Friday, January 24, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to get Certified within the Invensys Partner Ecosystem

When industrial organizations evaluate potential solution providers for their automation projects, they must carefully weigh the technical capabilities of the firms being considered. They recognize that not all partners are equal. Some provide better services than others; some have more technical expertise. Moreover, these companies benefit from using an objective measurement for evaluating potential System Integrators (SIs), Value-added Resellers (VARs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for their projects. 
Certification programs offer an objective, quantitative means for measuring and rewarding the technical skills of the solution providers who implement complex systems using today’s advanced technologies. Such programs enable industrial organizations to select the right partner for the right project. They also give partner companies a concrete methodology for fostering the talent and expertise of their application developers. 
Certification within the Invensys Partner Ecosystem gives industrial and manufacturing companies using Wonderware industrial automation and information software solutions the peace of mind that the solution providers with whom they collaborate on projects know how to get the most functionality and capabilities from Wonderware software. On the other side of the coin, partners who enroll in the Invensys Partner Ecosystem get access to customers who rely on Wonderware software: the largest installed base in the industry. ( over 700,000 licenses) 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What You Need to Know About Schneider Electric’s Acquisition of Invensys

Much has been written in recent months about Schneider’s  Acquisition of Invensys. This blog post summarizes a couple of recent digital assets that answers what you need to know about the acquisition.
In one post, Cyril Perducat, “Building a company greater than the sum of its parts” concludes  with:
“Schneider Electric and Invensys expect to realize accelerated growth through the synergies and opportunities born from stronger leadership in integrated industrial automation, software and energy management segments. This means:
  • More global coverage to be closer to customer needs
  • More offers, solutions and services increasing the value we offer
  • More diversity in our portfolio for greater market resilience”

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Higher Engineering Productivity with InTouch 2014

Advanced engineering tools for faster application development, quicker troubleshooting, increased productivity, and easier application maintenance are just some features you can expect to see in the Wonderware InTouch 2014. This blog post provides a peak view at: Symbol Wizards, Animation Capabilities, Content-aware Script Editor, Quick Script Exception Handling, XML Import or Export Capability and why you may be interested in them.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Greater Control of your process

In this post, I cover two features of Wonderware InTouch 2014, namely symbol locking and element styles, that will enable you to facilitate business-wide standardization, tighter integration, and faster knowledge transfer.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

[Infographic] 50 Things To Do When You're Stuck At An Airport-weekend fun read for HMI travelers

Have you been delayed or have just ended up with too-many hours between connections? If you are stuck in an airport with no idea what to do, this  infographic (developed by has a lot of  exciting and fun things ideas to make use of your time. I loved the info about the Singapore, Utah & Istanbul Airports with free tour of the city offering. Looking forward to use some of these tips in my upcoming trip in Milan, Italy next week.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Schneider Electric acquisition of Invensys is complete

As of today, Invensys, is now part of Schneider Electric. For details, check out  the press release.

Situational Awareness Library with Symbol Wizards - a closer look

The Situational Awareness Library with Symbol Wizards  that is build in the InTouch 2014, makes it easy for application developers to create highly intuitive visual content and custom applications specific to an event. Situational Awareness Library of Symbols fully leverages the new Alarm Borders, Element Styles, Symbol Wizards, and the Animations described below. In addition, the Symbols can be customized to meet any customer specific needs or standards. For example, use a library Symbol to immediately accomplish 80% of what you need, then customize the remaining 20%, saving engineering time and capitalizing on Invensys™ symbol design best practices.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Improved Real-Time Visibility into your process with InTouch 2014

The newly released Wonderware InTouch® 2014 and its out of the “box” Situational Awareness Library with Symbol Wizards enables you to achieve improved operator awareness and productivity, reduce operational risks, response time, and system downtime. This blog post has a sample list of the tools that helps you get those benefits.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Wonderware Software Demo Contest

The WonderDemo contest recognizes and promotes our Systems Integrators’ abilities and provides an incentive to build and market Wonderware product solutions.
The winners will be promoted and given consideration for the Partner Ecosystem Market Development Funds Program to support the promotion and market outreach of the demo to potential customers.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NEW! HMI/SCADA eLearning Instructor-Led

The Wonderware Training department is expanding its eLearning library with the release of Recorded Instructor-Led Training (RILT) for the Application Server and InTouch for Wonderware System Platform  courses.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Situational Awareness - a Benefit not a Feature

Wonderware InTouch 2014, Wonderware System Platform 2014 and Wonderware Historian 2014 have been released, and they are products, which we hope are going to shake up the industry. For too long, emphasis has been placed on making HMI graphics pretty and vibrant, which is nice but has not advanced the science of efficient and effective HMI design very much. What users of our systems really need, is the ability to more quickly and reliably spot when something is not right or when a problem is about to occur – that’s what we call situational awareness. What we have put in “the box” is a rich set of capabilities and features that help our users employ best practices for HMI design to give them that valuable situational awareness. It’s not just a completely new way of thinking about HMI graphics; it’s a rich set of smart tools for building them, so that non-experts can assemble and maintain best practice HMI displays more quickly, more easily and with greater consistency than ever before.