AutoSave unifies plant automation software under one common user interface and results in a secure, well documented, controlled environment that dramatically reduces coordination constraints, wasted effort, and safety issues.
Reduce Errors & Downtime:
Common central repository of all program changes with automated retrieval
The key to rapid recovery is the ability to access and download the correct automation program to the device. In providing a common central repository of all program changes, MDT AutoSave can ensure that if a device fails, the most current copies of program logic and documentation are available so plant operations can be restored quickly and correctly.
Protect Users & Assets:
Change comparison and notification; user access and security control
AutoSave is designed to manage access to program areas and programs via a flexible privileging system. When physical access to automation devices is prohibited (ensuring changes can only be made through MDT AutoSave) all changes in program logic are recorded by user, date, time, location and specific change detail. When physical access to the devices is possible, AutoSave periodically compares the program running in each device with the program copy on file in AutoSave and identifies any differences. An e-mail notification is then sent highlighting these differences. Click here for more information regarding AutoSave's change comparison features.
Increase Quality and Compliance:
Electronic approval and audit trails; historical record of changes
There can be numerous disks and laptops located throughout the plant, each containing different program and document versions. Inefficiencies are inevitable, costly and even dangerous. AutoSave's electronic approval and audit trail support ensures manufacturers that processes have not been altered without approval or documentation. AutoSave’s unique change control features, including internal security capabilities, have long been beneficial to regulated industry sites in meeting the requirements of the FDA, including compliance with 21 CFR 11. Find out more about AutoSave's electronic approval and audit trail support.
Gain Plant-Wide Control:
Supporting the greatest breadth of devices in the industry
MDT AutoSave change management software supports any PC-based application and the greatest breadth of automation devices in the industry.
AutoSave’s modules are fully integrated with your programming editors to offer both an interactive environment and background monitoring. You have complete control over your device programs including:
- Secure on- and off-line editing with immediate, central library archival of changes
- Historical tracking and audit trails
- Automatic change discovery and real-time notification
- Rapid disaster recovery
- Comparison on demand and automated comparison
- Version-specific modules for your editors
AutoSave for Non-Networked Devices
Do you manage remote assets? Are off-site contractors making program changes? Do you make changes to non-networked devices in the plant? AutoSave has you covered.
AutoSave supports non-networked devices by allowing you to make changes to programs in the field then analyze and sync all changes to the server back at the office. Features include:
» View a history of changes performed on each device
» Undo changes in the field with a simple button push
» Compare the program running in the device to the program on the engineer's laptop
» Copy programs to create new programs in the field
Simple steps for managing changes
In only three steps, users can ensure that program changes are tracked, saved and protected.
Identify the programs to be managed.In the office, the Field Technician identifies programs of interest and AutoSave downloads copies to the engineer's laptop using the AutoSave Program Manager tool.
Make changes.Use the AutoSave Client for Non-Networked Devices to make changes to the program.
Synchronize changes.Compare local files with server and send/receive updates.
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