The first cloud-based tool management system

„Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?“  Said who back in 2008, only to introduce a service by that name in 2012? (read through the end, we tell you!).

2013 CIMSOURCE introduced the first cloud-based tool management system: Awesome!

Those days, cloud computing was considered by many as evil, unsecure and something „we will never use“. CIMSOURCE did it anyway, and now you can benefit from a truly cloud based system. Not a HTML front end superimposed on a legacy system.

ToolPal was designed to give access to TM applications for all these SME manufacturing companies. But as it turned out, cloud computing did not pick up that quickly. And most early adopters were larger corporations.

What sets ToolPal apart today? The short implementation cycle. The flexible adaption to customer needs. The ability to balance centralized features like engineering and purchasing with the freedom of decentralized shop floor applications. Click to learn about the latest case.

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The famous quote from the top came from Larry Ellison in 2008 , the Oracle founder and CEO. The inherent truth of his pointed opinion was the „hype“ and marketing noise that came with it. His statements from 2009 may be used for much of „new“ technologies. Watch here.

Next time let’s step a little closer to “vendor managed product data”.

Can RFID technologies be used to monitor tool flow on the shop floor? Stay tuned. And see the opportunities that provides for your business.

Chapter 4 | CIMSOURCE? Awesome!