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e.RIS Adds Several New Features

During the past months our Partners have challenged us to build some exciting new enhancements to e.RIS.  Through lots of hard work and thorough testing, many of the requests are now available.  One of the largest tools developed is a validation module that allows e.RIS Partners to organize tags and group them into batches to be processed.  The tag data is first run through a series of automated validation rules defined to flag data that violates a business rule.  Some of rules include; rate of change variances, frozen value detection, min/max threshold detection, and regulatory/recommended limits comparison. Once the data completes the automated validation processes, users can review the batches in an easy to use calendar view which displays a summary of the tag’s daily values (daily average, minimum and maximum) and the number and types of flags that were set.  If more review and analysis are needed, a visual tool for reviewing and commenting on the data is available to users.  Every review, approval or comment is retained in an audit log.

Another exciting new tool is an electronic operator logbook.  Using the easy-to-use e.RIS interface, operators are able to enter logbook information directly into a secure, online data repository.  The log posts can be associated with different assets, process areas or other custom fields as necessary.  The tool features an easy to use search function and all information entered is date and time stamped with user IDs to ensure a proper audit trail is maintained.

Finally, e.RIS dashboards received a major facelift.  The charts and data grids can now be highly customized to display precisely the information Partners want to better visualize information.  Charts now support multiple new formats including line, area, bar and spline types.  Users can control which axis is used for each data set, line/area colours, line thickness, and even decimal point scale is configurable.  The outcome is more and better ways to display critical information to users which can be acted upon faster leading to better and more timely decision making.