Collaborative Process Automation System (CPAS) Concept
Collaborative Process Automation System or CPAS is our vision of future process control systems. ARC introduced the CPAS concept in 2002 in response to requests from several large end user clients that were having difficulty evaluating the capabilities of the current Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to meet their evolving business requirements. In order to meet these evolving process automation requirements, ARC analysts first established a set of guiding principles to develop our vision. We used these guiding principles to create the functional requirements, architecture, and technology choices.