In this paper session, industry experts will present a variety of new ideas on practical systems integration in the connected enterprise. The emphasis in this session will be some practical applications and approaches to systems integration with emphasis on a variety of tools and techniques for making integration really work.
Enterprise Integration - Nothing New under the Sun
"Enterprise Integration - There is Nothing New under the Sun". What in the world could this mean? Considering the concept of Enterprise Integration has gone though rapid improvement in its short history, how can anyone say there is nothing new? It depends upon your perspective. One perspective reveals an impressive evolution of Enterprise Integration. For example, our systems have extended their reach to provide visibility to and interaction with the supply chain. The volume of available data has grown exponentially and involves all levels of the enterprise, including the extended enterprise. The infrastructure has improved dramatically in functionality, reliability and performance. And the explosion of mobile technology and the emergence of cloud computing is providing innovative new vehicles of data access that empowers the workforce.
That being said, another perspective reveals many of the same old fundamental stumbling blocks, issues and challenges that impede total success, albeit in a new package. An examination of these elements will hopefully provide some insight into overcoming these "opportunities".
Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
<em>Finally … A Way to Integrate Your Enterprise and Operations System Data from Independent Source Databases to Deliver "Real-Time”, Intelligent Information to Users Who Can Take the Right Action and Drive Process Improvements!</em>
As more Manufacturing, Operation and Business/ERP systems are collecting/storing large amounts of data; many companies are still constricted to using the data from within their individual source database. This creates difficulty in being able to aggregate related process, operational, and transactional data to perform the right analysis to make better and timelier decisions. Having analytic visibility to manufacturing data no longer NEEDS to stay in silo environments, and you no longer need to re-enter source data into another system to perform your reporting and analysis. Rather, it is now possible to easily aggregate data from multiple, standard databases, produce real time visualization with comprehensive analysis and reporting capabilities that is delivered in the right context for your individual users … from operators to managers across the Enterprise. This session will discuss the best implementation techniques being used for integration to achieve quantifiable process improvement.
If you have multiple databases, wish to learn how this aggregation of Enterprise/Operations data is possible, and want to have visibility to the critical information you need to catch problems as they occur, this session is for you! This session is not about using electronic ‘dashboards' for simple domain-specific visualization, but will offer a detailed discussion on Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) Technology, and examples of how companies are able to use real-time analytics, leverage a Knowledgebase of best practices, and use new tools for analysis and asynchronous collaboration to make actionable decisions and solve issues quickly and more effectively.
Why You Should Ask for OPC UA!
With millions of deployments of OPC around the world, it is the de facto communications standard for the industrial community. Most of the deployments use what is now called OPC Classic which is a DCOM based protocol that was created in the 1990’s. With today's 21st century IT and cyber-security requirements a more modern communication tools is required by industry, and the OPC Foundation’s Unified Architecture (UA) is just this - an industrialized, web services based, communication protocol.
This presentation will cover the differences between DCOM and web services based OPC protocols and focus on why owner/operators may want to require OPC UA for new automation projects and plan to upgrade their existing OPC Classic implementations to the new web services based UA implementation.