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Competitor Comparison

Mingo Smart Factory vs. RedZone Software

The choice of manufacturing productivity software can be difficult given the sheer number of vendors. In this blog, we’ll look at the differences between Mingo vs. Redzone Software.

Our goal is to provide you with the information needed to make a decision about which software will be the best choice for your plant.

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How Mingo Smart Factory Compares to RedZone Software

See how the two stack up with features and details provided in this Mingo vs. RedZone head-to-head comparison.
  • More Functionality at Half the Price

  • 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 21st Century

Go In-Depth

Frequently Asked Questions

The main difference between the two is that Mingo Smart Factory offers a line configuration feature, meaning your production team can get information on every single station or the line as a whole. It gives manufacturers like yourself the ability to see how each station is performing while improving the productivity of the entire line. A few other big differences that are key to Mingo Smart Factory’s software include:

Mingo Smart Factory is a complete solution, offering dashboards, hardware, and visibility while providing immense value, immediately. With a suite of features for less money, Mingo Manufacturing Productivity Software is built for large and small manufacturers, enabling company growth.

Both Mingo Smart Factory and RedZone Software provide visibility to discrete manufacturers. While RedZone Software has a large focus on the food and beverage vertical, both companies can help manufacturers in virtually any vertical as long as it falls within the discrete manufacturing software category. Examples of industries include:

As long as you make a tangible product, manufacturing productivity software is going to be a good fit. It’s going to help you understand what’s going on in the plant and improve productivity. But, remember, software can differ greatly within the broader category. Choose the one that is going to best help you achieve your goals.

Mingo Smart Factory has more features with a lower price. The software will be able to give you complete visibility into your processes without the complexity often associated with traditional OEE manufacturing software. In addition to line configuration, scheduling, and reporting features, Mingo Smart Factory provides consulting and training free of charge, while also helping you determine which sensors are going to get you the data needed. We also provide the sensors to reduce the amount of work you need to do upfront and make it a truly seamless implementation process.

You are probably busy enough solving problems on the floor and making sure product is delivered on time to customers, and we don’t want to create any more work for you. That’s why we work to ensure Mingo solves your problems rather than creating an endless amount of other problems.

But, don’t take our word for it. Below are links to popular review sites like Capterra and Software Advice, both of which can offer a more unbiased opinion on each software and its features and capabilities.


At the end of the day, you need a solution to help you get visibility into the plant. Whether that’s Mingo or Redzone, you should choose software that is going to solve your challenges and help you improve. It’s likely not an easy choice because you will need to painstakingly review each software and its suite of features, but once you do choose one, it will provide immense benefits.

We won’t hold it against you if you decide that ultimately, RedZone Software is a better option for your plant, but to help you in your research, below are a few of our best resources that explain what and how Mingo does what it does. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our sales team.


See How Mingo Improves Your Factory

Built by people who know manufacturing, Mingo provides the 21st century “Smart Factory” experience that manufacturers need to grow in a modern environment. See how it can help you drive revenue.

The Top 5 Reasons Why Manufacturers Choose Mingo

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


1. 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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2. 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.

3. Comprehensive Reporting

Detect Issues

Eliminate manual reporting, reduce errors, get automatic plant performance overviews, and know what’s happening now.

4. Complete Solution

And Quick Set Up

Mingo is a complete solution and provides everything you need to get up and running in less than 1 day. With sensors, dashboards, iPads, and a mobile app, you won’t need to outsource.

5.Built For All Sizes

Data Anywhere

Mingo is designed for both small and large manufacturers. As you grow, Mingo can grow with you.

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