Decision Support Software Provides Role-Based Asset-Management Analytics

Nov. 4, 2012
System transforms transaction data into meaningful and actionable business analytics.

Invensys Operations Management has launched its Avantis Decision Support System (DSS) software. Version 5.0 of the software leverages the company’s Wonderware Intelligence software to provide manufacturing and executive decision makers with rich, role-based asset-management analytics and reporting.

Avantis.DSS software is a decision-support system that transforms transaction data into meaningful and actionable business analytics based on the individual’s specific role within an organization. The software is preconfigured to support a comprehensive set of key performance indicators based on best practices in asset management. Users can consolidate reporting across sites; create analytics; enable drill-down and drill-through views; and include data from various source systems to provide greater context.

The Avantis.DSS software has three primary components: data extraction/transform/load (ETL), aggregation and visualization. The ETL component was built exclusively on Microsoft technology, leveraging a set of Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services for extracting source data from the Avantis.PRO software. The next step aggregates this information in to multidimensional data cubes for easier manipulation. The visualization component then helps create role-specific dashboards and leverages the power of Wonderware Intelligence software.