: Based on our approach, businesses from all industries mix and match just the modules needed for an affordable solution. Our solutions are designed to cover the entire manufacturing flow,  starting with the  client order and material receiving to shipment and ASN generation. Moreover, our clients are able to progressively activate features based on their needs.  

 

Are adjustments of the solution possible?

This is a highlight of our solutions: any specific customer requirements can be realized quickly and easily with little effort. The technical basis for this is the NoCode technology developed by NC-Vision itself and embedded in our solutions.

What does No-Code mean?

No-code development refers to the practice of building and executing software without having to write original code. Companies do this through software design systems that enable users to map out business logic and implementation processes within simple interfaces. NC platforms typically enable users to drag and drop pre-assembled code blocks around blank workspaces and create connections between different functional components.

Compatibility and timing: Explore Solutions

What types of machines and devices are supported?

All devices that have a known communication protocol using interfaces like RS323, TCP/IP, MQTT, OPC, etc. can be used or any device that is Industry 4.0 ready.

Example: Common printers, thermal printers, barcode scanners, PLCs, IOT devices, etc.

How long does the installation take?

The configuration, installation and rollout of the solution take days for small simple solutions and up to weeks and months for very complex and extensive installations.

What types of interfaces are supported?

Any type of interface is supported e.g EDI, REST, Socket, PCL, TCP/IP

What are the requirements for starting the installation?

NC-Vision starts the installation as soon as the customer meets the following requirements:

  • If the customer does not decide for a SaaS model, a server environment (bare metal server, local VM) must be provided.
  • Network connectivity
  • Access for NC-Vision to the hardware (sensor, machines etc.) which are to be integrated into the solution including API
  • Support of customer IT and process employees in defining the optimal customer solution
What types of user interface devices are supported?

Our solutions support all common user interface devices.  

All NC-vision software use developed using modern web technologies and have the highest operations system coverage. Our solutions can be used from any modern browser ( recommended minimum or higher: Firefox 77.x, Chrome 83.x, Opera 68.x, Safari 13.x, Android Browser 81.x )   or installed as a desktop application to ensure maximum compatibility supporting all common used operation systems: Apple OS X, Windows 7/10, Linux or Android 7.x and above. 

Shop floor kiosk applications are designed to run on low power profile devices like Raspbeery PI 4 or Thin Clients. Mobile applications can also be installed on Android devices.

Costs: Details About the Price of Our Solutions

What exactly does NC-Vision SaaS mean?

In the SaaS model NC-Vision takes over and is responsible for the application operation of our solution in a cloud infrastructure.

Can NC-Vision toolbox run in a hybrid model?

Yes, it is possible. Our solutions run in hybrid model which is using PaaS, SaaS on-premise or a combination

Is NC-Vision toolbox offered on-premise?

Yes, it is possible. Our solutions run on any common hardware.

What are the costs?

The pricing model is based on the intensity of CATS use by the customer. In a full-cost analysis, we guarantee a very competitive price. NC-Vision Sales will be happy to provide you with information.

Trial Account: Test-drive the Toolbox for Production & Traceability

What is a trial account?

It is a trial CATS (Cumulative Advanced Traceability System) browser app, created specifically for the user that requested it, containing all the modules chosen by him/her while completing the steps in the request process

How & when can I access my trial account?

Once you have submitted your request, your trial account will be up and running after being approved during the next 24 hours.

An email containing

  • the URL of your trial account
  • your username (which is the email you filled out in the request submitted)

will be sent to you once the trial account is available.

What can I use my trial account for?

To test out all installed modules and their functionalities, based on what you had selected when requesting your free trial. Quick heads-up: Some modules might not yet be available for trial (but work perfectly on our production systems).

Is the trial account different from the portal account?

Yes, these are 2 different accounts. The trial account grants access to a NC-Vision custom demo, while the portal account grants access to managing all trial accounts for a certain email address.

How & when can I access my trial account?

Once you have submitted your request, your trial account will be up and running after being approved during the next 24 hours.

An email containing

  • the URL of your trial account
  • your username (which is the email you filled out in the request submitted)

will be sent to you once the trial account is available.

What credentials do I have to use for my trial account?

The email and password you have chosen in the trial account request form.

Will I be using the same credentials for all my trial accounts?

Only if you choose the same credentials when filling out the request form. Otherwise, each trial account has individual credentials.

What is an NC-Vision client portal account?

A master account that can be used to login on the website in the Trial Account section, and manage all trial accounts associated with a certain email address.

It offers access to a list of all your trial accounts and the possibility of performing the following actions on each of your trial accounts:

  • start
  • stop
  • delete
Can I have a trial account without having a portal account?

Yes.

How can I change the modules chosen for my trial?

Unfortunately Trial Accounts have limited functionalities and no editing option. You can request a new trial for the chosen modules either on the trial request page or via your NC-Vision Portal Account.

Catalin Stana

Business Development Manager
+40 741 011 499
catalin.stana@nc-vision.com

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