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Ocean Data Systems shares our thoughts and best practices with media around the world. Here is a highlight of just some of the areas we’ve contributed.

Trust in Dream Report is Earned – But There is a Shortcut

Choosing to use a new product can be challenging.  You need to convince management, build a business case and choose a solution that will deliver the best return on your investment.  Your reputation is on the line, and it sure would be valuable to have input from those you [...]

Trust in Dream Report is Earned – But There is a Shortcut2018-10-23T13:23:53+00:00

How many of your employees are imprisoned by data? Free them with Dream Report…

There’s at least one individual at your organization that wades through data every month to generate your compliance reports, batch reports or generate and distribute Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).  Maybe you are in Water, Waste Water, Food, Pharma, working with large buildings or heat treating performance parts.  Every business [...]

How many of your employees are imprisoned by data? Free them with Dream Report…2018-10-23T13:26:43+00:00

The Right Report Generator Gives You the Right Answer in One Step

This benefit would seem obvious, but many reporting solutions are more adept at pulling data from a data source and placing results into an Excel Workbook for manipulation, than giving you the one data result you are interested in.  Reporting solutions that leverage Excel will typically query data automatically or [...]

The Right Report Generator Gives You the Right Answer in One Step2018-10-23T13:27:18+00:00

Writing Dream Report Data to Historians

Dream Report is one of the most powerful industrial analytics products on the market today.  The need for reports and dashboards for virtually any KPI imaginable requires Dream Report to deliver both real-time and historian-oriented analytics.  These analytics are unique when compared to those of other industrial products, primarily as [...]

Writing Dream Report Data to Historians2018-10-23T13:28:42+00:00

Dream Report 4.83 is Released

The new maintenance release, version 4.83 is available to all Dream Report 4.8 customers.  The release notes, available in the Dream Report documentation directory, will detail all new features and benefits.  This release delivers one very valuable enhancement, done at the request of one customer, but valuable in all applications, [...]

Dream Report 4.83 is Released2018-10-23T13:31:25+00:00

ANSI/ISA 18.2 Alarm Management and Dream Report

In 2009, a new standard was released by ANSI/ISA called ISA 18.2.  It covers the Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries.  Alarm Management is a very important topic, and we’ve all heard stories of operators becoming desensitized by chattering alarms, or alarm bursts that present too much information [...]

ANSI/ISA 18.2 Alarm Management and Dream Report2018-10-23T13:32:27+00:00

Dream Report Version 4.82 is Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dream Report Version 4.82 is Available May 29, 2018 – Ocean Data Systems (ODS), the market leader in reporting and corporate dashboards for the automation industry, announced that version 4.82 is posted and available for download. Dream Report version 4.82, technically a maintenance release, is available to [...]

Dream Report Version 4.82 is Available2018-05-30T20:36:39+00:00

Energy Management for ALL Markets and All Applications

Choosing the Right Technology for Your Energy Management Solution   Energy Management is a very broad topic, spanning many markets.  However, in all cases, there are fundamentals that need to be considered.  From the chart above, you can see that inefficiencies in today's processes, overall, waste more energy then is [...]

Energy Management for ALL Markets and All Applications2018-03-28T21:37:03+00:00

Dream Report WINS “Engineers’ Choice” Award by Control Engineering Magazine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dream Report WINS “Engineers’ Choice” Award February 8, 2018 – Ocean Data Systems (ODS), the market leader in reporting and corporate dashboards for the automation industry, announced that Dream Report has WON the “Engineers’ Choice” award, by Control Engineering Magazine. More than 90 product nominations from 43 [...]

Dream Report WINS “Engineers’ Choice” Award by Control Engineering Magazine2018-03-28T22:17:16+00:00

Dream Report Newsletter – November 2017

Yes, we are working hard to “Tame Your Ocean of Data,” here at Ocean Data Systems.  Too hard in fact and our newsletter has fallen behind.  So much to tell since the last!  There’s a new release of Dream Report.  As usual, Dream Report’s in the news.  We need your [...]

Dream Report Newsletter – November 20172018-03-28T22:18:36+00:00