Wonderware Manufacturing Operations Management defines activity between the basic plant control system and the plant floor in terms of relationships among business rules, physical equipment and user interfaces. Each machine on the plant floor, for example, is represented by a hierarchy of reusable software objects characterized by its connectivity, user interfaces, security, scripts and workflows.
Likewise, business rules and user interfaces are modeled and maintained independently, so that each can be advanced without impacting the other.
The Wonderware System Platform provides a real-time, plant-wide platform, across which MES applications can use the models to blend human and automated activity in the execution of standardized business rules and processes. The platform adapts reusable components to individual local physical equipment and automation, while maintaining the data and information models of the processes and data flow of data to other applications.
Wonderware Skelta BPM software adds further functionality by providing a powerful workflow engine that pulls reusable, model-compliant procedural components from multiple applications and applies them for operational execution, business rule enforcement and change management. In addition to enforcing multi-site procedural consistency, this helps brings previously isolated manual activity into the automation realm.