10 Reasons Why You Should Use j5 as Your Operations Management System

10 Reasons Why You Should Use j5 as Your Operations Management System

10 Reasons Why You Should Use j5 as Your Operations Management System 150 150 j5 International (Part of Hexagon)

With over 30,000 users, j5 is a tried and tested Operations Management System (OMS) choice.  The j5 OMS is designed and delivered by an experienced team of professionals who have dealt with various process industries.  Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should Use j5 as Your Operations Management System:

  1. Improved Health and Safety Processes: The formalized, efficient, repeatable and auditable HSE processes within j5 reduce the risk associated with Shift Handover and other processes.  j5 gathers relevant shift end information and enables safety checklists to be completed by operators before handing over shifts.
  2. Fewer Human Errors: Improved communication means fewer human errors.  This leads to improved production, reduced maintenance and losses, and fewer customer complaints.  j5 Applications – such as j5 Inspection Rounds – can guide personnel through their daily tasks, ensuring that nothing critical is missed in the day-to-day operation of an industrial plant.
  3. Company Wide Visibility: j5 improves coordination because Operations Logbook entries are immediately available to authorized users, whether onsite or offsite.  Users can view current and historic logs using off-the-shelf query tools, drill-down capabilities and filters.  j5 enables a hands-on management approach because managers and operating teams are always aware of critical plant activity through notifications and j5 Dashboards and Reports.
  4. Increased Efficiency: j5 standardizes processes across the plant and data entry can be automated where possible.  Operations Logbook data is easy to retrieve from any web browser, globally, without any additional software.  Logs can be color-coded for easy identification and j5 gives users the ability to search and find critical data efficiently.  j5 also guarantees critical fields are completed, checks spelling, eliminates double data-entry and performs automatic calculations, enhancing accuracy.
  5. Integration with Other Systems: j5 can read and write data automatically from other systems such as DCS, SCADA, CMMS, Data Historians and LIMS.  This provides operators with a single user interface for Lab Information, Maintenance, Asset Management and so on.  j5 interfaces with the OSIsoft PI System®Wonderware, IP.21, SAP, Maximo and other industrial software systems.
  6. Raised Employee Accountability: j5 records the date and time when each user makes a log entry or revision.  j5 allows for digital signatures at Shift Handover and other role-based procedures as required.  j5 has unlimited scope for adding users with varying rights.  These can be configured to restrict viewing, log entry / modification, area access, applications etc.  j5 also allows the measurement and monitoring of human process KPIs.
  7. Excellent Flexibility: j5 facilitates the development of new applications and the adaptation of existing j5 Applications to the changing needs of an organisation.  Custom fields, categories, attachments (e.g. documents, files, images and notes), data sources, role-based workflows and reports can be added with ease.  The IndustraForm® capability to Transform Troublesome Paper, Forms and Spreadsheets into Enterprise Level Applications brings j5 flexibility to another level.
  8. Detailed Reporting: j5 delivers both standard Dashboards and Reports and the ability to customize reports for different stakeholders.  j5 provides the ability to create schedules & distribution lists.  Multiple logbooks and sites can be consolidated and categorization and analysis is facilitated.  j5 offers a high quality, rich view of information and log information can be exported to analysis tools like Excel.
  9. Continuous Application Development: 30 years’ of industrial software experience underlines j5 International’s passion to set the standard for Operations and Process Safety management software.  j5 offers a full suite of operations management and process safety applications on a simple, intuitive and browser-based platform.  The j5 development team are always working on new applications and improving the product portfolio.
  10. Internationally Tried and Tested j5 has been tried and tested for many years in diverse industries. The largest refinery group in Japan – JX Nippon Oil & Energy – relies on j5 for safe, efficient, secure and stable operations.  Accenture, IBM and Schneider Electric (formerly Invensys) have led successful j5 projects.  j5 International has representatives serving customers on six continents, in over 20 nations and in multiple languages.