versiondog - Data management for energy and infrastructure

If supply of services is disrupted by failure of critical infrastructures (CRITIS), there can be serious consequences for a country's economy. And for life in general, both on an individual and national level. Industrial production as we know it would not be possible without electricity; the absence of a constant supply of clean water is almost impossible to imagine; trade without functioning logistics, information and communications systems would hardly be possible. Almost every aspect of our lives today is heavily dependent on technology, much of it automated. And where there is automation there is versiondog. In the case of energy, other public utilities and infrastructure, versiondog supports and safeguards supply by providing comprehensive data management for maintenance, for expansion, when switching to new technologies, and much more.

Your benefits

  • Use clear and effective data, version and change management to ensure that your organisation meets its contractual supply obligations
  • Increase certainty in maintenance/expansion with automatic backup and archiving of automation equipment data
  • Systematically troubleshoot to enable fast and precisely targeted remedial action when disruptions do occur
  • Minimise downtime or avoid it altogether through detailed detection of the differences between project versions
  • Save time thanks to standardised documentation
  • Increase cyber security
  • Increase quality and dependability in production

Key features

  • Full documentation of program and project change history for all plants ("who changed what, where, when and why?")
  • Fast and reliable disaster recovery strategy through clear version & backup management ("which program version was running on the controller?")
  • Alarm when discrepancies are found
  • Ability to compare in detail any two versions all the way back to the base version (lifecycle management)
  • Detailed comparisons for verification that standards are adhered to and tasks are correctly carried out
  • program block management and usage list
  • Reports, logs, version identifiers and notifications
  • KPI evaluation aid

Today’s automated environments

Both networked and non-networked controllers and devices are in use. Multiple shifts have to be taken into account. There is a need to keep processes running at an optimised level. Both in-house staff and external contractors continually change, improve and troubleshoot software. Existing facilites are modified and new facilities are commissioned. All this is done using a wide variety of programming tools, and documentation is often still done manually. If data is not organised properly, it can be extremely difficult  to find the right version of a control program, or to be sure about which version is running on a given device. This lack of clarity can adversely affect quality or result in downtime. And that can quickly become very costly.

versiondog brings order

DOCUMENTATION of changes according to quality management standards ISO 900x, GAMP, GMP, FDA 21 CFR 11 and VDA 6.4.

ARCHIVING of all project data with complete change history (audit trail).

AUTOMATIC BACKUP of device data according to a user-defined schedule.

AUTOMATIC COMPARISON of the control program project version with the version running on the device for equipment from multiple manufactures, including SIMATIC S5, SIMATIC S7, SIMATIC PCS 7, WinCC, WinCC flexible, InTouch, CODESYS, TwinCAT, Phoenix PC WORX, RSLogix, Schneider Modsoft, Schneider Concept, Schneider Unity, SINUMERIK 840D, Bosch IndraWorks, robot control programs from ABB and Kuka, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe PDF and many more.

DISASTER RECOVERY made much faster thanks to the ability to precisely compare versions with SmartCompare.

LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT supports projects through the design, programming and commissioning phases and in operation.

COORDINATION between in-house staff and external contractors using Supplier Check-Out and SmartImport.

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