Wonderware, a Lake Forest, Calif.-based business unit of Invensys Systems Inc., has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" certification status. The status was attained through successful certification of two new plant-to-business integration solutions. The first is Wonderware's Business Package for Process Performance Analysis 60.1 integrated with the SAP NetWeaver Portal. The second is the combination of the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI)-based Content Package for Order Processing 30.1 integrated with SAP ECC 5.0 and Wonderware Enterprise Integrator 2.0. This certification also is part of the SAP certification program for the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society ISA-95-based manufacturing interoperability.
The new Invensys integration solution for process performance analysis links plant-floor information with the SAP manufacturing intelligence dashboards of the mySAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, delivering critical intelligence via alerts, reports and key performance indicators for real-time decision-making. The integration solution works with customers' existing plant automation and system investments by leveraging Invensys' open integration software architecture, ArchestrA, along with Wonderware's plant historian, analysis client tools and Microsoft SQL Server.
"Personnel at customer sites can now quickly identify manufacturing production deviations in real time, and can be provided detailed information related to the business and financial impact," said Mark Davidson, Invensys-Wonderware's vice president of global marketing. "These integration solutions are already enabling customers to manage and display workflows to resolve issues rapidly and cost-effectively, resulting in improved productivity."
The company says its customers will benefit from certification through the assurance it offers that their existing plant applications can easily integrate using Invensys-Wonderware's software with the SAP NetWeaver platform.