Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wonderware Online August 2016 Update | New Blog Site

Hi There,

We've added another round of fantastic updates for Wonderware Online.

The August 2016 updates released today include:

  • Re-branded login page
  • Whitelabelling for Solution Builders and OEMs
  • Multi-tenant email reuse
  • Relative vs. Absolute reports
  • Keyword suggestions
  • Dashboard data auto-refresh
  • New OPC-DA data source connector

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wonderware Online July 2016 Update

Hey There,

We've recently made yet another update to Wonderware Online for the month of July 2016.

In this exciting release:
  • Flexible new membership model with multi-organizational support
  • Enhanced Security protections against brute force login attempts against a user or by IP address
  • Improved look and feel for the sign up and change/forgot password experience
  • Improved Administration and Data Source Management pages

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance - Quiet Hours for Alert Notifications now on iOS

Not too long ago, we released a new feature for Wonderware SmartGlance on Android where you can specify periods of the day to suppress Wonderware SmartGlance Alerts to better manage your alert notifications.

Now we've brought  that feature to iPhone and iPad as well.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance - Quiet Hours for Alert Notifications and more for Android

We've just released a significant feature update for the Wonderware SmartGlance Android platform.
Now you can specify, for every day of the week, when you want to receive push notifications from your configured alerts.

Brand new "What's new" in-app  feature highlight.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Wonderware Online June 2016 Update

While some folks are starting to take vacation days to enjoy the summer months, the Wonderware Online team has taken advantage of the quieter office environment to crack out some awesome new updates.

What's new in the June 2016 update:

  • The long awaited "Remove Data Source" option
  • Slick new Chart Gallery and Data Series panels
  • Boost to the All-Numeric data group option
  • Major improvements to better support tablet layout 
  • New pattern detection algorithm for Newsfeed
For additional details on how each feature works, please visit our online help located at:

Read on for the highlights.

New Range-Based Alerts released for Wonderware SmartGlance for iPhone, iPad

Following our recent Android release of the same, we've just updated the Wonderware SmartGlance iPhone and iPad apps with our new range-based Alerts.

June 13th iOS Update. Visit the Apple iTunes App Store to update now!

Refined User Interface and new range-based Alert options.
Now you can specify an alert based on values that are between a range or outside of a range in addition to the several other presets that are offered such as equal to, greater than or less than to name but a few examples.

Check out the same post for Android as well:

Until the next update,

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance Android Release | Enhanced Landscape mode, new Range Alerts

Today we released an update to the Wonderware SmartGlance native app for Android containing two new major features:

  • New range-based alerts
  • Enhanced support for landscape mode

Follow this link to download to the latest version:
Wonderware SmartGlance on the Google Play store.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance May 2016 Update | Full Landscape support, Native Login, Live Chat.

We've recently updated the Wonderware SmartGlance apps for iPhone and iPad with a significant improvement to using SmartGlance in landscape mode, added a native log in screen and made getting in touch with us super easy via live chat.

You have automatic updates turned on - right?

Read on to learn more.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Presentation & Webinar | Cybersecurity in a mobile first, cloud first world.

Hello Folks!

Just yesterday, in partnership with our friends at Wonderware PacWest, I had the privilege of presenting on the topic of Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems.

With the culmination of mobile devices, cloud services and now the Internet of Things, many analysts say 2016 is the year to start seriously paying attention to Cybersecurity at your facility. Continue to read on.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Wonderware Online April 2016 Update

Hi everyone! We have another super exciting major set of updates to announce for this month.

Here below is a summary of what was released to the Wonderware Online offering:

  • Introducing Wonderware Online InSight
  • Introducing Wonderware Online InSight News
  • New "All Numeric" data group 
  • Improved Wonderware SmartGlance new user registration for mobile iOS users
  • Significant Performance improvements and minor bug fixes
  • Online Documentation Updates

Read on for more detail.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance now supports Alert badge counts, iPad refresh for 2016 released!

In the last two weeks we've released two major updates for Wonderware SmartGlance that I wanted to highlight.

For our iPhone and iPad apps, Wonderware SmartGlance now displays a new alert badge counter that allows customers to quickly glance at the number of active alerts triggered against SmartGlance reports.

The coveted "home screen menu bar"
with SmartGlance active alert badge count.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance Android app for 2016 released!

We are very excited to announce that we have released a major update to the Wonderware SmartGlance mobile app for Android. This major release brings a completely redesigned, fresh and modern look to the app as well as some significant performance and usability improvements. All current Wonderware SmartGlance Android users will have the opportunity to apply this app update for free upon its release to the Google Play app store.

The Wonderware SmartGlance mobile app continues to deliver on its core promise of making it super easy to leverage mobile and wearable devices to stay connected to your industrial business, anywhere, anytime and with any device.

Here are just a few key benefits that we'd like to highlight:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Any-to-Any, Many-to-Many. Connecting InTouch ME and much more to Wonderware Online.

Recently my esteemed colleague Lucian Fogoros wrote an excellent blog post on how to connect Wonderware InTouch Machine Edition to Wonderware Online

click it. https://online.wonderware.com

View the blog entry here: http://blog.wonderware.com/2016/03/how-to-establish-connection-between-intouch-machine-edition-wonderware-online.html

The number of "things" that can connect to Wonderware Online is growing every day.

If you've seen or heard any of my recent public presentations, I've been sharing what I hope is a catchy phrase to describe how easy it is to push data and visualize content to and from Wonderware Online.

Ready for that catchy phrase?

"Any-to-Any, Many-to-Many"

Let's break it down with the first part "Any-to-Any":

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance Android BETA now available!

Hi there folks,

We are super excited to continue the momentum of refreshing our lineup of the Wonderware SmartGlance mobile apps.

We first released the completely redesigned Wonderware SmartGlance iPhone app last quarter of last year and now today, we are giving you a chance to peek into our progress as we re-launch our Android app.

We've made the BETA process super easy.

Make sure to view this post from your Android phone and then click on the URL below to download the BETA app.


Here are a few quick Q&A items to help:

  • What is being released today? 
    • The Wonderware SmartGlance BETA app for Android
  • What Android O/S is required?
    • Version 4.0.3 and above are supported.
  • When will the official release be made available?
    • We are targeting end of the first quarter this year (2016) if all goes well. The official release date is dependent on a number of factors but subscribe to this blog to be the first to know of the exact date.
  • What will happen to my existing Wonderware SmartGlance app?
    • During the BETA, nothing. You will be able to download the BETA app of the new version side-by-side, coexisting with the production released version of the existing SmartGlance app. 
  • What credentials do I need to log into the BETA app?
    • Use the same credentials that you have to the existing production released Wonderware SmartGlance app. In other words, there is nothing special needed other than a regular Wonderware SmartGlance user account. Download the existing SmartGlance app to register or alternatively, you can also register now from our Wonderware Online service at https://online.wonderware.com.
  • How do I provide feedback on what I like/ don't like/ wish you would do?
    • We are very keen on hearing your feedback. Please write to us using the email feedback at wonderware dot com (no spam, OK?).
    • You can also visit our Wonderware Online website and sit down with us for a live interactive chat at https://online.wonderware.com. No registration required to start chatting. 
  • I can't find a feature in the new app that exists in the old app, what happened?
    • Well, that depends:
    • (a) At this time, we are inviting you to the BETA which means it is a work-in-progress and therefore it is possible that we simply have not developed it - yet. Have a snack and check back later in case we pushed out an update with the feature.
    • (b) We had a meeting, and that feature didn't make the cut. The Wonderware SmartGlance team is hard at work making sure that the new version is not only bringing forward what mattered most, but also to leave behind what wasn't providing the "wow" factor based on customer feedback and anonymous usage data. 
    • (c) We're working on doing it better, in a slightly different way. Sometimes, taking a walk-about and re-thinking things yields not just a better mouse-trap but a better trap altogether. Stay tuned for coverage on what's new and up and coming from this blog as we get closer to the release date.
  • The BETA process has me stuck? How do I get help?
    • If you have any issues with getting the BETA version of the app from the Google Play app store, try doing a "long-press" on one of the introductory links in the landing page and open with "Google Play Store". 
    • If you need help with anything else, reach out to us as described above.
That's it. Let us know your feedback on your experience getting started, what you think of the progress to date so far and of course - your thoughts and comments on the new look and feel overall.


Wonderware Online February 2016 Update

Hi folks,

During the first half of February, we released a significant update to the Wonderware Online offering available at https://online.wonderware.com.

 Wonderware Online @ https://online.wonderware.com

I'd like to take a moment to highlight some of the new key elements.
  • Revised landing page with a cleaner look and quicker access to get started.
  • Live chat windows in key locations to help users reach out to us for immediate feedback.
  • Focused log in page with immediate data collection highlights, recent content and dashboards.
  • New concept of data tiles to quickly access previously saved data sets quickly and graphically.
  • Ability to now both save custom keywords and then search content by those same keywords to easily find related content.
  • Interactive guided walk-through tutorials so that users can explore the features of the site themselves.
  • Drill-down from tag spark lines to full resolution trends
  • Full-screen toggle option to maximize trends and other graphical elements for large screen displays.
  • Custom date ranges for tag time lines.
  • Support for Wonderware Historian Tier-1 replication to Wonderware Online. Now Wonderware Online can be both a primary Historian (Tier-1) and optionally, a Tier-2 replication Historian (for configurable levels of both raw and aggregated data from one or more Tier-1 Historians)
  • Dashboard functionality to quickly group multiple saved tag collections into one single page. Can be auto-generated based on keywords. 

New Landing Page

The new Wonderware Online landing page
A fresh clean look with emphasis on taking action. Click the "TRY IT NOW" button to immediately launch into a demo account.

Or Click SIGN UP in the top right corner to register in just a few moments.

Or type in your existing credentials and click the LOG IN button to see your data

Or engage with us via the live chat window.

New Log In home page

New Log In home page

Right after logging in, we now show you "tiles" from your recently saved content sets. This gives you immediate access to content that matters to you so that you can quickly start reviewing key metrics.

New keyword search capability

Keywords now appear in the search results

Now search easily by keywords to quickly surface saved content sets that contain your matching keywords. When saving a content set, aka the "Save for later", sprinkle one or more keywords to logical tag or group your saved tile.

Interactive guided walk-throughs

Click  the "Show Me How" tab to take a tour

We are very excited to launch this new interactive walk-through feature which helps anyone and everyone take a self-guided tour of Wonderware Online and some of its features. To start the interaction, click the "Show Me How" tab found on the top right hand side of your browser. 

Step by step interactive guided tour

Then follow the prompts step-by-step to explore Wonderware Online. Remember, the tutorial moves at your pace. Look for the next action being requested of you to step through it. Let us know what features you would like to learn more about and we'll create more of the same.

Drill-down from tag spark lines

One of our newest visualizations is the Status Board.

The "Status Board" visualization

The Status Board view allows anyone to glance at relevant key performance metrics (KPIs) from a distance easily and quickly. Combine this view with large screen displays or HD TV's to keep everyone on the "shop floor" or "board room" in sync at all times. 

Take it a step further by maximizing the full-screen feature by clicking the small outlined square box in the top right corner of the visualization.

Click the tag spark line to drill-down for deeper analysis

Wonderware Online is also a great investigative tool as well. Use the ability to drill-down into a higher fidelity trend for any one of the KPIs to perform root-cause analysis and deeper analysis on tag patterns, trends and outliers. 

Click the "spark line" trend to see additional details and then follow through with a click drill-down to the details.

Full resolution trend from the Status Board KPI view

This is the full resolution trend from the KPI above.

New extensive and configurable custom time line ranges to more precisely and quickly explore tags over time. Simply click on any one of the pre-configured and conveniently suggested time ranges or specify your own.

Full Tier-1 and Tier-2 Support

The most significant update overall to the solution in this release. Wonderware Online is capable of being both a primary Historian (Tier-1) and a secondary Historian (Tier-2) at the same time to all of our customers. 

If you only have an HMI such as our market leading, award winning InTouch HMI, then start reaping the benefits of digitally capturing your process variables and asset KPIs into a world-class Historian by using Wonderware Online as your primary system of record. 

However, if you already have an on-premises Tier-1 Historian, now you too can securely unlock the value of your historized process and operational data to your teams, employees, supply chain partners and OEM suppliers. You can even aggregate multiple Tier-1 historians across regions or sites into one consolidated centralized historian for across the board reporting and analysis. 

Tier-1 On-Premises Wonderware Historian
with new replication option to Wonderware Online

From a Tier-1, on-premises Wonderware Historian, simply configure a new "Replication Server" normally as would be done otherwise. Select "Replicate to Wonderware Online" as the destination replication server. 

Wonderware Online "Publisher" screen

Proceed to authenticate yourself against the Wonderware Online service.

Provide a name for the grouping of tags about to be replicated to Wonderware Online.

Mix and match both on-premises Tier-2 Historians with Wonderware Online as a Tier-2 hosted solution in the secure Wonderware Cloud as needed. Wonderware Online simply appears as a standard replication server like any other (if more than one have been defined, which is supported).

Note: The on-premises Tier-1 Wonderware Historian must be version 2014 R2 SP1 or higher.

New (auto-generated) Dashboards

New Dashboard screen made up of  previously saved "tiles"

As previously stated, you can now pluck tags from an intelligent search, plot them onto any one of many visualizations available and then save them as a "tile" for later reference. When saving the tile, you can also add keywords similar to twitter hashtags to logically categorize your tile sets.

After you save one or more personalized tiles or content sets, you can dynamically create a dashboard made up of one or more tiles that contain certain keywords. In the example shown here, this dashboard was automatically generated with all saved tiles that had the keyword "Water" in it. To create a dashboard, simply type a keyword in the intelligent search in Wonderware Online and then click on the resulting data set keyword under the #Keywords search grouping.

Looking ahead

Whew! That was a good update for February. Stay tuned to this blog for what's next in the coming weeks.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wonderware SmartGlance for iPhone no longer accepts new user registrations in-app

You may have noticed that since a recent update to the Wonderware SmartGlance mobile app for iPhone, it is no longer possible to sign up as a new user.

This change was implemented in response to a request from Apple following a review of our app when we submitted a newer version for posting to the Apple app store.

While we are striving to make the registration process better given this change, Wonderware SmartGlance customers can visit our Wonderware Online website to register there by visiting https://online.wonderware.com from any modern browser.

It is still completely free to register and you can share the credentials across these two services should you ever wish to leverage Wonderware Online in the future, which is already inclusive of Wonderware SmartGlance anyhow. There is no obligation to make use of the Wonderware Online offering however if wish to register solely for the purpose of using Wonderware SmartGlance.

Users on the Google Android and Windows platforms can continue to register in-app.

If you have any questions, please email us at feedback at wonderware dot com.