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Invensys Operations Management Introduces SmartGlance Mobile Reports

Company teams with Sarla Analytics to deliver SaaS application that provides process and manufacturing reports to industrial workforce via smartphones


SmartGlance mobile application gives fast access to manufacturing management information gathered from InFusion Enterprise Control System (ECS) sources. Displays information on Apple iPad; Apple iPhone or Blackberry.
OCTOBER 19, 2010/PLANO, TEXAS – Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the manufacturing and infrastructure operations industries, today announced the availability of SmartGlance™, a new Software as a Service (SaaS) partner offering that delivers industrial and manufacturing intelligence data, archived in plant automation systems and data stores, to smartphones. The SmartGlance solution will be offered as part of an endorsed partner agreement the company has signed with Sarla Analytics, an innovative supplier of smartphone applications focused on business intelligence.
 
“Web-based reporting tools simply can’t match the speed, functionality or readability of Sarla’s SmartGlance reports,” said Rob McGreevy, vice president, platform and applications, Invensys Operations Management. “The great thing about SmartGlance is that it is a native phone app, not a web client, so you can use advanced touchscreen features on your smartphone to quickly access and scroll through the reports. Everyone has a smartphone these days. They are rapidly becoming an important, everyday tool that can be used to achieve productivity excellence. With SmartGlance, managers, engineers and operators can use them to view the most current process and equipment performance data as well.”
 
The new SaaS offering will be hosted at a secure SmartGlance data center that minimizes the need for customers to have local IT support and maintenance. Invensys Operations Management will supply data connectors that enable data stored in its Wonderware® Historian and other products to be included in SmartGlance reports and analytics.
 
The native SmartGlance phone application takes full advantage of the many powerful display features of touchscreen-based smartphones. Interactive tabular reports, along with trends, bar charts and pie charts, can be manipulated easily, allowing extensive data drill down capabilities. Users can even issue or share reports with co-workers via e-mail, enhancing real-time collaboration and effectively adding enterprise control capability to smartphones. The reports are generated and sent to phones either on demand or automatically, and the robust Sarla SmartGlance application has three layers of security to keep important company data protected at all times.
 
“Having timely data available anywhere at any time can accelerate decision making and improve plant performance,” said Snehal Shah, chief executive officer, Sarla Analytics. “We are very excited to partner with Invensys because  we share a vision for the mobile enterprise to drive operational excellence and enable the power of real-time response. Mobility lets you transcend distance and connectivity issues, create a virtual, personalized space for collaboration and empower users to make better, faster, smarter decisions anywhere, anytime.”
 
Representatives from Invensys Operations Management will display and demonstrate the SmartGlance solution during the company’s OpsManage’10 Conference taking place in Orlando, Fla., October 18 to 22, 2010. Please visit Booth W8-C during the event or contact your local Invensys sales office or sales representative for more information. To learn more about OpsManage’10, visit opsmanage.invensys.com.

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About Invensys 

Invensys is a global technology company that works in partnership with a broad range of industrial and commercial customers to design and supply advanced technologies that optimise their operational performance and profitability. From oil refineries and power stations to mining companies and appliance manufacturers, Invensys’ market-leading software, systems and controls enable its customers to monitor, control and automate their products and processes, thereby maximising safety, efficiency, reliability and ease of use. To learn more about Invensys, visit invensys.com.

Invensys, the Invensys logo, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, IMServ, InFusion, Skelta, SimSci, Triconex and Wonderware are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. 

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Tom Clary
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tom.clary at invensys.com