TechValidate Research on AVEVA Wonderware Manufacturing Operations

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Wonderware Historian Case Study

Medium Enterprise Food Company Chooses Wonderware Historian for Ease of Implementation

Introduction

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

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Wonderware Historian:

  • Solved challenges in the following areas with Wonderware Historian:
    • Regulatory reporting
    • Downtime tracking
    • Production/cost accounting
    • Energy consumption
    • Identifying process improvement opportunities
    • Diagnostics/troubleshooting

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Wonderware Historian that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following Wonderware information management software products:
    • Historian
    • Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
    • Information Server
    • System Platform
  • Manages information with the following functionalities:
    • Process data collection and storage
    • Data retrieval for reporting and analytics
    • Data charting and graphing
    • Tabular reports
    • Drill-down reports
    • Dashboards

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Wonderware Historian:

  • Achieved the following benefits with their Wonderware information management solution:
    • Increased production
    • Improved product quality
    • Reduced unplanned downtime
    • Reduced energy costs
    • Improved regulatory compliance
    • Improved asset utilization
    • help troubleshoot, and analysis
  • Purchased Wonderware Historian for the following reasons:
    • Integration with other Wonderware products
    • Functionality
    • Ease of implementation
    • Total cost of ownership
  • Finds the following features differentiate Wonderware Historian from the competition:
    • Ease of implementation and maintenance
    • Tight integration with Wonderware InTouch
    • Data analysis and troubleshooting
    • Easy retrieval of process history
    • Reporting, analytics and dashboards
  • Realized the following improvements with Wonderware Historian:
    • Reduced energy: 20-30%
    • Improved product quality: 20-30%
    • Increased uptime: 20-30%
    • Improved production: 20-30%

Schneider Electric Wonderware HMI/SCADA Software Case Study

Operator Information Overload Solved for Medium Enterprise Food Company with Wonderware

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise food company is based on an April 2014 survey of Schneider Electric Wonderware HMI/SCADA Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Schneider Electric Wonderware HMI/SCADA Software:

  • Solved the following challenges with Wonderware HMI/SCADA Software:
    • Managed the scope and complexity of their processes
    • Managed operator information overload
    • Reduced energy consumption and waste

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Schneider Electric Wonderware HMI/SCADA Software that the surveyed company uses:

  • Use the following in conjunction with Wonderware HMI/SCADA Software:
    • Wonderware Historian
    • Wonderware Information Server
    • Wonderware InBatch
    • Wonderware MES
    • Wonderware System Platform
  • The users work with Wonderware HMI/SCADA:
    • Machine/line operators
    • Remote technicians/maintenance
    • Engineers
    • Product managers

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Schneider Electric Wonderware HMI/SCADA Software:

  • Experienced the following benefits from using Wonderware HMI/SCADA software:
    • Improved operator awareness/agility
    • Increased efficiency/productivity
    • Reduced system disruptions/downtimes
    • Increased understanding of their processes and systems
  • Invested in Wonderware HMI/SCADA over the competition for the following reasons:
    • Have reputation in leadership and innovation
    • Are the best functional fit to their needs
    • Are easy to use
    • Have a standardized system

Wonderware InBatch Case Study

Large Food Company Uses Wonderware InBatch, Gains Flexibility, Systems Integration, and Operational Efficiency

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise food company is based on a February 2015 survey of Wonderware InBatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Wonderware InBatch :

  • Addressed the following batch process and production requirements using Wonderware InBatch:
    • Flexible recipe management
    • Batch execution
  • Purchased Wonderware InBatch Software for the following reasons:
    • Sophisticated batch automation
    • Reliability (Server Redundancy/ History data store forward etc.)
    • Integration with other Wonderware Software investments

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Wonderware InBatch that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following control system with InBatch for Batch Management:
    • Schneider Electric
  • Also uses the following system for Batch Management:
    • Custom

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Wonderware InBatch :

  • Finds that the following capabilities differentiate Wonderware InBatch from other batch management systems:
    • Simultaneous execution of multiple/many concurrent batches on shared equipment
    • Integration with the Wonderware portfolio
  • Has received the following benefit from using Wonderware InBatch software:
    • Increased operational efficiency

Wonderware Intelligence Software Case Study

Large Enterprise Beverage Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise beverage company is based on a November 2015 survey of Wonderware Intelligence Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Wonderware Intelligence brings me operational insight to make better and more informed decisions.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Wonderware Intelligence Software:

  • Challenges you were aiming to solve with Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Achieve higher plant asset utilization
    • Improve production planning and scheduling decision-making
    • Reduce cost of plant data and information management
    • Improve reliability and quality of information
  • Drivers that influenced your purchase of Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Near real-time resolution of metrics data and updates
    • Data collection automation
    • Self-service to information approach of Intelligence clients
    • Analyses and dashboard visualization capabilities
    • Wonderware software reputation

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Wonderware Intelligence Software that the surveyed company uses:

  • Invest in a manufacturing intelligence system for the following reasons:
    • Visibility on operational performance
    • Supply chain visibility & decision-making support
  • Intelligence software functionalities currently using:
    • Interactive dashboards for plant KPI monitoring
    • Root cause analysis of metrics history and source data
    • Comparison of standardized KPI’s across multiple plants
    • Process centerlining
  • Wonderware products currently using:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InTouch HMI
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware MES/Performance
    • Wonderware MES/Quality
    • Wonderware Enterprise Integrator

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Wonderware Intelligence Software:

  • Capabilities that differentiate Wonderware Intelligence Software from other competitive Manufacturing Intelligence offerings:
    • Its ability to contextualize time series and transactional data
    • The Intelligence Data Store concept, persisting metrics, and contextualized history data

Wonderware InBatch Case Study

Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on a February 2015 survey of Wonderware InBatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“I would recommend Wonderware InBatch to colleagues or customers!”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Wonderware InBatch :

  • Addressed the following batch process and production requirements using Wonderware InBatch:
    • Flexible recipe management
    • Batch execution
    • Electronic Batch Record (EBR) and reporting
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Enterprise integration
  • Purchased Wonderware InBatch Software for the following reasons:
    • Ability to use InBatch with any control system
    • Efficiency in creating new recipe versions and new recipes
    • Functionality to meet FDA regulations and GMP
    • Integration with other Wonderware Software investments

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Wonderware InBatch that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following control system with InBatch for Batch Management:
    • Allen Bradley (Rockwell)
  • Also uses the following system for Batch Management:
    • Proficy Batch (GE)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Wonderware InBatch :

  • Finds that the following capabilities differentiate Wonderware InBatch from other batch management systems:
    • ISA-88 model extensions by connection equipment and transfer phrases
    • Integration with the Wonderware portfolio
  • Has received the following benefits from using Wonderware InBatch software:
    • Faster time to market for new recipes
    • Reduced cost of regulatory compliance
    • Engineering efficiency
  • Improved the following areas by the following rates after modernization compared to similar production plants by using Wonderware InBatch:
    • Cost of compliance: 10-20%
    • New product introduction: 10-20%
    • Equipment utilisation: 5-10%
    • Quality: 20-30%
    • Productivity: 10-20%

Wonderware InBatch Case Study

Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 pharmaceuticals company is based on a February 2015 survey of Wonderware InBatch customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“I would recommend Wonderware InBatch to colleagues or customers!”

“Wonderware InBatch’s significant business-specific customizations provided InBatch APIs, allowing for critical extensions to InBatch functionality that support manufacturing operations, quality, and compliance.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Wonderware InBatch :

  • Addressed the following batch process and production requirements using Wonderware InBatch:
    • Flexible recipe management
    • Batch execution
    • Electronic Batch Record (EBR) and reporting
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Enterprise integration
    • Integration with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Paper-on-Glass Recipes (electronic workflows), Hygenic Equipment Status Tracking
  • Purchased Wonderware InBatch Software for the following reasons:
    • Ability to use InBatch with any control system
    • Efficiency in creating new recipe versions and new recipes
    • Sophisticated batch automation
    • Reliability (Server Redundancy / History data store forward etc.)
    • Material traceability and batch history
    • Functionality to meet FDA regulations and GMP
    • Service and expertise in solution delivery
    • Integration with other Wonderware Software investments
    • Simplicity of Recipe Migration from Direktor

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Wonderware InBatch that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following control systems with InBatch for Batch Management:
    • Siemens Moore APACS, also “None” – Paper-on-Glass Workflows
  • Also uses the following systems for Batch Management:
    • DeltaV Batch (Emerson)
    • Simatic Batch (Siemens)
    • RS/FT Batch (Rockwell Automation)
    • Rockwell Total Plant Batch (TPB), Emerson ABC Batch

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Wonderware InBatch :

  • Finds that the following capabilities differentiate Wonderware InBatch from other batch management systems:
    • ISA-88 model extensions by connection equipment and transfer phrases
    • Simultaneous execution of multiple / many concurrent batches on shared equipment
    • Standardization across multiple automation systems
    • Traceability, batch history and reporting
    • Integration with the Wonderware portfolio
    • Significant InBatch Extensibility using APIs
  • Has received the following benefits from using Wonderware InBatch software:
    • Higher equipment utilization
    • Increased operational efficiency
    • Improved quality
    • Faster time to market for new recipes
    • Reduced cost of regulatory compliance
    • Engineering efficiency
    • Substantial Business-Specific Customizations using InBatch APIs

Wonderware and Microsoft Partnership Case Study

Global 500 Energy & Utilities Company Uses Wonderware Intelligence to Improve Process Integration

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 energy & utilities company is based on a July 2014 survey of the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Wonderware is easily integrated.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership:

  • Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
    • Better integration between plant and controls (automation)

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware IntelaTrac
    • Wonderware Intelligence EMI
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
  • In the hydrocarbon processing industry.
  • Currently using the following Microsoft products:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Windows OS’s

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership:

  • Takes advantage of the partnership of Microsoft and Wonderware Software in the following ways:
    • Have early access to patches and bug fixes
    • Easily acquire and use SQL Server
  • Found that the following capabilities differentiated Wonderware Software from the competition:
    • Integration capabilities (business to automation, MES to controls)
  • Realized the following benefit due to the Microsoft/Wonderware partnership alliance:
    • Improved plant-to-business integration
  • Saw the following improvements due to the Wonderware/Microsoft partnership:
    • improved product/process integration: 5-10%

the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership Case Study

Better Visibility of Plant Operations for Small Foods Company Using Microsoft / Wonderware

Introduction

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

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership:

  • Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
    • Better visibility of plant operations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InTouch
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
  • In the food and beverage/CPG industry.
  • Currently using the following Microsoft products:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Windows OS’s

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership:

  • Takes advantage of the partnership of Microsoft and Wonderware Software in the following way:
    • Easily acquire and use SQL Server
  • Found that the following capability differentiated Wonderware Software from the competition:
    • The Microsoft technology/strategic partnership
  • Realized the following benefit due to the Microsoft/Wonderware partnership alliance:
    • Improved process or operational visibility
  • Saw the following improvements due to the Wonderware/Microsoft partnership:
    • Improved time to market: 0-5%
    • Increased productivity: over 30%
    • Improved product/process integration: 10-20%
    • Reduced manufacturing cost: 20-30%
    • Improved technology adoption and usage: 5-10%

Case Study: Leading Offshore Oil and Gas Company

Introduction

This case study of a leading offshore oil and gas company is based on a June 2015 survey of Wonderware Historian customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We find problems with an important compressor very quickly using the Wonderware Historian application.”

Challenges

  • The company’s most urgent need is ensuring operational data is always available for analysis & reporting.

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware InTouch
    • Wonderware Historian
  • Company uses Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) with Wonderware Historian.
  • The following workers depend upon operational information from Wonderware Historian.
    • Operators
    • Engineers
    • Maintenance staff
    • Supervisors
    • Managers
  • Finds the following device to be most helpful in order to access their Wonderware Historian data:
    • Using a laptop while traveling/at home

Results

  • The most important uses of Wonderware Historian:
    • Regulatory reporting
    • Identifying process improvement opportunities
    • Diagnostics/troubleshooting
  • Company uses data from Historian at least once per week.

Global 500 Food Company improves Quality and Sustainability using Wonderware Intelligence

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 food company is based on a October 2015 survey of Wonderware Intelligence Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Wonderware Intelligence brings me operational insight to make better and more informed decisions.”

“We have a better traceability of the production and are able to trace back all the process steps.”

Challenges

  • Challenges you were aiming to solve with Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Improve product and processes quality
    • Improve production planning and scheduling decision making
    • Reduce the cost of regulatory compliance
    • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 footprint
  • Drivers that influenced your purchase of Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Near real time resolution of metrics data and updates
    • Data collection automation
    • Analyses and dashboard visualization capabilities

Use Case

  • Invest in a manufacturing intelligence system for the following reasons:
    • Visibility on operational performance
    • Energy monitoring & management
    • Quality monitoring & management
    • Asset performance monitoring & management
    • Supply chain visibility & decision making support
  • Intelligence software functionalities currently using:
    • Interactive dashboards for plant KPI monitoring
    • Comparison of standardized KPI’s across multiple plants
    • Production reporting and quality documentation
    • Proccess centerlining
  • Wonderware products currently using:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InBatch
    • Wonderware InTouch HMI
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware MES/Performance
    • Wonderware MES/Quality

Results

  • Capabilities that differentiate Wonderware Intelligence Software from other competitive Manufacturing Intelligence offerings:
    • Its ability to contextualize data across multiple data sources
    • Its connectivity to any industrial standards based data source
    • Its scalability of the Wonderware Intelligence solution architecture
  • Improvements achieved by using Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Quality: 5-10%
    • Energy consumption: 5-10%
    • Manufacturing cost reduction: 1-5%

Case Study: Global 500 Food Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 food company is based on a December 2013 survey of Invensys Wonderware MES customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The automatic propagation of the work orders from SAP has been a great improvement because we don’t have to maintain BOMs anymore.Therefore we have reduced time configuring work orders and we always have the same data as SAP in realtime.”

Challenges

  • Purchased Wonderware MES software for the following reasons:
    • Its functional fit to their needs and strategy
    • Its services availability
    • Its ability to integrate to the process
    • Its facilitation of multi-plant deployments
    • Existing Wonderware software and investment
  • Finds the following Wonderware MES capability differentiate it from the competition:
    • Integration with automation and SCADA

Use Case

  • Uses the following software capabilities from Wonderware Manufacturing Execution System software:
    • MES/Operations
    • MES/Performance
    • Supply Chain Connector
  • Utilizes the following Wonderware MES software functionalities:
    • Paperless work order execution/ electronic recordkeeping
    • Traceability and product genealogy
    • Bill of material handling
    • Inventory management

Results

  • Realized the following benefit with Wonderware MES software:
    • Improved inventory turnover
  • Paid back their investment in Wonderware MES/MOM in > 18 months.
  • Achieved the following improvements with MES Software:
    • Productivity: > 30%
    • Equipment Uptime: > 30%

Case Study: Global Food Company Improves Quality by 10- 20% and Reduced Compliance Cost

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 food company is based on a December 2013 survey of Wonderware MES customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We manage allergens at the plant level instead of relying on SAP. This gives us full uptime to protect our customers without relying on an external system that may or may not be available at a given moment.”

Challenges

  • Purchased Wonderware MES software for the following reasons:
    • Its functional fit to their needs and strategy
    • Its total cost
    • Its ability to integrate to the process
    • Its facilitation of multi-plant deployments
    • Existing Wonderware software and investment
    • Wonderware software’s reputation
  • Finds the following Wonderware MES capabilities differentiate it from the competition:
    • Integration with automation and SCADA
    • Enterprise integration

Use Case

  • Uses the following software capabilities from Wonderware Manufacturing Execution System software:
    • MES/Operations
    • MES/Performance
    • Supply Chain Connector
  • Utilizes the following Wonderware MES software functionalities:
    • Paperless work order execution/ electronic recordkeeping
    • Traceability and product genealogy
    • Inventory management

Results

  • Realized the following benefits with Wonderware MES software:
    • Improved product quality
    • Reduced regulatory compliance costs
  • Achieved the following improvements with MES Software:
    • Productivity: 5-10%
    • Quality: 10-20%
    • Equipment uptime: 5-10%
    • Manufacturing cost reduction: 5-10%

Case Study: Nestle, NA, Engineering Management

Introduction

This case study of Nestle is based on a December 2013 survey of Wonderware MES customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Purchased Wonderware MES software for the following reasons:
    • Its functional fit to their needs and strategy
    • Its ability to integrate to the process
    • Its facilitation of multi-plant deployments
  • Finds the following Wonderware MES capabilities differentiate it from the competition:
    • Inventory management
    • Integration with automation and SCADA
    • Enterprise integration

Use Case

  • Uses the following software capabilities from Wonderware Manufacturing Execution System software:
    • MES/Operations
    • MES/Performance
    • Wonderware Enterprise Integrator
    • Supply Chain Connector
  • Utilizes the following Wonderware MES software functionalities:
    • Paperless work order execution/ electronic recordkeeping
    • Traceability and product genealogy
    • Bill of material handling
    • Inventory management
    • Procedure steps

Results

  • Realized the following benefits with Wonderware MES software:
    • Improved asset utilization (uptime and OEE)
    • Increased productivity and throughput
    • Improved product quality
    • Improved production planning and scheduling
    • Reduced regulatory compliance costs
    • Improved inventory turnover
  • Paid back their investment in Wonderware MES/MOM in > 18 months.
  • Achieved the following improvements with MES Software:
    • Productivity: 5-10%
    • Quality: 0-5%
    • OEE: 0-5%
    • Equipment uptime: 5-10%
    • Manufacturing cost reduction: 20-30%

Medium Enterprise Metals & Mining Company Uses Wonderware Historian for Uptime, Quality

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise metals & mining company is based on a March 2014 survey of Wonderware Historian customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved challenges in the following areas with Wonderware Historian:
    • Diagnostics / troubleshooting

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware information management software products:
    • Historian
    • Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
  • Manages information with the following functionalities:
    • Process data collection and storage
    • Data retrieval for reporting and analytics
    • Data charting and graphing

Results

  • Achieved the following benefits with their Wonderware information management solution:
    • Increased production
    • Improved asset utilization
  • Purchased Wonderware Historian for the following reasons:
    • Integration with other Wonderware products
    • Functionality
    • Ease of implementation
  • Finds the following features differentiate Wonderware Historian from the competition:
    • Tight integration with Wonderware InTouch
    • Data analysis and troubleshooting
    • Easy retrieval of process history
    • Reporting, analytics and dashboards
  • Realized the following improvements with Wonderware Historian:
    • Improved production: 10-20%
    • Increased uptime: 10-20%
    • Improved product quality: 10-20%

Large Manufacturing Company increasing Operational Efficiency with Wonderware Intelligence

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise industrial manufacturing company is based on an October 2015 survey of Wonderware Intelligence Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Operational Efficiency is the most important impact that Wonderware Intelligence software brought our company.”

Challenges

  • Challenges you were aiming to solve with Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Increase productivity and throughput
    • Improve product and processes quality
    • Achieve higher plant asset utilization
    • Reduce the cost of regulatory compliance
    • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 footprint
  • Drivers that influenced your purchase of Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Configurability and sustainability of information model
    • Near real time resolution of metrics data and updates
    • Self-service to information approach of Intelligence clients
    • Analyses and dashboard visualization capabilities
    • Project delivery services availability
    • Wonderware software reputation

Use Case

  • Invest in a manufacturing intelligence system for the following reasons:
    • Visibility on operational performance
    • Energy monitoring & management
    • Quality monitoring & management
    • Best Practices
  • Wonderware Intelligence software functionality currently using:
    • Interactive dashboards for plant KPI monitoring
  • Wonderware products currently using in addition to Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Wonderware IntelaTrac
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform

Results

  • Capabilities that differentiate Wonderware Intelligence Software from other competitive Manufacturing Intelligence offerings:
    • Its ability to contextualize data across multiple data sources
    • Its ability to contextualize time series and transactional data
    • Analytics and dashboards visualization through integration of Tableau® software
    • Its connectivity to any industrial standards based data source
    • Its near-real time computation of metrics
  • Improvements achieved by using Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Productivity: > 30%
    • Quality: 10-20%
    • Energy consumption: 10-20%
    • Asset utilisation: 10-20%
  • Saw a return on their investment in Wonderware Intelligence software in 9 – 12 months.

Global 500 Food Company Improves Operational Performance with Wonderware Intelligence

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 food company is based on a October 2015 survey of Wonderware Intelligence Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Wonderware Intelligence brings me operational insight to make better and more informed decisions.”

“Management of energy and actual visibility of consumptions represents the most important operational impacts that Wonderware Intelligence software brought to our company.”

Challenges

  • Challenges you were aiming to solve with Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Improve product and processes quality
    • Achieve higher plant asset utilization
    • Reduce the cost of regulatory compliance
    • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 footprint
    • Reduce cost of plant data and information management
    • Improve reliability and quality of information
  • Drivers that influenced your purchase of Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Configurability and sustainability of information model
    • Near real time resolution of metrics data and updates
    • Data collection automation
    • Analysis and dashboard visualization capabilities
    • Wonderware software reputation

Use Case

  • Invested in a manufacturing intelligence system for the following reasons:
    • Visibility on operational performance
    • Energy monitoring & management
    • Quality monitoring & management
    • Asset performance monitoring & management
  • Intelligence software functionalities currently using:
    • Interactive dashboards for plant KPI monitoring
    • Production reporting and quality documentation
  • Wonderware products currently using in addition to Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Wonderware Corporate Energy Management
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InTouch HMI
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware MES/Performance
    • Wonderware MES/Quality

Results

  • Capabilities that differentiate Wonderware Intelligence Software from other competitive Manufacturing Intelligence offerings:
    • Its ability to contextualize data across multiple data sources
    • The Intelligence Data Store concept, persisting metrics, and context history data
    • Analytics and dashboards visualization through integration of Tableau software
    • Its connectivity to any industrial standards based data source
    • Its scalability of the Wonderware Intelligence solution architecture
    • Its near-real time computation of metrics
  • Improvements achieved by using Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Productivity: 20-30%
    • Quality: 20-30%
    • Energy consumption reduction: 20-30%
    • Asset utilization: 10-20%
    • Manufacturing cost reduction: 10-20%

Large Multinational Food & Beverage Enterprise Uses Wonderware Intelligence for Insight

Introduction

This case study of a large multinational food and beverage enterprise is based on a October 2015 survey of Wonderware Intelligence Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Challenges you were aiming to solve with Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 footprint
    • Improve reliability and quality of information
  • Drivers that influenced your purchase of Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Configurability and sustainability of information model
    • Near real time resolution of metrics data and updates
    • Data collection automation
    • Analysis and dashboard visualization capabilities
    • Wonderware software reputation

Use Case

  • Invested in a manufacturing intelligence system for the following reason:
    • Energy monitoring & management
  • Intelligence software functionalities currently using:
    • Interactive dashboards for plant KPI monitoring
    • Production reporting and quality documentation
  • Wonderware products currently using in addition to Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InTouch HMI
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware MES/Quality
    • Wonderware QI Analyst

Results

  • Capabilities that differentiate Wonderware Intelligence Software from other competitive Manufacturing Intelligence offerings:
    • Its ability to contextualize time series and transactional data
    • The Intelligence Data Store concept, persisting metrics, and contextual history data
    • Analytics and dashboards visualization through integration of Tableau® software
    • Its connectivity to any industrial standards-based data source
  • Improvement achieved by using Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Energy consumption reduced: 5-10%
  • Saw a return on their investment in Wonderware Intelligence software in 9 – 12 months.

Case Study: Axcend Automation Uses Wonderware Intelligence for Energy / Quality Monitoring

Introduction

This case study of Axcend Automation and Software solutions Pvt limited is based on an October 2015 survey of Wonderware Intelligence Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Analysis and decision making is the most important operational impact that Wonderware Intelligence software brought to us.”

Challenges

  • Challenges you were aiming to solve with Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Increase productivity and throughput
    • Improve product and processes quality
    • Achieve higher plant asset utilization
    • Improve production planning and scheduling decision making
    • Reduce the cost of regulatory compliance
    • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 footprint
    • Improve reliability and quality of information
  • Drivers that influenced your purchase of Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Configurability and sustainability of information model
    • Near real time resolution of metrics data and updates
    • Data collection automation
    • Self-service to information approach of Intelligence clients
    • Analysis and dashboard visualization capabilities
    • Project delivery services availability

Use Case

  • Invests in a manufacturing intelligence system for the following reasons:
    • Visibility on operational performance
    • Energy monitoring & management
    • Quality monitoring & management
    • Asset performance monitoring & management
    • Supply chain visibility & decision making support
  • Wonderware Intelligence software functionalities currently using:
    • Interactive dashboards for plant KPI monitoring
    • Root cause analysis of metrics history and source data
    • Comparison of standardized KPI’s across multiple plants
    • Production reporting and quality documentation
  • Wonderware products currently using in addition to Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InTouch HMI
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware SmartGlance

Results

  • Capabilities that differentiate Wonderware Intelligence Software from other competitive Manufacturing Intelligence offerings:
    • Analytics and dashboards visualization through integration of Tableau® software
  • Improvements achieved by using Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Productivity: > 30%
    • Quality: > 30%
    • Energy consumption reductions: 20-30%
    • Asset utilization: 10-20%
    • Manufacturing cost reduction: 20-30%

Global 500 Food Company Reduces Energy Consumption with Wonderware Intelligence

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 food company is based on a November 2015 survey of Wonderware Intelligence Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Wonderware Intelligence brings me operational insight to make better and more informed decisions.”

“Monitoring our energy consumptions helps us achieve our KPI targets, as we can not control what we can not monitor.”

Challenges

  • Challenges you were aiming to solve with Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Reduce energy consumption and CO2 footprint
    • Reduce cost of plant data and information management
    • Improve reliability and quality of information
  • Driver that influenced your purchase of Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Wonderware’s software reputation

Use Case

  • Invest in a manufacturing intelligence system for the following reason:
    • Energy monitoring & management
  • Intelligence software functionalities currently using:
    • Interactive dashboards for plant KPI monitoring
    • Root cause analyses of metrics history and source data
    • Comparison of standardized KPI’s across multiple plants
    • Production reporting and quality documentation
  • Wonderware products currently using in addition to Wonderware Intelligence:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform

Results

  • Capabilities that differentiate Wonderware Intelligence Software from other competitive Manufacturing Intelligence offerings:
    • Analytics and dashboards visualization through integration of Tableau® software
    • Scalability of the Wonderware Intelligence solution architecture
  • Improvement achieved by using Wonderware Intelligence software:
    • Energy consumption reduction: 5-10%

Case Study: Global 500 Food Company Uses Skelta BPM To Improve Collaboration, Visibility

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 food company is based on a February 2015 survey of Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved the following by implementing Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • The need to create a collaborative organization

Use Case

  • Is using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) at the following level:
    • As a standalone workflow software
  • Has been using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) for more than 2 years.
  • Uses Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) for the following scenario:
    • Departmental collaboration
  • Experience with Wonderware Skelta BPM’s (ArchestrA Workflow) product training, support and availability of self-help documents has been helpful.

Results

  • Purchased Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) because of the following reason:
    • Quick deployment and scalability
  • Achieved the following improvements by using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • Improved process efficiency: 30-50 %
    • Increased compliance / process visibility: 10-30 %
    • Increased collaboration: greater than 50%

Case Study: Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a February 2015 survey of Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved the following by implementing Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • Falling process efficiency and compliance issues
    • The need to create a collaborative organization

Use Case

  • Is using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) at the following level:
    • HMI/SCADA
  • Has been using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) for less than 6 months.
  • Uses the following in synergy with Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • InTouch/Citect
  • Uses Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) for the following scenarios:
    • Maintenance scenarios
    • Compliance applications
    • Health safety and environment scenarios
  • Experience with Wonderware Skelta BPM’s (ArchestrA Workflow) product training, support and availability of self-help documents has been helpful.

Results

  • Purchased Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) because of the following reason:
    • Wonderware integration
  • Achieved the following improvement by using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • Increased compliance / process visibility: greater than 50%

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a February 2015 survey of Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Solved the following by implementing Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • Monitoring of organizational performance
    • Meeting regulatory requirements

Use Case

  • Are using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) at the following level:
    • HMI/SCADA
  • Has been using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) for less than 2 years.
  • Uses the following in synergy with Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • Wonderware MES/Ampla/PMX
    • GE Proficy
  • Uses Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) for the following scenario:
    • Compliance applications

Results

  • Purchased Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) because of the following reason:
    • Integration with existing IT/manufacturing systems
  • After implementing Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow) payback period was greater than 18 months.
  • Achieved the following improvements by using Wonderware Skelta BPM (ArchestrA Workflow):
    • Improved process efficiency: 10 – 20 %
    • Increased compliance/ process visibility: greater than 50%

Wonderware MES Brings Medium Sized Food Company Uptime, OEE Improvements

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise food company is based on a December 2013 survey of Wonderware MES customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Wonderware has accurate cost calculations of produced goods.”

Challenges

  • Purchased Wonderware MES software for the following reasons:
    • Its functional fit to their needs and strategy
    • Its ability to integrate to the process
    • Its facilitation of multi-plant deployments
    • Existing Wonderware software and investment
    • Wonderware software’s reputation
  • Finds the following Wonderware MES capabilities differentiate it from the competition:
    • OEE and downtime tracking
    • Integration with automation and SCADA

Use Case

  • Utilizes the following Wonderware MES software functionalities:
    • Traceability and product genealogy
    • Bill of material handling
    • Inventory management
    • Procedure steps

Results

  • Realized the following benefits with Wonderware MES software:
    • Increased productivity and throughput
    • Improved product quality
    • Improved inventory turnover
  • Paid back their investment in Wonderware MES/MOM in 6-9 months.
  • Achieved the following improvements with MES Software:
    • OEE: 5-10%
    • Equipment uptime: 5-10%

Wonderware Brings OEE, Reporting, Analysis Improvements to Global F&B Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise 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.

Challenges

  • Selected Wonderware Software to achieve the following improvement:
    • More effective alarm management

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
    • Wonderware Information Server
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware MES/Performance
    • Wonderware MES/Quality
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
  • Purchased Wonderware Software for the following reason:
    • Facilitation of multi-plant deployment strategy

Results

  • Wonderware Software’s integration with automation and SCADA differentiates them from the competition.
  • Achieved the following benefit with Wonderware Software:
    • Statistics for utilization
  • Paid back their investment in Wonderware Software in > 18 months.
  • Realized the following improvements with Wonderware Software:
    • Improved OEE: >30%
    • Improved reporting and analysis: 20%-30%

Large Enterprise Food Company Gains Operation Improvements with Wonderware/Microsoft

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise food company is based on a July 2014 survey of the Wonderware and Microsoft partnership customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
    • Better integration between plant and enterprise (business systems)
    • Better integration between plant and controls (automation)
    • Easier acquisition of Microsoft products (SQL Server)

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware Development Studio
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InTouch
    • Wonderware Enterprise Integrator
    • Wonderware MES/Operations
    • Wonderware QI Analyst
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
    • Wonderware (ArchestrA) Workflow
  • In the food and beverage/CPG industry.
  • Currently using the following Microsoft products:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Microsoft CALS (Client Access Licenses)
    • .NET
    • Windows OS’s

Results

  • Takes advantage of the partnership of Microsoft and Wonderware Software in the following way:
    • Easily acquire and use SQL Server
  • Found that the following capabilities differentiated Wonderware Software from the competition:
    • Integration capabilities (business to automation, MES to controls)
    • Product capabilities: reporting and analysis
  • Realized the following benefit due to the Microsoft/Wonderware partnership alliance:
    • Improved plant-to-business integration
  • Saw the following improvements due to the Wonderware/Microsoft partnership:
    • Improved technology adoption and usage: 20-30%
    • Reduced manufacturing cost: 10-20%
    • Improved product/process integration: 20-30%
    • Increased productivity: 10-20%
    • Improved time to market: 5-10%

Case Study: DCP Midstream (Oil and Gas)

Introduction

This case study of Dcp Midstream is based on a March 2014 survey of Wonderware Historian customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

  • Solved challenges in the following areas with Wonderware Historian:
    • Regulatory reporting
    • Downtime tracking
    • Identifying process improvement opportunities
    • Diagnostics/troubleshooting

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware information management software products:
    • Historian
    • Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
    • System Platform
  • Manages information with the following functionalities:
    • Process data collection and storage
    • Data retrieval for reporting and analytics
    • Data charting and graphing
    • Web-based reports & analytics

Results

  • Achieved the following benefits with their Wonderware information management solution:
    • Increased production
    • Improved product quality
    • Reduced unplanned downtime
    • Reduced energy costs
    • Improved regulatory compliance
    • Improved asset utilization
  • Purchased Wonderware Historian for the following reasons:
    • Integration with other Wonderware products
    • Integration with other plant systems
    • Support of mobile devices
  • Finds the following features differentiate Wonderware Historian from the competition:
    • Tight integration with Wonderware InTouch
    • Data analysis and troubleshooting
    • Easy retrieval of process history
    • Web delivery of process information
    • Support of mobile devices
  • Paid back their investment in Wonderware Historian in 0-3 months.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Introduction

This case study of a medium enterprise energy & utilities company is based on a May 2015 survey of Wonderware eDNA Historian (formerly InStep) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Real-time data is easily shared to other functional groups within our organization as well as external organizations.”

Challenges

  • After deploying Wonderware eDNA historian the company:
    • Bridged the IT / OT information gap
    • Improved efficiency of existing resources
  • The top purchasing drivers for Wonderware eDNA historian:
    • To consolidate disparate data sources
    • For its advanced client applications (View, Trend, Report Manager and Excel Add-in)
    • For its lossless data compression (data fidelity / accuracy)
    • Because of the high availability / service oriented redundant architecture

Use Case

  • The Wonderware eDNA historian features utilized the most:
    • eDNA view screen displays
    • eDNA Trends
    • eDNA Excel Add-in
    • eDNA Web
    • Alarms, events and notifications

Results

  • The company rated the following capabilities of Wonderware eDNA historian in terms of how superior they are compared to the competition:
    • Performance: extremely superior
    • Ease of use: extremely superior
    • Reliability (redundancy): extremely superior
    • Scalability: extremely superior
    • Cost of ownership: extremely superior
  • The company increased its productivity of operations by 10 – 25% with Wonderware eDNA historian.

Case Study: Georgia System Operations Corporation (GSOC)

Introduction

This case study of Georgia System Operations Corporation is based on a May 2015 survey of Wonderware eDNA Historian (formerly InStep) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“[Wonderware eDNA’s] flexibility and web application has allowed end-users to be more self sufficient when retrieving data.”

Challenges

  • After deploying Wonderware eDNA historian the company saw:
    • Supported situational awareness
  • The top purchasing driver for Wonderware eDNA historian:
    • Because of its predictable and lower total cost of ownership

Use Case

  • The Wonderware eDNA historian features utilized the most:
    • eDNA view screen displays
    • eDNA Trends
    • eDNA Excel Add-in
    • eDNA Web
    • Alarms, events and notifications
    • CHaD (class hierarchy database)
    • Calculation points
  • Software application that is used in conjunction with Wonderware eDNA historian:
    • Microsoft SQL server databases

Results

  • The company rated the following capabilities of Wonderware eDNA historian in terms of how superior they are compared to the competition:
    • Performance: superior
    • Ease of use: superior
    • Reliability (redundancy): superior
    • Scalability: superior
    • Cost of ownership: superior
  • The company increased its productivity of operations by 25 – 50% with Wonderware eDNA historian.

Case Study: Uch Power Limited

Introduction

This case study of UCH Power Limited is based on a May 2015 survey of Wonderware eDNA Historian (formerly InStep) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With the use of eDNA, operations have started improving by trending analysis of critical parameters.”

Challenges

  • After deploying Wonderware eDNA historian the company:
    • Improved operations and maintenance
    • Improved data protection of critical information
    • Met infrastructure scalability requirements
    • Improved efficiency of existing resources
  • The top purchasing drivers for Wonderware eDNA historian:
    • To consolidate disparate data sources
    • For its advanced client applications (View, Trend, Report Manager and Excel Add-in)
    • For its lossless data compression (data fidelity / accuracy)

Use Case

  • The Wonderware eDNA historian features utilized the most:
    • eDNA view screen displays
    • eDNA Trends
    • eDNA Excel Add-in
    • Calculation points
  • Software application that are used in conjunction with Wonderware eDNA historian:
    • Oracle databases

Results

  • The company rated the following capabilities of Wonderware eDNA historian in terms of how superior they are compared to the competition:
    • Performance: superior
    • Ease of use: superior
    • Reliability (redundancy): superior
    • Scalability: superior
    • Cost of ownership: superior
  • The company increased its productivity of operations by 25 – 50% with Wonderware eDNA historian.

Case Study: The University Of Wisconsin Madison

Introduction

This case study of The University of Wisconsin-Madison is based on a May 2015 survey of Wonderware eDNA Historian (formerly InStep) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“It has allowed for separate “silos” within our university to have access to data without issue. The software has helped validating energy efficiency programs and internal billing issues."

Challenges

  • After deploying Wonderware eDNA historian the company:
    • Bridged the IT / OT information gap
    • Improved operations and maintenance
    • Improved efficiency of existing resources
    • Supported situational awareness
  • The top purchasing drivers for Wonderware eDNA historian:
    • To consolidate disparate data sources
    • For its advanced client applications (View, Trend, Report Manager and Excel Add-in)

Use Case

  • The Wonderware eDNA historian features utilized the most:
    • eDNA Trends
    • eDNA Excel Add-in
    • eDNA Web
    • Calculation points
  • Software application that are used in conjunction with Wonderware eDNA historian:
    • Oracle databases

Results

  • The company rated the following capabilities of Wonderware eDNA historian in terms of how superior they are compared to the competition:
    • Performance: superior
    • Reliability (redundancy): superior
    • Scalability: superior



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