GE Fanuc provides context, ease of access with DataMart

Software automatically aggregates multi-plant data for performance benchmarking and analysis.

10/09/2008


Charlottsville, VA —Is yours a multi-site facility that is data rich but information poor? If you’re a user of GE Fanuc’s Proficy production management software, you now have a tool that scoops up data for you and presents it in logical views to the users who need it. The new Proficy DataMart enterprise software application automatically aggregates and delivers plant-to-plant data for performance benchmarking and analysis.

DataMart, an addition to the Proficy suite of integrated Production Management Software products, “reaches deep within manufacturing operations across a business to provide a single, unifying view into operational performance," said Barry Lynch, global product manager for production software products.

Proficy DataMart reduces the time, cost and complexity of developing ad-hoc reports and analyses to complement the hundreds of existing reports, views and analysis tools within Proficy Plant Applications. The application supplies access to product, process and production information by connecting to multiple Proficy sites locally, regionally and around the world.


With DataMart, users don’t have to know where data lives in a table to drill down to the detail they need.


Lynch said the software has been thoroughly field tested and is installed at 600 sitesevant information. From aggregated key performance indicators (KPIs) to the tag-based table of a historian associated with one machine, DataMart knows how the data is related, says Lynch. “Users don’t have to know where data lives in a table, because the relationships (joins) have already been made,” he said.

Proficy DataMart’s “real-time analysis cube technology” puts information in a form users can understand by leveraging their own naming conventions, metrics and calculations. It removes the need to understand the production database schemas and exposes everything to Proficy Portal, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services for visualization and reporting, he said.

Also, since Proficy DataMart is based on open OLAP standards, it leverages a user’s existing business intelligence and enterprise performance management infrastructure, and supports data warehouse strategies.

For more information: www.gefanuc.com/productionmanagement .

– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
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