Honeywell launches intelligent management of change for industrial manufacturers

Honeywell launches the Intelligent Management of Change (iMOC) workflow process management application. iMOC is a new solution within the DOC4000 suite that provides a unified and efficient way to manage change, security and compliance across plant control and safety systems while improving reliability through risk mitigation.
MOC enables many key improvements that can affect business results, including:Increased safety and compliance: By effectively managing changes and approvals, MOC helps protect against threats of cyber attacks and safety hazards. It also enables improved handling of critical issues, including undocumented changes; enhanced regulatory compliance; reductions in error-prone manual MOC tasks and unauthorised changes that increase risk.
Efficient capture and protection of intellectual property: It is specifically designed to automatically detect all automation changes, reconcile MOC cases to changes in the automation system, and automatically generate reports of un-reconciled changes, all at 45 per cent less cost than manual methods.
Thorough documentation of all changes made to the system. This enables, fast root cause analysis to ensure business continuity, and can save days of investigation and reduce potentially significant financial impact on production.
Reduction of project costs: Using automated documentation capabilities to create as-built configuration documentation can reduce project costs by as much as 15 per cent.
MOC is an integrated add-in module that runs on top of powerful DOC4000 assessment software and leverages Web 2.0 technologies to facilitate information push and collaboration. With MOC added to DOC4000, Honeywell customers are able to manage proposed changes through an automated and highly organised approval process that is either specific to their control system environment or integrated with their enterprise-wide MOC infrastructure.
“Supported through Honeywell’s Global Technical Assistance Center, these solutions offer significant value to companies,” said Jon Lippin, vice president-general manager of Lifecycle Solutions & Service for Honeywell Process Solutions. “These include those needing to meet compliance requirements for Management of Change and avert incidents that can be costly to production and reputation; and those seeking to avoid problems, mitigate the risk of environmental incidents, and accelerate resumption of operations as part of disaster recovery.”

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