New features improve ease of use and out-of-the-box capabilities to support a wider spectrum of users Global software and engineering leader Emerson has expanded the capabilities of its AgileOps Operations Management Software in its newest release. AgileOps version 5 delivers improved functionality across its reporting features, interface, and enterprise connectivity to help users deliver value more quickly and easily across their operations.
Gaining the most efficiency from operations requires a control system that is optimally configured for the process state. AgileOps now helps users more easily monitor operational performance with more tools and a more intuitive out-of-the-box interface. Version 5 of the software replaces many lengthy textual indicators with imagery that promotes rapid recognition of functions, helping users quickly determine which actions need to be taken regardless of their primary language or experience level. In addition, fault recognition is escalated to the application level and highlighted with both colour and symbol changes to ensure issues are identified more quickly.
The AgileOps performance analytics system has also been improved, to provide more out-of-the-box functionality to help users drive a fast return on investment. Teams can still fully customize their reports but also have access to many additional pre-configured reports including shift-based annunciated alarms, database change logs, operator interactions, standing alarm counts and more. Moreover, the reporting function has been enhanced with new features to help teams more quickly isolate the information they need, including more flexible time range, enhanced content with more drilldown and filter capabilities and a new metric of alarms per user in each area.
AgileOps version 5 also adds new architecture capabilities to enhance enterprise rollouts. The new functionality includes OPC (Open Platform Communications) UA (Unified Architecture) client connections for generic connections as well as seamless OPC UA connectivity to Emerson’s DeltaV™ distributed control and safety systems.