Technology Selection Guides

New information technologies such as Internet of Things, predictive analytics, wireless, additive manufacturing, cloud computing, mobility, and 3D visualization are beginning to disrupt and radically change the way industrial enterprises do business. Departing from the characteristic industry conservatism, leading companies now recognize that they must embrace new information and automation technologies to maintain a competitive edge.

Information and automation technologies will play a greater role in the production process than in the past. The goal is to increase productivity, flexibility, and responsiveness by automating all industrial processes that don't require human intervention and empowering humans with the timely, in-context information they need to improve performance on the plant or factory floor and manage the business.

Receive Maximum Payback from Your Investment

A major technology investment for any company will entail a total cost of ownership that can run into the millions of dollars over its product lifecycle. The goal of ARC Technology Selection Guides is to help ensure that you receive the maximum payback from this investment by guiding you to the solution that best meets your company's specific technical, commercial, and business requirements.

What technologies should you adopt and what suppliers should you work with to help position your company to take advantage of the latest round of technology changes while prioritizing your investments wisely?  ARC Technology Evaluation and Selection Guides can help you in many ways such as:

  1. Learn about new technologies, new practices, and emerging standards
  2. Learn about the latest industry trends
  3. Get a copy of High Quality Technology Selection Criteria
  4. Learn about the leading and emerging suppliers

ARC Research Differentiation

ARC delivers research differentiation in a number of ways.  First, results are achieved through a rigorous primary research process, not based on public sources.  Second, ARC Anal​ysts have deep domain expertise in the areas they cover and results are vetted through their knowledge and vast industry relationships. 

In addition to the Technology Selection Guides, ARC offers a complete STAR Supplier Evaluation and Selection Process.  STAR stands for "Solutions That Accelerate Results".

For detailed information on any of the Technology Selection Guides, please click on the title below.   For more information or to purchase a guide, please contact us.

Technology Selection Guides

Title Author
AC Drives Evaluation and Selection Himanshu Shah
Additive Manufacturing System Evaluation & Selection Sal Spada
Advanced Process Control Evaluation & Selection Peter Reynolds
Analytics and Business Intelligence Evaluation and Selection Michael Guilfoyle
Asset Information Management System Evaluation and Selection Sid Snitkin
Batch Management Software Evaluation and Selection Janice Abel
Distributed Control Systems Evaluation and Selection Larry O'Brien
Energy Management Evaluation and Selection Florian Gueldner
Engineering Design Tools Evaluation and Selection Dick Slansky
Engineering Services Evaluation and Selection for Indian Global Service Providers Ralph Rio
Enterprise Asset Management Software Evaluation and Selection Ralph Rio
Enterprise Manufacturing Operational Intelligence Evaluation and Selection Janice Abel
ERP in the Cloud Software Evaluation and Selection Greg Gorbach, Steve Clouther
Global Outsourcing Service Provider Evaluation and Selection Ralph Rio
Historian Software Evaluation and Selection Janice Abel
HMI/SCADA Software Evaluation and Selection Craig Resnick
Industrial Ethernet Switches Evaluation and Selection Chantal Polsonetti
Industrial Uninterruptible Power Supply Systems Evaluation and Selection Sal Spada
Laboratory Information Management Systems Evaluation and Selection Paula Hollywood
Low Voltage Motor Control Centers Evaluation and Selection Sal Spada
Main Automation Contractor (MAC) Evaluation and Selection Larry O'Brien
Managed Transportation Services Evaluation and Selection Steve Banker
Manufacturing Execution System for Process Industries Janice Abel
Manufacturing Execution Systems for Discrete Industries Janice Abel
Multicarrier Systems Evaluation & Selection Steve Banker
Operator and Immersive Training Simulator Evaluation and Selection Janice Abel
Packaging Operations Management Systems (POMS) Evaluation & Selection
Plant Asset Management Evaluation and Selection Paula Hollywood
PLCs and PLC-based PACs Control System Evaluation and Selection Florian Gueldner
Real-time & Predictive Analytics Solution Evaluation and Selection Michael Guilfoyle, Peter Reynolds
Safety Instrumented System Evaluation and Selection Larry O'Brien, Mark Sen Gupta
SCADA Systems for Oil and Gas Production and Pipeline Evaluation and Selection Mark Sen Gupta
SCADA Systems for Water and Wastewater Evaluation and Selection Mark Sen Gupta
Transportation Management Systems Evaluation and Selection Steve Banker, Chris Cunnane
Warehouse Management Systems Software Evaluation and Selection Steve Banker, Clint Reiser
Warehousing Services Evaluation and Selection Steve Banker