Siemens Launches Siemens Opcenter, a New Unified Portfolio of MOM Solutions

By David Humphrey

Company and Product News

Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced the immediate availability of Siemens Opcenter software, a portfolio of software solutions for manufacturing operations management (MOM).  Siemens Opcenter expands on the heritage of Siemens’ recognized MOM software by uniting these products in a single, connected cloud-ready portfolio with a harmonized user experience that can help manufacturers meet demands for production efficiency, quality, visibility and reduced time to production.

Siemens Opcenter integrates MOM capabilities, including advanced planning and scheduling, manufacturing execution, quality management, manufacturing intelligence and performance, and formulation, specification and laboratory management.  The new portfolio combines products including Camstar software, SIMATIC IT suite, Preactor, R&D Suite, and QMS Professional into a single portfolio that unifies these products and leverages synergies between them.  A fully web-based, modern, consistent, adaptive and comfortable user interface implemented throughout the Siemens Opcenter portfolio offers a situationally adapted user experience and facilitates the implementation of new capabilities and additional components while reducing training efforts.

Siemens Opcenter adopts an extensibility paradigm that makes it easy to deploy, configure, extend and integrate with other systems across the value chain, including product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and shop floor automation solutions.  It provides end-to-end visibility into production, helping enable decision makers to readily identify areas for improvement within product design and associated manufacturing processes, and to make operational adjustments for smoother and more efficient production.  Fully enabled for mobility, customers can achieve high levels of operational flexibility and run the same applications on a variety of smart devices.  The entire portfolio is cloud-ready and can be deployed on-premise, on the cloud or in combination, providing for potential IT cost reductions and flexible scalability.  Siemens Opcenter supports the digital enterprise, leveraging the digital twins for design, production, and performance.

In addition to launching Siemens Opcenter, Siemens also announced a new version of its Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) portfolio: Siemens Opcenter Execution, formerly SIMATIC IT and Camstar.  New features in these releases focus on smart devices, mobility, and integration capabilities to optimize data flows and availability.

Greg Gorbach, ARC Advisory Group, commented, "To innovate and transform their business, industrial companies need to optimize production operations while interacting with engineering, automation, and enterprise systems.  Siemens Opcenter provides the needed functionality and interoperability in a unified offering.”

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