Jack Woelber, PresidentToday, businesses capture and store more data than ever. Simplifying large data sets to analyze and make key decisions is often challenging for companies attempting to bring new waves of productivity, growth, and innovation. Also, with the rise of big data and the Internet of Things (IoT), fueling the exponential data growth, the demand for data visualization tools is rising sharply. “There is so much buzz around big data and companies want to make wise investments to move the needle through their operations,” begins Jack Woelber, President, Interstates Control Systems. He further adds, “Most organizations spend money on data collection and visualization, which does not necessarily equate into gains in efficiency. So we help organizations to right size solutions.”
Sioux Center, IA headquartered Interstates carries valuable experience in collecting transactional data through historical records and other data collection tools and transforms them into ready-to-use visual forms. “Gathering data, being able to visualize that data, and make adjustments to the business process will enable companies to become more efficient and cost effective,” says Woelber. With over 20 years of experience, Interstates’ expertise is channeled particularly to the manufacturing environment. “The right data in the right hands at the right time is invaluable. As manufacturing is at the forefront of data collection, we have adopted the technological trends of web, mobility, and cloud computing which allow us to put data in the right hands instantaneously,” says Stephen Dekker, Division Manager, Business Intelligence.
Essentially, Interstates provides data visualization software solutions and develops valuable reports and dashboards to effectively manage manufacturing data sets. “Our data visualization software exists to answer questions like, can I get more throughput? Why is the quality declining? How can I get more uptime? Thus, we inject the value of real-time information into customer enterprises,” explicates Dekker.
Many clients have gained indelible value using Interstates’ data visualization services. To cite an example, CountryMaid, a pastry manufacturing firm approached Interstates as they were facing quality reduction of their product due to huge amount of data that they had to manage during the manufacturing process.
As manufacturing is at the front of data collection, we have adopted the technological trends of web, mobility, and cloud computing which allow us to put data in the right hands instantaneously
Interstates, after implementing their solution, could consistently improve the overall quality of the manufacturing firm by making use of visual data forms. The client also reported their Quality Control (QC) data was more reliable.
Thus, providing requisite tools to help clients scale, Interstates is consistently creating credible value in the operations. Evidently, keeping a simple business model, Interstates invests in training and project delivery systems which makes them unique amongst their competitors. “We understand our client’s pain and partner with them to build solutions to deliver scalable results. We don’t take the word ‘partnership’ lightly and thus create a safe environment that allows employees to take risks,” states Woelber.
Woelber further explains, “In our world, it is Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Through this, more data gets collected, structured and visualized effectively to drive performance. We have been helping our clients with this for years.” Looking ahead, Interstates has designed a way to capture all the data through an Advance Process Control (APC) system, which will be dispensed to clients. “Recently, through this data collection and implementing APC, we have been able to adjust a client’s process at one of their plants to allow them to tighten up the controls and get a payback of less than 10 months,” says Woelber. More to the platter, Interstates also helps clients find and retain right IT talent and becomes an extension of their respective team.