Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Case Study: Key Solution Systems de Mexico Improves time to market & Technology update by up to 20%

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)
  • Better use of technologies (cloud, mobility, big data)
  • Easier acquisition of Microsoft products (SQL Server)
Testimonials
“Our customers have better process operations. Real time information is the key for our customers’ decision making.”
Use Case
  • Uses the following Wonderware software products:
  • Wonderware Development Studio
  • Wonderware Historian (InSQL)
  • Wonderware Historian Client (ActiveFactory)
  • Wonderware InBatch
  • Wonderware InTouch
  • Wonderware Information Server
  • Wonderware MES/Operations
  • Wonderware MES/Performance
  • Wonderware MES/Quality
  • Wonderware QI Analyst
  • Wonderware (ArchestrA) System Platform
  • Wonderware (ArchestrA) Workflow
  • Works as an Endorsed Systems Integrator
  • Currently using the following Microsoft products:
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft CALS (Client Access Licenses)
  • Mobile (phones, tablets)
  • .NET
  • Windows OS’s

Results
  • Takes advantage of the partnership of Microsoft and Wonderware Software in the following ways:
  • Adopt new operating systems
  • Become educated on new, upcoming technologies and products
  • Have early access to patches and bug fixes
  • Easily acquire and use SQL Server
  • Attain thought leadership insight on topics such as the cloud, mobility, Internet of Things
  • Found that the following capabilities differentiated Wonderware Software from the competition:
  • Integration capabilities (business to automation, MES to controls)
  • The Microsoft technology/strategic partnership
  • Technology offered: mobile, cloud, SaaS, big data
  • Product capabilities: visualization
  • Product capabilities: operations (OEE, MES, Quality)
  • Product capabilities: reporting and analysis
  • Realized the following benefits due to the Microsoft/Wonderware partnership alliance:
  • Improved asset utilization (uptime and OEE)
  • Improved plant-to-business integration
  • Improved mobility usage, strategy
  • Increased productivity, quality and/or throughput
  • Improved process or operational visibility
  • Reduced cost of business (product, assets, regulatory compliance, etc.)
  • Saw the following improvements due to the Wonderware/Microsoft partnership:
  • Improved technology adoption and usage: 10-20%
  • Reduced manufacturing cost: 5-10%
  • Improved product/process integration: 5-10%
  • Increased productivity: 5-10%
  • Improved time to market: 10-20%
Key Solution Systems offer complete consulting in the use of the latest Wonderware technologies that enable improvements in business profitability; generating economic solutions and maximum quality, optimizing business management and allowing agility and savings in industrial applications. The Key Solution Systems mission is to successfully integrate industrial solutions, based on Industrial Technologies Information, instrumentation and control, implementing the most competitive hardware and software in the market delivering turn-key solutions to our customers.

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