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ARC says Invensys Leads HMI Software and Services Market

November 9, 2011 - Invensys Operations Management achieved the #1 market share position as a global provider of human machine interface (HMI) software and services in a recent ARC Advisory Group market study. The report affirms the market share-leading position of the company’s Wonderware InTouch and ArchestrA System Platform software products for use in HMI, supervisory and SCADA applications.

As the first major HMI software offering to begin running on Microsoft Windows more than 20 years ago, the company’s Wonderware brand has been synonymous with continuous innovation and ease of use. Over this long history, the ARC Advisory Group’s HMI software and services study has consistently listed the Wonderware brand as one of the top market share leaders. In the 2011 ARC report, which covers the 2010 calendar year, Invensys Operations Management outpaced market growth and increased its percentage lead over its nearest competitor.

“We are thrilled to see the results of our accelerated focus on the HMI market, and we sincerely appreciate the recognition we have received from the ARC report. As a primary source of market data and analysis, their findings greatly validate the customer acceptance we are gaining,” said Rashesh Mody, senior vice president of software and advanced applications for Invensys Operations Management. “It should be noted, as well, that unlike other vendors, this is all organic growth as Invensys has not acquired any other HMI companies in recent history. In all, we remain committed to the HMI and supervisory control market, and our customers tell us that we provide the most scalable, open and extensible platform for HMI, ranging from offerings that fit OEM / machine builders all the way to full enterprise control visualization. Our active installed base for HMI is approaching 700,000 licenses, and for more than two decades, many of our customers have upgraded and migrated their applications to take advantage of new capabilities with just a few simple mouse clicks. We are proud that our offerings are continuing to help our customers achieve real-time operational excellence.”

The ARC report said in part that to further its real-time enterprise control strategy, Invensys has released several extensible HMI components for supervisory and SCADA users, as well as a number of industry-focused solutions, including ArchestrA Workflow, that enable systems designers to implement prototypes and real-world applications. These and a number of other key aspects of the ArchestrA technology architecture differentiate Invensys Operations Management. The ability to configure a complete level-2 (control visualization) and level-3 (production visualization) solution with a single namespace means that intercommunication is intrinsic and integration with higher-level systems is simplified. And because they are open and extensible, the company’s external systems can be rapidly integrated into practically any other application.

According to Craig Resnick, research director for ARC Advisory Group and author of the recent study, “Invensys Operations Management has a multi-faceted strategy to enhance its market position, as well as to further its InFusion enterprise control system concept. The company continues to update its Wonderware InTouch and ArchestrA System Platform product lines and is placing strategic emphasis on the SCADA and geo-SCADA arena, which is reflected in the functionality delivered by the latest release of its software products.”

“By being object–oriented, ArchestrA System Platform enables end users to pilot applications, and due to the scalability of its architecture, they can grow these pilots into large-scale implementations with minimal re-engineering. Managing standards and change is also inherent to the architecture, so an HMI software application, or even just an element of the application, can be changed once and rolled out to multiple end users, helping end users achieve real-time business optimization,” Resnick said.

Founded in 1986, the ARC Advisory Group is a recognized thought leader for the industrial and supply chain market, offering research, advisory and consulting services.

Invensys Operations Management continues to innovate with new products and solutions. Its Wonderware InTouch 2012, ArchestrA System Platform 2012 and ArchestrA Workflow 2012 solutions are being demonstrated and highlighted at the company’s OpsManage’11 customer and partner conference series, which kicked off this month in Paris and Nashville, Tenn.
 

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