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Mingo Smart Factory vs. Vorne Software

Not sure if Vorne or Mingo Smart Factory is a better fit for your needs and the improvements you want to make? This page offers a comprehensive review of the two platforms, features, and capabilities.

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How Mingo Smart Factory Compares to Vorne

See how the two stack up with features and details provided in this Mingo vs. Vorne head-to-head comparison.
Mingo Smart Factory

Mingo Smart Factory



  • Simplistic dashboard is static
  • Discrete manufacturers with small-medium amounts of manual assembly operations
  • Limited integration with other software
  • Standardized reporting
  •  Limited production planning and scheduling
  • Limited hardware options

Why do customers select Mingo over Vorne?

Mingo Smart Factory is easy to use, fast to deploy, and has an expedited return on investment. The software is modular and flexible to grow with the company. The dashboard is built for the manufacturing team, not a dedicated IT department.
  • More Functionality
  • Personalized US Based Customer Support from Individuals that Know the Industry
  • Flexible Data Collection that Won’t Outpace Your Business
  • Customizable Dashboards for any Discrete Manufacturing Industry
  • Configurable Hardware to Connect Older Machines to the 21st Century
Production Monitoring

What are the differences between Mingo Smart Factory and Vorne Software?

At its core, Vorne is much more simplistic than Mingo. It provides manufacturers with the ability to get insight into what’s happening in the plant but does not provide the same level of capabilities. 

With Vorne, manufacturers can count products, calculate yield, understand cycle times, compare good versus bad products, and record downtime. It’s a great starting point for those who have nothing and want to get rid of Excel and pen and paper, but often, manufacturers will grow out of the product. 

There will still be manual reporting required to fill the gaps. Vorne doesn’t integrate with scheduling. It doesn’t collect process data. It doesn’t help with automated end-of-shift reporting or alerting. There isn’t a mobile app. 

At its core, Vorne is designed to calculate and understand OEE, unlike Mingo which in addition to calculating OEE offers a complete and robust manufacturing productivity system from data collection to dashboard.


I'm New to Production Monitoring. Should I Start With Vorne or Jump to Mingo?

This is a decision that should be aligned with the goals you want to achieve.

The systems will apply to virtually any manufacturing environment, but manufacturers often outgrow Vorne when they want something more comprehensive with better visibility. 

If you are a manufacturer who doesn’t have any productivity software in the plant and solely relies on manual data collection and reporting, Vorne may be a good option. It is a simplistic system that can get you started. You’ll collect data like downtime, throughput, cycle time, and changeovers. This will provide you with the answers to:

  • How much product am I making?
  • Am I close to my ideal cycle time?
  • How much scrap did I have?

You will know what’s happening in the plant and where you could make improvements.

On the other hand, if you’re ready to make the leap into full visibility, Mingo may be the better option. The solution is cloud-based so you’re able to access reports and dashboards from anywhere, at any time, even on a mobile app. You’ll not only get visibility and an understanding of OEE, but:

  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Quality measurements
  • Line configuration and productivity
  • Predictive monitoring and preventive maintenance
  • Real-time analytics from anywhere, including mobile and tablet apps
  • Automatic reporting and alerts
  • Data collection from anything, including machines, sensors, or operators

With Mingo Smart Factory, you can stop problems as they happen, increase productivity, and improve efficiency.

We understand you likely will want to compare the two even more, especially from an unbiased source. Below is a link to Capterra’s review that also includes reviews from users of both Vorne and Mingo.

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Outgrowing Vorne

Louisiana Fish Fry outgrew Vorne and Worximity before turning to Mingo Smart Factory. They saw a 12% OEE improvement in the first 9 months of working with Mingo. Sr. Operations Analyst Chris Mericas talks about how the insight and visibility from Mingo helped him manage the financials for his five plants across two countries.

How do I know which software is going to be better for my needs?

This is a highly personalized question. In all honesty, the better platform is going to be the one that meets your needs. We get that may not be the most helpful answer, but we don’t want to tell you to choose one over the other without first understanding the goals you want to accomplish. Below are additional resources to help you understand Mingo specifically. If you have other questions, we highly recommend you schedule a time to chat with our team of manufacturing productivity experts.

And in favor of full transparency, we recommend you do the same with Vorne. Collect all of the information you need to understand the specifics of each platform. Then, you’ll be able to decide whether Vorne vs. Mingo is going to better fulfill your needs. 

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Choose Mingo Smart Factory

Mingo Smart Factory is purpose-built to provide visibility into the plant, in real-time. Here are 5 reasons how Mingo sets itself apart from other manufacturing software solutions. 


1. Connectivity

Stay Informed

Collect data via wireless sensors, machine PLCs, or directly from operators on the line via manual data collection.

2. Scheduling

Plan Ahead

Production planning and scheduling gives you the flexibility to plan, track, and understand where you stand, in real-time.

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3. Process Data

Detect Issues

Collect process data and detect anomalies. Get notice of irregular changes, such as a change in temperature or vibration on a machine.

4. Mobile App

Data Anywhere

Recieve push notifications and never let unplanned downtime or performance losses go unnoticed or unaddressed again.

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5. Line Configuration

Visualize Your Data

Layout and model a production, getting information on every station or the line as a whole, in a single view.

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