Discover What Drives Plant Performance
Dashboard, reports, and other tools are only as good as the data they access.
Taken individually, data sources generally bring valuable information to end-users. However, when data sources are assembled together in a single, trusted data set covering industrial operations as a whole, the business value of visualization tools thrives.
AVEVA BI Gateway synthesizes data from across the plant, revealing relationships that would be all but invisible otherwise. It models big data into manageable chunks, so that industrial teams can track performance against the metrics that matter most – in time enough to make a difference.
Gain new insights into optimization potentials that may be hidden in disconnected functional domains or in separate datasets. By providing a single version of the truth and contextualizing data, AVEVA BI Gateway helps you make strategic sense out of your production data.
The Business Case
AVEVA BI Gateway continuously computes the metrics that are important to improving plant, multi-plant, or infrastructure performance.
This enables tighter adherence to operating goals with near real-time resolution. You will be better able to understand the impact of planning, execution, staffing, and equipment behaviour on key strategic variables such as quality, performance, material, and energy consumption.
This powerful solution helps you to maximize return on investment in plant floor and enterprise solutions, unlocking the business relevant context hidden in the distributed data of your existing applications. It adds the information and insight you need for more transparency into the true cost and profit contributions from each of your operations.
Enabling Collaborative Operations
Ensuring that everyone has timely access to their key metrics is critical, but unless metrics are aligned with operational strategies, people could be working at cross-purposes. Intelligence enables true operations collaboration by offering actionable information, easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, and tailored to the different operational roles in your plant. It enables both expert and casual users to benefit from the process know-how that already exists in your operations.
All Your Data Sources, Connected
Connect multiple plant and enterprise data sources simultaneously to reveal how disparate industrial operations affect each other. Its operational intelligence tools model these relationships among vast amounts of data in the context of KPIs. Powerful software then calculates and displays variations in metrics in near real-time. A user-friendly analytics dashboard helps users monitor progress and share results across an array of devices, anytime and anywhere.
Make Strategic Sense Out of Data
Without the organized data modelling of Intelligence, making sense of so much data is difficult, if not impossible. With AVEVA BI Gateway’s modeling, you get a single version of operating truth that ERP systems, data warehouses, and enterprise business intelligence tools need to make strategic sense out of production or operations data.
Predefined data models shorten time-to-insight significantly, equipping you to see value from day one. AVEVA BI Gateway eliminates the need for IT services to create reports and dashboards, and empowers users with self-service access to operational intelligence.
AVEVA BI Gateway Architecture
AVEVA BI Gateway is comprised of two key parts: a server and its clients.
AVEVA BI Gateway Server
The AVEVA BI Gateway Server is the heart of the solution. Providing data acquisition, aggregation, contextualization, and organization of data from multiple sources into a single, business-friendly information model. Time-slicing is a unique Intelligence capability that correlates time-series data from process historians with events such as batches, shifts, and equipment states. This enables calculations and analysis that would otherwise be difficult and error-prone. Intelligence also includes pre-defined models for data sources, empowering you with dashboards in a matter of minutes. The AVEVA BI Gateway Server is scalable — from a single site/single server to multiple servers, enabling data hosting from multiple sites.
AVEVA BI Gateway comes integrated with Tableau Software, which has been positioned by industry analyst Gartner as a leader in the BI (Business Intelligence) Magic Quadrant since 2013. Tableau Software is a user-friendly analytics and visualization tool that users from the plant floor to corporate offices can leverage to explore and analyze Intelligence data, view KPIs, and create charts and dashboards. It is a self-reliant approach that significantly reduces the need for IT services to create reports and dashboards, and empowers end-users to access the information they need immediately.
AVEVA BI Gateway Features
AVEVA BI Gateway reveals hidden information from your plant data sources by assembling and organizing a single information model for easy reporting, analysis, and visualization.
Keep Your Eye on the Ball
Monitor production, materials consumption, quality, energy utilisation, or other metrics via intuitive, intelligent dashboards. When you can see, correct, improve, or maintain more easily and effectively, it keeps everyone in the game.
Synthesize Data from Everywhere
Blend data from AVEVA or third-party applications. Tap into the power of System Platform as well as your MES, ERP, LIMS, or PDM for a truly consistent enterprise-wide view. See transactional and historian data in mutual context.
Monetize Your Data
Easy-to-use configuration tools help define cost, production, quality, energy, material consumption, and other metrics from disparate data sources. The powerful transformation engine of Intelligence computes those metrics at the right time, and renders them consumable by presentation, planning, and data warehousing software.
Cross-Industry and Cross Function
Use AVEVA BI Gateway software in any industry — food and beverage, primary metals, chemicals, oil and gas, energy, or infrastructure. It’s not only a great enterprise manufacturing intelligence solution, it can also be applied in power generation, transportation, supply chain, and virtually all other industrial operations. Wherever you can capture data, AVEVA BI Gateway can help you make sense of it.