New Wonderware Performance Management Software Offerings Designed to Ease Manufacturing Collaboration

Wonderware Information Server 3.0, Historian 9.0 and ActiveFactory 9.2 Software Leverage Microsoft Office 2007, SharePoint Services and SQL Server Reporting Services

Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, and whose products are sold and supported by Cheshire based Wonderware United Kingdom, has released three new software offerings that work together seamlessly with the latest Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server reporting services.  These software applications are designed to make the collaboration of plant-production and performance information faster and easier than ever before.

The offerings provide enhanced features to address the expanding needs of manufacturers and other industrial operations -- including complete data archiving, reporting and analysis.  The overall software solution supports todays collaborative approaches to improving operational performance.

These new software offerings make for fast and easy incremental additions to existing system investments, said Mark Davidson, Wonderwares vice president of global marketing.  They include intuitive tools that empower people by providing timely information to help them achieve operational excellence.  Wonderware offers a wide range of functional capabilities and price scalability to suit the smallest to the largest customer operations.

The Wonderware Information Server 3.0, formerly known as SuiteVoyager software, is a Web-content server for all Wonderware graphics, reporting and analysis applications. Offering integration with Microsoft Office 2007, the Wonderware Information Server 3.0 provides a broad set of collaboration capabilities and the ability to use virtually any integrated real-time data source or SQL database.  The application works as a stand-alone server or in conjunction with customers existing IT portal environments, such as a Microsoft Office or SharePoint server, or a MySAP portal.  The Wonderware Information Server software is built on top of Microsofts SharePoint services and Microsoft SQL Server reporting services technologies. 

This new Wonderware software offering provides greatly simplified report building, user-specified Web parts and information collaboration across multiple knowledge workers -- without the need for IT or SQL skills.  Basic and advanced client-access licenses are available for concurrent users, named users and named devices to best suit the information-sharing needs of a wide range of network-connected and mobile users.

The new Wonderware Historian 9.0 software license bundle combines the power and flexibility of one of the worlds most popular plant historians, Wonderwares IndustrialSQL Server 9.0 historian, and is bundled with the new Wonderware Information Servers capabilities for Web-based collaboration. 

The Wonderware Historian software includes advanced data storage, filtering or compression, and multiple retrieval modes.  It also offers on-the-fly data aggregations that are highly performance-optimised for the most demanding real-time applications in addition to ease of administration and low cost of ownership.  The Wonderware Historian software uses patented, high-speed data storage and retrieval mechanisms, while simultaneously providing information access using standard Microsoft SQL Server information tools and access mechanisms.

Wonderwares ActiveFactory 9.2 software provides comprehensive trending, analysis and integration with Microsoft Office information.  Version 9.2 adds advanced X-Y regions and plots to aid in uncovering cause-and-effect relationships across manufacturing processes and performance metrics.  ActiveFactory 9.2 software also supports Microsoft Office 2007 and provides a powerful toolset for integration with XML and Microsofts Word, Excel spreadsheet software and InfoPath information-gathering program. This integration results in fast, familiar approaches to delivering manufacturing intelligence.

People with different roles in the organisation need to rapidly collaborate using different views of information, said Chris Colyer, Microsofts global industry director, manufacturing operation strategy.  As one of the original ISV partners of Microsoft in the manufacturing space, Wonderware has built its business on leveraging Microsoft technologies to continually raise the bar for ease of use in real-time decision-making.


About Wonderware United Kingdom & Wonderware Ireland

Wonderware United Kingdom and Wonderware Ireland are trading names of SolutionsPT Limited, approved by Wonderware to act as sole authorised support, training and distribution centres for Wonderware products in these geographical regions.  Wonderware is the global leader in industrial automation and information software solutions differentiated through ArchestrA - the leading 'platform-independent' technology - offering solutions that enable Operational Excellence.


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