3.1. How do j5 International’s Solutions Fit Into the Hexagon PPM Product Portfolio?
Hexagon PPM continues to expand the breadth of its portfolio through the acquisition of j5 International, the leading Operations Management Software provider. Hexagon PPM is the leading provider of software used during projects to design complex industrial facilities. Many of the plants, ships, mines and generation facilities in operation today were created using Hexagon PPM software. Likewise, many of those same facilities use j5 Operations Management Software to manage the information generated by Operations during shifts.
By combining these software portfolios Hexagon PPM delivers continuous value through the lifecycle of the facility. Through sharing information across these platforms and leveraging modern architecture, the solution will bring information into the field where the front-line shift personnel have immediate access. By capturing field information in the j5 Applications and linking it with the virtual world of the design, Hexagon PPM offers a true digital twin of the facility. None of its competitors can offer the breadth of capability that Hexagon PPM now offers.
3.2. What Products Does j5 International Offer?
j5 International has typically sold a combination of bundles and “a la carte” products. As part of Hexagon PPM, the offerings are being consolidated into the bundles below.
j5 Shift Operations Management
The j5 Shift Operations Management application consists of the following j5 Operations Management Software components: j5 Framework, j5 Operations Logbook, j5 Shift Handover, j5 Work Instructions, j5 Standing Orders, j5 IndustraForm® Designer and unlimited j5 IndustraForm Templates.
The j5 Framework includes the base system functionality for application management, users, permissions, integration, j5 IndustraForm Templates and reporting.
j5 Operations Logbook includes the ability to record and categorize events that happen within the shift. j5 Operations Logbook entries can be automatically created when the system is configured to a Process Historian.
j5 Work Instructions facilitates the scheduling of once-off or repeating Operational Tasks.
j5 Standing Orders enables the scheduling and tracking of operational orders which require acknowledgement by designated persons.
j5 Shift Handover facilitates the consolidation of information from any other j5 Application as well as information from external sources to provide for a holistic view of the status of the plant.
j5 Shift Operations Management was formerly called the j5 Operations Management System (OMS).
j5 Historian Connectors
The j5 Historian Connectors facilitate the reading and writing of process data between j5 Operations Management Software and the client Process Historian System of Record or real-time data source and include the ability to integrate with the j5 Operations Logbook through the j5 Event Manager (included in the packages below) as well as through j5 IndustraForm Templates, most notably for the j5 Shift Handover. Available interfaces are:
The j5 Mobility (MOB) application extends j5 IndustraForm Templates to mobile devices and supports iOS, Android and Windows 10 with a device application. j5 Mobility may be installed on an unlimited number of devices. It includes pre-packaged mobile applications for j5 Work Instructions, j5 Standing Orders, j5 Operations Logbook and j5 Permit to Work. Other j5 IndustraForm Template mobile applications can be made available via project services. The combination of j5 Mobility and j5 Work Instructions facilitates Inspection (Operator) Rounds.
j5 Permit to Work
The j5 Permit to Work (PTW) application includes a set of j5 IndustraForm Templates that provide examples of handling a range of scenarios, covering the permit and certificate levels. Most customers will modify or replace the delivered j5 IndustraForm Templates with those that conform to their business needs. Services are available to assist customers in this process and will require evaluation to determine scope. When combined with j5 Mobility this also extends execution of the Permit to field workers. Requires minimum of j5 Framework.
j5 Incident Management
The j5 Incident Management (IM) application is built with j5 IndustraForm Templates and delivers controlled, consistent management of Incidents and Near Miss tasks across all departments in the enterprise in a configurable, easy to use web interface. If j5 Shift Operations Management is present, the j5 Incident Management application also allows the creation of j5 Standing Orders to communicate information about Incidents and Near Misses across the organization.
j5 Action Management
This application allows users to Assign, Define, Manage and Track actions which are related to the processes managed in j5 Operations Management Software applications. These actions have a standard workflow which allows users to manage their part of the process with ease. The j5 Action Management application allows users to effectively monitor and complete tasks with Dashboards, Reports and Email Notifications that are customized to each user, job role or action source. j5 Action Management may be implemented on its own or can be linked to other j5 Applications like j5 Shift Operations Management, providing integrated work processes across the organization.
Optional Interfaces to common client Maintenance Systems as well as Web Services facilitate the connection of j5 Operations Management Software to support a wide range of related business processes:
3.4. What Synergies Exist Between j5 International and Hexagon PPM?
j5 Operations Management Software is used during Operations and Maintenance. The people using the j5 Applications will benefit from access to information such as P&IDs, 3D models and other design information that they had limited access to in the past. The Hexagon PPM portfolio benefits from access to front-line information created by Operations personnel. Bridging the field with the design provides a safer more efficient facility and ensures that the digital twin stays a twin of the physical facility.
3.5. Within Hexagon PPM and j5 International, Who Are the Relevant Product Contacts?
3.6. In What Industries is j5 Operations Management Software Currently Used?
j5 International operates in numerous industries, including Power Generation, Petrochemicals, Downstream Oil and Gas / Refining, Midstream Oil and Gas / Pipelines, Upstream Oil and Gas / E&P, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Particle Acceleration, Chemical Manufacturing, Mining, Water, Transmission and Distribution, Transportation, Food and Beverage Production, Pulp and Paper, Forestry, Pharmaceuticals, Airports, Automotive Manufacturing, Aerospace Manufacturing, Glass Production, Logistics, Marine Maintenance, Medical Manufacturing and Microbiology.