10 Reasons Why j5 Is Regarded by Many as the Leading Operations Management Software for Industry

10 Reasons Why j5 Is Regarded by Many as the Leading Operations Management Software for Industry

10 Reasons Why j5 Is Regarded by Many as the Leading Operations Management Software for Industry 934 524 j5 International (Part of Hexagon)

j5 Operations Management Software is the core business and speciality of j5 International.  The j5 framework is a tried and tested, sustainable, flexible, integrated, comprehensive and growing suite of applications, being used globally in a variety of industries.  Here are 10 Reasons Why j5 Is Regarded by Many as the Leading Operations Management Software for Industry:

  1. Designed to be Sustainable: Contemporary businesses are looking for sustainable software solutions which evolve with their changing requirements.  For many years, the j5 suite has consistently improved and extended, and customers are able to enjoy smooth transitions to the latest product version.  The j5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) / IndustraForm®  allows the system to be easily and reliably extended and customized.  The unique built-in revision control enables site changes to be automatically merged with system changes.
  2. Tried and Tested: j5 is a mature product which has been developed by engineers with over 30 years of Operations Management Software experience.  The applications are used by over 30,000 users across 6 continents in many languages.  For example, the largest refinery group in Japan relies on j5 for safe, efficient, secure and stable operations.
  3. Comprehensive and Web Browser-based: j5 is not a narrow, add-on application.  Rather, it is a comprehensive, integrated Operations Management Software suite that integrates the key areas of Operations, Process Safety, Compliance, Maintenance and Mobility on a single platform.  The interface is simple, intuitive and in a familiar web browser-based environment (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.).  j5 Clients can reduce their reliance on standalone applications and spreadsheets.
  4. Tight, Bidirectional and Native Interfaces: Industrial sites deploy diverse systems such as DCS, Data Historians, CMMS, LIMS, ERP and so on; therefore, integration can be a challenge for companies seeking a single, streamlined Operations Management System.  j5 has a growing set of productized connectors and web service APIs, and the j5 team has extensive integration experience.
  5. Proven Scalability: j5’s simple client-server architecture is innately scalable to multiple sites.  Single j5 installations can have over 10,000 named j5 users with over 300 persons able to access the j5 database at any one time.  Integrated revision control allows changes in configuration to be rolled out seamlessly, and easily reversed if necessary.
  6. Integrated Mobile Extensions: With the high volume of information required to manage industrial plants and the pressures on personnel to perform quickly and efficiently, traditional desk-based systems are fast becoming untenable.  More and more companies are using native Android and iOS j5 Mobile solutions to deliver important information directly to operations staff – using explosion-proof smart devices – without having to return to their desks.  Field operators can collect information during Inspection Rounds and have a remote Operations Logbook.
  7. Advanced Views, Dashboards and Reports: With the quantity of information now available on industrial sites, operations personnel rely on instant Displays, Dashboards and Reports to get a functional overview of their work environment.  The j5 system has a variety of visualization tools such as Gantt Time-Line, Calendar and Plot Plan displays.  j5 brings information from all corners of a plant (Control Room, Field, Management, DCS, CMMS etc.) and allows users to have a central reporting system which captures information from these data sources.
  8. Flexible Configuration and Workflow: In the ever-changing industrial world, organizations need to adapt their workflows accordingly.  j5 workflow configuration is carried out using the j5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) / IndustraForm®  so there is no need for programming.  Customers and partners can develop and configure their own workflows within the j5 system without the need to contact the supplier.
  9. Intelligent Asset and User Management: In an OMS, it is extremely important to organize assets and personnel properly.  j5 allows organizations to synchronize their areas, assets, equipment and systems easily.  j5 also allows users to be allocated individual or role based read / write / view permissions.  j5 can be integrated with CMMS systems to retrieve equipment and functional location data in order to populate j5’s asset register.  j5 supports HR system integration, LDAP integration, and Single Sign On.
  10. Operations Management Software Experts: j5 Operations Management Software is not an add-on, it’s j5 International’s core business and specialty.  30 years’ of industrial software experience underlines j5 International’s desire to excel in Operations and Process Safety management software.  The system stands out because it is tried and tested, sustainable, flexible, integrated, comprehensive and growing.  The j5 Development Team is passionate to ensure that j5 is the global standard in Operations Management software.