GE Intelligent Platforms on Thursday launched Proficy Vision, a software product that "delivers a single view of operations to drive production improvement" in manufacturing plants, according to the company.
The operational dashboard, which can be used wherever Internet is available, is the latest product in GE's Proficy software line.
"Proficy Vision enables users to have their web-enabled content side-by-side in the same application, allowing them to see the information they need to get their job done," the company said in a news release.
"The software offers a single place to display both structured data (ERP, EAM, MES, SCADA, etc.) and unstructured data (social business, spreadsheets, news feeds, etc.) for a convenient one-stop view."
To be successful, manufacturers need "broad, secure access to cross-enterprise information enabled by the 'Industrial Internet,'" asserted Don Busiek, general manager of manufacturing software for GE Intelligent Platforms.
"Disparate systems, limited resources and multiple roles and responsibilities often create silos of information that limit visibility and make collaboration and driving operational improvements difficult," Busiek said in a news release.
"With Proficy Vision, users can organize content the way they want, whether that means tying content to a piece of equipment or within a specific area of the facility—putting data they need at their fingertips when they need it."
Proficy Vision "aggregates disparate interfaces and information with a unified context for better, faster decisions," according to GE.
The software's role-specific interface includes a feature called "Role-Based Access," which only lets users see what they need to see based on their login credentials.
"For instance, an operator may only be able to see displays for specific assets they are responsible for, while a manager may have access to all displays for the facility," GE explained.
"There is no need to have multiple products for operators and for executives, as Proficy Vision allows support for all roles—from operators to CEOs—in one location."
The software also includes an integrated workflow feature that gives users an interactive view of standard operating procedures.