GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions and a provider of industrial automation and process control solutions, has released the Proficy DataMart, a new addition to its Proficy suite of integrated production management software products.
According to the company, the Proficy DataMart reaches deep within manufacturing operations across a business to provide a single, unifying view into operational performance. Its data cubing technology layers on top of the Proficy Plant Applications suite of software modules, taking the already reporting and analysis capabilities of Proficy to new levels – in the plant and across the business.
The company claims that Proficy DataMart provides a platform for reducing the time, cost and complexity of developing sophisticated ad-hoc reports and analyses to complement the hundreds of existing reports, views and analysis tools within Proficy Plant Applications.
The application supplies access to the accurate, timely product, process and production information vital to manufacturers’ strategic and operational success. Its multi-server, multi-time zone, multi-language capabilities support operations around the clock by connecting to multiple Proficy sites locally, regionally and around the world.
The company has said that the Proficy DataMart’s real-time analysis cube technology puts information in a form users can understand by leveraging their own naming conventions, metrics and calculations. By removing the need to understand the production database schemas, it enhances the ad-hoc reporting and analysis capabilities of Proficy Plant Applications while exposing everything to Proficy Portal, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SQL Reporting Services for extended visualization and reporting.
Also, since Proficy DataMart is based on open OLAP standards, it leverages a user’s existing business intelligence and enterprise performance management infrastructure and supports their data warehouse strategies.