Inductive Automation

Folsom, CA 95630


About Inductive Automation

Some industrial automation software companies still charge for every client and every tag, but Ignition is different because it’s unlimited.

Product Summary

Inductive Automation produces HMI, SCADA, MES and IIoT software that reduces frustration and increases efficiency in the industrial automation market. Their software facilitates the instant accessibility of meaningful information throughout the enterprise. The company's core mission is to create industrial software that empowers customers to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles.


90 Blue Ravine
Folsom, CA 95630
United States

More Info on Inductive Automation

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Inductive Automation produces industrial automation software that reduces frustration and increases efficiency in the industrial market. The company’s core mission is to create industrial software that empowers its customers to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles.

Ignition by Inductive Automation® is a universal industrial application platform. It empowers users to connect to all of the data across their enterprise, rapidly develop any type of industrial automation system, and scale their systems in any way, without limits. Ignition is also capable of unlimited extensibility through the addition of fully integrated software modules that extend the functionality of the platform. With Ignition, users can create a variety of seamlessly integrated industrial solutions.

  • SCADA: Control, track, display, and analyze your process. 
  • HMI: Build optimized screens to monitor and control your machinery. 
  • IIoT: Make your data more accessible and efficient with MQTT. 
  • MES: Track your production, manage recipes, calculate OEE, and more. 
  • Alarming: Build complex alarming systems and get notifications instantly.
  • Reporting: Create and deliver dynamic, database-driven industrial reports. 
  • Edge Computing: Capture critical data at the remote edge of your network. 
  • Enterprise: Empower teams with better data to make smarter decisions.

Markets served include Automotive, Consumer Packaged Goods, Entertainment, Fibers & Textiles, Food & Beverage, Forest Products, Government, Manufacturing, Mining Aggregates & Cement, Oil & Gas, Packaging, Pharmaceutical, Power, Print & Publishing, Pulp & Paper, Transportation, Water/Wastewater, and many others.

Products & Press Releases

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Supplier News

Inductive Automation Names Opto 22 as a Solution Partner

Sept. 26, 2023
California-based industrial automation and IIoT manufacturer Opto 22 announces a new, elevated partnership status with Inductive Automation as a Solution Partner. One of the first...
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Inductive Automation Announces New and Improved Solutions for Digital Transformation

Feb. 3, 2020
Roadblocks Eliminated with Ignition Industrial Application Platform.
Today’s Digital Transformation Reality

Today’s Digital Transformation Reality

Dana Inc. and Streamline Innovations show how digital transformations can start today in the discrete and process industries using Ignition to overcome legacy infrastructure’s...
ExxonMobil Readies Open Process Automation Test Bed

ExxonMobil Readies Open Process Automation Test Bed

July 10, 2019
Yokogawa Electric Corporation selected to be the system integrator responsible for establishing the company’s OPA Test Bed.
The Future of Industrial Networking

The Future of Industrial Networking

May 22, 2019
During the Automation World Conference & Expo, a panel of technology experts discussed how advanced networking technologies will lead to open, standards-based communication from...
How to Apply Industrial Machine Learning

How to Apply Industrial Machine Learning

Understanding the different types of machine learning, the algorithms that support them and how to apply them are critical to successful implementations.
Open Software Is Changing Automation

Open Source Software Is Changing Automation

Panel shares insights on how the growing complexity of software applications and end user demands are driving industrial automation toward an open source future.
Value of Automation: Break the Replacement Cycle

Break and Fix: It’s Time for Something Different

June 6, 2018
When systems go down, you’re under pressure to just get them back up and running again. But it pays to assess whether or not you have the right parts in there and how you can ...
On the Edge of Industrial IoT

On the Edge of Industrial IoT

With a series of moves including incorporation of Node-RED for IoT app development, application of MQTT for data collection and transfer, and embedded edge technology partnerships...
Is MQTT Winning the Industrial IoT Race?

Is MQTT Winning the Industrial IoT Race?

As a number of protocols compete in the IIoT space, the support for MQTT across automation technology suppliers is gaining greater speed, and giving OEMs a tool to transform their...

Articles & News

AN HMI screen being designed in Ignition.

Inductive Automation Launches New Partner Program

Sept. 15, 2023
Amazon Web Services, Belden, Plantformance and Stratus are the first members of this new partner program designed to highlight companies whose products and services complement...
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Digital Transformation

Inductive Automation Encourages Experimentation with ChatGPT

Corso Systems and 4IR Solutions share their experiences using ChatGPT to program various tasks with the Ignition platform.
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How Industrial Companies are Using the Cloud to Modernize

The ability to aggregate and analyze operations and IT data in the cloud provides next-level insights set to elevate asset performance, boost product quality, and ensure proactive...
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Not All Cloud Software is SaaS

Inductive Automation’s Ignition Cloud Edition shows how not all cloud-based software is software-as-a-service.
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Integrate SCADA and Business Systems with Scripting Tools

Feb. 6, 2023
How the scripting libraries in Inductive Automation’s Ignition software make it easier to test functions and audit code to ensure standards compliance and make it easier to review...
Jeff Winters of Microsoft presents at Inductive Automation's Ignition Community Conference 2022.

Digitalization Changes Everyone’s Job

With a direct, high-level view of the impacts across industry, Microsoft’s Jeff Winter says when digital transformation is successful, it fundamentally changes everyone’s job....

Using an Enterprise Platform for Operational Improvements

Four diverse applications—from gas processing and water utilities to airline baggage handling and lumber production—show how Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform scales far...

Can SCADA/HMI Software Be Enterprise Software?

On its own, the answer is clearly “no.” But when SCADA/HMI is the core of the platform, as it is with Ignition, Inductive Automation is demonstrating how the software can be used...
This image depicts how MQTT Sparkplug can be used to reduce the complexity of industrial device communications and connectivity. Source: Eclipse Sparkplug Working Group.

Plug-and-Play Coming to Industrial IoT

Launch of the Sparkplug Compatibility Program enables automation technology suppliers to certify compatibility with the Eclipse Sparkplug protocol and MQTT-based Internet of Things...
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Why the MQTT Protocol is So Popular

This first installment in a four-part series on key industrial network technologies explains how an ultra lightweight data transfer protocol became a widely used data gathering...

Videos & Resources

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Why OEE Still Matters

Though some say OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) is outdated, its use to continuously improve production operations across industry prove the value provided by this key metric...
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Industrial Sensors in the Vineyard & Other Automation Trends

How Bouchaine Vineyards is using Cisco Industrial Asset Vision sensors to improve growing operations and why the use of remote access and Ethernet I/O are increasing.
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Technology Matters: Open Source SCADA, HMI Upgrades, and Wearable Sensors

A review of automation technology developments we’ve recently covered to help you stay on top of what’s happening in the world of industrial automation.
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Ignition Edge Enhancements for Digital Transformation

In this video, Travis Cox of Inductive Automation explains updates made to the company's Ignition Edge platform to help users place devices closer to the sources of data for collection...
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How to Reduce Downtime & Raise OEE

Feb. 21, 2012
Learn what 5 questions you must ask in order to reduce your production downtime, and boost your OEE (overall equipment effectivenes).


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Chief Strategy Officer

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All content from Inductive Automation

To bridge the IT/OT divide, OT personnel will need to become more familiar with IT methodologies, and IT personnel will need to spend more time familiarizing themselves with the nuts and bolts of OT.

Solving the Industrial Skills Gap

Jan. 25, 2022
While the skills gap facing industry has been well publicized, overcoming the challenges it presents requires a targeted approach that considers the nuances of the problem.
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Integrators Dish on Industrial Technology Trends

The value of remote access for viewing control system data and training purposes, along with lessons from automation project failures, were among the key takeaways from 2021 for...
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Evaluating Technology Support For The Internet of Things

Oct. 19, 2021
As manufacturers digitally transform their operations, finding the right technologies can be an overwhelming process. Don’t overlook your supplier’s ability to provide the right...

Overcoming the Cultural Barriers to Digital Transformation

Sept. 23, 2021
Even as technology continues to advance, organizational challenges remain the biggest impediments to Industry 4.0.
Don Pearson, vice president of sales and marketing at Inductive Automation.

How the Ignition Partner Ecosystem Helps Deliver Digital Transformation

Advantech, Bedrock Automation, Cognex, Hilscher, Opto 22, and Stratus Technologies—among others—demonstrate how their products work with Inductive Automation’s Ignition platform...
Automated operations at Ginkgo Bioworks.

Inductive Automation Explains What’s Next for Ignition

Automation technology trends around mobility and data access are driving quality and process improvements to the Ignition industrial automation platform.
The use of remote access technology to aggregate manufacturing intelligence for use by plant managers and corporate executives is expected to grow in the years to come.

Remote Access Grows Even as Cybersecurity Fears Surge

Sept. 16, 2021
Economic uncertainty and the quest for efficiency are driving the adoption of remote access technology across industry, even as growing concerns surrounding cybersecurity have...

The State of Cloud-Based Automation Today

Sept. 14, 2021
A look at how digitalization and the need for scalability are driving more interest and investment in cloud-based industrial applications and how automation technology suppliers...

Will the Future of MES and SCADA Be More Closely Mixed?

The growing overlap in functionalities between MES and SCADA are likely to continue with tighter integration in pursuit of a single pane of glass.