Monday, October 6, 2014

Case Study: Large Enterprise Mining Company improves process integration by 20-30%





Challenges
Wonderware products that are integrated with Microsoft technologies allow for:
  • Better visibility of plant operations
  • Better integration between plant and enterprise (business systems)
  • Better integration between plant and controls (automation)
  • Easier acquisition of Microsoft products (SQL Server)
Use Case
Uses the following Wonderware software products:
  • Wonderware Historian
  • Wonderware InTouch
In the metals, materials, and mining industry. Currently using the following Microsoft products:
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Windows OS’s
Results
  • Takes advantage of the partnership of Microsoft and Wonderware Software in the following ways:
    • Easily acquire and use SQL Server
  • Found that the following capabilities differentiated Wonderware Software from the competition:
    • Integration capabilities (business to automation, MES to controls)
  • Realized the following benefits due to the Microsoft/Wonderware partnership alliance:
    • Improved process or operational visibility
  • Saw the following improvements due to the Wonderware/Microsoft partnership:
    • Improved technology adoption and usage: over 30%
    • Improved product/process integration: 20-30%
Source: TechValidate. TVID: 96C-590-FED 
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