The digital information management system enables customers to make informed decisions based on consolidated and transparent information at plant and company level. The software captures data from various sources, such as automation systems or ERP systems, transforms them into meaningful performance indicators and provides various analysis options.
"We evaluated several vendors for such a solution," says Kim Tran, Quality, Environment and Performance Manager at Vigier Ciment. "The ABB Ability Knowledge Manager is the most complete solution for our needs. Above all, it is best tailored to the specific requirements of a cement plant. "
By acquiring ABB Ability™ Knowledge Manager solution, the cement producer took a further step towards digitalization, helping its team make production decisions more quickly, identify weak process areas and opportunities for improvement as well as control the environmental impact of plant processes.
To create such an efficient system that meets the needs of all users, a cross-department project team, led by a project leader who is able to build a full picture of the data system, is a key requirement. A clear and integrated architecture of all processes must be defined before the project starts. While some challenges emerged, ABB and Vigier Ciment were able to solve these.