Actify: Product Data Intelligence for Deeper Business Insights

Chris Jones President & CEO
“Manufacturers spend a fortune on sophisticated applications and more money in populating their databases. The question is, do businesses actually collect and cross reference all of the necessary data they’ve acquired in order to make it meaningful?, asks Chris Jones, President and CEO of Actify, a company that is determined to release the integrated information from databases in an, easy to understand way, presenting answers to questions one never thought to ask.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Actify’s Product Data Intelligence solutions for the automotive, aerospace, and industrial machinery industries, take cues from manufacturer’s unique needs, a combination of Big Data and Business Intelligence integrated with product data, 2D and 3D information.

“Business leaders understand the importance of being able to mash up information coming from an external website with new product design information or perhaps alerting an engineer to a significant price rise in the material to re-design the component with a different material,” says Jones.



Actify’s unique query engine drills down beyond the presentation layer, provides root cause analysis of issues, suggesting changes to processes and products at an early stage, before a trend starts to have any negative impact on ROI

Actify’s unique query engine drills down beyond the presentation layer, provides root cause analysis of issues, suggesting changes to processes and products at an early stage, before a trend starts to have any negative impact on ROI. Manufacturers today have a wealth of data at their disposal, but seldom are they able to gain insight from those assets because today’s business intelligence solutions do not understand or incorporate product data. To meet the needs of today’s modern manufacturer, Actify provides ActifyInsight, an innovative and successful solution that is customizable, easily implemented and easily used.With ActifyInsight, Actify has helped customers anticipate problems they didn’t know they had by exposing their product data in a meaningful way.

Actify’s Data Discovery solution, Centro helps gather information from multiple sources, enriching it, and organizing the data, allowing users to create universally consumable and easy to understand documents that give them insight to downstream problems. Manufacturers are able to gain product knowledge by accessing and liberating product data to information workers, whether they author the data or they are simply a data consumer in order to accomplish their tasks.

“Given our history in the industry with our flagship product and product visualization solution, SpinFireProfessional, we understand products, product structures, and the associated assembly hierarchies. The extracted CAD information from the complex 2D, 3D databases when presented with associated meta-data via dashboards, help engineers and management to have a real time advantage of using this information in a much smarter way,” says Jones. One of the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, Benteler Automotive Corporation has standardized on Actify solutions across all of their North American operational facilities totaling 13 sites where SpinFire is being deployed, with the data being funneled through Centro.

With a record growth of 40 percent last year, Actify is on a growing spree opening new offices worldwide. The continued mission is towards building sustainable advantage to manufacturing companies by adding more intelligence to its products through continuous software innovation.

Company
Actify

Headquarters
San Francisco,CA

Management
Chris Jones President & CEO

Description
Provides Product Data Intelligence solutions for the automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery industries