classic | mobile
 

Search...

SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - IIoT 2018

Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation

 

Eplan takes Store Share View to the cloud
August 2018, IT in Manufacturing


These days, bringing data to the cloud and using it to enable collaboration is more compulsory than voluntary. But many companies are asking questions about the correct path to take and the right ‘dosage’. Eplan now offers support and has developed Store Share View, an in-house solution based on Microsoft Azure that brings Eplan projects to the cloud. At the same time it is also the foundation for future cloud-to-cloud connections. At Hannover Messe, Eplan presented the part of Store Share View with which projects can be viewed, reviewed and commented upon via redlining workflow. From this point forward, the solution provider plans to accompany its customers step by step on the pathway to the cloud. Users benefit from a central data source that makes Eplan data available to everyone involved in a project (including for downstream processes). Access to the data is universal: from every end device, from every location, and independent of an Eplan installation.

The name Store Share View reveals what awaits customers on their journey to the cloud: Eplan projects can be saved in the cloud (store) and are available for all project participants (share) to see (view) at any time. It does not require any installation, not even the traditional viewer installation required previously. Log in, view the project, make comments using the redlining function, and mark the work progress – it is this easy for users to take their first steps in the cloud project environment. The system is designed so that all the necessary project information is available in the cloud as a central information source. The engineering knowledge remains protected from unauthorised access by managing the access options. Rights assignment itself resides with the customer’s respective department.

This is just the first step that Eplan users take to the cloud, but it is a very important one.

In the past, when providing schematic information to downstream departments (such as control cabinet engineering or commissioning) many pages of documentation had to be printed on paper. A paperless workflow is more cost-effective. Another decisive aspect is the possibility for collaboration. With Store Share View, external participants may also access the data if they are assigned access rights. The infrastructure for collaboration is available through the cloud and a department need no longer go through an elaborate project handover process. Suppliers can simply use a web browser to read the current project status. Another practical benefit: only current data is available and changes are documented by way of a managed redlining workflow, meaning that sources of errors are eliminated once and for all. Collaboration with suppliers therefore becomes easier, also optimising workflows.

Connections to PDM/PLM remain

If a company wants to get new software, there is one question that usually pops up first. What happens to my current connections to IT infrastructures? Examples of this include the interfaces to PDM or PLM systems that generally must be updated or adapted. Eplan also considered this and existing connections to the Eplan platform remain unchanged. No conversion of existing integrations is required since the Eplan projects created in engineering are the source for Store Share View, making any changes to the data storage for the source project unnecessary.

Innovative operating concept

Aside from being functional, software should also be easy to use and support all of a user’s requirements. Eplan has also taken this into account: whether using a touchpad, a mouse or an active pen, all technologies can be utilised from PCs to touchscreens through to mobile devices. This ensures flexibility as engineering becomes increasingly globalised. Due to the 24-hour availability of cloud services, every project participant can access the data anytime and from anywhere in the world.

For more information contact Eplan, +27 11 609 8294, reyneke.j@eplan.co.za, www.eplan.co.za


Credit(s)
Supplied By: EPLAN Software & Services
Tel: +27 11 609 8294
Fax: +27 11 452 5816
Email: reyneke.j@eplan.co.za
www: www.eplan.co.za
Share via email     Share via LinkedIn   Print this page

Further reading:

  • New performance management ­solutions for intelligent valves and pumps
    January 2019, IT in Manufacturing
    While digital transformation has been getting its fair share of hype in recent years, end-users in the heavy process industries actually began digitising their plants decades ago with the introduction ...
  • Rockwell Automation drives digital transformation
    January 2019, Rockwell Automation, IT in Manufacturing
    New FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, accelerates digital transformation strategies.
  • Flexible standardisation for data centres
    January 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa, IT in Manufacturing
    Schneider Electric has created flexible standardisation for data centre operators that allows the company to support the different sized deployments its customers require, while eliminating inconsistencies ...
  • Personalised, portable content with SKF Shelf app
    January 2019, SKF South Africa, IT in Manufacturing
    Digitalisation is changing industries and opening up new possibilities. We now have a wealth of information from a multitude of sources at our fingertips. But is it reliable? Having fast access to a trustworthy ...
  • Key digital transformation IT concepts for operations
    December 2018, IT in Manufacturing
    Rather than focus on the digital transformation IT concepts through a technical lens, this article looks at them in terms of their implication on industrial operations.
  • Data centre management as a service
    December 2018, IT in Manufacturing
    DMaaS aggregates and analyses large sets of anonymised customer data that can be enhanced with machine learning.
  • Operator guided solutions
    December 2018, Adroit Technologies, IT in Manufacturing
    At parts assembly production sites, where parts are picked from stock, it is almost inevitable that picking mistakes will occur. As parts become more complex and their component types increase, the problem ...
  • Software for low voltage distribution planning
    November 2018, ElectroMechanica, IT in Manufacturing
    New software from Hager facilitates planning and configuration of low voltage switchgear.
  • SKF ups the digital ante at ­Göteborg plant
    November 2018, SKF South Africa, IT in Manufacturing
    Swedish group, SKF, has been implementing digital transformation since 2015, investing close to €19 million to carry out its digital revolution at the Göteborg plant which has, for over a century, been ...
  • 3D software eliminates ­programming
    November 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation, IT in Manufacturing
    More and more industrial users are discovering the potential of three dimensional software-aided object measurement. With the VisionApp 360 software, Wenglor now offers a smart tool that makes 3D object ...
  • Advanced data management from Siemens
    November 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives, IT in Manufacturing
    Siemens is innovating its data management software for process analytical technology (PAT) with Simatic Sipat version 5.1, which allows users to monitor and control the quality of their products in real-time ...
  • The 5 stages of cybersecurity awareness
    October 2018, IT in Manufacturing
    Before any of these recommendations can be implemented, managers must first understand and accept the risks they face and the potential consequences. An understanding of human behaviour can help. The ...

 
 
         
Contact:
Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronic Buyers Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Other
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual





 

         
    classic | mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.