The HYDRA Users Group, or HUG for short, is an association of users working with the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) HYDRA by MPDV.
HYDRA users founded the independent organization in 2004. HUG meetings take place several times a year. HUG members meet in specific working groups and exchange information on subjects like manufacturing, HR, quality, IT, and strategy. They discuss best practices and work out suggestions on how to further develop the MES HYDRA catering to the customers' needs.
Since 2022 the HYDRA Users Group has been part of the Smart Factory Society that combines further user associations. The Smart Factory Society includes the user associations for the Advanced Planning and Scheduling System (APS) FEDRA and the Manufacturing Integration Platform (MIP).
At regular intervals, MPDV hosts the Smart Factory Society Conference where the members of the user associations meet the experts of MPDV. MPDV presents the most important innovations and results at this meeting and the participants can discuss them.
Tasks of the HYDRA Users Group:
- Information exchange between users and the MES provider MPDV.
- Further development of HYDRA applications
- Defining new requirements and solving specific tasks.
- Exchanging experiences with other HYDRA users and user feedback for MPDV.