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MPDV MES HYDRA X

6.8 / 10

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What is MPDV MES HYDRA X?

HYDRA MES gives users the ability to track orders, machines, tools, quality, materials, and labor in real time and historically. With low code, HTML based operator screens and management dashboards, and technical support that will have an immediate impact on your manufacturing operations, HYDRA is the go-to for enterprises needing better process control. Machine connectivity, seamless integration with ERP and sister systems, and assembly operator guidance make for a complete solution.

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Awards & Recognition

MPDV MES HYDRA X won the following awards in the Manufacturing Execution category

MPDV MES HYDRA X Ratings

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78 Likeliness to Recommend

100 Plan to Renew

50 Satisfaction of Cost Relative to Value


Emotional Footprint Overview

+59 Net Emotional Footprint

The emotional sentiment held by end users of the software based on their experience with the vendor. Responses are captured on an eight-point scale.

How much do users love MPDV MES HYDRA X?

0% Negative
30% Neutral
70% Positive

Pros

  • Respectful
  • Reliable
  • Enables Productivity
  • Trustworthy

Cons

  • Less Effective Service
  • Less Inspiring
  • Leverages Incumbent Status

Feature Ratings

Average 66

Machine Data Collection

79

Production Control Execution

75

ERP & PLM Integration

72

Analytics and Reporting

62

Visual Dashboard Capabilities

57

Quality Control

55

Document Management

53

Asset Management

50

Vendor Capability Ratings

Average 70

Business Value Created

84

Breadth of Features

83

Vendor Support

78

Quality of Features

75

Availability and Quality of Training

72

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

72

Usability and Intuitiveness

67

Ease of Implementation

64

Ease of IT Administration

63

Ease of Data Integration

61

Ease of Customization

55

MPDV MES HYDRA X Reviews

Jeff H.

  • Role: Information Technology
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Involvement: Business Leader or Manager
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Verified Reviewer

Submitted Feb 2022

Works Great, But Very Costly

Likeliness to Recommend

44

What differentiates MPDV MES HYDRA X from other similar products?

Hydra is a solid product. It works very well once you get it going.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

There is not a lot of maintaining this system. It runs great once you get it going. Implementation is relatively easy once you get the first station up and running. It is somewhat cookie cutter after that. We have created a template of modifications that provide additional functionality that the business requested. This makes it easy to roll out these modifications all at once.

What do you dislike most about this product?

It is very complex. I understand that this comes with the fact that it has a great number of features, but troubleshooting is sometimes very difficult. There are several pages in the configuration that have many settings. It is expensive both for licensing and for support - even with our negotiated discounts.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

The system is very good at what it does and has a ton of features. It is highly customizable and MPDV is very willing to develop modifications to their software. Negotiate a good discount. Understand there is a big difference between support and configuration with MPDV. If something is not working the way you think it should and it is not an actual problem with the software (support) you are sent to a consultant (configuration) to help troubleshoot. You are charged for any consulting time they provide to help sort out issues.

Pros

  • Caring
  • Respectful
  • Acts with Integrity
  • Trustworthy

Cons

  • Less Generous
  • Inhibits Innovation
  • Slower Product Innovation

Lynette C.

  • Role: Information Technology
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Involvement: IT Development, Integration, and Administration
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Verified Reviewer

Submitted Feb 2022

Love the new features, easy to use.

Likeliness to Recommend

78

What differentiates MPDV MES HYDRA X from other similar products?

Although our first solution was developed in-house, Hydra 8 MES provides a lot more features, major upgrades are made simple with Hydra Support, occasional updates/enhancements are easy to follow with step-by-step documentation. Customer Support is excellent, their turnaround time to respond to an issue is less than 24 hours.

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

Hard to choose, I like the entire solution. It was developed well with the manufacturing aspect in mind.

What do you dislike most about this product?

There is nothing I do not like about this product.

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

Not every MES product in the market met our needs. Hydra MES 8 nearly checked every box in our list and they delivered.

Pros

  • Trustworthy
  • Caring
  • Reliable
  • Enables Productivity

Akshat P.

  • Role: Operations
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Involvement: End User of Application
Validated Review
Verified Reviewer

Submitted Jan 2022

Fantastic platform once you set things up properly

Likeliness to Recommend

78

What differentiates MPDV MES HYDRA X from other similar products?

never used similar products, don't know the competition

What is your favorite aspect of this product?

ability to collect cycle time data

What do you dislike most about this product?

wish it was more straighforward to output data and metrics

What recommendations would you give to someone considering this product?

investigate compatibility with your current ERP before taking the plunge

Pros

  • Enables Productivity
  • Helps Innovate
  • Reliable
  • Performance Enhancing

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