XHQ Operations Intelligence Enables Process Industries to Get More Value out of Data


• A platform for aggregating, relating and presenting operational and business data

• Performance management, analytics and dashboarding solutions

• Increase visibility to reduce operation costs across the supply chain

• Up-to-the-minute information



With near-real-time visibility of operations within a process manufacturing facility, Siemens is expanding its range of Industry Software solutions for industrial management in the process industry with the XHQ Operations Intelligence platform. The solution helps enterprises to get more value out of existing investments in plant automation and IT.



"Siemens XHQ Operations Intelligence platform enables the establishment of a continuous-improvement practice and provides near-real-time visibility of operations within process manufacturing facilities. With the tool set of XHQ Operations Intelligence we provide a proven solution for empowered decisions and help enterprises to improve their performance with a possible reduction of up to 8% in operational costs and an increase in high-value product production of up to 10,5%," Peter Baldermann, XHQ Business Head, Siemens.



XHQ Operations Intelligence is a set of tools that help aggregate, integrate, analyze, and present operational and business data from multiple backend data sources to improve enterprise performance. The solution provides a single coherent view of all critical business and transactional information, enabling a variety of real-time performance-management and decision-support solutions. Plant floor and operations personnel, as well as senior management are enabled to monitor real-time performance against business goals, This helps to make more informed decisions about plant performance that positively impacts the bottom line.



XHQ Operations Intelligence filters out and edits the most diverse kinds of technical and business-management data acquired from a company's plant or production chain. Key performance indicators (KPIs) such as plant utilization, the availability of raw materials and additives, production throughput or product quality enable managers to compare their entire production process with other production lines. Then the process can be optimized and adapted, where it is required, to achieve business objectives and targets. Any changes in the market can also be taken into consideration, as well as the influencing factors at different production locations.



XHQ Operations Intelligence is well positioned within the Siemens product portfolio from management to field level. With its strong link between the Plant Lifecycle Management Solutions Comos and the DCS system PCS 7 the solution shares real time information and can be related with the asset metadata of Comos Walkinside, the Immersive Simulation Remote Operations solution for improving enterprise performance.



Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.



Siemens

AG

Communications and Government Affairs

Head: Stephan Heimbach

Wittelsbacherplatz 2

80333 Munich

Germany

Reference number: PR2015060249PDEN



Visibility improves the bottom line – XHQ Operations Intelligence provides users with a wide, unique range of coherent, up-to-the-minute information.



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