Picture of a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.Zontec fully supports its Synergy SPC software. If within 30 days you are not pleased with the software, we will issue you a refund. Your investment continues to be protected as a service agreement customer. When you decide to upgrade, you will be credited the original purchase price towards the new Synergy product. Both the 30 day guarantee and our 100% Investment Retention program, applies to all of the products in the Synergy Product Suite:

Synergy 1000

For a smaller or a mid-size manufacturer, the Synergy 1000™ SPC software allows you to take the data you are already collecting, and utilize it in real-time in a standalone or network implementation. Synergy 1000 is SPC software that combines data collection, charting, monitoring, analysis, communication and reporting—all functions from a single screen. You can create files, enter data, create charts, query samples, and generate reports as fast as you can click a mouse. Synergy 1000 delivers blazing fast performance so your manufacturing team can instantly operate cooperatively making quality a proactive part of your business.

“Our expected Return on Investment (ROI) for purchasing Synergy 1000 was $16,000,” said Roth Gonzales of Sahale Snacks. “We met our expectations.”

Synergy 2000

From implementation in minutes, to one click chart navigation, to the instant company-wide notifications, Synergy customers know that Synergy 2000™ will present complex SPC information in a real-time, easy-to-use manner designed for multiple levels of users. One day implementation and training is the standard for Synergy 2000 customers, making the system trouble free for your IT department. Easy-to-navigate screens make data entry, whether automated or manual, simple and straightforward. As soon as the information is entered into the system, it can be displayed through numerous charts or reports, all instantly available by a simple click of the mouse.

“Now that we have the analysis in a user friendly format, we are using Synergy 2000 as our communication tool. By viewing a capability chart, everyone can immediately tell how things are going,” remarked April Lusk, of Trident Precision Manufacturing.

Synergy 3000

Synergy 3000™ is Zontec’s most advanced SPC software system developed using the Microsoft’s .NET™ computing platform. Featuring a Microsoft SQL Server® database engine, it is designed for global manufacturers who work with suppliers across the globe and want to utilize Windows networks, secure Web connections, and mobile devices in a cloud computing environment. Synergy 3000 is designed for high performance, fast-paced production environments, regardless of location, with its responsive data collection, charting, enterprise-wide monitoring and notification, query, lot traceability, analytical, reporting, Six Sigma problem-solving and decision-support capabilities.

“In 2012, we began to use the Web Operator and the Web Manager applications with our sister companies in China and Bulgaria as well as with our main suppliers. Since using Synergy 3000, we have reduced our scrap rate by 20%. We now know where we had waste in our process, realistic values to base our key performance indicators on, and how to improve our margins,” commented Fedele D’Alessandro, of LMPsrl.

Guaranteed to succeed, why not check out the Synergy Product Suite today?

In his eBook for ASQ, Enabling Excellence, Timothy A Pine reminds us that “Prevention is proactive.”

See some customer examples showing the results of a proactive Synergy SPC software program.

Stoplight Color Coding

Picture of Synergy SPC software giving users various ways to proactively monitor the production process.

Synergy SPC software allows users various ways to proactively monitor the production process.

Synergy software incorporates stoplight color coded status indicators and charts to allow users to immediately determine the state of a process. Control and run charts and specification indicators immediately tell you the process status.

  • in control (green)
  • trending towards being out-of-control (yellow)
  • out-of-control (red)

“We are daily able to monitor critical characteristics in an effective, real-time, proactive, manner and predict if the processes or the tools are trending towards going out-of-control,” said Aditya Deshpande, Quality Assurance Manager for Cumberland Plastics Solutions.

“Now that we have the analysis in a user friendly format, we are using Synergy as our communication tool. By viewing a capability chart, everyone can immediately tell how things are going,“ remarked April Lusk, Director of Quality for Trident Precision Manufacturing.

“We can take preventative action versus being reactive. With the data from Synergy, everyone; from the operator, to the manager, to the engineer, can monitor an issue and resolve the issue before it adversely affects our customers,” commented Heidi Beaver, Quality Technician for Portage Plastics Corporation.

Notifications of Trend Test Violations

Synergy software allows users to select which trend tests they want applied to each characteristic. When a trend test is violated, the user receives immediate notification including the specific trend test that was violated. 

“We also estimate we are saving approximately 30% of an operator’s day due to data entry. Using Synergy 2000 we have eliminated data entry errors. We are able to measure a part completely and save 30% of our time doing it,” noted Ted Black, QA Manager for the A.P. Plasman-Windsor Plant.

Automatic Emails for Out-of-Control and/or Out-of-Specification

Synergy software enables you to setup notifications to the appropriate personnel if a process or processes are out-of-control (OOC), out-of-specification (OOS) or both.

“With Synergy we could capture more data about our business. Email alerts for out-of-specification products were part of the deciding factor for selecting Synergy,” said Kim Marquis, Operations Manager for Polymerics.

“Using Synergy is a lot more user friendly, because you can run SPC in real-time. Now if anything goes out-of-specification, I get an email notification at my desk instead of having to physically be on the shop floor. In the past, we wouldn’t know if we were trending or not. Implementing Synergy saves us about 2 man-hours a day.” Brian Brooks, VP of Operations for Domestic Fastener & Forge, Inc. (DFFI).

In order to reduce scrap, rework and downtime, you need SPC software that allows all levels of users to be proactive and take corrective action at their position of the production process.

Synergy 3000 Web Manager Box & Whisker Plot.

Synergy 3000 Web Manager Box & Whisker Plot.

Doing your due diligence when evaluating SPC Software vendors will have big rewards for you and your organization. Much of the online information can be confusing and sound the same. The best way to proceed is to learn what you can, take advantage of whitepapers and eBooks to understand the basics, look at your situation and determine what is most important to you and then signup for some demonstrations to really see the software in action. Your best opportunity to evaluate the software is through a “live” shared-screen webinar so you can see the ease-of-use and ask questions that relate to your unique situation.

We would like to help get you started with our book and whitepapers that articulate what companies should expect from their Statistical Process Control (SPC) Software. The book encompasses the following prerequisites that are vital for the smooth integration of SPC Software into your environment:

  • A Product Specific to Your Business Needs
  • Experience a LIVE Demonstration of the Software
  • Easy to Setup so You can Realize a Rapid Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Seamlessly Integrates Into Your Production Environment
  • Delivers Extensive Reporting for All Users
  • Meets Unique Regulatory and Customer Requirements
  • Reduces Downtime, Scrap Rate, and Rework
  • Ensures Production of High-Quality Products
  • Enables Customers to Develop New Products
  • Provides a Global View of Your Entire Supply Chain
  • SPC Software Company That Continuously Innovates Its Product Line
  • Software Company That Provides Personalized Support
  • SPC Company with a Proven Track Record

“Implementing Synergy has helped us to reduce scrap, reduce rework, reduce costs, and ensure that we deliver our products on-time to our customers,” said Dave Ibanez, Vice President of EC Operations at Veridiam.

To learn more about how the Synergy SPC Software Product Suite meets these requirements, click on the image below.

How Synergy Software Benefits Your Business whitepaper.

Each chart in Synergy SPC software allows users to change numerous options instantly.

SynergySPC software gives users the ability to easily change views with a simple click.

Time is money. Increases in personnel productivity can be a big cost savings. Synergy software enables you to automatically collect data and gives your operators real-time feedback so they can make adjustments instantly. Your operators are freed-up from paperwork, able to ensure that their data is error-free, prevent out-of-control conditions before they occur, and focus on their production jobs. Managers simultaneously monitor multiple processes at facilities and supplier locations globally. Your engineers instantly analyze the data, suggest process improvements based on historical data, prevent out-of-control or out-of-specification conditions from occurring, monitor production equipment and provide statistical process control (SPC) software data and analysis to management, customers or regulators in the specified format

Here are some Zontec customers who have experienced significant time savings with Synergy:

“What used to take a couple of days of work a week before using Synergy, now takes a push of a button. Now we have real-time information as we are weighing the bags,” said Glen Peters, Lab Technician for Polymerics.

“Synergy saves us about 45 minutes of the operators’ time from how we operated previously. When you calculate this across 22 machines that comes out to about 33 man-hours a day,” noted Scott Chambers, Quality Facilitator for Schoeneck Containers Inc.

“We’re running 2 shifts with 2 quality people. It used to take 3 quality people. Implementing Synergy is saving us 14 hours a day,” said Wayne Maurer, Quality Manager for MET Plastics.

“As Quality Manager, what used to take a day’s worth of work to determine our Cpk’s and our Ppk’s is now just a click of a mouse. Now I have a tool that enables me to analyze, report, and explain in an efficient manner the current state of our processes. I have the data to show where we can improve our processes,” commented Aditya Deshpande, Quality Assurance Manager for Cumberland Plastics Solutions.

“We also estimate we are saving approximately 30% of an operator’s day due to data entry. Using Synergy 2000 we have eliminated data entry errors. We are able to measure that a part completely and save 30% of our time doing it,” remarked said Ted Black, QA Manager for the A.P. Plasman-Windsor Plant.

“Since implementing Synergy, the reduction in paperwork is huge. Before every entry took us about 3-½ minutes per sample size and now it only takes us less than 30 seconds. There are 240 critical characteristics we could be measuring at any given time. Using Synergy has saved us about 12 man-hours per day,” said Douglas Winfrey, Director of Quality for United Gear and Assembly.

Increased personnel productivity alone can justify investing in Synergy software.
Choose from our product suite for the software package that fits your business.

Synergy 3000 SPC Software Web Manager with Control Chart.

Synergy 3000 SPC Software Web Manager

Selecting the right Statistical Process Control (SPC) software for your business is an investment. Here are 12 things to consider as you evaluate a real-time SPC solution for your business:

1. Is the SPC Software Tailored for Your Business?

Regardless if your company is one facility or an entire enterprise, does the SPC software accommodate the specific needs of your company size? Does the software provide your operators, managers, and engineers their own unique view and capabilities in the system? Read more

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Operator at Domestic Fastener & Forge, Inc. using Synergy SPC Software.

Operator at Domestic Fastener & Forge, Inc. using Synergy SPC Software.

Manufacturers Search For Improvement

Manufacturers of today want to see how SPC aids continuous process improvement. They want to integrate the statistical process control software data they receive from various applications into one cohesive view of their enterprise supply chain. Manufacturers are looking to utilize innovative technologies to help them continually improve their processes by eliminating scrap, reducing rework, and increasing personnel’s productivity. They need global SPC software to provide an immediate view of their people, their processes, their production equipment and suppliers worldwide. With access to real-time data, team members prevent defects before they occur and can verify for customers and regulators that their requirements are met. This immediate, worldwide view of SPC data also allows management to analyze the ongoing profitability of the business.

SynergySPC Software Aids Continuous Process Improvement

Just as continuous process improvement must permeate your entire enterprise, SPC software must evolve and incorporate innovative technologies to help you monitor your enterprise, maintain profitability, and enable you to explore new avenues for growth.

Zontec maintains an aggressive product development schedule to consistently deliver industry-leading products to its customers including cloud computing into its product suite. This software is created, tested, documented and supported within the company without outsourcing. Our service agreement provides a 100% Investment Retention program to support upgrades as your business grows. 

“We selected Synergy because of its usability, it was cost-effective, and Zontec’s 100% Investment Retention program. We also liked the fact that if we decide to upgrade all our data banks and data tables will roll right into the next generation product,” said Brian Brooks, Domestic Fastener & Forge, Inc.

“We selected Zontec because they were one step ahead of where our customers were going. The Synergy software is a very user-friendly package,” remarked April Lusk, Director of Quality for Trident Precision Manufacturing.

You need to test out new product ideas and new business possibilities using your SPC data.

“We can see using the data from the Synergy software if we can produce a new product using current processes, before we actually produce the new product,” commented Aditya Deshpande, Quality Assurance Manager for Cumberland Plastics Solutions.

“With Synergy, we are able to show customers at their location the exact machine that would be used to produce the new product, what tolerance the machine is currently running and the capability history of that machine. This type of information shows the customer what they need to see before moving forward. Synergy provides us that edge to win the business,” said Douglas Winfrey, Director of Quality for United Gear and Assembly.

Your business needs to evolve through continuous process improvements and develop new growth opportunities. At Zontec, we make a commitment to our customers to consistently improve our software so they have a competitive edge.

LMPsrl uses Synergy 3000 Web SPC software to take measurement.

LMPsrl operator using Synergy 3000 Web SPC software

To be competitive in today’s marketplace, you need Statistical Process Control, SPC, software that allows you to connect all parts of your supply chain. Synergy offers a competitive global infrastructure that provides instant access to real-time SPC data across the globe.

With global access, you are able to continually improve your processes by eliminating scrap, reducing rework, increasing personnel productivity, and efficiently managing your assets. Exercising control over all your locations and suppliers also ensures you deliver your products on-time and within budget.

“Now, when we see a supplier’s process is trending towards an out-of-control state, we immediately communicate with them to bring the situation back under control. We have reduced defects from our suppliers to nearly zero and reduced customer defects to less than 1%” said Dan Heimann Quality Manager for MASS Precision.

”The real issue was that we were collecting all of this data, but not looking at the data. Synergy gave us a way to easily pull up the data and act on what we are seeing; it also gave us the ability to access the data anywhere in the world including our customer sites,” said Douglas Winfrey, Director of Quality for United Gear and Assembly.

“Because everything is in real-time, I can go into their [sister location] files, chart it and see for myself how they are running,” said Heidi Beaver, Quality Technician for Portage Plastics Corporation.

“In 2012, we began to use the Web Operator and the Web Manager applications with our sister companies in China and Bulgaria as well as with our main suppliers,” said Fedele D’Alessandro, General Manager for LMPsrl. “We selected Synergy, because we knew we would have one dashboard where we could see the entire quality process.”

To thrive in today’s market, you need a quality system that provides real-time access to SPC data from anywhere in world.

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Operators at Sahale Snacks working and a picture of Synergy 1000 on production floor.

Sahale Snacks achieves $16,000 ROI using Synergy 1000

Roth Gonzales, Process Improvement Manager, at Sahale Snacks was highlighted in an article called, “Snacks company sees healthy ROI” on the Packaging Digest Website talking about using the Synergy 1000 SPC software to increase production and reduce the out-of-specification time in their production lines. Implementing Synergy 1000, they were able to meet their ROI of $16,000, enable machine operators to regain 1/3rd of their day, and recoup an hour a day for Quality Assurance personnel.

“Our expected Return On Investment for purchasing Synergy was $16,000. We met our expectations,” said Gonzales.

A photo of MASS Precision using Synergy 2000 SPC software on the production floor.

MASS Precision using Zontec’s Synergy 2000 on the production floor.

In an article called “MASS Precision Uses Synergy to Manage Supplier Precision”, MASS Precision was highlighted in Quality Magazine.

MASS Precision uses Zontec’s Synergy 2000 Statistical Process Control SPC software for supplier management.

“One thing we particularly like about implementing Synergy is the fact that we can communicate in real-time with our suppliers. This is vitally important for our business. We now have the ability to tell suppliers that they need to adjust the chemicals in their plating in real-time,” said Dan Heimann, Quality Manager, for MASS Precision. “Once we showed this capability to our suppliers, they became interested in implementing Synergy. The quality problems with plating thickness used to happen once a week, but since we implemented Synergy, it happens about once a month.”

Businesses using SPC software efficiently manage costs and win new business. We share some examples of how SPC software helps a company thrive in today’s economy. According to Greg Maddox, Principal at McGladrey & Pullen LLP,

“Confirming what we observed in practice, there is a strong correlation between those companies that consistently deploy process improvement and quality programs and methodologies and those that are ‘thriving and growing’. Nearly 70 percent of organizations with an advanced culture of continuous improvement are thriving compared to approximately 40 percent of companies without an emphasis on continuous improvement.”

Why is that? Because businesses that have embraced quality principals like Statistical Process Control (SPC) software into the fabric of their business are more efficiently able to reduce scrap, reduce rework, increase user productivity, more effectively manage the lifecycle of their machines, seamlessly incorporate suppliers into their business, and demonstrate to customers that they can make new products using existing equipment. In short, these businesses are able to consistently manage costs. Read more