MES Software optimizes plant performance.

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CitectIIM v2.1 enables plant and business managers to optimize performance and profitability. Enterprise Dashboard allows customers with multiple sites to visualize and compare performance of plants and make strategic decisions to optimize business. Metrics Analysis View enables analysis of key performance indicators and assess need for corrective action. Trend Projection Chart provides visual representation of predicted production result against production target.

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Citect Releases CitectIIM V2.1

Penetration of MES Market Continues to Increase

Sydney, Australia - Citect, a global performance improvement solutions provider, today announced the release of CitectIIM V2.1. The latest version of Citect's MES* offering, V2.1 includes a number of innovative new features which enable Plant and Business Managers to improve the performance and profitability of their business, including an Enterprise Dashboard, a Metrics Analysis View and a Trend Projection Chart.

The Enterprise Dashboard allows customers with multiple sites to visualise and compare the performance of their plants and make strategic decisions to optimise their business. The Metrics Analysis View enables Operations Manager to analyse key performance indicators, (KPI) and to take prioritised correctional action before it impacts their plant. The new Trend Projection Chart provides timely visual representation of the predicted production result, (based on current trend) against the production target. Typically used in real time on the plant floor, it gives Operators instant feedback on their performance against production targets.

"CitectIIM enables the Enterprise to approach KPI measurement in a consistent way", explained Colette Munro, General Manager, CitectIIM. "The introduction of an Enterprise Dashboard provides for the real-time comparison of each plant's performance. This improved visibility allows for timely corrective action and increased accountability across the Enterprise".

Analysis of KPI data has been enhanced further in V2.1, with the addition of three new statistical charts: Box and Whiskers, x bar and r chart. These charts enable Plant and Business Managers to perform more powerful analysis of the KPI data. The reporting capability has also been improved in V2.1, and it is now possible to schedule a report so that it is automatically sent to the relevant personnel by email. In addition, as a supporter of the use of open standards, and a member of the OPC Foundation, CItect has included an OPC AE Client.

"In releasing CitectIIM V2.1, we continue our strategy of delivering out-of-the-box MES solutions that are easy to configure and provide the lowest total cost of ownership", said Ms Munro.

The number of CitectIIM customers around the world has catapulted as the Company continues to strengthen its extensive global direct sales and system integration capabilities. The product's proven ability to deliver fast and high ROI through increased uptime, production and total capacity gains, is a major contributing, selection factor. Western Mining Corporation Resources reported ROI within days, achieving 24% performance improvement equivalent to AUD250K per day, in its underground railway haulage at Olympic Dam. At Impala's Base Metal Refinery in South Africa, Millions of dollars have been saved in reduced downtime.

Energizer Holdings, Inc. is the latest global enterprise to select CitectIIM, last month awarding Citect a contract to implement its MES product at one of its alkaline battery plants with plans to add more plants within the year. After an extensive evaluation of six leading MES providers, Energizer determined the CitectIIM solution to have the best architecture and flexibility to meet its present needs and support future growth.

Revenues from CitectIIM continue to grow at a rapid rate, with triple-digit growth reported in February, for the second consecutive year.

About Citect
Citect is a worldwide leader in industrial automation and next generation manufacturing execution systems (MES) and is the largest independent vendor in its field, in the world. Its CitectHMI/SCADA, Citect Plant2Business and suite of CitectIIM analysis modules are complemented by professional services, customer support and training. These solutions are enhanced by strong partner programs and are sold in numerous industries, including mining, metals, food and beverage, facilities monitoring, gas pipelines, pharmaceuticals and power distribution. Citect is headquartered in Sydney Australia, has 15 offices in Australia, USA, Europe, China and Africa, and its products are distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide. Please visit for further information.

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