New software environment significantly improves CPI productivity.
PROVISION is a Windows-based software environment for both engineering and business applications. It creates a virtual desktop centered on the most logical view of a process: the process flow diagram (PFD), providing engineers and business managers with a common view of their enterprise. From process design to operations management, PROVISION provides a consistent, graphical user interface for mission-critical applications.
Charles R. Harris, CEO of SIMSCI said, "PROVISION is the first open, standards-based software environment in our industry. It is designed to bridge the information gaps frequently found in the management of global CPI organizations, and offers the potential to significantly improve productivity. In fact, one of our major clients who implemented PROVISION for process simulation applications reported productivity gains over 250% in key job functions."
The PROVISION Environment provides class libraries and instructions needed to integrate both commercial and legacy software applications into a common, standards-based environment. With a design based on today's software standards, PROVISION offers the flexibility to adapt to emerging industry standards, such as those being developed by the Process Data Exchange Institute (PDXI) and the PI-STEP standards group.
SIMSCI's vision encompasses Microsoft(r) standards as well as industry standards. PROVISION supports Microsoft's multiple document interface (MDI), enabling users to create multiple views of their process. It also embraces Microsoft's OLE-2 (object linking and embedding) capabilities with its OLE Automation Layer.
According to Jackson Baker, vice president of Software Engineering, PROVISION is a powerful productivity-enabling tool. Industry experts estimate that process engineers spend 50-70% of their time manually transferring process data from one program to another, a process that is both unproductive and error-prone. Instead of spending time transcribing or re-entering process data, engineers can use PROVISION to seamlessly transfer information from one application to another.
In addition, in-house developed applications become easier to use when integrated with PROVISION. Engineers will spend less time learning how to use their various programs when they standardize on a common user environment.
The PRO/II(r) process simulator is the first program to be interfaced to PROVISION. SIMSCI intends to interface its entire product family to PROVISION including the PROTISS dynamic simulator to be released in December 1995.
SIMSCI is the world's leading supplier of open simulation software and services. SIMSCI serves more than 1,000 clients at 3,500 sites in the oil and gas, chemical, and engineering and construction industries. Corporate headquarters are located in Brea, Calif., with regional offices in Denver, Houston, Newtown Square (Philadelphia), Bombay, Caracas, Dubai, Stockport(UK), and Toyko.
Note To Editors: SIMSCI is a service mark; PROVISION is a trademark; and PRO/II is a registered mark of Simulation Sciences Inc. Windows and Microsoft are trademarks of Microsoft Corp. All other trademarks herein are owned by their respective companies.
CONTRACT: Simulation Sciences
Bryce Betteridge, 714/579-0412
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