There are many reasons to integrate your automation information system. Fortunately, you don’t always have to rely on an automation hardware and software vendor.
Integration among applications makes data immediately available to all relevant on-site and off-site parties, including, but not limited to, management, engineering, and operations and maintenance staff.
Once applications are integrated, a single point of data storage can be selected, often a historian. The historian can then become the focal point for both local and remote access across a wide variety of hardware platforms and software applications.
There are many benefits of integration among automation applications, but the task isn’t always easy, and it’s essential to select the right partner.
- Makes data immediately available to all relevant parties
- Provides data for real-time analysis
- Enables proactive maintenance
- Simplifies remote access
- Improves security by reducing interfaces to outside world
- Eliminates manual data entry
- Reduces labor costs
If your plant is like most, you’re using lots of different technologies. Integrating them and finding multi-platform support is the key to getting the most out of your systems. Our new technical paper, Integrate Your Applications: Gain Efficiency Through Dissemination of Data, explains the details.