GE’s Proficy Vision Allows Better, Faster Decision Making through Anytime, Anywhere Access Enabled by the Industrial Internet

  GE’s Proficy Vision Allows Better, Faster Decision Making through Anytime,
  Anywhere Access Enabled by the Industrial Internet

  *Operational visibility made easy for improved enterprise-wide
    collaboration and communication
  *Faster responsiveness to issues and problems on the shop floor
  *Less training saving time and cost

Business Wire

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- February 7, 2013

GE (NYSE: GE) Intelligent Platforms today announced the availability of its
newest member of the Proficy® software platform, Proficy Vision. This powerful
operational dashboard brings together web-based content from other Proficy
software solutions and third-party displays into one environment. By
aggregating and organizing content in the context of the plant structure,
Proficy Vision delivers a single view of operations to drive production
improvement.

Proficy Vision enables users to have their web-enabled content side-by-side in
the same application, allowing them to see the information they need to get
their job done. The software offers a single place to display both structured
data (ERP, EAM, MES, SCADA, etc.) and unstructured data (social business,
spreadsheets, news feeds, etc.) for a convenient one-stop view.

“Success for manufacturing and infrastructure businesses increasingly relies
on broad, secure access to cross-enterprise information enabled by the
Industrial Internet,” said Don Busiek, General Manager Manufacturing Software
for GE Intelligent Platforms. “Only with timely and relevant insights can
businesses truly optimize operational performance.”

Providing relevant and cross-enterprise insights, Proficy Vision aggregates
disparate interfaces and information with a unified context for better, faster
decisions. It delivers a role-specific user interface for maximum efficiency,
allowing users to anticipate, collaborate and orchestrate responses to dynamic
operational conditions with greater agility and precision.

“Disparate systems, limited resources, and multiple roles and responsibilities
often create silos of information that limit visibility and make collaboration
and driving operational improvements difficult,” Busiek continued. “With
Proficy Vision, users can organize content the way they want, whether that
means tying content to a piece of equipment or within a specific area of the
facility – putting data they need at their fingertips when they need it.”

Bill Fritz, Director of Waterford Township, Michigan Department of Public
Works, sees that Proficy Vision capability as a benefit for his facility. With
both Water and Wastewater operations, he can see if an event on one side of
his house affected something on the other side without having to dump data and
overlay one program on top of the other.

“First and foremost, it’s a time saver,” Fritz said. “By pulling everything
into one environment, it allows easier access to information and becomes a
one-stop shop to view all of my web-based applications. It allows us to
coordinate everything and that makes it a dispatching tool for us.” Waterford
Township’s Department of Public Works has several applications online
including vehicle locating, SCADA, flow monitoring, security and HVAC.

Proficy Vision can be used wherever there is Internet access, making it easy
to collaborate around the plant or around the world. Users can navigate
through their displays in a virtual environment and see the content at each
level as they navigate. The data is structured so that all views and relevant
displays are associated to the appropriate equipment.

A unique feature, Role-Based Access, allows users to see what they need based
on their login credentials. For instance, an operator may only be able to see
displays for specific assets they are responsible for, while a manager may
have access to all displays for the facility. There is no need to have
multiple products for operators and for executives as Proficy Vision allows
support for all roles – from operators to CEOs – in one location.

Users can also access an integrated Proficy Workflow solution that allows them
to view and interact with content, and also provides the ability within the
same environment to address standard operating procedures (SOPs). Monitoring
process and acting on alarms and procedures in one environment delivers a
powerful advantage that drives operational improvements.

“Proficy Vision introduces a new and unique paradigm for navigating your
operations, enabling equipment-centric, product-centric and people-centric
views of your world,” Busiek concluded. “It’s like a map and compass on your
operations that delivers real-time operational intelligence, helping you make
sense of a complex world.”

For more information: Proficy Vision and to view a video overview click here.

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