CPAS Guiding Principles

•  The value proposition of the automation must be based on measurable improvements in the Return on Assets from the assets it controls.
•  The automation must facilitate a Continuous Improvement culture.
•  Flawless Execution of the automation strategy is the mandate.
•  Everything that should be automated will be automated.
•  The vision will deliver the lowest Total Cost of Ownership.
•  A Common Infrastructure based on standards.
•  No artificial Barriers to Information such as gateways or linking devices.

Source: “Collaborative Process Automation Systems,” Martin Hollender, 2010, International Society of Automation, from a section written by Dave Woll, ARC Advisory Group Inc.

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