TechValidate Research on AVEVA Wonderware Manufacturing Operations

Case Study: Large Enterprise Metals & Mining Company


This case study of a large enterprise metals & mining 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 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)
    • Easier acquisition of Microsoft products (SQL Server)

Use Case

  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
    • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
    • Wonderware InTouch
  • In the metals, materials, and mining industry.
  • Currently using the following Microsoft products:
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Windows OS’s


  • Takes advantage of the partnership of Microsoft and Wonderware Software in the following ways:
    • 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 benefits due to the Microsoft/Wonderware partnership alliance:
    • Improved process or operational visibility
  • Saw the following improvements due to the Wonderware/Microsoft partnership:
    • Improved technology adoption and usage: over 30%
    • Improved product/process integration: 20-30%

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of AVEVA Wonderware Manufacturing Operations by TechValidate.

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

More Research on AVEVA Wonderware Manufacturing Operations