MOM4 Platform

MOM4 is a collaborative software platform that bridges the gap between production planning and execution. Its primary advantage is enabling continuous adaptation and optimal operations for producers. It caters to a wide range of users, from shop floor operators to executive managers, empowering them to make real-time decisions across the entire enterprise. MOM4 offers flexibility in gathering, organizing, and distributing production and quality information via a web-based interface. It is designed to adhere to industry standards like B2MML and OPC, ensuring compatibility with various ERP systems and automation products such as DCS/PLC.

Used as implementation platform for Production, Quality, Maintenance and Inventory.
  • Web based GUI with portal futures
  • Fully configurable platform by the end-user
  • Supported industry standards: RAMI4.0 (IEC/ISO 62264, ANSI/ISA 95), B2MML (WBF), OPC, XML and Web Services
  • Supports both Microsoft and Oracle databases
  • Increased business process efficiency and flexibility
  • Process Control and Improvement: Production, Quality, Personnel & Maintenance management, Communication, Integration of data
  • Collaborative software that closes the gap between ERP and production execution
  • Enables plant- and enterprise-wide real-time actionable decision-making
  • Increased productivity yield, reduced operating costs, and overall manpower savings
  • Consistently doing “The Right Things Well” – leading to continuous improvement embodied in methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma.
User Interface - CMS

Corporate intranets are private internal websites exclusively accessible to employees for sharing data and information. They are managed using a Content Management System (CMS) to handle tasks such as formatting, indexing, searching, retrieval, and publication. Intranets should be accessible across various devices.

MOM4 is a web-based technology suite designed to streamline the storage, sharing, and management of digital information, including data from users and IoT devices. It empowers users to create intranet sites, document libraries, and instructions, customize content using web parts, display important visuals and reports, and share operational information to foster teamwork, streamline information retrieval, and enhance collaboration throughout the organization. MOM4 is accessible on both PC and mobile devices.

  • Predefined templates for Web Pages
  • Fully customizable Web Parts (widgets) – Table, Tree View, Chart (more then 30 types), Gantt, Calendar, Work Place, and many more specific ones.
  • Filters for advance search by multiple criteria.  
  • Print View, Export to Excel, Import and Export, Minimized and Maximized
  • Multi-level access to menu and web pages
  • Authorization according to GAMP regulations
  • Hierarchical organized menu
  • Library of documents and pictures.
  • Generation of PDF documents from available product and production data – support for customer Report Builder.
  • System Messages and Audit Trials
  • Integration with Microsoft Share Point
  • No CodingMOM4 allows users to build and manage a website without having to code it from scratch, or know how to code at all. 
  • User-friendly – MOM4 is a relatively user-friendly software that doesn’t need major technical knowledge to use.
  • Simplified Collaboration and Team Content Building with product and production data
  • Accessible All the Time – you can access them from anywhere, anytime, as long as you can connect to the internet.
  • Mobile-Friendly – MOM4 website looks good and runs fast on mobile devices.
  • Instant Content Updates – Real Time information from the shop floor. Single source of truth (SSOT) is a concept used to ensure that everyone in an organization bases business decisions on the same data.
Engineering Tool

MOM4 is a configurable solution based on the ISA 95 / RAMI 4.0 standard. MOM4Engineering is the administrator’s tool for all MOM4 products and is a menu driven configuration tool used to configure ISA 95 / IEC 62264 business objects and properties, process tags, language resource files, communication transport objects, user scripts, etc. For example, a customer can create and modify business objects for new equipment that will be automatically linked to the rest of the system. Using the MOM4PageBuilder toolkit, a user can create and customize displays/reports as web pages and make them available to other users.

MOM4Engineering Tool:
  • Digital Twins based on IEC 62264 / S95 business objects: Material, Equipment and Personnel Models, Work and Machine Centers, Product Production Rules (Templates), Customer, Production and  Execution Orders, Work Order, BOM and BOR, etc.
  • Reports Objects
  • System Administration
  • Communication Objects
  • Administrational Tools and Scripts
  • Project Specific Libraries (C#) 
  • Standardization: ISA-95/ IEC62264 provides a standardized framework for modeling and integrating manufacturing and enterprise systems. MOM4Engineering ensures that these standards are adhered to, promoting consistency and interoperability in the industrial automation environment.
  • Efficiency: The MOM4Engineering streamlines the configuration process, making it easier and faster to define, configure, and manage ISA-95 objects such as equipment, processes, and resources. This efficiency can lead to reduced downtime and improved operational performance.
  • Reduced Errors: By providing a user-friendly interface and enforcing standard conventions, MOM4Engineering helps reduce the risk of configuration errors. This minimizes the potential for costly mistakes and production disruptions.
  • Scalability: As manufacturing environments grow and evolve, MOM4Engineering can help scale the configuration of ISA-95 objects accordingly. This ensures that the system remains flexible and adaptable to changing business needs.
  • Centralized Management: The MOM4Engineering often offer centralized management capabilities, allowing administrators to oversee and modify ISA-95 object configurations from a single interface. This simplifies the management of complex systems.
  • Data Consistency: MOM4Engineering can help maintain data consistency across the entire ISA-95 framework. This consistency is crucial for accurate reporting, analytics, and decision-making.
  • Data Consistency: MOM4Engineering can help maintain data consistency across the entire ISA-95 framework. This consistency is crucial for accurate reporting, analytics, and decision-making.
  • Data Consistency: MOM4Engineering can help maintain data consistency across the entire ISA-95 framework. This consistency is crucial for accurate reporting, analytics, and decision-making.
  • Integration: The MOM4Engineering can facilitate the integration of ISA-95 objects with other systems and technologies, such as SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems, creating a more connected and efficient ecosystem.
MOM4 Communication

From a Manufacturing Operations Managment System (MOM/MES) perspective, it’s crucial for your MOM/MES system to possess knowledge of various equipment communication and integration standards within your operations. This knowledge enables it to access and utilize equipment data using established standards. MOM4 has the capability to seamlessly connect with all elements on the shop floor, including equipment, IoT devices, and panels, as well as integrate with higher-level business applications like ERP, SCM, or PLM. Its role extends beyond data retrieval from process equipment; it aims to facilitate comprehensive interoperability across your control and information systems.

  • Web Service (WS) support serving web documents (HTML, JSON, XML, images).
  • B2MML (Business to Manufacturing Markup Language) is the XML (eXtensible Markup Language) implementation of the ISA 95 / IEC62264 standards. B2MML is an XML implementation of the ANSI/ISA-95, Enterprise-Control System Integration, family of standards  B2MML consists of a set of XML schemas written using the World Wide Web Consortium’s XML Schema language (XSD) that implement the data models
  • File Adapter – facilitates exchange of data via CSV files
  • Database Adapter is an implementation of a database connector that connects an application to any database. 
  • SAP BAPI Adapter enables MOM4 to exchange data with SAP R/3 software using Business Application Programming Interfaces (BAPIs), RFCs, and IDocs.
  • OPC UA/DA Client allows connection to several OPC UA/DA servers and monitor real-time data from the various processes and data sources, such as PLC,DCS, CNC, SCADA, Robots, etc.
  • Generic Scale Adapter allows communication via RS232 with industrial scales (i.e. Mettler Toledo).
  • Barcode Printer Adpter support print of barcodes on various printers. Support Zebra, Seagull, etc.
  • Email Adapter
  • Flexibility: Configurable communication modules with adapters provide flexibility in connecting the MOM4 with a wide range of devices, machines, and control systems. They can adapt to various communication protocols and standards, allowing for seamless integration with both new and legacy equipment.
  • Interoperability: These modules bridge the gap between different systems and technologies, promoting interoperability between disparate components within a manufacturing environment. This ensures that data can flow smoothly between the MOM4 and other systems, such as PLCs, SCADA systems, sensors, and more.
  • Scalability: As manufacturing operations grow or change, configurable communication modules can be easily scaled to accommodate additional devices or systems. This scalability is crucial for adapting to evolving business needs without significant redevelopment efforts.
  • Reduced Integration Time: Pre-configured adapters and templates for various equipment and systems can significantly reduce the time and effort required for integration projects. This can lead to quicker deployment of the MOM4 and faster realization of ROI.
  • Minimized Downtime: Rapid integration and adaptability can help minimize production downtime during MOM4 implementations or upgrades. The ability to connect and communicate with equipment seamlessly reduces disruptions to manufacturing processes.
  • Real-time Data Exchange: Configurable communication modules facilitate real-time data exchange between the MOM4 and the shop floor. This enables timely decision-making, improves process visibility, and supports data-driven analytics and reporting.
  • Standardization: By providing a standardized approach to communication and data exchange, these modules help maintain consistency and adherence to industry standards. This is particularly important in regulated industries where compliance is essential.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: The ability to integrate and communicate with equipment more effectively can lead to predictive maintenance capabilities. This can help reduce maintenance costs by identifying and addressing issues before they lead to costly breakdowns.


Additional Modules

NearSoft offers MOM4-compatible software solutions customized to your specific requirements. Recognizing that standard software may not always meet your unique needs, we leverage modern programming tools to create user-specific functions that seamlessly integrate with MOM4. Our commercially available tools are designed to keep your software development in sync with the evolving demands of Industry 4.0. Rely on NearSoft for tailored software solutions that enhance your manufacturing and maintenance operations. Contact us today to discover the possibilities.

  • Mathemathical Models – Custom-built mathematical models are essential tools for various planning processes across different domains. These models help organizations make informed decisions, optimize resource allocation, and forecast outcomes (i.e. 2D Cut Optimization, Routing Optimization, MILP). 
  • Custom building web pages involves creating web pages from scratch or with minimal reliance on pre-designed templates. This approach allows for complete control over the design, layout, functionality, and content of the web page.
  • Creating a custom report using SQL Server Report Builder involves designing the report layout, defining data sources, and specifying the data to be included in the PDF report.
  • Tailor-made algorithms, also known as custom algorithms are specialized algorithms that are designed and developed to solve specific problems or address unique requirements.
  • Custom-specific logic typically refers to specialized or tailored logic that is designed to meet specific requirements or constraints, often in the context of the business proces.
  • New Communication Adapters involves creating software components or modules that enable the exchange of data between different systems, devices, or protocols. Communication adapters play a critical role in integrating diverse systems and ensuring seamless data flow. 
  • Problem-Specific Optimization: Tailor-made modules are optimized for a particular problem or set of problems. This means they can achieve superior performance and efficiency compared to generic modules when applied to the target task.
  • Customization: These modules are customized to meet the specific needs and constraints of a particular application or domain. They take into account the unique characteristics and data patterns of the problem at hand.
  • Domain Expertise: Developing tailor-made modules often requires deep domain expertise. Modules designers need a thorough understanding of the problem, the data, and the underlying principles to create effective solutions.
  • Performance Improvement: Tailor-made modules can significantly improve the performance of a system or process. They may reduce computation time, increase accuracy, or enable the handling of larger datasets.
  • Resource Efficiency: These module and algorithms can be designed to use system resources efficiently, making them suitable for resource-constrained environments such as embedded systems or mobile devices.
  • Scalability: Custom modules can be tailored to scale efficiently with the size and complexity of the problem. They can handle large datasets or growing computational requirements.
  • Complex Problem Solving: Tailor-made modules and algorithms are often used to tackle complex, non-standard, or niche problems that cannot be adequately addressed by off-the-shelf solutions.
  • Data Analysis and Machine Learning: In data science and machine learning, custom algorithms can be developed to preprocess data, extract features, or model specific patterns unique to a particular dataset or problem domain.
  • Scientific Research: Tailor-made algorithms are used in various scientific disciplines to analyze experimental data, simulate complex phenomena, and solve specialized mathematical problems.
  • Control Systems: Custom modules are often employed in control systems to regulate processes in industrial automation, robotics, and other fields where precise control is required.