Schneider Electric Sets New Standard for Operational Excellence with System Platform 2017
HANNOVER, Germany – April 24, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today unveiled System Platform 2017, powered by Wonderware TM, which delivers a new standard for operational excellence for industrial organizations. This next generation offering includes an easy-to-use interface with improved visualization, smarter navigation and is integrated with the Schneider Electric Industrial Software portfolio – seamlessly extending new and existing solutions with capabilities that digitally link the Engineering, Operations and Asset Performance aspects of the industrial value chain. System Platform 2017 offers significant new capabilities for developers and users of the company’s industry leading system platform, which is today running in 100,000+ sites worldwide and includes an ecosystem of 4,000 system integrators and implementation partners and 160,000 developers.
Industrial companies are challenged to leverage the significant volume of data being collected by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for improved, closed loop decision support. At the same time, Operational Technology (OT) systems running industrial applications must be improved upon to better visualize performance while seamlessly integrating with Information Technology (IT) applications.
“System Platform 2017 offers a revolutionary new way of building re-usable industrial applications and content, similar to the approach with modern web page development,” said Norm Thorlakson, Vice President, HMI & Supervisory Software, Industry Business, Schneider Electric. “This engineering work can now be done with practically zero customization and scripting, and provides seamless integration with a diverse variety of industrial hardware and software. Such capabilities empower operational and engineering excellence without increase in total cost of ownership.”
System Platform 2017 offers usage simplicity, new software consumption models and ease-of-use as top directives. It offers accelerated time-to-value and flexible deployment models to help industrial companies scale faster and accelerate adoption of new Industrial IoT, cloud and mobility technologies. This launch also delivers the Schneider Electric EcoStruxure vision to provide industry leading software applications and analytics capabilities to execute digital transformation strategies.
To summarize, System Platform 2017, powered by Wonderware, delivers the following value propositions:
- Easy to Build – The only purpose-built, scalable platform for Supervisory, SCADA, MES and Industrial IoT application development; best practices are delivered “out-of-the-box”
- Easy to Use – A next generation visualization client with a modernized user interface created specifically for high performance, optimized graphical rendering
- Easy to Own – Modular, incremental approach to continuous improvement ensures 100% backward compatibility to previous offerings powered by Wonderware, reduction in downtime associated with maintaining applications or deploying changes to production systems and decreasing total cost of ownership.
“As a critical component of Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure, System Platform 2017 empowers companies in their digital transformation journey, transforming their business to be more responsive and agile while investing in their digital infrastructure” said Thorlakson.
For more information on EcoStruxure for Industry, please visit the company’s Hannover Messe booth, Hall 11, C58 or here. For more information on System Platform 2017, please visit our site.
EcoStruxure is Schneider Electric’s open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture delivering enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability, and connectivity for our customers. EcoStruxure leverages technologies in IoT, mobility, sensing, cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity to deliver Innovation at Every Level including Connected Products, Edge Control, and Apps, Analytics & Services. EcoStruxure has been deployed in 450,000+ installations, with the support of 9,000 system integrators, connecting over 1 billion devices. For more information about EcoStruxure, please read our EcoStruxure brochure.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.
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