Operational data is a key part of improving efficiency, and most companies do have a database of some sort that stores information on downtime, output etc. However, whether they are using the best historian architecture to meet their plants operational, compliance and reporting needs is another matter.
There are many types of historians available… be that a cloud based one, an onsite one or a combination of multiple types; each option has its own pros and cons. Before you upgrade, or purchase a historian, you should ensure that you talk through all of the options available to you with a trusted System Integrator, or Systems Architect.
If you are simply looking to improve the quality of your data collection, and be able to easily manipulate this data into graphs and charts to identify trends and abnormalities, then a standard historian is the perfect starting point for you. Team this with a cloud-based historian and analytics solution, such as Wonderware Online and the SmartGlance app, and you have on the go access to your data, as well as alerts to your phone as and when anomalies arise.
Wonderware Online gives you a secure, low maintenance historian that is scalable and easily accessible. Security has been at the forefront of our minds when we have developed this historian. One of the ways this is evident is that we give you the option of which country you would like your data to be stored in. So for everyone storing their data in the UK as opposed to America for example, stringent EU laws are in place to protect your data.
On 31st Oct we will be running a live webinar where we will explore the various historian architectures available, scenarios in which they should be used, and the business challenges they address. Learn more and register your place