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Revision History

Provideam 4.14 (Jun 6th 2017)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.14.19

Installer

  • The Provideam Installer now includes Kepware v6 OPC Server.

Provideam Admin - System Reports

  • Fixed issue whereby the GetAlarmsByUser report did not return Users from Contact Lists.

OEE Module - Views

  • Fixed issue whereby Conditional Formatting did not work for Live Views.

OEE Module - Reporting

  • Fixed issue whereby deleting a Report would not always delete the associated Scheduled Tasks.
  • Fixed issue whereby when HTML reports were forwarded from one Email Address to another, some hidden Columns in Report Tables would inadvertently appear.
  • Fixed issue whereby PDF Reports were not removed from the Temporary Folder on the WebServer after use.
  • Fixed issue whereby Conditional Formatting did not work in the Production Report section of Loss Reports.
  • Fixed issue with Loss Reports which included an Object or Period Field in the first column whereby Percentage Functions, such as '%Loss' would be generated over the entire dataset and not limited to the Object or Period Field.

Plan Adherence - Report

  • Fixed issue whereby the Plan Adherence Report would crash if a Plan was scheduled to start in a period where no Shift had been created.

Plan Adherence - Management

  • Changed the format for Planned Time and Planned CO Time to HHH:MM.
  • Updated the Overall Table on the Management Page to display Planned Start and End Time as well as Start and End Date.

Provideam 4.13 (Jan 16th 2017)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.13.14

OEE Module - Manual Entry

  • Updated Calendar Filter to include additional Filter Options such as Lot, Part etc.

OEE Module - Dashboard

  • Updated Calendar Filter to include additional Filter Options such as Lot, Part etc.

OEE Module - Admin

  • Added option to set FlexField textbox size to 1/8 screen size.

OEE Module - Reporting

  • Added the ability to create Custom Static Functions on reports. Static Functions allow you to create a column on the Report whose values are derived from a Conditional Statement applied to another column. For example. IF value in MachineName column = "AssemblyMC1" THEN Static Function Value = X
  • Fixed issue where by the Y Axis Time Format is not correctly displayed on Pareto Charst where the total time in a bar is greater than 24 hours.
  • Fixed issue where by the opton to replace repeated '00:00:00' values by a '-' character was not working.
  • Fixed issue where by the Rollup Report Table Rows were becoming skewed for large datasets.

Provideam RealtimeIF

  • Added Option to present Selection Options as a Dropdown Box instead of Pushbuttons.

Plan Adherence - Management

  • Fixed issue where by the Calendar Display did not show the correct ISO Week Numbers.

Provideam 4.12 (Sept 2nd 2016)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.12.56

OEE Module - Admin

  • Added the ability to create Plant (ie Site) labels, and to associate these with Areas.
  • Added the ability to create Standard Loss labels, and to associate these with existing Modes and Counts.
  • Added the ability to declare a Standard Time for each Mode. This can to be used with Change Over Analysis Reporting, or Planned Time Reporting.
  • Fixed issue where by the Manual Copy items in the Machine Admin Details page were not included in the Dictionary Module.

OEE Module - Dashboard

  • Added the ability to show Brand Images on the Dashboard Reports.
  • Updated the Admin Log to support revised method of storing Mode Duration. Mode Duration Records are now child records of the Mode Description Records. This is necessary to support new Change Over Analysis functions.
  • Fixed issue where by Views in the OEE Dashboard Module did not respect the setting 'Do Not Apply StdTime'.

OEE Module - Manual Entry

  • Removed the option to enter Mode data by Hour. Mode must now be entered by Shift.
  • Added the Downtime Log Page (incl. Time Bar Chart) to the Manual Entry sections.
  • Fixed issue whereby Views with Custom Functions crashed the Manual Entry module.
  • Fixed issue whereby Views in the Manual Entry Module did not respect the setting 'Do Not Apply StdTime'.
  • Fixed issue where by the Shift Validation rules prevented the user saving a record even though the invalid item was not editable by the user.
  • The Manual Entry tab switches to the first tab (ie Shift Details) when the user clicks the New Shift button.

OEE Module - Reporting

  • Added functions to support Change Over Analysis. Eg Change Over Target Time. Change Over Variance, Loss Description Target Time [param] etc.
  • Added a wider selection of Time Format options. Eg. Minutes, Seconds, hhh:mm:ss, ddd hh:mm:ss etc.
  • Added Custom Format option to set the default Pen style for a Function to be Line or Bar. If Line then the function will be drawn as a Line, even if the Chart Style is Bar. And vice versa.
  • Added Stacked Bar Chart Type to support ChangeOver Analysis Reports. Note: The orignal Stacked Bar Chart option in Provideam is now referred to as a Percentage Bar Chart.
  • Added the option to display Chart Only. Heretofore it was only possible to select Table Only, or Table and Chart.
  • Added the ability to enable Data Labels for individual functions on Line, Bar and Stacked Bar Charts. This feature is not currently enabled for Percentage Bar Charts.
  • Fixed issue where by the Conditional Formating did not appear on Scheduled Reports.

OEE Module - Web Service

  • Added the ability to use the 'Do Not Apply StdTime' setting in the OEE Web Service Interface.

OEE Module - Provideam RealtimeIF

  • Added the ability to display/modify Cycles and Station counts within the Provideam Realtime Interface.

General

  • Added a French Dictionary and Demo Data.
  • Added a default Database Connection string for the "ProvideamExtn" Database. This is to facilitate developers of custom modules to use a connection to a separate "ProvideamExtn" database for data storage custom purposes. Note: The ProvideamExtn Database is not created or managed by Provideam. It is anticipated that this would be created by the developer.

Provideam 4.13 (Jan 16th 2017)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.11.20

OEE Module

  • Fixed issue whereby the ProvOEERealtimeIF Module would show 'No Valid Machines', even though Machines had been properly configured.
  • Fixed issue whereby the Schedule Reports would not run correctly.
v4.11.16

OEE Module - Admin

  • Added the ability to an Overtime Shift to have the Overtime Timer reset at the start of the Shift (ie instead of continuing from previous Overtime Shift).
  • Changed the manner in which the Shift is linked to a specific day. Shifts can now be related to the Calendar Day or the Previous/Next Calendar day. This allows for example a Shift starting at 1hour past midnight to be linked to the previous calendar day for reporting purposes.
  • OEEMon Service: Fixed issue whereby the data conversion between Doubles and Ints was not working correctly for SQL2008 databases.

OEE Module - Dashboard

  • Fixed issue whereby the Live Page did not support Parameterised Functions.
  • Fixed issue whereby the Emailed version of the OEE Time Dashboard contained two Time Pie Charts, rather than one Time Chart and one Num Events chart.

OEE Module - Manual Entry

  • Fixed issue whereby the Manual Entry page crashed when a Shift Record, where the Batch field was displayed, was modified.
  • Fixed issue whereby a Custom View on the Manual Entry page sometimes caused a crash when a new Shift Record was added.

OEE Module - Reporting

  • Added the ability to the YieldTime function to calculate Time for any Station Count - including GoodCount, DefectCount and Cycles.
  • Removed the limit of 100 Loss Reasons from the Loss Reports.
  • Changed the operation of the fdYYYYMMDDHH field to be based on the calendar date instead of the Shift Start Date.

OEE Module - Plan Adherence

  • Improved the CSV Import of Plans in the Plan Adherence plug-in Management Page to validate dates better.

Event Module - Reports

  • Added an Aggregate Report. The Simple Group report allows you to count, sum, average etc values over a defined period.
  • Fixed issue whereby the Event Report Period Header was not displaying the date range correctly.

General

  • Added a User Activity Report to the System Reports.
  • Added the ability to send Emails as HTML only, or as HTML and Plain Text.
  • Added Single Sign-on Support (SAML 2.0) to suport applications such as Okta.

Provideam 4.10 (Oct 30th 2015)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.10.13

OEE Module - Dashboard

  • A new setting has been included in the Machine Admin Details which allows you to configure Mode or Yield entry by Description, or by Name and then Description.

OEE Module - Reporting

  • It is now possible to drill down on the Period Field of OEE Reports, including the Roll-up Report.
  • Fixed issue whereby OEE Loss Report Production functions were not formatted correctly.

OEE Module - Plan Adherence

  • The Plan Adherence Management and Report Interfaces have been updated.
  • The Management Page now includes entries for specifying the Planned StartDate and Planned ChangeOver Time.
  • The Plan Adherence Report now shows both Actual Production, but also Planned Production on a Gantt Chart and Table.
  • The View Management Page now includes drag 'n' drop functionality to define the Field Order. Note: As part of this update, existing Field Setup and View Definitions will be deleted.
  • The Plan Adherence CSV Import User Interface Text has now been included in the Dictionary.

General

  • The filter control has been changed. It is now no longer case sensitive.
  • Custom Functions have been enhanced. We now offer the ability to include Parameterised Functions within Custom Functions.
  • Custom Functions: Fixed issue where by OEE Reports crashed when they included a Custom Function with division by zero.
  • Custom Functions: Fixed issue whereby OEE Reports crashed if they included a Custom Function which in turn refered to standard Functions which were no longer included in the OEE Report definition. Now a message will be displayed warning the User to correct the Report definition.
  • A new 'System Reports' menu has been added to the Provideam Admin section. This menu enables you to generate a range of useful system reports.

Provideam 4.9 (July 7th 2015)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.9.46

OEE Module - Dashboard

  • It is now possible to apply conditional formatting to the background color on the Dashboard Overall Table. Thus you could specify that the OEE value should have a green background if the OEE value is greater than 60%.
  • The Dashboard now retains your previous Area Selection. Thus when you navigate back to the Dashboard from another page the Area selection will be the one you had selected the last time you browsed the Dashboard.
  • The Dashboard Overall Table default View Fields are re-ordered so that the data is sorted correctly by default. The default Field Order is now MachineName, ShiftStartTime, ShiftName.
  • The Dashboard Current Status Page, Lot 'New' and 'Modify' buttons now have separate User Group Security Settings. In addtion the 'New' button operation has changed. The 'New' button now sets the 'dbChangeOver' flag - thus prompting the OEEMon Service to create a new Lot. To use this feature you must ensure that the 'dbChangeOver' DataSource is set to 'DB'.
  • Items whose Display setting is 'Modify' will appear on the Dashboard - whether the DataSource setting is 'OPC' or 'NA'. If the setting is 'NA' then only the current record will be updated - ie the update will not apply to future records.
  • Custom Functions and Custom Formats can now be applied to Overall Dashboard and Station Yield Views.
  • The Dashboard Current Status Page has been updated. The new Current Status Page supports more FlexFields.
  • Fixed issue where by the Station Yield Dashboard extended beyond the horizontal span of the page but a scroll bar did not appear.

OEE Module - Reporting

  • It is now possible to apply conditional formatting to the background color on Reports. Thus you could specify that the OEE value should have a red background if the OEE value is less than than 20%.
  • An option has now been provided to allow multi-page headers on pdf Reports.
  • CSV reports now respect the regional format for decimal numbers.
  • Fixed issue whereby the OEE Report did not display Custom Functions in the correct order.

OEE Module - Realtime Interface

  • Added the ability to enter Shift and Mode Comments via the Realtime Interface.

OEE Module - Plan Adherence

  • Fixed issue where by the CSV import was not overwriting TargetTimes during a data merge.
  • Fixed issue where by the Management Page did not display the Plans in the correct order.
  • Fixed issue where by pdf report did not display the Gantt Chart correctly.
  • Fixed issue where by the OEEMon Service did not update the 'InProduction' status flag correctly for the current Production Lot.

General

  • Numbers are now displayed and inputted in the appropriate format for the selected region. For example the decimal number 'five point one' can be entered as '5.1' in US or '5,1' in Spain.
  • Fixed an issue where by IE11 displayed Provideam pages in 'Compatibility Mode' when viewed on a remote PC. This led to the pages not being diplayed correctly.

WebService Interface

  • The WebService object has been updated. Existing WebService Clients will need to be re-built to work with the updated WebService.
  • Some new Methods have been added to the OEELogic WebService.
  • A new EventLogic WebService has been added which will allow Clients to access Event Logic Data.

Licensing

  • We have changed the Licening of the KPI-to-OPC and Plan Adherence plug-ins so that you only need to licence the plug-ins for the number of Machines you wish to use with the plug-ins. Upto now it was necessary to licence the plug-ins for every Machine in your Provideam configuration.

Database

  • The Database Backup Command Timeout duration has been increased to 15mins

Provideam DBMgt Tool

  • The ProvDBMgt Tool can now be used with non-Provideam Instances of SQL Server. Up to now it was not possible to use the tool to manage a Provideam database mounted on an Instance of SQL which was not installed by the Provideam Installer.

Provideam 4.8 (March 2015)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.8.34

OEE Module

  • Added Validation to OEE Report Wizard to help ensure reports are defined correctly
  • Updated the Dashboard, Station Yield and Live Views Admin to use Drag n Drop user interface methods - in-line with new Report Wizard design
  • Fixed several minor Report Wizard bugs
v4.8.25

OEE Module

  • Fixed bug in OEE Report CSV Export feature which prevented the CSV Export from running
  • Fixed issue whereby the OEE Report Save Template button was not disabled when the User setting 'Read-Only' was set for Reports

Installer

  • Added Enhanced Options feature to Provideam Demo Licence
v4.8.23

OEE Module - Report Wizard

  • New Report Wizard Design
  • Now provides a larger selection of Fields to include in Reports
  • User now has option to apply custom formats to Fields & Functions
  • Subject to Licence user can create Custom Function Scripts
  • The option to include tabular data with the Rollup Report has been added

OEE Module - Machine Admin

  • It is now possible to select the default OEELoss Type for System Modes such as 'Not Logged'
  • Shift Comments can now be enabled for the Dashboard and Manual Entry Pages
  • NumOperatorsUsed can now be enabled for the Manual Entry Pages

OEE Module - Dashboard

  • The NumEvents chart on the OEEAnalysis page has been changed to a Pareto

OEE Logic

  • Fixed Week Number issue whereby the Year was not displayed correctly when Week 1 started in the previous year

Task Scheduler

  • Fixed issue whereby the Task Scheduler did not use the saved Port Number when accessing the Provideam Web Application

Database

  • The Database Indexing has been revised
  • The number of characters allowed in a Shift Comment has been increased to 250

Provideam 4.7 (September 25th 2014

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.7.16

OEE Module

  • Report Wizard - Added 'ByHour' & 'ByShift' option to the Production Object Report for Week, Month and Custom Periods
  • Added function to the OEE Monitoring service to reset the current values in the Present Values table on restart
  • Changed the re-order function from buttons to 'drag n drop' for Live Views, Dashboard Views, Station Yield Views and Custom Pages
  • Fixed issue in Chart Logic whereby the Pie Chart Labels were not being scaled appropriately to match the available space
  • Fixed issue in OEE Monitoring Service whereby the StdNumOperatorsUsed parameter (as defined in the Machine Admin > Part-StdTime page) was not automatically set when the Part selected changed
  • Fixed issue in OEE Monitoring Service whereby the NumCavitiesUsed parameter for a new Machine was defaulting to 0 rather than 1, when the NumCavitiesUsed DataSource was set to 'NA'

Database

  • Added indexes to remove 'deadlock' issue
  • Added Stored Procedures for manipulating the Shift and Lot records
  • Changed the ID data type in the ViewParams table from smallint to int
v4.7.8

OEE Module

  • Fixed issue on Timebar Chart on OEE Dashboard whereby mouse ToolTip showed 'stopped' instead of the actual stop reason
  • Fixed issue on the Live View Admin Modify Function whereby the View details were not being saved correctly
  • Fixed issue in the OEE Monitoring Module whereby the Split Mode function was not splitting the current Mode correctly

Event Module

  • Fixed issue whereby on creating a Data Change Event, the Data Change Parameter defaulted to 100% - with the result that the value would have to change by 100% before it was logged
  • Fixed issue whereby in the Event Monitoring Service the Data Change Parameter was being ignored

Database

  • Added script to enable 'XP_CommandShell'. This component is required for the Provideam Database Backup Stored Procedure
  • Moved present value columns (curProdLotID, curProdShiftID etc.) from Machine Properties Table to Machine Present Values Table
v4.7.2

OEE Module

  • Added functionality to scale Charts to the available Screen Area
  • Added the ability to scale Rollup Reports by Hour, Shift, Week and Month. Up to now only by Day was available
  • Added HTML template to Custom Pages folder which may be used to host MP4 video files in the Custom Pages or Provideam Live pages
  • Fixed issue whereby new Machines were not being correctly assigned to the Logged In User's security rights. Thus the User did not have access to the new Machines until the User's rights were manually updated

Database

  • Changed the Provideam Database backup procedure to write system messages to the Provideam Events Log instead of a text file

Provideam 4.6 (June 25th 2014)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.6.20

OEE Module

  • Added feature to RealtimeIF plug-in such that if the 'Historical Records' setting is 0 then when the User presses the Edit button (eg. to change a Mode), the focus switches immediately to the Mode selection for the current Mode. In otherwords the User won't see any historical data
  • Added the ability to Provideam Live to specify the dwell time for each individual page
  • Fixed an issue in the Area Admin section whereby Area Names were not being sorted alphabetically in the selection dropdown box
  • Fixed an issue on the OEE Dashboard > Admin Log page whereby the Counts were being sorted by Count Type, instead of by logged timestamp
  • Fixed an issue on the OEE Dashboard > Admin Log page whereby the User was allowed to enter negative count values. This has now been prevented
  • Fixed an issue on the OEE Dashboard > Admin Log page whereby the Count Type was being displayed as an integer ID instead of the text name

Events Module

  • Fixed issue in the Event Monitoring Module whereby multiple error messages were generated if the PLC (OPC Connection) was off-line. Now only one error message is generated
  • Fixed issue on the Event Current Status Report whereby the page was not being refreshed when the AutoRefresh option was checked

Plan Adherence

  • Predicted End Date calculation changed so that the time is calculated from the rate of production since the start of the current Lot

Provideam Admin

  • Fixed issue in the Provideam Event Log whereby the Filter function did not display the Log Date TimeStamp correctly

Installer

  • Updated the Provideam Setup installer to include KepServer version 5.15
  • Fixed an issue whereby the Provideam Setup installer would not run the DB Updater for version 4.3.8.110

Database

  • Moved Split Lots & Distribute Counts functions to Stored Procedures
  • Fixed issue whereby the Split Lots function would not work on a SQL2008R2 Database. Provideam supports SQL versions 2008R2 and above
  • Increased Station Count Name text length from 25 to 50 characters
v4.6.8

OEE Module

  • Added Plant Rollup as a report option to the Report Wizard
  • Modified the Current Status page in the Provideam Live Module to be a color coded Andon Display. Color changes depending on current operating mode and performance against target
  • Updated the OEE Dashboard Current Status Page to limit the number of Fields displayed to 20. The OEELogic only allows 20 fields. Up to now there was no cap and this led to errors appearing on the Current Status page

Events Module

  • Improved the Event Monitoring Service to avoid failing due to database errors
  • Improved the Event Reporting wizard to handle Week and Month selection more efficiently by filtering first on Year
  • Fixed issue whereby the Event Item current value would stop updating if the connection to the Database was lost for a period

Integrated Help

  • Added integrated Help Module to Provideam. Users can now view the Provideam User Guide within the Provideam web application

Installer

  • Modified Provideam Service installation parameters to prompt a service restart in case of a program error occuring

Database

  • Updated Database Indexing to improve speed of queries

Provideam 4.5 (March 26th 2014)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.5.9

OEE Module

  • Enabled double datatype option for OperatorsUsed and CavititesUsed OPC Tags
  • Corrected issue with Day Light Saving data logging
  • Enabled ability to limit the number of losses returned in a Loss Report to the Top X Losses
  • Updated Scheduled Task display to show Next Run timestamp
  • Changed the default setting for the Downtime Log Timebar Chart to off
v4.5.4

OEE Module

  • Added TimeBar Chart to Dashboard Downtime Log
  • Added TimeBar Chart option to Mode Log Report
  • Updated Manual Entry Dashboard. Replaced text buttons with icon buttons
  • Improved Custom Page Menu Security. It is now possible to use Contact Lists to control access to Custom Menu Pages
  • Added User Active Flag to User Admin Page. Individual Users can now be made inactive which prevents Users from Logging in

Plan Adherence

  • Added option to include Plan Adherence Reports in Live View Displays

Installer

  • Modified installer such that the Provideam application only installs after the MS SQL Server engine has installed correctly. If the SQL Server fails to install then a prompt will appear to correct the SQL Server Install error

Tools - ProvDBMgt Application

  • Added the ability to delete Event Data
  • Added the ability to backup, compress and upload Provideam Database to support ftp site for anlaysis

Provideam 4.4 (January 17th 2014)

Build Issue/Enhancement/Fix
v4.4.12

OEE Module

  • Modified OEE Monitoring Service so that the service will run even if no Counts are configured
  • Modified OEE Monitoring Service so that the service will run even if no OPC Tags are configured
  • Release beta version of Provideam Realtime IF. Provideam Realtime IF is a Pushbutton User interface designed for use with Pads or Thin Clients
  • Downgraded the Provideam Demo Kepware OPC configuration to version 5.1. Thus the configuration file will now support older versions of the Kepware OPC Server
  • Fixed issue whereby some Counts were not updated at change over from one hour to another
  • Added workaround to overcome Firefox bug which caused the extension .htm to be added to pdf OEE Report file names.
  • Fixed issue whereby User Interface displayed error message following the ChangeOrder operation for StationYield Views

Installer

  • Removed requirement to install dotNet 2