Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys Systems Inc., will extend the integration of Wonderware’s open manufacturing software solutions built on ArchestrA technology to the Microsoft Dynamics AX business management solution.
The new capability will utilise the ISA-95 standard for enterprise-to-control system integration, and will enable more seamless transfer of production order and material transactions between Microsoft Dynamics AX and multi-vendor plant systems that are integrated with Wonderware’s software solutions.
Wonderware’s production and performance management, supervisory control, HMI and SCADA software solutions are built on the open standards-based ArchestrA technology. By using standard B2MML (Business-To-Manufacturing Markup Language) messages, customers can automatically download production schedule and bill-of-material (BOM) information to plant systems, obtain real-time views of actual production order status including alerts and receive real-time feedback of actual material consumptions for accurate report-as-finished journals.
In response to the continued growth in market demand for integrated business-to-manufacturing solutions, Wonderware and Microsoft collaborate to help customers improve manufacturing throughput and on-time delivery with more accurate, real-time information for production planning, execution and predictable order fulfilment. At the same time, reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) is achieved through the widespread use of industry standards and the re-usability of engineering and best practices.
Wonderware’s production and performance management software solutions include a complete range of manufacturing execution system (MES) and reporting and analysis applications that give manufacturers the freedom, flexibility and scalability to adapt to local plant requirements and budgets, while simultaneously supporting multi-plant standardisation initiatives aimed at operational excellence and higher corporate profitability.