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Stronger Wonderware Intelligence Software from Schneider Electric Helps Customers Conquer Industrial Big Data

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Stronger Wonderware Intelligence Software from Schneider Electric Helps Customers Conquer Industrial Big Data

Schneider Electric Software, a global leader in industry software and part of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has released its Wonderware® Intelligence 2014 R2 enterprise manufacturing intelligence software. The newest version collects, calculates and contextualizes data and metrics from multiple sources across the manufacturing operation, puts it into a centralized storage and updates it all in near-real time. Because it is optimized for retrieval, the information can then be used to monitor KPIs via customizable dashboards, as well as for drill-down analysis and insights into operating and overall business performance.

“Wonderware Intelligence is an easy-to-use, non-disruptive solution that improves how our customers visualize and analyze industrial Big Data,” said Graeme Welton, director of Advansys (Pty) Ltd., a South African company that provides specialized industrial automation, manufacturing systems and business intelligence consulting and project implementation services. “It allows our customers to build their own interactive dashboards that can capture, visualize and analyze key performance indicators and other operating data. Not only is it more user-friendly, it has better query cycle times, it’s faster and it has simpler administration rights. It’s an innovative tool that continues to drive quality and value.”

Wonderware Intelligence is an extremely effective management tool because its visual analytics and dashboards allow everyone in the operation to see the same version of the truth drawn from a single data warehouse. The interactive and visual nature of the dashboards significantly increases the speed and confidence of the users’ decision making, which allows them to improve their productivity, reduce operating costs and, most important, increase profitability.

“By not having to manually collect, calculate and store data, and then having easy access to and the right context for that data, users are able to improve their processes and optimize their energy consumption, often providing a return on investment within weeks of implementation,” said Christian-Marc Pouyez, Intelligence software product manager for Schneider Electric Software. “For example, its easy access to operating performance data allows users to compare trends so they can identify the root cause of some unscheduled downtime or other incident. Preventive measures can then be employed to eliminate future incidence, which means better overall performance. In fact, some customers have seen their productivity increase by more than 20 percent, while their manufacturing and productions costs, including their energy usage, have dropped more than 10 percent.”

Known for its ease of use, Wonderware Intelligence software calculates, contextualizes and stores KPIs and other metrics data from the multiple systems and data sources that are used to run today’s industrial operations, including Schneider Electric’s software offerings, data historians and MES, HMI/SCADA and other industrial applications, as well as many other third-party plant sources. It helps users gain near-real-time visibility and access to valuable operating and performance data that often sit in silos, such as within energy, alarm or manufacturing execution systems. Improvements to Wonderware Intelligence 2014 R2 software include:

  • The ability to use stored procedures to increase the speed of queries;
  • The ability to dynamically use start and end times for more precision queries;
  • Streamlined administrator rights for the Intelligence service.

Additionally, Wonderware Intelligence Client (powered by Tableau Software) provides an award-winning, best-in-class and easy-to-use self-service approach to information gathering, which empowers stakeholders to create and publish personalized charts, interactive reports and dashboards for collaboration and operational KPI monitoring and analysis.

For more information about the newest version of the software, please visit Wonderware Intelligence 2014 R2.

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About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is the global leader in energy management and automation. With revenues of €25 billion in FY2014, our 170,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives.

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