Company Extends Mobile and Cloud / SaaS Offerings
Dubai-UAE: 26 June, 2013 - Invensys, a focused supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world's major industries, has acquired the SmartGlance™ mobile reporting product from Sarla Analytics LLC, a privately held company headquartered in Barrington, Rhode Island, US.
SmartGlance, the industrial mobile reporting business app, delivers secure, on-demand access to rich, graphical reports from any operations data source via mobile devices, allowing industrial personnel to make smarter, faster decisions from anywhere, at any time and on any device.
Mobility is changing the way business is done, especially in the Middle East as CIOs embrace mobility devices and applications. However, the shift has not been as dynamic as it was from mainframes to desktops. Although there are not many enterprise apps, it is becoming imperative that organizations stay on top of the game. IDC's ‘Enterprise Mobility Survey 2012' indicates that in 2013 easily managed applications such as field-force automation, service management, and business intelligence applications will see higher demand.
Rob McGreevy, Vice President of Platform and Applications Software Solutions at Invensys said: “acquiring this technology accelerates our delivery of solutions that leverage the power of mobile devices and managed systems via cloud and SaaS models. It strengthens our current leadership position in mobile industrial data reporting and reinforces our commitment to delivering access to information, analytics and KPI's to a user's device of choice.”
SmartGlance provides connectors for accessing data from varied manufacturing sources, including both Invensys and non-Invensys systems. This offers Invensys customers real-time access to vital business data alerts and notifications. It also allows them to view that information in a native mobile application optimized for any mobile device, such as smart phones and tablets. SmartGlance supports quick and more accurate decisions, enabling the ability to take action, share data and collaborate with colleagues. Additionally, it permits the ability to push data from virtually any data source, including popular process historians and any SQL database – all this with a very fast and simple implementation, small install footprint and no additional hardware.
McGreevy added: “Many of our customers are already using SmartGlance to securely view or push their real-time and historical plant-wide data to mobile devices. With access to the right information at the right time, our ‘mobile' or remote user base can assign resources and resolve issues quickly. Our customers span more than 750 registered devices used across several industries, including food and beverage, dairy, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, life sciences, mining, utilities and alternative energy markets, such as wind and solar power.”
As part of the acquisition, the SmartGlance product will serve as part of the Invensys Wonderware® portfolio of software product offerings.