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DataMart 2.0 extends capabilities of Proficy Plant Applications Family

GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the availability of Proficy® DataMart version 2.0 as it continues to evolve the capabilities of its Operations Management Software suite.

Proficy DataMart 2.0 offers an enterprise-reporting platform for all the manufacturing intelligence within Proficy Plant Applications and dramatically expands the ad-hoc reporting capabilities of the family both at the plant and enterprise levels.

The Proficy DataMart solution provides critical production-centric information to the knowledge users in the plants and the enterprise.  It enables users to serve themselves to the real-time production data Proficy Plant Applications has converted into meaningful manufacturing intelligence. Its high performance KPI roll-ups and drill-downs integrate data across multiple machines, lines and sites seamlessly. You can utilize DataMart with existing Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse solutions to manage the performance of production operations.

“Plant Applications has been the flagship of the Proficy Operations Management suite since its acquisition more than eight years ago,” said Sheila Kester, General Manager of GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ Operations Management Software.  “Our focus has been to continually make this product evolve in ways to make it easier to deploy, provide even faster time to value, and to extend its capabilities to solve more problems for more Proficy customers. “

Throughout 2009, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced many enhancements, extensions, and complementary solutions that extend the capabilities and value of the Proficy Plant Applications family.  These include:

-  ,Proficy Scheduler, which extends the Proficy Plant Applications family into the Finite Capacity Scheduling (FCS) arena for materials and orders optimization.
-  Proficy Maintenance Gateway 2.0 integrates the family with the user’s maintenance systems, ensuring that Maintenance and Operations are coordinated in their efforts to ship quality product on time every shift of every day.
-  Proficy Plant Applications Dynamos for Proficy iFIX to put the knowledge and information of Proficy Plant Applications at the fingertips of production operators.
-  Enhanced Crew Scheduling capabilities, and an updated Software Development Kit (SDK), all designed to improve the usability of the system.
-  Packaged Proficy SmartStart solutions which combine the software package with Implementation Services to improve a user’s time-to-value when implementing a new system.

In addition, a slate of additional enhancements scheduled will be introduced over the next several months, additionally strengthening the value of Proficy Plant Applications.  These pending improvements include new web deployment capability, updated Proficy Workflow Service Provider (SP) integration, enhanced Enterprise Portal/Collaboration integration, and the next generation Enterprise Integration solution from Proficy – Proficy Open Enterprise.  

“The extended and enhanced capabilities of the Proficy Plant Applications family provide additional avenues for operational excellence initiatives to companies that have implemented the core solution,” concluded Kester. “For new and existing customers alike, Proficy Plant Applications’ Open-and-Layered architecture, modular and scalable applications, and ability to span the spectrum of production typologies, make it more capable than ever for solving more problems for more users in more of their strategic and tactical operations.”

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