Wonderware Receives Frost & Sullivan's 'Excellence in Customer Value of the Year' Award


LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 15, 2009 - Wonderware, a business unit of Invensys, has been honored by industry research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan with the "Excellence in Customer Value of the Year" award for the control software solutions and services category.

Wonderware was recognized for its strategic partnerships with diverse system integrators and its capability to deliver an end-to-end product suite that is designed to enhance the competitive edge for its customers, driving best-in-class processes through the use of the Wonderware System Platform and Invensys ArchestrA technology. System Platform delivers a single platform which enables centralized data collection and operation of diverse solutions and is built on ArchestrA, an architecture on which diverse information and control software solutions can be seamlessly interfaced, managed and controlled throughout the enterprise.

In addition, Wonderware Mobile Solutions offering, IntelaTrac, was recognized as an effective solution for empowering frontline workers and ensuring effective asset management and reporting on a real-time basis.

"The value-proposition delivered by Wonderware through its automation and information systems is built on an integrated platform that enables business-centricity for end-users," said Muthuraman Ramasamy, senior research analyst and team leader at Frost & Sullivan. "The skillfully deployed enterprise-wide collaboration of process and production controls aids in real-time execution of profit-impacting decisions, while minimizing the loss of business opportunities.

"The fact that over 33 percent of the world's plants continue to rely on the Wonderware integrated platform offering to maximize overall process efficiency and enable enterprise-wide visibility is clear recognition of the organization's determined effort to deliver consistent value-added benefits."

The primary challenge faced by end-users across various vertical industries in a general business downturn is access to real-time, supply chain-wide process and production data. The Wonderware enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution was recognized as a highly effective offering for easily accessing data from diverse data repositories that typically would require complex programming and extensive code-development knowledge.

"Wonderware appreciates this prestigious recognition by Frost & Sullivan for innovative products and effective customer implementations that are done in conjunction with our capable ecosystem partners, said Mark Davidson, Wonderware vice president of global marketing. "This award further validates our strategy to provide effective solutions that are highly configurable and enable customers to keep pace with cost controls and ever-changing market demands.

"As our customers' businesses become more globally connected, the need for a real-time integrated enterprise continues to increase. Wonderware aims to provide a unified software platform, along with manufacturing applications that offer a diverse range of capabilities which can be easily integrated with customer's existing systems and architecture."

The Frost & Sullivan "Excellence in Customer Value of the Year" Award is presented to companies that have demonstrated excellence through products and services offering superior value to customers and aid them with increased profitability and reduced lifecycle costs. The award recognizes companies that have continually focused on providing value-added products and services that address the changing customer needs across the industry. In addition, the recipient company has shown unparallel commitment to lead on technological innovations pertaining to changing customer needs by offering products that are specific to both general and niche applications coupled with cost-effectiveness.

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