So began Rob McGreevy, Wonderware vice president of platform and operations software, in his keynote address to users of Invensys Operations Management's Wonderware and Avantis software this week in Anaheim, Calif. "That's 725,000 licenses at 135,000 sites worldwide-including 5,000 new licenses and 27 new product launches since 2011-for the Invensys software business," McGreevy explained.
"The new ArchestrA System Platform 2012 R2 helps customers achieve operational excellence with improved capacity, more flexibility and system expansion," said McGreevy
"Our software solutions empower our clients' most valuable resource-their people.
Invensys' Rob McGreevy led a wide-ranging review of industry issues and how Wonderware software is helping to tame them.
"Customers with remote sites, such as oil and gas production, power plants, facilities management, water and wastewater plants or any SCADA-specific use, typically have issues properly handling intermittent, uncurrent or out-of-sequence data," said McGreevy
noted that just a few short years into its existence, the smartphone and tablet market is now outpacing that for PCs.
"This is going to make a big difference in the way we interact with our data," he
"We now have over 480 registered devices using SmartGlance, an innovative mobile reporting offering that delivers plant data and reports directly to smart phones," McGreevy
Originally offered only as a cloud-hosted solution, the company also is introducing an On-Premise option that allows companies to locally host and manage the application without requiring third-party services.
"Last year," McGreevy
said, "we released advanced support for virtualization with high availability and disaster recovery for both VMware
This year we're further expanding our support."
"And while many people continue to be uncomfortable with 'cloud computing' in the industrial environment," he continued, "the farther we get away from regulatory control, the easier it is to get users to buy in. Within the infrastructure and manufacturing markets, we have over 40 sites using cloud-enabled reporting solutions today and we're announcing two new managed services this year, Historian and Workflow, both using Microsoft Azure technology."
"When it comes to envisioning and enabling real-time operational excellence, Invensys
are the experts," McGreevy