Right from the company's establishment in 2003, the development strategy pursued by PLANNET for its COMPASS software suite has been aimed at developing a standard solution that would be able to meet operational requirements of manufacturing companies across the most diverse industrial sectors, thanks to its scalability, configurability and parametrical approach.
COMPASS is developed entirely in PLANNET development lab located in Reggio Emilia, using state-of-the-art methodology and technologies.
Our investments are geared towards continuous technological innovation, as well as the extension of functional coverage, so as to be able to meet the ever-changing requirements imposed by our customers, following changes in market conditions and, consequently, in the functions and performances required from logistic and production processes.
COMPASS suite is based on a single platform using Microsoft operating systems and the MSSQLServer database engine. Different program languages have been used for the various functions/layers based on Microsoft Visual Studio (C++, .NET, ASP, etc.), ensuring flexibility, customisation and fast processing.
COMPASS application can be installed directly onto the user’s PCs (clients) or at a central level, to be accessed via virtual desktop systems (Citrix, Terminal Server).
The system can use a single server supporting both database and application server functions (to host services such as ERP Interface, Batch Processing, etc.) or, alternatively, can use an already in place MSSQLServer (used for other applications) as a DB server and a separate machine as an application server. The above servers can, moreover, be virtual machines.
All elaboration processes are run on RAM. The result of such processes is then uploaded on the Database and made available for analysis.
Analyses and queries can be carried out through user-friendly visual tools, allowing to aggregate and/or explode information and identify cause/effect links for the diagnosis of events (e.g. why late analysis).