iBASEt Announces Model-based Enterprise Offering

December 19, 2021 by Alessandro Mascellino

Built on their current digital suite, iBASEt now offers a model-based enterprise to help enable digital transformation.

Industrial software solutions provider iBASEt has announced the availability of a Model-based Enterprise (MBE) offering designed to accelerate manufacturers' transition toward Industry 4.0.


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The first version of the new solution is based on Solumina iSeries i050, a software suite focused on providing greater operational flexibility to support manufacturers’ need for “anywhere” operations. In addition, iBASEt’s new MBE offering provides a way for manufacturers to start operating as a ”validated, model-centric” enterprise.


Streamlining Production and Processes

Established in 1986 by Poonian Amrik, iBASEt is a California-based company specializing in designing and developing software solutions and services for the manufacturing industry. More specifically, the company’s products are intended to simplify how complex products are built and maintained.

They are based on manufacturing execution systems (MES), maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), and supplier quality management (SQM) systems. Through these solutions, iBASEt aims to manage, integrate, and scale cloud-native solutions with the help of data-driven decisions.


A breakdown of the Solumina suite. Image used courtesy of iBASEt


The firm’s flagship product is its digital operations suite, a series of tools with a common data platform featuring a microservices architecture to enable manufacturers to streamline the production and sustainment of highly engineered products.


iBASEt’s New MBE Offering

The first version of iBASEt’s new MBE offering is based on the Solumina iSeries i050, which, in turn, builds on the company’s i040 platform. More specifically, the i050 version expands the suite’s SQM capabilities to address quality issues quicker across the whole supply chain, avoiding discrepancies before they become an issue.

In addition, the Solumina iSeries i050 introduces supervisor and web-based technician dashboards to deliver better sign-on experiences and reporting features, as well as a supplier quality portal for enhanced visibility of key performance factors.

The release of the new version comes weeks after the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s recently released guidance concerning MBE applications. In a document published in October, the Institute analyzed the challenges and potential of MBE models and concluded that, if deployed correctly, they could add substantial business value to enterprises.


iBASEt hopes combining their MES and MBE helps enable their customers to become “validated, model-centric” enterprises. Image used courtesy of iBASEt


The new suite facilitates data sharing between manufacturing and design to simplify the complexities generated by design changes ingrained in model-based engineering.

“Whether it’s enterprise manufacturers challenged with picking the right partner, or midsized manufacturers implementing an agile strategy, we look forward to guiding each of our customers to achieve these goals,” said the company’s CEO Naveen Poonian.


Toward Validated, Model-Centric Enterprise Applications

The concept of a validated, model-centric enterprise was discussed extensively during the Model-Based Enterprise Summit 2020, organized by NIST.

The event enables gathering and sharing information by industry experts, governments, and academia dedicated to the digital transformation of information and data across the product lifecycle. The 2020 summit brought attention to the high levels of complexity in existing system designs, and how to overcome them by using new approaches.

From a technical standpoint, the term MBE refers to a business approach in which companies augment 3D models with additional information to create new documentation. For example, manufacturing and service organizations could augment 3D models with sequenced steps to create interactive 3D instructional deliverables that can then guide maintenance, production, assembly, and quality processes.

Also, procurement organizations could augment 3D models with other information such as specifications and bill of materials to create technical data packages (TPD), which are shared with potential contractors for bidding processes.

What do you think about MBE and iBASEt’s new offering?