Lean manufacturing, WCM, Smart factory,
Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence,… NeXT
A mission, a passion
NeXT is the creation of a twenty-year experience of a professional team, inspired first of all by the passion for computer science.
In 2011, after passing through other entrepreneurial experiences, the founders perfected a precise mission: starting from a single strong point, the technology, to then develop the useful tools for its customers, thus reversing the perspective of having to search for customers willing to buy prepackaged and inflexible products.
We don’t look for customers for our products, but for products for our customers
We are convinced that IT products cannot be packaged like the products we find displayed, ready to use, on the shelves of a supermarket.
Those who make quality software cannot prescind from a sartorial approach: the preliminary meetings with the customer and keeping the constant communication, lead to the design the final product that is what we have been asked for, what the customer needs.
As we said, the only strong point is technology. Because this makes the cost of such a customer-oriented activity economically sustainable for us and our customers.
All the IT products signed by NeXT are built on an Agent platform, a framework developed entirely by us, created with the innovative Agents programming standard. It is a method born from the study and research carried out in universities, used by NeXT since the beginning, discovering its advantages, both in terms of effectiveness, flexibility and agility.
Every Agent is born and lives pursuing a goal: to fulfill his mission.
The Agents platform can therefore be assimilated by an empty box: in this box the necessary Agents (the software modules) are then positioned to draw the application down to the customer’s reality.
An Agent is able to communicate with other Agents, thus establishing a real network of Agents and thus connecting human operators, devices, machines, different process phases, plants … as planned by an industry 4.0 environment.
NeXT operates mainly in the industrial sector by developing ideal applications to fulfill the principles of Lean manufacturing and to implement the WCM methodologies (World Class Manufacturing), however aimed to monitor and improve the production performance and optimize the consumption of resources.
One of the applications dedicated to the industrial sector carries the significant name of IMPROVE, because, by providing the various software modules, it is dedicated to achieve the continuous improvement of production processes.
The resources used by NeXT in research and development (NeXT has been present in the register of the Ancona Chamber of Commerce as an Innovative SME since 2017) prove that our software solutions are particularly suitable to be applied in the industry 4.0 areas. In particular, NeXT is leading its research towards concepts such as Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, by involved in several projects.
Another important software developed by NeXT is ProLED. With ProLED we leave the industrial sector to enter the world of power line design. It is a software, commissioned by E-Distribuzione, for the design and mechanical test of medium and low voltage power lines.
Around ProLED, NeXT has developed an intense training activity regarding the dedicated work group, traveling to the various Enel offices throughout the country, to train hundreds of designers to use ProLED 2.0. Furthermore, a training platform was created, equipped with video tutorials on ProLED 2.0: ProLED Academy.
Ergonomics and open source
- The user interfaces designed by NeXT are browser-based and follow the principles of customer centered design, in other words we put ourselves in the shoes of those who will use them trying to create ergonomic and intuitive interfaces. The Web potential allows the integration of functional and simple graphic tools.
- NeXT technology is integrated into open-source environments that allow the implementation of complex and reliable systems optimizing resources.
- Next systems are built on Linux operating system, with PostgreSql relational database and Apache2 Web-Server.
NeXT is a software house that produces and sells softwares developed to provide information and aggregate data to company management, supporting its operational decision making.
NeXT can guarantee excellent quality service, unique in the whole industry, thanks to agent-based technology programming.
Where to find us
Operational headquarter via Ancona 55/A 60030, Castelbellino (AN)
Registered office via Nazario Sauro 11/a 60035, Jesi (AN)
Tel: +39 0731696646
Fax: +39 0731690464
VAT reg.: 02510420421