HOW MAKERSITE WORKS

Core features of the platform, available to all.

Makersite dramatically simplifies product data management with modern, scalable technologies, a massive data foundation, and simple apps.

How? Makersite connects millions of data points to how a product is made and used. Data is constantly updated to reflect changes in costs, markets, competitors, science, regulations, and product evolutions. Data flows freely and securely for seamless collaboration across teams, supply chains, and customers.

COMPOSE & COMPARE PRODUCTS
Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.
CONNECT & COLLABORATE
PERFORM & CONTROL

A QUICK OVERVIEW

Click on the video button below to see a quick video about how Makersite helps make better products, faster.

 Dynamic Data Integration©

DDI technology is foundational to Makersite. The platform enriches a product definition with millions of data points to reflect changes in costs, markets, science, regulations, and product evolutions.

Your Product Ideas

Define your product: copy a BOM or Formulation from a spreadsheet, use a template on Makersite, or built API integrations with your design systems.

Model and manage your product performance in the cloud

Makersite enriches your product definition with data from multiple streams. That empowers you to predict and manage opportunities, costs, risks and impacts on people and environment – in seconds. We keep things connected in the background, so innovations and changes are instantly transformed into meaningful answers.

Your Apps and Systems

You can model and improve your product right here, with the built-in apps and collaboration tools. Or you can deliver insights and analytics to applications that you and your team use every day. Data remains connected, so information flows without friction from sources into your account. Security rules are applied along the way, so data is only accessible to authorized users.

COMPOSE & COMPARE

Look up thousands of products, compose your own, and compare alternative designs.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Look up products and processes

Makersite is the largest database on how products are made and their uses, costs, risks, and impacts. You can configure thousands of templates to represent your product, and connect your product definition to millions of data-points.

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Configure your portfolio

Bring in your own products via spreadsheets, configure product template on Makersite, or built API integrations with your design systems.

FORKING

Any process or product on Makersite can be “forked”. Forking means you can copy an existing product or process and modify it to fit your needs.

Step 1: Fork

Start with a suitable product template. There are thousands to chose from. For example "paint", or "switch".

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Model Alternative Designs

The impacts, costs or risks of alternative design choices can be modeled right here, such as material switch-outs or new production locations. Alternatively, you can enrich tools such as PLM, CAD, or CRM with product performance data through API.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Enrich your product models.

Makersite automatically enriches your product model with data from multiple streams. It empowers you to model and manage costs, regulations or impacts on people and environment in seconds. We keep things connected in the background, so innovation and science are instantly transformed into meaningful answers for you.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Compare Performance

Side-by-side comparisons let you compare attributes of alternative designs, and communicate changes.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Use built-in Maps

We built in 4 core Visualizations – Sankey/Graph/Map/Grid. That way you can geo-locate impacts or map your suppliers. You can also export impact data to Excel, and programmatically connect visualization tools via API.

CONNECT & COLLABORATE

Connect any data source and system to your product definition. Collaborate around data in real time across you value chain.

Collaborate in confidence

Makersite has three access levels: Mysite, Teamsite, and Makersite.  By default, your own product data is private to you unless you choose to share it. You decide how to share your data and with whom. For instance with your team on ‘Teamsite’ (coming soon) or the global community on ‘Makersite’.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Have discussions over data.

Join a community of professionals like yourself. Chances are, you’re the expert someone else is after.  Discussions are connected to data, so references and updates are precise and remain in context. Whether you’d like to share your academic research or make your first Flying Car, there’s room for you here, too.

API

Want to take assessments to scale? Makersite’s API connects to your
design systems.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Privacy

Your own data is confidential by default. You can then choose to publish it openly or restrict access. Access can be restricted by data-set, by user group and even by single data object (IDO). That way you can collaborate but still protect your or your suppliers’ IP.

PERFORM & CONTROL

Monitor and continuously improve your product portfolio’s performance across its value chain.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Compliance

The old ways of product compliance management were never designed for modern, digitized businesses. Makersite Product Compliance is powered by advanced algorithms, with best-in-class data and on the principles of fraud detection.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Environment

With only a few clicks you can build a first model of your product’s environmental performance. Add granularity over time, and scale across your entire portfolio and supply chain.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Supply Networks

Discover, analyze and model risks, regulations, eco and health impacts in real-time across supply networks and life-cycle.

Performance Optimization and Reporting

Scale reporting across as many design variants and impacts as needed (available Q1 2018).

Change any product configuration – such as specifications, suppliers, processes and use – and model the resulting financial and non-financial performance at the same time.

Makersite is the largest open platform on the web on how products are made and used. You can look up product profiles, model alternative designs, and work with others to innovate faster, buy smarter, and be sustainable.

Costing

In Makersite’s Dynamic Costing, parts in a BOM can be linked to production chains with existing cost-models. Cost estimates are taken down to minutes vs. offline calculations, that typically take weeks to complete. Costing is currently in BETA.

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