Wonderware Announces Life Cycle Savings Estimator for FactorySuite A²
Products Shows How Offerings Built on ArchestrA Technology Can Save Money, Time and Significantly Reduce Engineering EffortLAKE FOREST, Calif., Sept. 2, 2004 -- Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of the Life Cycle Savings Estimator for FactorySuite A² products, a Web-based tool which demonstrates how money, time and engineering effort can be saved by using Wonderware's FactorySuite A² products for plant automation and information projects."The Life Cycle Savings Estimator for FactorySuite A² products allows a rapid, user-specified estimation of system costs across the entire life cycle of a proposed system solution, not just during initial development," said Steve Garbrecht, product marketing manager for the Wonderware Industrial Application Server. "Total life cycle savings should always be considered before any software solution is purchased."Wonderware's FactorySuite A² software product line features the Industrial Application Server, which is built on Invensys' groundbreaking ArchestrA industrial automation and information software architecture. This proven, powerful offering makes it simpler and easier for plant personnel to make continuous system improvements and add value to their existing automation and information systems, including systems that are comprised of hardware and software from a variety of vendors."By implementing the latest Wonderware FactorySuite A² software, customers can easily add and maintain new capabilities without interrupting production or disturbing existing automation or IT infrastructure," Garbrecht said. "The Wonderware Industrial Application Server provides unprecedented savings in both the upfront development and ongoing maintenance of plant-wide automation and information applications, and this estimating tool makes it easier than ever to justify your next project."The Life Cycle Savings Estimator for FactorySuite A² products illustrates how these potential savings are derived in the context of specific system configurations, including: -- The initial development savings related to specific application requirements -- Savings related to making rapid changes during initial software application development-- Ongoing maintenance savings throughout the system's life cycle -- Total savings if applied across all plant sites in support of standardization on best engineering and manufacturing practicesTo access the free FactorySuite A² Life Cycle Savings Estimator, go to http://fsestimator.wonderware.com. For more information about the Wonderware Industrial Application Server, please visit www.wonderware.com/products/appserver/.About the Wonderware and ArchestrA Business UnitsWonderware and ArchestrA are business units of Invensys Systems, Inc. Wonderware is the world's leading supplier of industrial automation and information software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft Windows operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Wonderware software powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. The hallmark of the ArchestrA architecture is: "Every system in your plant, working in concert."Based in Lake Forest, Calif., the Wonderware and ArchestrA business units have regional sales and development offices throughout the North American, European, Latin American and Asia-Pacific regions to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 software licenses in approximately 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the world's 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. For more information, visit www.wonderware.com or www.archestra.biz.About InvensysInvensys is a global automation, controls and process solutions group. Products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness. Industry areas of focus include hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care. Process Systems provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimization of plant operation in the process industries. Featuring industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor and Wonderware, Process Systems occupies a top-tier position in the DCS, safety, simulation and HMI markets. Products are installed in more than 150,000 plants worldwide. Serving process and batch industries, including hydrocarbons, chemicals, power and utilities and metals and mining, and also the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors, Process Systems is at the forefront of technological innovation, with new award-winning products and technologies such as ArchestrA, Digital Coriolis flow meters and DolPhin pH sensors.Also within the Invensys Group, APV specializes in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signaling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used globally to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.The Invensys Group is headquartered in the U.K. and listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 39,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike. For more information, visit www.invensys.com.
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