FAIRFAX, VA – February 7, 2017 – Today, Sightline Systems announces the release of its highly anticipated EDM for Manufacturing. The predictive analytics software is designed specifically to help manufacturers take advantage of IIoT system and device data streams, enabling them to proactively address costly challenges that can develop throughout the production process.

EDM for Manufacturing assists process and quality engineers by correlating thousands of data points collected in real time from sensors, SCADA systems, historians, PLCs and more. EDM for Manufacturing displays the information on a highly visualized dashboard, providing an accurate picture of the entire manufacturing operation, enabling floor personnel to more accurately and efficiently identify trends and patterns that affect output quality. Additionally, manufacturers will be able to leverage the data to better forecast demand, automate manual processes and perform preventive maintenance.

The software uses advanced machine learning techniques to significantly simplify predicting future operational performance. By reviewing historical data which has been collected, EDM for Manufacturing learns the best statistical model to provide a reliable forecast of future behavior. Forecasts are automatically generated on easy-to-understand dashboards. Alerts can also be created, giving process and quality engineers early warning to problems. Behavioral alerts can also be generated if real time data does not conform to predictions, adding another layer of alerts to a system or process.

Additionally, with EDM for Manufacturing, gone are the days when manual copying and manipulating industrial data by hand or in spreadsheets is the norm. EDM correlates vast amounts of data in microsecond intervals and provides actionable intelligence on a highly visualized dashboard, enabling manufacturers to quickly remedy issues reducing cost, eliminating waste, diminishing production flaws, managing risk and ensuring safety and compliance.

“Each incident that results in downtime can cost a manufacturing operation hundreds of thousands of dollars,” commented Brandon Witte, president and CEO of Sightline Systems. “The advanced analytics capability within EDM for Manufacturing quickly correlates thousands of data points at a sub-second level and quickly presents the information in multiple, easy to understand formats, enabling industrial operators to automate processes and zero in on a potential issue before it becomes a problem. EDM for Manufacturing is changing the entire manufacturing landscape as it facilitates proactive measures resulting in increased gains and profitability in the long run.”

EDM for Manufacturing also recognizes anomalies that could indicate that a machine is likely to break down in the near future providing the manufacturer with an opportunity to perform the needed maintenance in non-emergency conditions without shutting down production, saving valuable production time and resources. EDM looks at the history of machine failures and compares those instances to the sensor data the machine is sending to identify trends and patterns that could signal a problem before the breakdown.

To learn more about EDM for Manufacturing, visit www.sightline.com/edm-mfg.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems provides sophisticated, yet remarkably easy-to-use advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more, in real time, to provide our customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company can. Customers that implement our solutions enhance efficiency, improve accuracy and increase profitability. For nearly 15 years, Sightline has steadily increased its customer-base to include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments. For more information, visit: http://www.sightline.com/

 

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FAIRFAX, VA — September 19, 2016 – Sightline Systems makes the Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Providers of 2016 list produced by Manufacturing Tech Insights.

“We are proud to announce Sightline Systems as one of the Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Providers of 2016,” said Laura Davis, Editor-in-Chief of Manufacturing Tech Insights. “Sightline Systems provides sophisticated, yet remarkably easy-to-use business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to provide their customers with a higher level of insight.”

As the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) becomes the norm in today’s industrial space, many manufacturers struggle to identify meaningful ways to convert data into actionable intelligence due to the sheer quantity of data being produced. Every sensor, SCADA system, PLC, network, server, device and application constantly generates volumes of valuable data. Sightline Systems’ Enterprise Data Management (EDM) enables manufacturers to unlock insight gleaned from IIoT data to make better business decisions.

Sightline Systems helps manufacturers analyze Industrial Internet of Things “IIoT” data from production runs, which helps improve product quality and reduce costs. The advanced Sightline Systems analytics tool analyzes the massive volumes of data created during the manufacturing process and correlates the data in seconds. This allows engineers to quickly make process improvements which can improve quality and reduce costs.

“We are thrilled to be named as one of the Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Providers of 2016. Manufacturers are capitalizing on IIoT by gathering more data from sensors and systems and utilizing it to make proactive business decisions,” comments Brandon Witte, president and CEO of Sightline Systems. “EDM is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry by helping our customers actually use this data to increase uptime, automate shop-floor processes, and establish a strong ROI,” Witte continues.  “We do this by making it very easy to visualize and analyze this data.  Prior to Sightline, this type of analysis would require a data scientist with extensive statistics and analytics experience.  Our software turns our users into data scientists so that they can make better business decisions faster.”

Read the entire Manufacturing Tech Insights article here: sightline-systems-article-manufacturing-tech-insights

About Sightline Systems

Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For the last 12 years, Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments. For more info, visit: http://www.sightline.com/


About Manufacturing Tech Insights

Published from Fremont, California, Manufacturing Tech Insights is a print magazine that explores and understands the plethora of ways adopted by firms to execute the smooth functioning of their businesses. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, IT VPs including Manufacturing Tech Insights editorial board finalized the “Top 10 Manufacturing Intelligence Solution Providers 2016” in the U.S. and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants. For more info: http://www.manufacturingtechinsights.com/

As an IT professional, your job is to ensure continual systems availability and to mitigate risk. Monitoring your IT infrastructure is an essential part of your overall IT strategy, yet many companies either don’t have an effective system in place or are using outdated tools that only provide part of the picture.

The risks associated with not monitoring your system or using outdated tools definitely outweigh the time required to advance your systems measurement resources and their costs. Failure to monitor or using outdated systems can lead to unnecessary downtime, reduced security, lost profits and is a major blow to your company’s street cred.

Here are the Top Five Reasons Why IT Performance Monitoring is Critical:
Prevent Unnecessary Downtime

No one wants to experience downtime. Your network needs to do more than simply work as expected. It is imperative that it is working at all times. By integrating newer IT performance monitoring tools, you’ll ensure that every aspect of your IT infrastructure is stable and functioning as it should. Alerting functions provide up-to-the-minute information about performance issues that could cost your company hundreds of thousands of dollars in unplanned downtime.

Security Breach Mitigation

Just turn on the evening news and you’ll hear about hackers, phishing schemes and other malicious attempts to extract customer and credit card data from companies. By incorporating an IT performance monitoring software, you’ll have the protection you need to mitigate the risk of experiencing a “Day at the Breach” by proactively identifying weak points in your security setup. IT performance monitoring tools will automatically alert you to atypical system activity which gives you the power to respond to potential threats and stop the bad guys in their tracks before it’s too late.

Manage Expectations

It’s is easier than ever to manage internal and external expectations with an IT performance monitoring system in place.  With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can provide your staff with the tools they need to report on what’s working, and what isn’t.  You’ll also be able to ensure that you’re providing a reliable customer experience.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Data visualization turns obscure data into easily understandable visuals and provides a quick way to convey your message. When the data is presented visually, the IT team can more effectively recognize patterns, identify data outliers and analyze data over time. Elements and patterns that were once too obscure to notice on a spreadsheet will pop off the page when delivered in a visual manner. Data visualization also allows members of the c-suite and other decision-makers to quickly identify trends and patterns to understand how one variable affects other areas of the company.

Strengthen Your Company’s Reputation

Your company’s brand is at stake.  Now we realize that many of you might be saying “branding…schmanding….what does our internal IT infrastructure have to do with my company’s brand anyway?” Well, take our word for it…it does.  As more and more customers interact with your brand online, ensuring that your systems are safe, secure and always working is imperative to repeat business and an IT performance monitoring solution is the key element to delivering an exceptional customer experience.

A Bonus 6th Reason IT Performance Monitoring is Essential…
Your Competition is Using IT Performance Monitoring Software to Deliver More Value Internally and Externally

More and more companies are realizing that they can gain a competitive edge by leveraging the data that results from IT performance monitoring. Your competition is implementing IT performance monitoring to easily capture, monitor and visualize data streams to improve quality and reduce the costs of operations to remain competitive.

Successful companies are leveraging the advanced data and analytics to ensure system-wide performance. Whether they seek to improve customer experiences, catch product flaws before repairs or replacements are needed, or increase safety, these systems also provide IT and OT professionals in many industries such as manufacturing, financial services, and telecommunications with previously untapped views into how their businesses operate.

 

Get More Information About How IT Performance Monitoring Helps Your Business Become Better, Faster and Stronger

Companies like Sightline Systems are helping customers achieve business transformation with IT performance monitoring. The newest release of Sightline’s award winning platform for managing the continuous streams of time series data has broken new barriers, collecting data in real time millisecond observations. This breakthrough technology is providing users with access to data which was previously unavailable.

Sightline EDM helps users easily capture, monitor and visualize data streams from their IT environments. Older, legacy systems have for many years provided visibility into operations but the data was frequently summarized due to the volume of data produced.  The state-of-the-art Sightline EDM software has removed these barriers and can store millisecond level data in real time and preserve the data for future analysis and planning tasks.

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the landscape of the U.S. manufacturing industry.  Companies that understand the patterns and trends and position themselves to prepare for the impending advances will most certainly gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace. 

Companies no longer have the luxury of being anything but data-driven. Data used to be something to simply maintain and manage but now, it’s a valuable asset that companies use to gain a competitive edge. With change happening at the speed of light. How are manufacturers preparing to take advantage of the massive amounts of data that is available and more importantly, how are they using that data to really take advantage of the power IIoT delivers?

When posing the question of how manufacturing companies are preparing for IIoT, many manufacturing leaders think of IIoT as something far off in the distance but they don’t really understand the full impact that is coming. Many see it as a fad or something that may only have some effect on the way they handle day-to-day operations in the long run.  As we begin to peel back the layers of IIoT, one sees that there is a strong potential for a shift to occur that will change the entire manner in which manufacturing companies operate similar to what the manufacturing industry saw when they were first implementing automation and began using IT and other electronics. As a result, manufacturing leaders are seeking to develop formal and informal IIoT strategies that will position their companies to take advantage of new opportunities to streamline efficiencies, reduce downtime and stimulate profitability sooner rather than later.

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

If one reviews the history of manufacturing, there are four distinct manufacturing industrial revolutions spanning from the initial mechanical production facilities to mass production to use of electronics and IT to IIoT and systems integration. The fourth industrial revolution, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), will allow manufacturers to leverage amazing amounts of sensor and network data, apply advanced analytics and further utilize new technology such as robots and 3-D printing to improve quality and output.

While some progressive manufacturers see where the industry is headed, many are only at the starting gate of the next wave of innovation fueled by IIoT applications and solutions. According to a recent study by Smart Industry, many manufacturers are focused on learning and benchmarking to formulate winning strategies. Many will be using the findings to reduce operational costs, optimize asset utilization, improve worker productivity, enhance workplace safety, enhance the customer experience and create new business models and revenue streams.

IIoT Will Produce More “A-Ha” Moments for Manufacturers

The best way for the manufacturing industry to capitalize on IIoT is by gathering more data from sensors and systems and utilizing it to make business-driven decisions. While that may seem as though it is not an easy task, by adding advanced analytics solutions now, manufacturers will most certainly have more “a-ha” moments as they produce insights previously clouded by uncertainty or unattainable due to limited resources and time. The advanced platforms will enable manufacturers to gather the right data, at the right time which can be leveraged to make well-informed, and most importantly, proactive business decisions. These tools will provide more insight and will enable manufacturers to develop a major engine to identify and create new products, services and profit centers all while simultaneously improving production efficiency, reducing costs, preventing downtime, ensuring quality and enhancing their overall ability to strategically plan business operations.

Some manufacturers are already beginning to think this way and are working with systems providers that deliver business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions. At Sightline Systems, we provide our customers with time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to help manufacturers do more than simply gather data and highlight challenges.  By simultaneously collecting and correlating thousands of data points, Sightline helps the manufacturer realize a higher level of insight than thought possible.

Companies like Sightline Systems are paving the way for manufacturers to take full advantage of the power of IIoT. Sightline Systems helps manufacturers analyze data from sensors and production runs, which in turn, helps improve product quality and reduce costs. The advanced Sightline Systems analytics tool analyzes massive volumes of data created during the manufacturing process and has the ability to correlate the data in seconds. The results enable engineers to quickly make process improvements which can improve quality and reduce costs. This analysis and correlation is in addition to the traditional Sightline Systems use for IT performance monitoring and capacity planning resources.

Many manufacturers rely on Sightline Systems to take advantage of IIoT opportunities.  For example, a global chemical company worked with Sightline Systems to conduct an analysis of their systems. Sightline was able to identify a shared process which impacted quality when concurrently running.  Adjustments saved the chemical company more than $100,000 / month in material costs. Sightline Systems was also able to identify an issue with a painting line for an automobile manufacturer and found a reason for higher blemishes on a certain day.  Identification of the simple issue saved the manufacturer more than $2M / year so far. In addition, Sightline is now used in another area of the auto plant and was able to identify a slowing production line. The issue was caused by hydraulic fatigue in a metal press as the day proceeded, which slowed the entire manufacturing process. Addressing this issue, saved the manufacturer thousands of dollars.

Manufacturers Aren’t Really Sure Where to Begin

Data is being collected by sensors, PLCs and more to the point some manufacturers are overwhelmed with data and aren’t really sure where to start. With so much data readily available, many manufacturers are wondering how to start implementing IIoT technologies in a thoughtful manner. Many manufacturers are taking a very close look at the data they want to collect and how they will use the information to streamline efficiencies, realize opportunities and produce a sizeable return on investment (ROI).

Manufacturers are concerned by a host of obstacles for adopting IIoT in their companies, with the most notable being cybersecurity. Cybersecurity concerns, lack of overall IIoT knowledge internally, legacy products that do not have obvious IIoT connectivity and lack of senior management support and commitment, just to name a few, are among the most pressing issues that keep manufacturers up at night. In order to wrap their arms around these challenges, proactive manufacturers will need to gain a better understanding of how to leverage advanced analytics. The traditional manufacturing business model is quite reactive and relies on management to be the primary driver of change, production that is driven by a sales forecast, and system improvements if, and only if, it is perceived to be “broken.”  As the manufacturing landscape advances due to IIoT, manufacturers must begin to take a more holistic view of the entire company to better understand how one part of the operation affects other parts in order to take advantage of enormous opportunities for improvement and to proactively gain the competitive edge.

As manufacturers begin to take a more holistic approach, many are working with internal teams, suppliers and consultants to decide the most valuable data to collect, what systems require enhancement, how the data will help them realize opportunities as well as how to gauge the full impact of IIoT changes within and outside the company. The two most critical issues are data management and cybersecurity. These areas will be critical challenges for the company to address as it affects future competitiveness

IIoT is most definitely changing the landscape of the manufacturing industry as we know it. Manufacturers that read the trends, understand data patterns and begin to lay the foundation now to proactively take advantage of the technological advances will be poised to remain viable in the global marketplace throughout the decades to come.

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Sightline Systems provides a sophisticated, yet remarkably easy-to-use business intelligence and advanced analytics solution suite that leverages time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to help customers do more than simply gather data and highlight challenges.  By simultaneously collecting and correlating thousands of data points, the Sightline Systems Solutions Suite provides a higher level of insight than any other software company can. Customers that implement the solutions will enhance efficiency, improve accuracy and increase profitability.

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Major Global Appliance Manufacturer Chooses Sightline Systems for IIoT Monitoring and Analysis

FAIRFAX, VA – August 2, 2016 – Sightline Systems announces that its IIoT software, Enterprise Data Management (EDM), has been selected by a major global appliance manufacturer to provide real-time visibility into their manufacturing processes. This new software will be included in manufacturing operations around the world and will provide never before seen real time visibility. Sightline’s IIoT EDM software is planned for the multi-country roll out in Q3 of 2016 and will help the company attain a significant competitive advantage.

The Sightline IIoT EDM solution has already exceeded the expectations of other global manufacturers, providing high speed data collection and analysis of manufacturing processes. Sightline EDM for manufacturing simultaneously monitors multiple PLCs, manufacturing sensors, IIoT devices, storage devices, network devices, peripherals such as cameras and door locks and more all in real time. Millisecond analytics are critical for precision manufacturing and EDM is specifically designed to provide the real-time data manufacturers need to make smarter, more cost effective decisions on the fly.

“This company, which has asked to remain confidential, has found a real competitive advantage from using Sightline Systems’ software to monitor their manufacturing processes in real time,” says Brandon Witte, President and CEO of Sightline Systems. “The advanced EDM tool can analyze massive volumes of data created during the manufacturing process, correlate the data and provides highly sophisticated analytics in real time. The highly advanced processing ability allows engineers to quickly identify issues and make process improvements which can increase quality and reduce costs,” continued Witte.

The Sightline IIoT EDM software is the helping manufacturers gain a competitive advantage as the costs to produce goods continues to increase.  The Sightline solution is capable of capturing and analyzing millisecond level data which was previously cost prohibitive or technically not possible in manufacturing environments.  Sightline’s state of the art yet simple to deploy software leverages commodity class hardware yet can capture and visualize sub second data in real time.  Successful companies are leveraging the advanced data and analytics from EDM to ensure system-wide performance. Sightline EDM is used by world-renowned global companies to provide full visibility into IT and OT environments.  Its user-friendly dashboards highlight all active alerts and provides a comprehensive history for all mission-critical servers, operating systems, sensor data, monitored applications and more.

Sightline Systems is well known for providing top-level business intelligence and advanced analytics solutions that leverage time series data, predictive analysis, visualization, advanced alerting capability and more in real time to provide its customers with a higher level of insight than any other software company. Customers that implement Sightline’s solutions have noted enhanced efficiency, improved accuracy and increased profitability.

To learn more about Sightline Systems IIoT solution for manufacturing, contact Sightline Systems today at (703) 563-3000 or click here. EDM solutions are also available for a wide variety of industries. Learn more here.

About Sightline Systems
Sightline Systems offers a real-time operations intelligence solution focused on analytics. Sightline’s powerful analytics go beyond point-in-time data to include over time and real-time trend analysis, with abnormal behaviors or events dynamically communicated for appropriate actions. For over the last 12 years Sightline has reported a 95% renewal rate from customers that include Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies in manufacturing, finance, telecommunications, travel, retail as well as federal, state and local governments.
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