|[February 07, 2013]
GE's Proficy Vision Allows Better, Faster Decision Making through Anytime, Anywhere Access Enabled by the Industrial Internet
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. --(Business Wire)--
GE (NYSE: GE) Intelligent Platforms today announced the availability of
its newest member of the Proficy® software platform, Proficy Vision.
This powerful operational dashboard brings together web-based content
from other Proficy software solutions and third-party displays into one
environment. By aggregating and organizing content in the context of the
plant structure, Proficy Vision delivers a single view of operations to
drive production improvement.
Proficy Vision enables users to have their web-enabled content
side-by-side in the same application, allowing them to see the
information they need to get their job done. The software offers a
single place to display both structured data (ERP, EAM, MES, SCADA,
etc.) and unstructured data (social business, spreadsheets, news feeds,
etc.) for a convenient one-stop view.
"Success for manufacturing
and infrastructure businesses increasingly relies on broad, secure
access to cross-enterprise information enabled by the Industrial
Internet," said Don Busiek, General Manager Manufacturing Software for
GE Intelligent Platforms (News - Alert). "Only with timely and relevant insights can
businesses truly optimize operational performance."
Providing relevant and cross-enterprise insights, Proficy Vision
aggregates disparate interfaces and information with a unified context
for better, faster decisions. It delivers a role-specific user interface
for maximum efficiency, allowing users to anticipate, collaborate and
orchestrate responses to dynamic operational conditions with greater
agility and precision.
"Disparate systems, limited resources, and multiple roles and
responsibilities often create silos of information that limit visibility
and make collaboration and driving operational improvements difficult,"
Busiek continued. "With Proficy Vision, users can organize content the
way they want, wheter that means tying content to a piece of equipment
or within a specific area of the facility - putting data they need at
their fingertips when they need it."
Bill Fritz, Director of Waterford Township, Michigan Department of
Public Works, sees that Proficy Vision capability as a benefit for his
facility. With both Water and Wastewater operations, he can see if an
event on one side of his house affected something on the other side
without having to dump data and overlay one program on top of the other.
"First and foremost, it's a time saver," Fritz said. "By pulling
everything into one environment, it allows easier access to information
and becomes a one-stop shop to view all of my web-based applications. It
allows us to coordinate everything and that makes it a dispatching tool
for us." Waterford Township's Department of Public Works has several
applications online including vehicle locating, SCADA, flow monitoring,
security and HVAC.
Proficy Vision can be used wherever there is Internet access, making it
easy to collaborate around the plant or around the world. Users can
navigate through their displays in a virtual environment and see the
content at each level as they navigate. The data is structured so that
all views and relevant displays are associated to the appropriate
A unique feature, Role-Based Access, allows users to see what they need
based on their login credentials. For instance, an operator may only be
able to see displays for specific assets they are responsible for, while
a manager may have access to all displays for the facility. There is no
need to have multiple products for operators and for executives as
Proficy Vision allows support for all roles - from operators to CEOs -
in one location.
Users can also access an integrated Proficy Workflow solution that
allows them to view and interact with content, and also provides the
ability within the same environment to address standard
operating procedures (SOPs). Monitoring process and acting on alarms
and procedures in one environment delivers a powerful advantage that
drives operational improvements.
"Proficy Vision introduces a new and unique paradigm for navigating your
operations, enabling equipment-centric, product-centric and
people-centric views of your world," Busiek concluded. "It's like a map
and compass on your operations that delivers real-time operational
intelligence, helping you make sense of a complex world."
For more information: Proficy
Vision and to view a video overview click here.
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