Wonderware enhances ActiveFactory data analysis and reporting software; upgraded to improve web-based reporting and support for Wonderware Industrial Tablets

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 8, 2004--Wonderware (UIR:PQG2336), a business unit of Invensys Systems Inc., today announced the latest release of its popular ActiveFactory data analysis and reporting software for the IndustrialSQL Server real-time plant historian. ActiveFactory 8.5 clients offer sophisticated real-time and historical plant analysis tools, as well as Web-based reporting capabilities.

"ActiveFactory software excels at delivering real-time and historical data to plant decision makers," said Jim Frider, product marketing manager for Wonderware's plant intelligence products. "This release extends support to Wonderware's new Industrial Tablets, allowing mobile workers to view real-time data anywhere on the plant floor."

ActiveFactory 8.5 software includes a component for Wonderware's SuiteVoyager portal software, providing enhanced displays to illustrate trend data and reports over the Web. The SuiteVoyager real-time plant information portal provides access to plant information and content anywhere at any time. It also offers improved configuration capabilities that enable SuiteVoyager users to receive customized reports and trends from ActiveFactory clients.

"The ActiveFactory software's new capabilities enhance the SuiteVoyager portal's ability to deliver information to the right person, in the right context, at the right time, facilitating continuous plant improvement initiatives," Frider said. "The ActiveFactory software's powerful ability to publish interactive reports to the Web via the SuiteVoyager portal means that users can quickly create ad-hoc reports simply by selecting a new time period or tag selection without spending a large amount of time configuring reports."

SuiteVoyager software gives customers the information they need to make better business decisions while enabling central administration, improving efficiency and providing fast ROI.

In addition, ActiveFactory 8.5 software extends to support Wonderware's new Industrial Tablets, allowing mobile workers to view real-time data anywhere on the plant floor.

Version 8.5 also supports the Microsoft Office 2003 set of integrated productivity software tools. Wonderware delivers the latest in Microsoft technologies to the plant floor to empower better plant decisions.

"ActiveFactory software leverages our customer's Microsoft Office software skills by providing Microsoft Excel and Word add-ins that allow non-technical users to quickly create rich plant reports - there is less to learn and results are gained faster," Frider said.

By supplying real-time plant data to anyone in the enterprise who needs it, ActiveFactory clients, in conjunction with other Wonderware products, facilitate plant intelligence. As a key component of Wonderware's modular and sustainable plant intelligence strategy, ActiveFactory software disseminates information across a network, corporate intranet or the Internet. ActiveFactory clients provide data trend analysis, database querying, numerical data analysis using Microsoft Excel, comprehensive data reporting using Microsoft Word, and ad-hoc access to historical and real-time plant information.

As part of Wonderware's commitment to helping customers "visualize, analyze, optimize" plant information, ActiveFactory software helps plant personnel visualize plant data with trend plots, analyze the resulting information with analysis clients, and use the resulting plant intelligence to optimize plant operations.

About the Wonderware and ArchestrA Business Units

Wonderware and ArchestrA are business units of Invensys Systems Inc. Wonderware is the world's leading supplier of industrial automation and information software. Founded in 1987, Wonderware pioneered the use of the Microsoft Windows operating system in HMI automation software for manufacturing operation systems. Wonderware software powers intelligent plant decisions in real time. ArchestrA technology provides a unified set of software services that enables every system in a plant to work in concert.

Based in Lake Forest, the Wonderware and ArchestrA business units have regional sales and development offices throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia to provide support to its network of more than 160 distributor offices. Wonderware has approximately 300,000 software licenses in approximately 100,000 plants worldwide, which is about 30 percent of the world's 335,000 plants with 20 or more employees. For more information, visit or

About Invensys

Invensys is a global automation, controls and process solutions group. Its products, services, expertise and ongoing support enable intelligent systems to monitor and control processes in many different environments. The businesses within Invensys help customers in a variety of industries perform with greater efficiency, safety and cost-effectiveness. Industry areas of focus include hydrocarbons, chemicals, oil and gas, power and utilities, rail, telecommunications, paper, food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceuticals and personal care.

Process Systems provides products, services and solutions for the automation and optimization of plant operation in the process industries. Featuring industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor and Wonderware, Process Systems occupies a top-tier position in the DCS, safety, simulation and HMI markets and its products are installed in more than 150,000 plants worldwide. Serving process and batch industries, including hydrocarbons, chemicals, power and utilities and metals and mining, and also the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors, Process Systems is at the forefront of technological innovation, with new award-winning technologies such as ArchestrA, Digital Coriolis and DolPhin.

Also within the Invensys Group, APV specializes in process equipment engineered into systems and asset services for food, beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and chemical clients. Eurotherm is a leading supplier of control and measurement instrumentation solutions and services to industrial and process customers. Rail Systems is a multinational leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signaling and control systems. Climate Controls is a major provider of the components, systems and services used globally to make commercial and residential environments safer, more comfortable and more efficient. Appliance Controls has the broadest system and component offering for the appliance industry worldwide.

The Invensys Group has headquarters in the United Kingdom and is listed on the London Stock Exchange. With 39,000 employees operating in 60 countries, Invensys helps customers to improve their performance and profitability, building value for end users and shareholders alike. For more information, visit

Note to Editors: Invensys; Wonderware; ArchestrA; ActiveFactory; IndustrialSQL Server; SuiteVoyager; "Visualize, Analyze, Optimize"; "Every system in your plant, working in concert."; APV; Avantis; Eurotherm; Foxboro; Triconex; SimSci-Esscor; Digital Coriolis; and DolPhin are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. All other brands and product names may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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