ABB's IndustrialIT ECS simplifies enterprise systems integration

ABB's newest version of its IndustrialIT ECS Enterprise Connectivity Solutions includes enhancements for quicker integration of systems, improved performance and simplified user interface. ECS provides a streamlined, single-point interface for vertical integration between plant and enterprise business systems for improved productivity, flexibility, quality control and reduced order-to-cash cycle. 

ECS helps customers become more competitive in the global marketplace by providing one standard interface that connects automation and business systems for information access and exchange, eliminating the need for multiple customized and complex system interfaces.

It provides connectivity between manufacturing solutions, including ABB's IndustrialIT System 800xA, as well as non-ABB DCS systems, other CPM solutions, and enterprise systems such as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft. ECS can integrate database systems, OPC-compliant systems or Web service-enabled systems.

Several new features make ECS more flexible and easier to implement. Online redundancy provides reliable integration for implementation while processes are running. Several enhancements simplify interface deployment, such as improved drag-and-drop process definition, improved logging and model debugging, and easier-to-use and understand graphics. 

ABB's Collaborative Production Management (CPM) solutions integrate all manufacturing systems, providing the real-time visibility, execution, tracking, reporting and optimizing of manufacturing processes.

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