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What is WATS?

Electronics Manufacturing optimized Data Management and Analytics solution.

WATS is a Test Data Management solution for any-sized electronics production company. WATS automates the collection and uniforming of all your global production test and repair data, internal or outsourced production. It provides APIs for integrations with 3rd party systems and solutions and gives you access to powerful analytics & statistical calculations for Continuous Improvement

Who Uses WATS?

Electronics Manufacturers and OEMs looking to improve efficiency and product quality. We provide real-time insights and visibility on manufacturing test and repair, from their entire supply chain.

WATS Software - WATS test data management dashboards. Use the flexible and customizable built in dashboards to follow production yields and KPIs in real time.
WATS Software - Global Station Map view, WATS features a global map-view dashboard that augments factory performance for your various manufacturing locations.
WATS Software - System Architecture
WATS Software - Periodic Yield
WATS Software - Test Step Fail Pareto

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Reviews of WATS

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
55%
4
45%
Chris
Chris
Member in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Understand your product and its performance

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: SkyWATS allowed us to perform R&R comparisons of test stations in a fast and efficient manner and immediately highlighted an issue with a slight mismatch in performance which we were able to rectify (and verify the fix) with minimal downtime. I've used this product for over 10 years because I trust it and the team behind it.

Pros:

Provides an almost "codeless" solution for those looking to quickly store test data from TestStand / LabVIEW. The data that is stored is then able to be reviewed and analyzed quickly allowing us to respond to product yield or performance issues in a proactive manner. Critical for any complex high volume test solution.

Cons:

Inability to define (or add) custom queries or reports.

Bryan
Electronics Repair Technician in US
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Data, data, data

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: Overall, using WATS is a great experience. We are able to look at specific data and understand how our production is affected, good or bad. We also use WATS to collect test reports on individual PCB's as well as completed products, this gives us great transparency over our production floor.

Pros:

Since switching to WATS, the data collection and collation has helped our production teams to truly understand some of the issues we were having. This helped our teams to focus on changes that helped with our assembly and test areas.

Cons:

Integrating with some of the other software platforms we already had in place was difficult at first and was a bit much having multiple resources giving us, effectively, the same information. However, once that was streamlined, it has become a vital tool.

Alexis
Alexis
Electronic Engineering Manager in France
Verified LinkedIn User
Medical Devices, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great tool for SPC !

4.0 6 years ago

Comments: We are using Skywats for SPC and analyse test yield, quantity tested per day/week and to improve our process, test benches and test softwares.
This tool is very powerfull and give us quickly and easily, a lot of precious informations we took a lot of time to find before.

Pros:

Easy to use and for looking information. Great for SPC analysis and be proactive for production support. Give us key parameters (yield, top 10 failures...) to improve our test bench and test software.

Cons:

Need training and practice to understand and find informations we are looking for.

Xiwen
Xiwen
Senior Test Engineer in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Renewables & Environment, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

working as Manufacturing test engineer for over 12 years

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: be able to have the overview of the weekly/daily first pass yield, make it easier to target the highest failing test step in the manufacturing test.

Pros:

very easy to bring the statistics for the period that the user is interested in. it gives graphic view for the measurements in the manufacturing , highlights the highest failing steps with failing rate.

Cons:

it needed to preload the sequence model in TestStand back when I was using it. If it can be a hot plug app that can be merge in after the test development, it'll be great!

Jyri
Jyri
Development engineer in Finland
Verified LinkedIn User
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

My Review

4.0 6 years ago

Comments: So far the skyWATS have reduced our problem solving processs' lead time signifcantly and the available data with complete test history immediately shows the proble as it is now and how it is comparable to previous tests

Pros:

The level of automation to the test data management, easiness of cloud based service, no need to maintain tools

Cons:

Sometimes it feels that you have almost too much alternative approaches to get needed results so it's bit easy to lost in the GUI.