In Office Buildings
Office buildings often have:
- Time and Attendance systems
- Access Control systems
- IP-based computer networks
So Joe Employee signs out of his computer but forgets to punch his time card on that day. AggreGate knows when Joe Employee signed out of the domain and also notices that he never punched out. It can now issue an alert or automatically correct the time records to indicate that Joe left 15 minutes after logging out of his system.
Conversely, Joe Employee comes in all groggy-eyed in the morning and swipes his card through the access controller to open the door but forgets to punch in. Once again, AggreGate catches this (since it gets data from all systems) and can easily correct it. Meaning, less manual corrections, less frustration, more accuracy.
Factories have lots of different systems so we won't even try to list them all. Instead, let's just consider how we can intelligently combine a SCADA system with a fleet management system. How would you like it if your production line controllers could ping your vehicles to let them know products are ready for loading? Other typical cases include integration with Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) systems.