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Fuuz, the xPaaS Platform Announces New Features

Our solutions engineers have been busy over the past few months creating upgrades and designing cool new features for the Fuuz® platform, our SaaS hybrid cloud solution that connects enterprise software systems with machines, smart devices and the people who use them. In addition to new features, users can access the knowledge base, watch tutorials, and learn the most effective ways of using the solution directly on the platform.

New Features

The new features are:

  • Drag-and-Drop User Interface (UI) Screen Builder
  • Dashboard Designer
  • End User Personalization
  • Visual PolicyBuilder Release

Visual Drag-and-Drop User Interface (UI) Screen Builder

Users can now fully create and customize interactive screens, control panels, operator human-machine interfaces (HMI) or mobile apps on the Fuuz platform using this new drag-and-drop functionality. The new Screen Builder supports no-code users for wire-framing and concepting, as well as pro-code users who want to make end-user solutions reliable and scalable.

With the Screen Builder, users can design interfaces easily with drag-and-drop tools and edit the properties of each component selected for the screen. The new feature allows for the import and export of screen designs, making it easy to move and share them among your tenants.

The Fuuz platform manages all the Dev/Ops activities transparently, including versioning and deployment – the Dev/Ops processes are built in. While the Screen Builder is easy to operate for no-code users, it also offers pro-code options for developers.

Watch the Drag and Drop UI Screen Builder in action in this video.

Dashboard Designer

Getting dashboards configured to meet your unique requirements is easy with Fuuz’s Dashboard Designer. Whether using embedded or adaptive dashboards, users can now connect to equipment, display images and live-stream video of equipment while viewing cycle times and other data in real time. Set up proactive notifications with Dashboard Designer to set alerts when certain parameters are met.

Depending on subscription level, users interact with standard OOTB embedded dashboards or MFGx-created dashboards or can use the Dashboard Designer to create your own.  

Dashboard designer is a powerful tool which gives users the ability to save images, download collected data and set alerts, for example, relating to machine feed rate. The platform can check parameters on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis and deliver notifications at a set time or as needed.

A feature that is helpful for supervisors and managers is the ability to add comments on dashboards which could be used, for example to share intelligence about machine functioning or maintenance schedules.

Dashboard designer lets users get very granular with data, graphs and charts, pulling in datasets, images, icons, and more. Within the Fuuz data flow system, users can create custom events from dashboards to trigger a process, an integration or whatever you need.

The Fuuz platform is open and agnostic to fit your needs:

  • If you’re an Industry 4.0 customer, you can create various dashboards about shop floor utilization and performance.
  • If you’re an e-commerce customer, you can design dashboards for sales, order intake and fulfillment.

End User Personalization

Users can easily customize and save their screen views and make them fit various work requirements. The platform offers a variety of end-user personalization tools. Features:

  • Drag and drop items to sort and organize columns.
  • Sort by variables you identify and set levels of display.
  • Aggregate and sum numeric column values.  
  • Highlight and copy data with headers and export it.
  • Create charts from the data.
  • Manipulate columns.
  • Change/organize filters.
  • Set default values.

Visual Policy Builder

For Fuuz customers who use the platform for iPaaS and similar activities, the Visual Policy Builder adds security and identifies access levels. It is essential for building solid and robust applications with the appropriate access levels for all users/suppliers/customers, etc. Customers use the security policy editor to define policies and apply them to actions, resources and other controls.  

About the Author

Craig Scott is the Founder and CEO of MFGx and the applications platform Fuuz™. Over the past 20 years, Craig has identified problems in manufacturing and created companies and solutions to solve them. You can follow Craig on LinkedIn for more straight talk and sound advice.