Dream Report for ALL Industrial Automation Vertical Markets

Dream Report for ALL Industrial Automation Vertical Markets

Ocean Data Systems is often asked where Dream Report is used the most.  The answer is a simple one, everywhere.  The reason is that every application and every organization benefits from the availability of information that Dream Report will deliver.  In addition, being a document generation solution, Dream Report creates a history of past results that form the basis for continuous improvement.  Finally, when oddities appear that need further investigation, the analysis tools delivered through the Dream Report Web Portal let you drill deeper and get to the root cause.

Fundamentally, there are two reasons for creating reports and dashboards.

The first is for Compliance.  Compliance information is needed to comply with regulations such as FDA, EPA, GAMP, etc.  Without the proper compliance information, you can’t do business.  So we like to say Compliance Information is what you need to be in your business.

The second reason for reports and dashboards is Performance.  You want to run your process faster, with higher quality, lower scrap and greater agility.  If you want to be more competitive, you need operational metrics, dashboards and KPIs to assist in decision making.  We like to say Performance information is what you need to run your business better.

The combination of items above, make Dream Report the perfect fit for any customer.  Just like HMI/SCADA and Historian, everybody needs a Dream Report as part of their solution.  In fact, we think Dream Report is the next logical evolution of every automation system.  There is one other important factor.  Dream Report aggregates information from ALL of your systems, not just automation and not just business systems.  If you want reports and dashboards that are one view to every source of knowledge, then Dream Report is the best solution.

All that said, there is always low hanging fruit.  So, what are common applications in vertical markets?  The next few pages highlight them market by market, with key needs and key benefits.

  • Water and Wastewater
  • Life Sciences – Pharmaceutical and BioTech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Oil and Gas – Upstream and Downstream
  • Infrastructure – BAS
  • Machinery, Metals and Mining
  • General Manufacturing
  • Power Generation and Distribution
  • Specialty Applications for Many Markets
    • Thermal Processes – Thermal Uniformity Surveys (TUS)
    • Statistical Process Control
    • Batch (Event Based Reporting and Analysis)

 

Water and Wastewater

 General needs in this market

  • EPA Compliance Reports
  • AMP6 (UK Performance Standards)
  • Monthly Operating Reports
  • Turbidity Reports
  • Filter Bed Reports
  • Residual Chlorine Reports
  • RO Media Test Reports
  • Overall Water Quality Reports
  • Energy Reports
  • Asset Performance Reports
  • Laboratory Information Management
  • Performance Reports of all types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports
  • Lift Station Performance
  • Well Performance

Key attributes for this market

  • Easy to apply Statistics to meet EPA Templates
  • Universal Calculation Templates for State Reports
  • Ease of Use and Flexibility – Designed for Process Engineers
  • Manual data Entry for Logs and Sample Management
  • Dream Report is a Very Cost Effective Solution
  • NERC CIP Security

Competitors in this space – Hach WIMS, SyTech XLReporter, Microsoft Excel with Add-ins, SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) among others.  Dream Report is the favorable solution over all of these.

 

 

Life Sciences – Pharmaceutical and BioTech

 General needs in this market

  • Compliance Reports for Product Quality Management
  • Batch Sterilization Reports (Steam, Dry Heat, ETO)
  • Freeze Dryer Process Reporting
  • Clean in Place (CIP) Reporting
  • Batch Reports for Quality Management
  • Facilities Monitoring
  • Storage Monitoring
  • Bioreactor Monitoring
  • Wastewater Management
  • Asset Management Reports
  • Performance Reports of All Types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports

Key attributes for this market

  • Designed for 21 CFR Part 11
  • Batch Reporting (Batch based and Time Based Statistics)
  • Electronic Report Approvals (eSignatures), Version Management, Audit Trails, Security

Competitors in this space are mostly business tools – SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and custom solutions.  Some vendors have special offerings to target this space such as Rockwell Automation VantagePoint, OSI Soft RT-Reports.  Dream Reports competes very favorably against these offerings.

 

 

Food and Beverage

General needs in this market

  • GMP, GAMP Compliance
  • Product Quality Reports
  • Batch Reports
  • Genealogy Reports
  • Clean in Place Reports
  • Asset Performance Reports
  • Smoking Reports (Smoker and heating ovens)
  • Pasteurization Reports
  • Retort Reports (canning processes)
  • Storage Reports
  • Facility Reports
  • Waste Treatment Reports
  • Performance Reports of All Types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports

Key attributes for this market

  • Batch Reporting (Batch Based and Time Based Statistics)
  • Electronic Report Approvals (Signatures), Version Management, Audit Trails, Security
  • Very Cost Effective Solution

Competitors in this space are mostly business tools – SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and custom solutions.  Some vendors have special offerings to target this space such as Rockwell Automation VantagePoint, OSI Soft RT-Reports.  Dream Reports competes very favorably against these offerings.

 

 

Oil and Gas – Upstream and Downstream

General needs in this market

  • Well Performance Reports
  • Drilling Reports – Mud Reports
  • Electronic Flow Measurement (EFM) Reports
  • Custody Transfer Reports (Billing Reports)
  • Asset Performance Reports
  • Wastewater Treatment Reports
  • Maintenance Reports
  • Air Quality Reports
  • Compressor Station Reports
  • Storage Inventories (Tank Farms)
  • Refinery Reports – Equipment Performance
  • Disaster Management Reports (Weather Information, Plume Management)
  • Continuous Emissions Monitoring
  • Performance Reports of All Types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports
  • Control Room Performance Reports
  • Telemetry Connectivity
  • Smart Recorder Connectivity (and RTUs)

Key attributes for this market

  • Access to Various Data Sources, Especially EFM Data
  • Totalization Statistics
  • Specialized Statistics (Lookup Tables, Strapping Tables, Advanced math)
  • Reliability and Unattended Operation

Competitors in this space are mostly business tools and custom offerings – SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and custom solutions, Custom Software.

 

Infrastructure – BAS

General needs in this market

  • EPBD (Europe “Energy Performance of Buildings Directive”)
  • Energy Accounting
  • HVAC Efficiency Monitoring
  • Centralized Operation with Remote Data Sources
  • Power Distribution Monitoring
  • Water Distribution Monitoring
  • Traffic Management
  • Smart Cities Monitoring
  • Custody Transfer Reports (Billing Reports)
  • Asset Performance Reports
  • Performance Reports of All Types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports
  • BACnet Connectivity
  • Modbus Connectivity
  • Web Portal for Remote Data Access
  • Mobile Information Access

Key attributes for this market

  • Scalable and Cost Effective Solution
  • Remote Access – Mobile Device Support
  • Cloud Deployment
  • Energy Statistics

Competitors in this space are mostly business tools and some specialized products – SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Excel with plugins, eSight Energy, Johnson Controls, etc.

 

 

Machinery, Metals and Mining

General needs in this market

  • Energy Accounting
  • Centralized Operation with Remote Data Sources
  • Waste Water Treatment Reports and Monitoring
  • Utilities Management
  • Maintenance Reports
  • Power Distribution Monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Asset Performance Reports
  • Shift Performance Reports
  • Performance Reports of All Types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports

Key attributes for this market

  • Connectivity to a Broad Range of Data Sources
  • Ease of Use and Flexibility
  • Reliability and Unattended Operation

Competitors in this space are mostly business tools and some specialized products – SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Excel with plugins, other vendor specific offerings.

 

 

General Manufacturing

General needs in this market

  • KPI Dashboards
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Metrics
  • Energy Accounting
  • Utilities Management
  • Maintenance Reports
  • Facilities Management
  • Shift to Shift Metrics
  • Utilities by Department
  • Asset Performance Reports
  • Shift Performance Reports
  • Performance Reports of All Types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports

Key attributes for this market

  • Connectivity to a Broad Range of Data Sources
  • Ease of Use and Flexibility
  • Unattended Updates (Andon Boards)

Competitors in this space are mostly business tools – SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Microsoft Excel with plugins, other vendor specific offerings.

 

 

Power Generation and Distribution

General needs in this market

  • Custody Transfer Reports (Billing Reports)
  • Asset Performance Reports
  • Boiler Efficiency Reports
  • Heat Rate Reports
  • Turbine Startup and Shutdown Reports
  • Soot Blowing Reports
  • Precipitator Statistics
  • Cooling Tower Performance
  • Maintenance Reports
  • Air Quality Reports (CEMS)
  • Water Temperature Discharge Reports
  • Storage Inventories (Tank Farms)
  • Performance Reports of All Types
  • Operator Logs
  • Alarm Summary Reports
  • Control Room Performance Reports
  • Telemetry Connectivity
  • Smart Recorder Connectivity (and RTUs)

Key attributes for this market

  • NERC CIP Security
  • Access to Various Data Sources
  • Totalization Statistics
  • Specialized Statistics (Lookup Tables, Strapping Tables, Advanced math)
  • Reliability and Unattended Operation

Competitors in these markets are mostly business tools, vendor specific solutions from automation vendors, SAP Crystal Reports, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), Excel and custom solutions.

 

There is always more.  If you have any questions, contact ODS at sales@DreamReport.net

2018-02-08T15:03:44+00:00