GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms , a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, has introduced the Version 5.8 of its Proficy Change Management solution . The upgrade provides customers with features that deliver lower total cost of ownership by tracking changes to critical assets.
The web-based features of the Version 5.8 of Proficy Change Management solution make the Change Management client easy to install, deploy and to maintain. “In many of today’s manufacturing and infrastructure businesses, regulatory compliance is becoming more of a factor,” said Gimmi Filice, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ Product Manager for Change Management.
“Meeting these requirements can prove challenging and costly. Proficy Change Management is a powerful solution for tracking changes to critical control and software assets, providing some of the key elements required to meet today’s security and change control requirements.”
The features including security, version management audit trails, central storage and automated backup and recovery, ensures that Version 5.8 of Proficy Change Management solution can help companies keep their automation systems running safely and efficiently.
The Version 5.8 of Proficy Change Management solution helps users meet compliance requirements, while also helping improve processes and key uptime metrics.
The Version 5.8 of Proficy Change Management solution includes:
New web based end user client
The new HTML based client is a thin easy to deploy client with a small footprint that will save users time and effort in installing or updating the clients. It also provides easy access to projects on the Change Management server.
The client provides access to common end user functions such as check out, check in, open, version reports, compare and more. The new Drag and Drop configuration allows users to easily create a user interface to organize projects and provide customized web interface.
New scheduler interface and engine
The Scheduler allows users to automate popular operations for backup and compare functions, which provide the ability to ensure the integrity of automation systems.
The scheduler provides the capability to ensure the correct program or configuration is running in an HMI/SCADA application or PLC by comparing the running system to a master version.
Schneider ProWORX 32 support
This new module allows users to manage and control changes to projects providing the standard version control, check out, check in, and auditing of changes, as well as manual and scheduled compare between versions or the PLC.
“Proficy Change Management is a real asset in helping control costs,” continued Gimmi Filice. “By keeping maintenance to a minimum, companies can see a real benefit to their bottom lines.”