Unprecedented power and scale for growing tech manufacturers

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Why Runcard?

Runcard is an MES born from product engineering DNA.

Runcard is a powerful Manufacturing Execution System that provides unprecedented traceability and control of your shop floor operations. Rapid prototyping to high volume scale configurations. Create and manage digital shop floor run cards with work orders, build plans, BOMs, process flows, and SPC monitors.

The MES was developed by product engineers who know your challenges.

Runcard Improves the Entire Product Life Cycle

Easy Use

  • Paper reduction
  • Work-flow management
  • Integration with enterprise platforms
  • Browser accessible

99.998% Uptime

Rapid ROI

  • Low cost of ownership
  • Minimal training costs and risks
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Inventory Management

Customers have experienced up to:

20x ROI

Systemic Improvement

  • Product genealogy tracking
  • Performance tracking
  • Quality Control

Deep Product Traceability

"... saves 95% of engineering time, improved visibility across our global operations."

Leading Photonics Chip Supplier

Runcard Features

You need power. Not Modules. All features included.

Data Capture

Runcard is capable of capturing shop floor data in several ways. With intuitive browser based interfaces, operators can quickly and accurately input step by step assembly data. Operator interfaces can be can accessed via any browser enabled device: PC, tablet, mobile device, and customized module interfaces. Runcard can also capture data directly from machines with our robust web services API. Totally automate your data capture by plugging your MES directly to your machines. Data is instantaneous and completely traceable.

Job Scheduling

Let Runcard help you make important operations decisions. Analyze cycle times to determine if you will be able to meet a customer's demand or review step by step yield to determine common failure points. Our planning feature even allows you to examine cycle times per operation step to help find bottlenecks to increase throughput.

OEE & Machine Interface

Manage all of your machines from your within your MES. Runcard's Machine Management Resource features allow you to take machines down for maintenance and track the downtime for measuring and reporting machine availability. In addition, Runcard's fully integrated OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) reporting tools allow you to dive deep into your shop floor performance and pinpoint inefficiencies and forecast upcoming yields.

Inventory Management

Runcard's Inventory management feature gives unparalleled visibility into part and material location tracking in a system this light and easy to deploy. Track Bin location for WIP, Receiving, Shipping, Warehouse, Finished Goods, and Scrap.

Comprehensive Reporting

Built in Real-time Reporting for:
  • Running Status
  • Job Schedule
  • Inventory Status
  • Z-Score Monitor

Or mine your data directly with Data queries and our custom report generator

Product/Process Configuration

Build your product the way you want. Not just the way your MES allows you.
  • Work-orders
  • Products
  • BOMs
  • Parts
Runcard is flexible enough to adapt to any work flow. Process engineers will spend less time on workarounds and more time improving processes.

Notifications and Alerts

Receive email or SMS alerts for nearly any event in your system. Want to know when a spec has been tripped? Want to know if a certain unit has gone through a transaction step? Runcard's event monitors and automated transaction holds can notify you and/or place any process on hold on any event trigger you decide.

ERP/Accounting Integration

Thanks to Runcard's robust and easy to configure web services, your MES can communicate directly to your Accounting department. See your shop floor in real-time and receive feedback from production equipment so that your operations links to your business performance with ease.

Success Stories/Case Studies

We focus on results

Case Study #1

$2 Million in Annual Savings with Multi-Factory Installs

What was the need?

Large multi-national cable manufacturer required a Yield Management system that would provide visibility and quality control testing. Pushing massive volumes, this manufacturer needed something that could scale across multiple factory lines and maintain a high level of performance.


Datacard was deployed in less than one week with absolutely no additional IT overhead require to bring the system up. We worked with management to spool up multi-site replication and gave real-time visibility into the factory floor at unprecedented scale in the organization.

What was the ROI?

$2 million in annual savings + 20x ROI

Case Study #2

Runcard + Datacard Integration Reduces NPI Costs and Ramps Production at Fast-growing Silicon-photonics Manufacturer

What was the need?

Operations needed a system that could reduce NPI cycle and increase operator efficiency. Engineering needed more visibility into yield and product performance.


Runcard and Datacard were installed in less than 4 weeks and on-site consultants remained on to help bring about additional efficiencies to the organization as a whole. The system gave unprecedented visibility into the production line and manufacturing excellence has increased dramatically.

What was the ROI?

Reduced operator overhead per unit from 7% to 0.16% on high volume production. Ramped to volume faster than ever and reduced NPI cycles.

Case Study #3

Innovative bio-medical device manufacturer brings production to scale in less than 2 months with Datacard + Runcard

What was the need?

They had to ramp production dramatically and in a hurry. With the help of Runcard and Datacard they are able to get control of their systems and automate significant portions of their manual processes. From bar code labeling to bulk unit transacting their entire system needed a efficiency upgrade.


Two month deployment and hands-on consulting project brought this manufacturer up to speed very quickly. Both systems were brought up in parallel in the cloud to reduce IT overhead and reduced initial infrastructure investment.

What was the ROI?

Runcard alone has significantly decreased the time it takes to assemble and test their units. As Datacard comes on board the visibility into their Wafer performance provides a dramatic new way of tracing production and quality assurance.

Case Study #4

Space Military customer cuts data entry time in half with Runcard

What was the need?

This was a small manufacturer with a highly technical and specialized product needing OEE and Machine automation in their test and assembly line. This their highly complex process a starter MES wouldn't solve their technical challenges. In addition they required process consulting to help with the configuration of their work flows to best optimize production volume.


Runcard was deployed quickly and painlessly with no additional IT overhead required. Engineers and operators were up and running with ease and management was able to focus on securing more customers and able to ensure customers that they could meet demand.

What was the ROI?

Runcard was deployed and very quickly labor efficiencies doubled.



  • Full scope requirements to maximize configurations including data
  • Pre-installation testing to ensure correct operation
  • Collaboration on optimization and operational improvement

Installation and Integration

  • Networking, data mapping/augmentation, performance testing
  • Rapid configuration and execution of data connections
  • Install control systems to monitor and ensure solution operation
  • Initial system training

Ongoing Support

  • Monitoring and collaboration to improve solutions
  • Trouble reporting and online support
  • Full documentation
  • Demonstration system access

Your in-house team

Our technical support staff are our product development staff. We do this to ensure there are no gaps between the solution and needs of the user. You will never worry about where your support staff is located. Our entire team is in house.

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