Citect, one of the world's huge, real-time intelligence software companies, has launched CitectSCADA Reports v4. Unique among historians, CitectSCADA Reports v4 combines the openness that only an embedded MS SQL Server provides, with powerful performance to deliver an accessible, easy-to-use and secure reporting tool that lowers total cost of ownership.
Built on MS SQL Server 2005, CitectSCADA Reports delivers high speed, high integrity production reporting, directly accessible through user favourite business tools, such as MS Excel and Reporting Services.
The CitectSCADA Reports bridges the plant-to-business divide with technology endorsed by IT, Plant and Corporate Managers alike, allowing them to create and access scheduled or ad-hoc reports without the overheads of mastering and maintaining a proprietary reporting solution.
CitectSCADA Reports is an off-the-shelf solution that seamlessly collects, historises and delivers reporting data from multiple, disparate plant control systems. With CitectSCADA Reports, users can visualise data from multiple SCADA systems in web browser; analyse this data with MS Excel; transfer data between control systems and MS SQL or Oracle databases, historise all control system data into MS SQL Server 2005 and report using industry standard reporting tools.
One of the leading pharmaceutical companies is impressed with the early results CitectSCADA Reports has delivered at its factory site. By automating the collection and historization of critical trend data on sterilisation cycles from its many systems, and uploading it directly into the SQL server on a run-time basis, the pharmaceutical company now has a much faster, accurate and easy-to-use reporting, which is essential in the pharmaceutical industry.
Open standards; familiar technology and user interface, and secure reporting, make doing business easier and more cost effective with CitectSCADA Reports. In addition, version 4 offers powerful performance with high data integrity, fast active data transfer rates and changes per second, and unrivalled functionality. For example, queries can be made by time, or variable such as operator, shift, product, batch, mode, etc, providing upfront real-time analysis of operating conditions as well as analysis of trend information from past records, without interfering with the running of the process.
Highly regulated companies such as food and beverage, water and mining will particularly appreciate the online data aggregation feature, which maintains the accuracy and instant accessibility of the data.