- October 19, 2010
- Schneider Electric
October 19, 2010 - Invensys Operations Management announced SmartGlance, a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that delivers industrial and manufacturing intelligence data, archived in plant automation systems and data stores, to smartphones. The SaaS offering will be hosted at a secure SmartGlance data center that minimizes 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.‚ÄúWeb-based reporting tools simply can‚Äôt match the speed, functionality or readability of Sarla‚Äôs SmartGlance reports,‚Äù said Rob McGreevy, vice president, platform and applications, Invensys Operations Management. ‚ÄúThe 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.‚ÄùThe 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. ‚ÄúHaving timely data available anywhere at any time can accelerate decision making and improve plant performance,‚Äù said Snehal Shah, chief executive officer, Sarla Analytics. ‚ÄúWe 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, personalized space for collaboration and empower users to make better, faster, smarter decisions anywhere, anytime.‚ÄùAbout Invensys Operations ManagementInvensys Operations Management, a division of Invensys, is a leading provider of automation and information technology, systems, software solutions, services and consulting to the global manufacturing and infrastructure industries. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, its solutions are used by more than 40,000 clients around the world in more than 200,000 plants and facilities. Invensys Operations Management‚Äôs offerings are delivered under several prominent industry brands, including Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, Skelta, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex and Wonderware. The company‚Äôs approximately 9,000 employees and its global partner ecosystem integrate these products and services to help clients collaborate across systems and enterprises in real time, extracting critical data to make faster, better decisions and synchronize their operations from the plant floor to the executive offices, aligning production goals with business objectives.