The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has meant firms have had to adapt, and quickly. As we get back to a new normality, what options are available to help you improve services, workflow and more.

We were joined by John McLaughlin, MD,, JP McCorley, CTO, Obbi Solutions and Rich Dale, CEO, Flowlens to discuss these issues and more.


John Mc Laughlin, MD,

John Mc Laughlin MD at ShopFloorLive, cloud based system linking your order book directly to the factory. Having worked in operations for many years, the problem in getting everyone working on the same ‘hymn sheet’ was difficult. ‘Order to cash’ has to be the focus for many businesses in the current environment. ShopFloorLive provides an always ‘Live’ factory schedule, everyone working to achieve on-time delivery in full to the customer. Makes running your factory easy, fast and efficient. Visit for more details.

See John’s slides here: manufacturingNI_main

JP McCorley, CTO, Obbi Solutions

JP McCorley is CTO at Obbi. Obbi is a simple cloud based dashboard that gives manufacturers full visibility of their Compliance, Safety & Training. The system was born of the frustrations arising from disjointed IT systems, paper based systems, and spreadsheets. These disparate systems cost companies a fortune in administrative time, inefficiency, and leave them massively exposed. Obbi takes this risk and worry away. It gives everyone in the organisation the information they need exactly when they need it. The company was last year nominated as Enterprise Software Company of the year by Catalyst and awarded Best Use of Cloud Technology in the Belfast Telegraph IT Awards. They have recently introduced a new product called Obbi Lite which is specifically designed at helping manufacturers stay compliant in the light of COVID. Find out more and sign up for free at

See JP’s slides here: Obbi – Manu NI – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing (1)

Rich Dale, CEO Flowlens

Rich Dale is CEO of Flowlens, a cloud-based CRM, MRP and Service software system designed for small equipment manufacturing businesses, and dealers. With a single database of customers, suppliers, parts, stock, orders and products, Flowlens provides a joined-up system to reduce wasted effort, and get more time for business growth. Visit for more.

See Rich’s slides here: Flowlens – Rich Dale – ManufacturingNI

For a list of Q&A questions, please click here:Digital Transformation FAQs – Manufacturing NI webinar


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