Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems Inc., and whose products are sold and supported in the UK and Ireland by Stockport based Pantek Limited, today announced that it has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" certification status.
The status was attained through successful certification of two new plant-to-business integration solutions. The first is Wonderware's Business Package for Process Performance Analysis 60.1 integrated with the SAP NetWeaver Portal. The second is the combination of the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI)-based Content Package for Order Processing 30.1 integrated with SAP ECC 5.0 and Wonderware Enterprise Integrator 2.0. This certification also is part of the SAP certification program for ISA-95-based manufacturing interoperability.
The new Invensys integration solution for process performance analysis links plant-floor information with the SAP manufacturing intelligence dashboards of the mySAP ERP solution, delivering critical intelligence via alerts, reports and key performance indicators for real-time decision-making. The integration solution works with customers' existing plant automation and system investments by leveraging Invensys' open integration software architecture, ArchestrA, along with Wonderware's powerful plant historian, analysis client tools and Microsoft SQL Server.
"Personnel at customer sites can now quickly identify manufacturing production deviations in real time and can be provided detailed information related to the business and financial impact," said Mark Davidson, Invensys-Wonderware's vice president of global marketing. "These integration solutions are already enabling customers to manage and display workflows to resolve issues rapidly and cost-effectively, resulting in improved productivity."
Customers will benefit from Powered by SAP NetWeaver certification through the assurance it offers that their existing plant applications can easily integrate using Invensys-Wonderware's open software with the SAP NetWeaver platform. The Wonderware business unit is currently involved in multi-plant rollout projects of these new integration solutions at major food and beverage, steel, pharmaceutical, aerospace and defence customers.
Greg Gorbach, ARC's vice president of collaborative manufacturing, said, "Among the automation suppliers, Invensys-Wonderware has emerged as one of the leaders in the production and performance management software space. The strong product functionality and architecture, interoperability focus, growing installed base and backlog all point to continued success."
Achieving Powered by SAP NetWeaver certification status is a further step for Invensys in aligning with SAP's vision for adaptive manufacturing. Invensys is committed to evolve its offering for manufacturing production and performance management to leverage the SAP xApp Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (SAP xMII) packaged composite application. Invensys is implementing these new software and integration solutions on its ArchestrA technology and underlying Microsoft technologies. This continuing evolution will further increase the business value that Invensys can bring to its manufacturing customers who are looking for increased agility and performance.
"Solutions certified for integration with SAP NetWeaver enable tighter alignment of business processes defined in SAP solutions, operational execution and performance analysis of plant-floor activities managed by Wonderware software," Davidson said. "This integration can empower customers to quickly and easily migrate to more efficient manufacturing operations processes."