Wonderware Intelligence
The Power of Data in Context

Wonderware Intelligence software connects multiple plant and enterprise data sources simultaneously, to reveal how disparate industrial operations affect each other.

The Wonderware Intelligence Solution

Dashboard, reports and other tools are only as good as the data they access.

Taken individually, data sources generally bring valuable information to end users. However, when data sources are assembled together in a single, trusted data set covering industrial operations as a whole, the business value of visualization tools thrives.

Wonderware operational intelligence software synthesizes data from across the plant, revealing relationships that would be all but invisible otherwise. It models Big Data into manageable chunks, so that industrial teams can track performance against the metrics that matter most – in time enough to make a difference.

Discover What Drives Plant Performance

Bring the edge for improved operational decision making and unlock the hidden value in industrial data.

The Business Case

Wonderware Intelligence continuously computes the metrics that are important to improving plant, multi-plant or infrastructure performance.

This enables tighter adherence to operating goals with near real-time resolution. You will be better able to understand the impact of planning, execution, staffing and equipment behavior on key strategy variables such as quality, performance, material and energy consumption.

This powerful solution helps you to maximize return on investment in plant floor and enterprise solutions, unlocking the business relevant context hidden in the distributed data of your existing applications. It adds the information and insight you need for more transparency to the true cost and profit contributions from your operations.

Everyone on the Same Metric

Ensuring that everyone has timely access to their key metrics is critical, but unless metrics are aligned with operational strategies, people could be working at cross-purposes. Wonderware Intelligence enables true operations collaboration by offering actionable information, easy-to-read, easy-to-understand and tailored to the different operational roles in your plant. It allows both expert and casual users to benefit from the specific process know-how that already exists in your operations.

Connect Multiple Plant and Enterprise Data Sources Simultaneously

Wonderware Intelligence software connects multiple plant and enterprise data sources simultaneously, to reveal how disparate industrial operations affect each other. Its tools model these relationships among vast amounts of data in the context of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Powerful software then calculates and displays variations in metrics in near real-time. A user-friendly analytics dashboard helps users monitor progress and share results across networks, Web browsers or mobile devices, anytime and anywhere.

Make Strategic Sense Out of Production or Operations Data

Without the organized data modeling of Wonderware Intelligence, making sense of so much data is difficult, if not impossible. With Intelligence’s modeling, you get a single version of operating truth that ERP systems, data warehouses and enterprise business intelligence tools need to make strategic sense out of production or operations data.

Intelligence Architecture

Wonderware Intelligence is comprised of two key parts: a server and its clients.

The Wonderware Intelligence Server provides the core intelligence functionality. Users interact through a development environment to configure the information model and through clients which provide self-service reporting and analytics on desktop computers and mobile devices.

Intelligence Server

The Intelligence Server – is the heart of the product by providing data acquisition, aggregation, contextualization and organizing data from multiple sources into a single, business-friendly information model. Time-slicing is a unique capability of Intelligence that relates time-series data from process historians with events such as batches, shifts, equipment states etc. enabling calculations and analysis that would otherwise be difficult and error-prone. Intelligence also includes pre-defined models for data sources such as Wonderware MES, InBatch and Alarms empowering end-users with dashboards in a matter of minutes. The Intelligence Server is scalable - from a single site/single server to multiple servers for hosting data from multiple sites. 

Analytics Client

Wonderware Intelligence comes integrated with Tableau Software, which has been positioned by industry analyst Gartner as a Leader in the BI (Business Intelligence) Magic Quadrant since 2013. Tableau Software is a user-friendly analytics and visualization tool, allowing end users from the plant floor to corporate level to explore and analyze Intelligence data, view KPI’s and create charts and dashboards. This self-reliant approach reduces significantly the need for IT services to create reports and dashboards, empowering users to immediately access the information they need. 

Wonderware Intelligence Features

Wonderware Intelligence reveals hidden information from your plant data sources by assembling and organizing them into a single information model for easy reporting, analysis and visualization.

  • Monetize your data

    Easy-to-use configuration tools help define cost, production, quality, energy, material consumption and other metrics from disparate data sources. The powerful transformation engine of Wonderware Intelligence computes those metrics at the right time and renders them consumable by presentation, planning and data warehousing software.

  • Synthesize data from everywhere

    Blend data from Wonderware or third party applications. Tap into the power of Wonderware System Platform as well as your MES, ERP, LIMS or PDM, for a truly consistent enterprise wide view. See transactional and historian data in mutual context.

  • Keep your eye on the ball

    Monitor production, materials consumption, quality, energy utilization or other metrics via intuitive, intelligent dashboards. See, correct, improve or maintain, more easily and effectively. Keep everyone in the game.

Operational Intelligence – Cross Industry and Cross Function

Use Wonderware Intelligence software in any industry -- food and beverage, primary metals, chemicals, oil and gas, energy or infrastructure.  And it is not just a great enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution --- it can also be applied in power generation, transportation, supply chain and virtually all other industrial operations. Wherever you can capture data, Wonderware Intelligence can help you make sense of it.

Intelligence on the Go

Intelligence Standard Clients provide viewing access to published dashboards in their favorite browser, allowing users to personalize content with the same interactivity and drill-through capabilities as the Analytics Client. High performance data management secures fast response times, even when dealing with industrial Big Data. Support for several web browsers and mobile tablet devices allows viewing Intelligence dashboards anytime, anywhere.

What's New with Wonderware Intelligence

Reverse backfill, Big Data handling improvements, stored procedures support and event-driven updates of the data store top the list of new features of Wonderware Intelligence.

    • Reverse backfill provides immediate value after deployment by computing the most current data first, and the oldest data last. Consequently, users can start analyzing current and most recent information while the system continuously replenishes the data store with historical information.
    • Big Data handling improvements, including optimized and robust transformations of data, improving performance and response times.
    • Support for Microsoft SQL Server stored procedures as a data source for dimensions and measures.

    • Support for measure custom queries filtering data at the source for each time slice being calculated.
    • Upgraded Tableau software provides direct access to underlying Intelligence data from MES, alarms and other sources.
    • New pre-defined models and dashboards for MES.
    • REST-based API that allows programmatic refresh of dimensions and measures, thus reducing the need for fast scheduled periodic refresh and minimizing the impact on the source system.

Wonderware Intelligence
Technical Specifications

Special adapters enable you to enjoy the analytical benefits of Wonderware Intelligence with your Wonderware Historian, Wonderware eDNA, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, OSIsoft PI databases or text files. A toolkit is also available to build custom data adapters.

Data adapters
  • Wonderware Historian 
  • Wonderware eDNA
  • Microsoft SQL Server 
  • Oracle data 
  • Text File (CSV format)
  • OSIsoft PI Server Native (requires OSI PI Data Access option - SDK)
  • OSIsoft PI Server OLEDB (requires OSI PI Data Access with PI OLEDB provider)
  • A toolkit is available to build additional data adapters
Operating Systems for Intelligence Server
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard and Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter (64-bit)

The English version of the Wonderware Intelligence Server software also runs on the following non-English operating systems:

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Simplified Chinese  
Microsoft SQL Server Support, Standard and Enterprise Editions
  • 2008 R2  (32- and 64-bit)
  • 2012 (64-bit)
  • 2014 (64-bit)
Supported Virtualization platforms:
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V™ 
  • VMware vSphere 5.x
Operating Systems for Intelligence Analytics Client:
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 or newer (both 32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Server 2008 R2 or newer
Language support for Intelligence Clients:
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Simplified Chinese

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