Enterprise Historian is a suite of software for managing historical and real-time process/production information, and integrating your various enterprise resource planning (ERP), manufacturing execution, and automation systems. Information management/integration capabilities include:
• collection and storage of historical process and production data
• presentation of process and production information via reports and displays
• data distribution
Data can be physically stored in several computers and databases; however, to the end-user it appears as if all data are stored in one database. Likewise, applications and tools can be executed in several computers; however, to the end user it appears as if all applications are executed in one computer.
This gives you up-to-the-minute production information from yesterday, last month, or even years ago; the type of information needed to manage your production. You can leverage your existing investments by simply integrating Enterprise Historian software into your current Advant Open Control System (OCS) and Manufacturing Execution System (MES).
Enterprise Historian is based on leading-edge IT open architecture, which includes plant based, component based, three-tiered, and distributed networks.
Enterprice Historian for Windows NT life cycle status
The Enterprice Historian for Windows NT was in 2007 moved to the Limited life cycle phase and to Obsolete in 2015. ABB strongly recommends customer to migrate Enterprice Historian to 800xA IM or 800xA History. Trend logs can be easily transferred while other functions such as Reports and Calculations needs to be newly implemented.