"When you derive your key performance indicators from dynamic measurements and event monitoring, you can often find hidden assets or unused capacity," said Marcia Gadbois, InduSoft business development vice president.
"The partnership between InduSoft and Protia allows our customers to quickly react to information that, effectively handled, can increase the enterprise's optimum performance."
InduSoft Web Studio is a powerful collection of automation tools that includes all the building blocks needed to develop human machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and embedded instrumentation and control applications.
IWS manages workstations; monitors, debugs, and updates software remotely; and accesses real-time, dynamic graphic screens, trends, alarms, reports, and recipes online all via a web browser.
Protia's Strategic Line of Sight (SLOS) web-based Performance Management software converts InduSoft's measurement data - temperatures, flows, pressures and compositions - into key performance indicators such as unit utilization, yield or efficiency, percent utilisation and inventory costs.
This information is then made available for operational planning, scorecards, dashboards, trend graphing, threshold alerts and Six Sigma portfolio analysis.
InduSoft claims that its arrangement with Protia also provides customers with integration to other sources of data relevant to achieving enterprise performance management. Benefits include faster speed to resolution, improved inter-plant/inter-company collaboration, and opportunities for cross plant analysis.
Using analysis products, the client also has the ability to manipulate real-time automation and other ERP data, and to make meaningful correlations via the web.
This, says InduSoft, should result in reduced manufacturing costs, faster issue resolution, and better collaboration and visibility.
"It's great to see our partnership with InduSoft come to fruition," said Beth Lillie, managing director at Protia. "The integration of SLOS and Web Studio provides our clients the ability to actively steer their business and proactively manage the bottom line using actionable information.
"The partnership extends both products' capabilities and brings powerful real-time performance visualisation to our enterprise customers."