Rockwell Automation Introduces New Evaluation Services

Nov. 6, 2015
New services can optimize IT asset management and reduce downtime and inventory costs.

Software and Enterprise Evaluation Services

Rockwell Automation releases new software and enterprise evaluation services designed to help manufacturers and industrial operators better manage their assets and reduce risk. New services include the Software Inventory Evaluation and Enterprise Installed Base Evaluation.

The Software Inventory Evaluation service provides organizations a thorough analysis of their plant-floor IT assets – including servers, PCs, laptops and mobile devices – and of the various software installed on those assets. This can help identify potential compatibility risks between specific firmware and software versions as more systems are connected and devices are updated. It can also help close knowledge gaps among support staff regarding which software versions are used across a myriad of equipment, how many licenses are used or unused and whether software is being properly supported, according to the company.

The Enterprise Installed Base Evaluation service can include a multisite Software Inventory Evaluation service or Installed Base Evaluation service, which is used to analyze critical plant assets to provide a full accounting and analysis of an organization’s IT and OT assets across the enterprise. Organizations can use the Enterprise Installed Base Evaluation service to support specific corporate-wide initiatives, such as identifying their most critical assets, reducing obsolescence risks, managing corporate storeroom and spare parts initiatives and ensuring all assets have up-to-date bills of material.

Enterprise Installed Base Evaluation reports can provide insights across all of an organization’s facilities, according to the company. They also can be customized based on top at-risk locations and top at-risk machines, or focus on specific business units across multiple facilities.

For more information, visit: www.rockwell.com

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