ABB unveils new release of its industrial productivity software Decathlon

Cyber-secure solution supports effective decision making for process industries from multiple devices

Zurich, Switzerland, June 15, 2015 – ABB, the global power and automation technology group, has announced release 3 of its industrial productivity software, Decathlon.

Decathlon software combines plant operations data from control systems, ERP, and other data sources into actionable information. This information provides the right insights for decision-makers to plan, optimize and continuously improve plant operations, in order to stay competitive in a rapidly changing environment. The 3rd release of Decathlon software offers even more possibilities for new industry specific application development and helps users meet new production and market requirements.

Control system independent
The reliable, high capacity and cyber secure platform enables integration of any data, from any control system, according to open industry standards. Decathlon will allow industries to collaborate across systems and networks in the production process and to react faster to changing market conditions.

Easy to expand
The Decathlon services platform also hosts different industrial productivity software applications. This enables Decathlon software users to quickly expand and adapt to new requirements from different operational excellence programs or changes in business objectives by adding new industrial software applications as needed. It ensures a very cost effective IT/OT integration and low total cost of ownership.

Information (access) anywhere
Decathlon accesses vast amounts of process and plant information at high speed across all systems and servers. Data can be viewed and acted upon on any device using either Windows or web clients. Its design provides a seamless user experience when moving from desktop to a mobile device.

Made to secure the company’s future with industry standard compliance
Any company’s future success is determined by their know-how, ideas and operations – and on the ability to protect them. Decathlon Software is compliant with industry standards and best practices for remote data access and can coexist with leading security solutions on the market. This allows users to deploy Decathlon Software within existing cyber security practices.

Reduced Time to Decision through personalized information with Decathlon software release 3
The vast amount of data available to plant operators can contribute to better decisions in order to retain optimum productivity, but only if it can be accessed and understood. Decathlon enables harmonized access to the data regardless of the original data source and supports the conversion of this data into actionable information.

Release 3 enhances these capabilities by supporting larger configuration and extending the application range in the product, enabling customized applications which allow for individualized algorithms meeting the specific need through the introduction of a software development kit.

The new Dashboard App gives the user the ability to create personalized dashboards which support direct access to all relevant information regardless of the data source. Quick access to these dashboards is done through the Decathlon Launchpad, the interface where all the Decathlon apps are gathered and organized. This interface also enables fast navigation between the different applications for more detailed analysis in different contexts, empowering quick and correct decision making.

Decathlon software release 3 allows users to expand and be more agile by adding new industrial software applications utilizing the new software development kit. This ability to add customized extensions where needed is key to gaining improved insights that lead to improved plant optimization and productivity. The new software development kit is dedicated to all people with influence in the industry who strive for smart solutions contributed by industrial productivity apps. These tools ensure that partners in the industry can build their domain expertise applications, in an easy and cost effective manner.

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ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

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