Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mobile reports

Invensys teams with Sarla Analytics to deliver SaaS application that provides process and manufacturing reports to industrial workforce via smartphones.
Information on  iPad;  iPhone or Blackberry.
Invensys Operations Management has announced the availability of SmartGlance™, a new Software as a Service (SaaS) partner offering that delivers industrial and manufacturing intelligence data, archived in plant automation systems and data stores, to smartphones. The SmartGlance solution will be offered as part of an endorsed partner agreement the company has signed with Sarla Analytics, an innovative supplier of smartphone applications focused on business intelligence.

“Web-based reporting tools simply can’t match the speed, functionality or readability of Sarla’s SmartGlance reports,”
said Rob McGreevy, vice president, platform and applications, Invensys Operations Management. “The great thing about SmartGlance is that it is a native phone app, not a web client, so you can use advanced touchscreen features on your smartphone to quickly access and scroll through the reports. Everyone has a smartphone these days. They are rapidly becoming an important, everyday tool that can be used to achieve productivity excellence. With SmartGlance, managers, engineers and operators can use them to view the most current process and equipment performance data as well.”

The new SaaS offering will be hosted at a secure SmartGlance data center that minimises the need for customers to have local IT support and maintenance. Invensys Operations Management will supply data connectors that enable data stored in its Wonderware® Historian and other products to be included in SmartGlance reports and analytics.

The native SmartGlance phone application takes full advantage of the many powerful display features of touchscreen-based smartphones. Interactive tabular reports, along with trends, bar charts and pie charts, can be manipulated easily, allowing extensive data drill down capabilities. Users can even issue or share reports with co-workers via e-mail, enhancing real-time collaboration and effectively adding enterprise control capability to smartphones. The reports are generated and sent to phones either on demand or automatically, and the robust Sarla SmartGlance application has three layers of security to keep important company data protected at all times

“Having timely data available anywhere at any time can accelerate decision making and improve plant performance,”
said Snehal Shah, chief executive officer, Sarla Analytics. “We are very excited to partner with Invensys because  we share a vision for the mobile enterprise to drive operational excellence and enable the power of real-time response. Mobility lets you transcend distance and connectivity issues, create a virtual, personalised space for collaboration and empower users to make better, faster, smarter decisions anywhere, anytime.”

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