Broomfield, Colo. — Innovyze released SCADAWatch Suite edition, which combines the company’s geocentric online business performance visualization and analytics-driven dashboard solution with complete user-level customized paper and electronic reporting capabilities. With SCADAWatch Suite, utilities can now consolidate key performance indicators to effectively monitor critical assets, quickly spot changes and patterns, identify areas that need immediate attention, instantly create internal and regulatory reports, and optimally manage operations — without adding to IT overhead and with little or no training.
SCADA systems give utilities real-time information about the status of their water supply and distribution systems. Most systems are optimized to provide fast and reliable data directly to the control room — but not to the analytics level needed for decision support and business process optimization. To create these day-to-day business analytics, water utilities must manually extract, piece together, comprehend and analyze static data to stay on top of their activities and progress. SCADAWatch eliminates these complex offline static analyses challenges by enabling end users to instantly create, interpret and extend their role-appropriate dashboard reports and analyze report data in real-time — providing better leverage without impacting existing systems.
SCADAWatch equips utilities with the first-ever scalable framework for proactively viewing, sharing and analyzing all key water information, key operational performance indicator (KPI) measures, and hydraulic and water quality data in motion on a real-time business dashboard. Overall performance of all critical assets can be displayed in real time and on a periodic basis (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly or year-to-year overview). The software also conducts zonal mass balance and water audits — delivering data that enables end users to instantly view their non-revenue water; obtain real-time warning of network performance problems; gauge loss of system hydraulic, water quality and physical integrity; and spot other operational inefficiencies. It also provides intelligent, responsive layout design to support desktops and various mobile devices, greatly expanding the usability and usefulness of real-time data analysis and visualization. Its open API allows third-party field applications to seamlessly communicate with SCADAWatch, providing just-in-time data for improved planning and enabling end-to-end sharing of critical information needed to effectively solve day-to-day operational and maintenance problems. Employees from all departments can create and use role-based dashboards to gain the operational visibility they need to do their jobs effectively.
Using accurate network performance and operational information from real-time data, water utilities can now continuously monitor their water distribution systems’ vital signs; quickly and reliably assess system integrity; and respond fast to upsets, failures, and other non-routine situations. They can also save time by viewing all key information, KPIs and data on a real-time, information-rich business dashboard customized for their needs. For example, operators can determine non-revenue water for the overall system or by pressure zone; summarize daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual water consumption; determine maximum, minimum and average pressures; and extract other business performance indicators — all with the click of a mouse.
Built for high performance, SCADAWatch enables water utilities to save time while monitoring their asset performance and every factor from uptime to analytics, 24/7. They can instantly see where improvements can be made, react faster to important events and identify opportunities to drive operational efficiencies as they happen. They can also get high visibility of past asset performance for historical comparison. These capabilities bring business intelligence into the enterprise for effective decision making, automate and help optimize business performance, reduce operational costs and risk, and improve business responsiveness.
The new SCADAWatch Suite further equips users with sophisticated electronic and paper reporting capabilities, helping them compile and create accurate business and regulatory reports instantly, at a click of a button. The Suite extension includes two modules: report and report designer. The report designer module lets users create highly comprehensive custom report templates using any combination of asset data from their role-specific dashboards. Once these tailored-specific templates are stored in the server, electronic and paper reports can be generated at any time through the report module. Users at all levels can now instantly create and run predefined content reports on up-to-date data without IT assistance. By putting users in control of information, the Suite helps increase productivity, lower operational and IT costs, and provide faster, more complete and accurate information processing and reporting and better decision making.
Designed to drive maximum value while minimizing implementation cost, SCADAWatch is extremely easy to learn and use. It is quickly integrated with existing SCADA systems and other enterprise applications, and can be configured and running in seconds. It can be fully configured to suit individual utility departments’ needs, roles and responsibilities. Users can share an external dashboard link on social media with a single URL, and instantly provide a clear picture of all underperforming assets and recommend appropriate remedial actions to any mobile device. Other benefits include full support of AQDBC transient pressure data, gauge dashlet, sensor unit conversion, MySQL database connection, and real-time data label display on maps.
“A powerful user-defined, interactive dashboard with embedded analytics, SCADAWatch allows utilities to continuously see how their network assets are performing at a glance; spot trends; and analyze, predict and manage impending operational events with greater confidence,” said Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, President, COO and Chief Technical Officer of Innovyze. “The new Suite extension adds major innovations in real-time business operations by empowering users at all levels to run and generate their standard reports effortlessly, and always with up-to-date information. As a result, they can make and report on better decisions faster and increase productivity by being in control of reliable, continuously updated information.”
SCADAWatch Suite is now available worldwide by subscription. Visit www.innovyze.com.