AVEVA launches powerful Operation Control software on a user-centric flexible model for the first time
Written by Kerry Grimes, Head of Global Partners, AVEVA
In the world of software, user-centric flexible models are radically disrupting the traditional licensing model and revolutionizing the way companies, channel partners and customers work together.
In the last fiscal year, AVEVA registered record subscription growth as businesses sought access to transformational technology on an agile basis.
Unprecedented agility and flexibility
This month, AVEVA debuted its powerful Operations Control edge-to-enterprise software solution on a flexible, site-centric basis. This means customers and channel partners can now access the full-suite of cloud, on-premise and hybrid solutions across our entire industrial portfolio on a flexible, agile basis through the AVEVA™ Flex Subscription Program.
In a game-changing move, businesses of all sizes will be able to leverage the latest industrial innovation to optimize the agility, flexibility and effectiveness of their operations.
From IIoT architectures and cloud-driven remote edge management to multi-site supervisory control, AVEVA Operations Control software is now available in three core packages: Edge, Supervisory and Enterprise.
These core solutions provide all the necessary tools for plant/field, control room, and enterprise teams to drive actionable information, collaborate effectively, and accelerate operational excellence. Clients buy what they require and can easily scale as their needs evolve and change.
There are many advantages to purchasing AVEVA Operations Control offerings through a flexible, site-centric model:
Flexible access to innovation
By removing the traditional barriers to software adoption, customers are empowered to leverage leading technologies and respond quickly to evolving market demands.
For example, our subscription program ‘AVEVA Flex’ enables customers to continually receive updates to software innovations right across our portfolio. A major advantage of this model is that as soon as we add a feature, it is automatically added with no new roll out or purchase required. Customers get to access the best of edge-to-enterprise software on a rolling, customizable basis.
All-in-one scalable bundles
Flexible, subscription-based software allows access to a variety of leading technology solutions on-premise or in the cloud – all in one bundle. Companies can flexibly monitor and operate systems from a variety of platforms, such as web, mobile, cloud and desktop. Organizations can also benefit from various “sized to fit” scalable options with the capacity to adjust usage and data points as needs evolve.
This type of model also lends the flexibility needed to enable a variety of architectures with an array of open, seamless, hardware-agnostic solutions. With subscriptions, the capacity to implement technology across a variety of industrial applications is greatly enhanced.
It also means clients can adapt their solution architecture at any point in the project lifecycle – including prototyping, design, commissioning and expansion.
Flexible software subscription differs from old school licensing because it allows customers to spread payments over time. This flexibility provides advantages to customers that want to manage cashflow.
Through subscription licensing, the cost to use software in the first year is far less when compared to an outright purchase. When software is subscribed to, customers pay just a fraction of the total cost in the first year.
This means software acquisition is shifted from the capital budget (CapEx) to an operating expense (OpEx), capital spending can be reallocated to other expenditures. This means customers can potentially fund other high-priority capital projects.
With such powerful benefits, it is no surprise that the user-centric flexible software model is gaining rapid global dominance. Its unique combination of commercial, architectural and technical advantages is set to continue disrupting the world of industrial software and beyond – allowing customers to leverage the power of world-class technology on their terms.