Only 5% of Process Data is Now Turned into Useful Info: Bayer Antwerp

ControlGlobal has been reporting from the Foxboro Users Group meeting this week.  Among the highlights was a presentation by Bayer's Central Automation Group, which is using Invensys' InFusion enterprise control system to, in the words of control engineer, Noël Jans "aggregate and convert reams of under-utilized data into actionable intelligence." He and his colleagues have found it essential to make plant managers aware of the goldmine of information available in their applications. "We've found that only about 5% of the total process data generated is presently turned into useful, actionable information, and that half of all IT projects eventually fail because expectations weren't defined ahead of time," he said.  To read the full article summarizing the project, click here.