Top 5 Wonderware Operations Software Views



Improvements through Wonderware MES Software use

What were the achieved improvements by using MES Software?

> 30% 20-30% 10-20% 5-10% 0-5%

Productivity
Quality
OEE
Equipment uptime
Manufacturing cost reduction

Case Study: Key Solution Systems de Mexico

Introduction

This case study of Key Solution Systems de Mexico SA de CV is based on a July 2014 survey of the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Our customers have better process operations. Real time information is the key for our customers’ decision making.”

Challenges

  • Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
    • Better visibility of plant operations
    • Better integration between plant and enterprise (business systems)
    • Better integration between plant and controls (automation)
    • Better use of technologies (cloud, mobility, big data)
    • Easier acquisition of Microsoft products (SQL Server)

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware Development Studio
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
    • Wonderware InBatch
    • Wonderware InTouch
    • Wonderware Information Server
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware MES/Performance
    • Wonderware MES/Quality
    • Wonderware QI Analyst
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) Workflow
  • Works as an Endorsed Systems Integrator
  • Currently using the following Microsoft products:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft CALS (Client Access Licenses)
    • Mobile (phones, tablets)
    • .NET
    • Windows OS’s

Results

  • Takes advantage of the partnership of Microsoft and Wonderware Software in the following ways:
    • Adopt new operating systems
    • Become educated on new, upcoming technologies and products
    • Have early access to patches and bug fixes
    • Easily acquire and use SQL Server
    • Attain thought leadership insight on topics such as the cloud, mobility, Internet of Things
  • Found that the following capabilities differentiated Wonderware Software from the competition:
    • Integration capabilities (business to automation, MES to controls)
    • The Microsoft technology/strategic partnership
    • Technology offered: mobile, cloud, SaaS, big data
    • Product capabilities: visualization
    • Product capabilities: operations (OEE, MES, Quality)
    • Product capabilities: reporting and analysis
  • Realized the following benefits due to the Microsoft/Wonderware partnership alliance:
    • Improved asset utilization (uptime and OEE)
    • Improved plant-to-business integration
    • Improved mobility usage, strategy
    • Increased productivity, quality and/or throughput
    • Improved process or operational visibility
    • Reduced cost of business (product, assets, regulatory compliance, etc.)
  • Saw the following improvements due to the Wonderware/Microsoft partnership:
    • Improved technology adoption and usage: 10-20%
    • Reduced manufacturing cost: 5-10%
    • Improved product/process integration: 5-10%
    • Increased productivity: 5-10%
    • Improved time to market: 10-20%

Case Study: Johann Hay KG Automobiltechnik

Introduction

This case study of Johann Hay KG Automobiltechnik is based on a March 2014 survey of Wonderware Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Selected Wonderware Software to achieve the following improvements:
    • Better process control
    • Better process visibility
    • Better recipe management
    • More effective alarm management

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware Development Studio
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
    • Wonderware InTouch HMI
  • Purchased Wonderware Software for the following reasons:
    • The ability to integrate to the process
    • The ability for the distributor channel to locally serve them
    • Its functional fit to their needs

Results

  • Finds Wonderware Software’s enterprise integration (ERP to MES, ERP to Controls layer) differentiates them from the competition.
  • Achieved the following benefits with Wonderware Software:
    • Improved mobility and mobile operations
    • Increased productivity and throughput
    • Improved product quality
    • Improved production planning and scheduling
    • Improved process or operational visibility
  • Realized the following improvements with Wonderware Software:
    • Reduced energy: 20%-30%
    • Reduced manufacturing cost: 20%-30%
    • Improved process / product quality: 20%-30%
    • Improved reporting and analysis: 5%-10%

Case Study: Small Business Food Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business food company is based on a March 2014 survey of Wonderware Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Wonderware has streamlined our ingredient batching system and our ability to track ingredient inventory.”

Challenges

  • Selected Wonderware Software to achieve the following improvements:
    • Better HMI design
    • Better Operations Management
    • Better process control
    • Better process visibility
    • Better recipe management
    • More accurate reporting & analysis

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
    • Wonderware InTouch HMI
    • Wonderware Information Server
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
  • Purchased Wonderware Software for the following reasons:
    • The ability to integrate to the process
    • Existing Wonderware software investment
    • Its functional fit to their needs
    • Wonderware’s service offering (pre/post project)
    • Wonderware’s software reputation

Results

  • Finds Wonderware Software’s wide selection of software that fits my needs differentiates them from the competition.
  • Achieved the following benefits with Wonderware Software:
    • Improved plant-to-business integration
    • Improved inventory management/turnover
    • Improved production planning and scheduling
  • Paid back their investment in Wonderware Software in 9-12 months.
  • Realized the following improvements with Wonderware Software:
    • Improved process/product quality: 10%-20%

Wonderware Historian Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses Wonderware Historian:

We use it to run the whole dairy, from integration to reporting.

Would you recommend Wonderware Historian?

It is versatile and easy to use.