GED Integrated Solutions (GED) is revising the look and feel of its software offering to elevate the GED software product category and highlight the functions and benefits of each product. Changes to the software product offering include the retirement of NxWare, which was adopted in 2002. The new name for the software department and group of products will be GED Software. This product group will encompass two categories: machinery software and production control and analytics. This change will help differentiate between the primary functions of products.

Production control and analytics software is used in office settings to create and release/organize schedules for machinery to run. Machinery software retrieves data from scheduling software to communicate to machinery on a plant floor, translating human input to machine output, and provides schedule and machine statuses back to the production control and analytics software.

According to Tony DiFiore, software research and development manager, refreshing the brand identity in this way redirects the focus more on the products. He describes the new organization of products into categories to be of great value.

“NxWare’s meaning no longer encompasses our total capabilities as a designer of software,” he says. “We’ve simplified our suite of software to bring more meaning and relevance to the products themselves. By grouping each product under one of two categories, we’re boosting the importance of the individual GED Software products.”

“When introduced into a window production environment, GED Software connects the manufacturing floor​, integrates with existing systems​, increases production efficiency​, gathers essential machine data​, optimizes material usage​ and drives insulating glass and vinyl production processes,” adds Tim McGlinchy, executive vice president of engineering and research and development. “We can work with the customer to provide customized solutions tailored to their production needs.”

The new brand will be rolled out over the next few months in marketing programs and within the software itself.