• Tech Tip: GainSeeker Dashboard Control – Date/Time Control You may be asking yourself why I thought something as simple as the Date/Time control on Dashboards is blog worthy.  At surface level , it looks like just another date/time feature. If you have not used it before, that could be a logical assumption.  What I want [...]

  • Below are some of the questions clients are asking about the impact of Microsoft’s decision to end support for 32-bit operating systems.  This hot topic is worth a blog to let all our customers know it’s going to be all right.  I will try to answer the questions regarding the 32-bit support along with explaining [...]

  • Legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky famously said, “Skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” I picked this quote to describe our 2021 Strategic Plan for Hertzler Systems: a plan that lays out our strategies, actions, and tasks – with the goal of putting both Hertzler and you, our customers,in [...]

  • Whether or not you have access to the GainSeeker System Administration module, it is good to know what it can do, and how it is organized.  Experienced users can always benefit from little secrets you may not know about.  Those with access to this module, remember it comes great responsibility.  As I quickly cover the [...]

  • We had such a great turnout in attendance and awesome feedback, the gang at Hertzler Systems said, "Yes, it would be a great idea to increase the amount of GainSeeker Tech Tips LIVE webinars we host in a year."  Last year we completed one every three months.  This year we are changing the game!  Tech [...]

  • March 3 of 2019 will mark my 35th year of employment at Hertzler Systems. I like to joke that I started working at Hertzler when I was four years old! As I take over as CEO, I look back fondly on the various interactions I have had with customers as a programmer, doing technical support, [...]

  • In last month’s post I announced my retirement at the end of the year, and shared some reflections on the history of our company and our industry. Looking ahead, I’d like to share my perspective on three mega-trends that I predict will have far-reaching implications to our world in the coming decades: The manufacturing data tsunami, self-running factories, and resource constraints.

  • I keep finding new features to use not only in the Dashboard module, but within the Dashboard Grid! One advantage of GainSeeker is the ability to visualize real-time data and easily see what is going on at a glance. The GainSeeker Dashboard can aid in your visual needs!! This enables your team to make better, more timely decisions to improve quality, profitability, and customer experience. Last month, I demonstrated how to create a new Dashboard and showed you how to utilize the Summary option in the Dashboard Grid. This month, I am back in the Dashboard Grid, but using a new feature released in GainSeeker V9.1. This new column property is labeled "Limit to most recent." For the data that passed the Date Period and Filter, this column will also filter the most recent data in this field.

  • It is time to share some important news: I will be retiring from my role as President and CEO of Hertzler Systems at the end of this year! My business partner, Byron Shetler, will pick up the reins and guide the company in the coming years. In this post I share some personal memories of our founder, Paul Hertzler, and look back on some of the innovations that we've brought to the industry. This transition has been in process for nearly two years. That long ramp has given the company plenty of time to prepare, and I’m really excited about where the company is positioned today, and where it might go in the future. We’ve never been stronger.

  • November is the time to be thankful. So, I thought this would be a good reminder for the new little enhancement feature that may have been missed by many because of all the awesome stuff we are doing. I am thankful for the Dashboard Grid Summary property. This gem is located in the Dashboard module. Let's take it step by step and create a Dashboard with a simple Dashboard Grid and include a summary. At the end of this blog is a video that ties it all together. This property is only available with versions 8.9x and above.