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Schneider Electric Brings Process Engineering to the Cloud with SimSci Online

Schneider Electric is first to market process simulation software in the cloud. New cloud platform lets users access industry-leading SimSci software from anywhere for a highly available and scalable solution.

PASADENA, Calif. – Sept. 14, 2016 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced SimSci Online, a new cloud software platform for the company’s  process design, simulation, training and optimization offerings. With this release, SimSci Online becomes the first process design and engineering software to be delivered as a service.

Businesses are increasingly burdened to deploy and manage multiple versions of software applications in today’s high-demand environments – particularly in process engineering departments, engineering firms, and operating companies in the power, oil and gas, chemicals and mining, metals and minerals (MMM) industries. Yearly licensing fees for simulation software can be cost prohibitive for smaller companies that might not be constantly using the software on projects as they grow their business.

Schneider Electric’s SimSci Online provides access to the same high-quality simulation software as its on-premise solution, with the simple requirement of an Internet connection. As a cloud offering, SimSci Online allows for improved organizational efficiency, sustainability and connectivity at an attractive price point for improved Return on Investment. What results is greater availability for more employees. SimSci Online charges only for usage time, which can be attractive for smaller companies that might not need constant access or an annual licensing fee.
Benefits of SimSci Online include:

  • Increased Accessibility: Accessible anywhere and anytime with an Internet connection
  • Enhanced Availability: No system maintenance requirements from the client side and highly scalable to allow for additional users on demand
  • Lower Cost of Ownership: Eliminate IT maintenance overhead to ensure that the latest version is always available for company and project needs

“With efficiency and connectivity being two differentiating factors in process engineering and optimization, too many of our customers are bogged down with managing multiple and disparate pieces of software,” said Tobias Scheele, Senior Vice President, Design, Simulation and Optimization Business, Schneider Electric. “By bringing our simulation capabilities to the cloud with SimSci Online, our users across industries, including the academic community of university students and researchers who want to use our simulation software anywhere and at any time, will benefit from having on-demand access to the SimSci tools they rely on daily.”

Schneider Electric will initially roll out SimSci Online as a platform, to then enable the process design and engineering portfolio to be delivered on the cloud. The first application to be launched will be SimSci DYNSIM Online, a comprehensive, dynamic process simulator that enables process yield improvement and a reduction of capital investment costs. General Availability of SimSci DYNSIM Online is planned for the end of 2016, with other applications to follow in 2017.

To learn more about SimSci Online, contact your local SimSci representative.

Download this announcement in PDF format.

About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

www.schneider-electric.com

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