Plant Engineering Names ArchestrA Workflow Software from Invensys a Product of the Year
March 29, 2012
Collaboration across business and production applications recognized for operational excellence in reader survey
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 that its ArchestrA Workflow software has won the Gold Award in the Productivity Training Software category of Plant Engineering magazine’s annual Product of the Year contest.
Winners of the contest were selected by the magazine’s readers, comprising engineers from leading global manufacturing organizations who buy, specify and use the products every day. The magazine’s panel of industry experts nominated finalists from hundreds of entries, after which readers selected the winners in more than a dozen plant and manufacturing product categories.
“Worker collaboration is a major challenge for today’s manufacturing managers and engineers, especially as an aging plant workforce contemplates retirement,” said Bob Vavra, editor and content manager, Plant Engineering. “Onboarding and training new employees, as well as retaining their knowledge and expertise, continues to be a critical function. Workflow tools can be of great help because they can enforce standard operating procedures and appropriate incident response. Our readers have identified the products they feel will help them run their plants more efficiently, and on their behalf, we’re happy to recognize Invensys with this year’s Product of the Year award.”
ArchestrA Workflow software is an advanced workflow application that captures and enforces operational processes across multiple plant domains, including operations, maintenance, quality and engineering. The software synchronizes human and system activity by enforcing standard operating procedures, as well as standard responses to abnormal events, such as downtime, quality breaches or yield decreases. ArchestrA Workflow software can be embedded in the overall automation system configuration, readily equipping users to configure the operational workflow activities of people, systems and equipment. In addition, the software can extend other manufacturing and business applications, enabling new collaboration capabilities. Now supporting Invensys Operations Management’s IntelaTrac mobile workforce solution, for example, ArchestrA Workflow software allows workers on maintenance rounds to adhere to established procedures, report and respond to abnormal process or machine events and take approved remedial actions.
“Driving collaboration across all your resources by streamlining workflow is the new frontier for achieving operational excellence in industrial automation,” said Tom Troy, director, operations and execution portfolio, Invensys Operations Management. “ArchestrA Workflow software readily equips users to configure the operational workflow activities of people, systems and equipment as an integral part of the automation system configuration. And its embedded approach enables new collaboration, standardization and cross-enterprise visibility for processes that have typically been isolated or addressed on an ad-hoc basis.”