Over the last 10 years, AUVESY-MDT has established itself as a market leader in the field of data management for automation. One key success factor is that octoplant is completely manufacturer independent. The fact that a myriad of different device manufacturers and editors are used in production facilities, presents no problems for versiondog; this software solution allows users to create their own components and SmartCompares and manage all software projects. In order to ensure the long-term, strategic collaboration between device manufacturers and itself, AUVESY-MDT has developed the ACADI (AUVESY Certified Automation Device Integration) partnership program.
Strategic partnership program for manufacturers of automation devices
The ACADI agreement provides certainty for our clients and ensures that their projects will continue to be managed using the octoplant data management system into the future. The partner certification process cements the cooperation and ensures that all parties can look forward to its long-term benefits. The first partners, including COPA-DATA, SICK and GEFASOFT, signed on shortly after this new initiative was introduced.
Usually new automation devices are integrated into the versiondog system following a customer request. In such instances, AUVESY-MDT will approach the manufacturer directly to ask about the possibility of collaboration. However device manufacturers can also initiate contact by getting in touch with Georg Seiß, Head of Customer Services.
In order to begin the process of integrating a new device into the octoplant system, all that AUVESY-MDT requires is an appropriate licence and a technical contract person from the manufacturer.