On every industrial site, there is a stream of operations, maintenance and safety events occurring at all levels and areas within the process.  Unfortunately, there are still inadequate, time consuming methods such as paper, word processor, spreadsheet and homegrown applications being used to log these events.  This increases organizational risk and inefficiencies.

Crucial daily information such as Shift Handover reports can be error prone and take time to aggregate.  This information is also poorly categorized, time-consuming to retrieve and not widely accessible. Poor traditional methods of data logging are not integrated with other software, such as Data Historians and CMMS systems, resulting in dual capture and information silos.

To remedy these pains, companies across the world utilize the j5 Operations Logbook.  Allowing their operations teams to record, manage and view any event in a consistent and efficient way with a web browser and mobile device:


Key Features and Benefits:

Easy to Use

j5 has an intuitive logging framework

Consistent Logs

Ensures consistent formatting, structure and content entry

Wide Visibility of Operations Data

Logs are easily shared across departments and operations personnel

Eliminates Paper, Spreadsheets and Scattered Databases

j5 acts as a central repository for operations data

Saves Time and Improves Accuracy

Automated and efficient data entry reduces employee workload and the risk of human error

Advanced Workflow Capabilities

The j5 Operations Logbook can be extended to include task management and automated workflows using IndustraForm®

Fast Search and Filtering

Quickly look for and report on specific operations data

Integration With Other Industrial Systems

Read / write / connect data to other systems such as the OSIsoft PI System®, Wonderware, IP.21, SAP, IBM Maximo and others

Extend Seamlessly to Other j5 Applications

Expand scope to other j5 Applications on the same, fully integrated user interface

Real-time Events Monitoring

The j5 Operations Logbook can be extended to include automated log entries and email alerts, triggered by real-time data readings

Web Browser and Mobile Based

The j5 Operations Logbook is readily available within a familiar browser environment and entries can be recorded from a mobile device

Tried and Tested in Different Industries Worldwide

j5 Applications are being used successfully in diverse areas and industries

The j5 Operations Logbook Application Is Used Across Many Industries:

Chemical Manufacturing


Food and Beverage Production



Pulp and Paper


Case Studies:

With the j5 Operations Logbook module, as a Console or Field Operator you can:

  • Add logs directly into an easy to use, intuitive logging framework in a browser window
  • Categorize the logs (e.g. control, maintenance, safety etc.) so that anyone can easily filter and drill down using these categories
  • Attach documents and screenshots to the logs
  • Assign priorities and status information to highlight specific logs for further actions
  • Associate the logs with a specific tag or piece of equipment so you can easily highlight specific logs
  • Use the one-touch filter buttons to drill down quickly to see particular logs of interest (e.g. all your open maintenance logs)
  • View all the logs in your area or look at logs in other areas (depending on your user rights)
  • See logs which are automatically added by the system for example, by the Real-Time, CMMS (Maintenance), Mobile or HSE Modules
  • View logs in Time-Line view
  • View the handover logs which are automatically populated by the system with your logs and other logs of interest (with the j5 Shift Handover application)

As a Supervisor, Superintendent or Manager, you can:

  • See all logs as they are entered by Operators and other operations personnel
  • Use the one-touch filters and personal bookmarks to drill down into the data to view items of concern
  • Add your own logs to the system and add notes to the operator logs
  • Receive email notifications on urgent or critical logs that have been entered or automatically added by the system
  • Escalate logs of concern so that you are sure important events are dealt with
  • View and manage your handover and view the operators’ handovers and the day report (with the j5 Shift Handover application)
  • Easily monitor specific information such as Bypass Logs, Open Logs, Safety Logs, etc.
  • Closely monitor the events in near real-time via dashboards and email notifications

With j5 Operations Logbook Mobile, you can:

  • Review existing logbook entries in the field
  • Enter free text logs on a mobile computer that will be displayed in near real-time on the corporate network
  • Attach photographs and videos to the logs
  • Add notes to the existing logbook entries
  • Access the details of the logs, even out of wireless range
  • See logs created on mobile computers alongside those created on the desktop application
  • See logs created on mobile computers automatically in your Shift Handover reports

j5 has contributed to the efficient and stable operation of INPEX assets. Information is standardized and accurate.
Jinsei Li General Manager Information Management and Technology Unit at INPEX
We rely on j5 for logbook, handover, work instructions, standing orders, near misses and mobile inspection rounds.
Nobuyuki Takahashi Kainan Plant Manager at Wakayama Petroleum Refinery
It has become an essential tool. Logbook entries from twelve remote sites can now can be easily reviewed.
Plant Manager Calpine
We have developed the Operations Logbook for implementation at our manufacturing plants.
Operating Group Manager JX Nippon Oil & Energy
j5 has given greater visibility of on-going issues and given us a consistent and accountable handover tool.
Ant Tyler Systems Operations Compliance Manager at Thames Water
We selected j5 as our standard Kiire Terminal tool and we are now achieving increased competitiveness.
Yukichi Tanaka Operation Planning and Import Affairs Group at JX Nippon Oil & Energy Kiire Terminal
We have been EXTREMELY pleased with this product for more than 10 years.
Laurent Hardy Operations Manager at ESRF
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