Synthesis: Integration to Empower the Reliability Organization
MPC is integrated into the powerful Synthesis Platform, which offers practitioners the best of both worlds: analysis tools that are optimized to fully meet the individual user's needs for a particular set of analysis methods, plus integration into a centralized repository that is shared by users throughout the organization and facilitates integration between analysis tools.
Connecting the Synthesis Applications
Your interaction with each Synthesis application will be similar to your experience with previous versions — each application continues to be a full-featured tool that has been expertly designed to meet your needs for all aspects of the analysis methodology. But now it is easier than ever to share relevant information between applications and analyses.
Specifically for MPC, Synthesis gives you the ability to:
- Easily import data from an MPC systems and powerplant analysis into Xfmea, RCM++ or RBI.
This offers more options for data-driven system analyses. For example, you might want to transfer the system configuration, failure mode and maintenance strategy data to RCM++ in order to obtain system reliability, availability and cost estimates via simulation.
Centralized Data Storage
All Synthesis applications offer centralized data storage that allows multiple users to work cooperatively on analysis projects. You can choose which database platform will provide the back-end data storage for each Synthesis repository. Better yet, you can even enjoy the best of both worlds...
Take advantage of the simplicity of a single-user application when you're working independently on a particular analysis, but share data and analysis results with colleagues when you connect with the enterprise repository — all using the same software tool!
A Standard Repository is easy to create and maintain without any special IT infrastructure or support. This built-in relational database file format — which requires nothing extra to buy or install — can be placed on your own computer for a single-user implementation or in a network location that's accessible to multiple users.
In Version 10, we also offer a new Synthesis File Format (*.rsf10) for individuals who are working alone in a single application — it emulates the file saving behavior of a document-centered application (such as Excel or ReliaSoft Version 7).
An Enterprise Repository requires implementation of Microsoft SQL Server® or Oracle®, but it is a more robust platform that can store much more analysis information in the same database and supports access by many more simultaneous users. (Licensing, support and maintenance for SQL Server®/Oracle® are not included with Synthesis. Express versions of these database platforms are also supported. )
Single-user, multi-user or enterprise... you decide! [Learn more...]
Synthesis Enterprise Portal
If your organization chooses to implement a web-based Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) for an enterprise database, the entire team – including managers and colleagues who don't have Synthesis desktop applications installed – will be able to access key analysis and project management details from any web-enabled device.
This includes personalized messages, assigned actions, key performance metrics, selected analysis reports, graphical charts and many other tools that will help to keep your reliability and maintainability projects on track.
Personalized Portal for Messages and Project Status
In all Synthesis desktop applications, the My Portal panel provides quick access to messages, assigned actions and other information that may be of personal interest to you while working in the Synthesis Platform.
Now in Version 10, if your organization chooses to implement a web-based Synthesis Enterprise Portal (SEP) for an enterprise database, you can also access many of these same features from any web-enabled device.