September 25, 2014

DCS Documentation Change Control

DCS documentation software that maintains specifications,

automation code objects and tests in a single database.DCS-Operator

Companies with process automation systems consistently confront demonstrated challenges:

  • Documentation takes too long and costs too much
  • Code and Documentation are usually out of synch
  • Change control takes too long and costs too much
  • Impact of change on both documentation and code is hard to understand
  • Tests are difficult to write and often cannot be executed
  • Quality has a difficult time independently verifying change control

These challenges lead to higher costs, lower quality documentation, and flawed systems that are difficult to troubleshoot and maintain. FDA regulated companies are at risk of regulatory findings with drastic business consequences. Other process industries risk downtime, product loss and higher capital and operating costs that impact COGS.

Our DCS documentation software for Emerson’s DeltaV and Honeywell’s Experion systems maintains specifications, automation code objects and tests in a single database where impact assessment is captured and risk can be assessed. From a single environment, evergreen specifications and tests can be generated in client formats – and the economics of system implementation and maintenance & change control are permanently changed in favor of the owner.

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