It is of fundamental importance to implement the latest generation of supervision systems.
There are many requirements that a SCADA/HMI system must fulfil, in addition to allowing process/machine management.
Software ROBUSTNESS is mandatory to guarantee service continuity and data integrity. SCALABILITY is important as well, as modern systems are constantly changing and need to be able adapt quickly and at affordable costs to new scenarios.
Another very important point concerns security. All present-day automation systems are connected to the company network and are exposed to cyber attacks. A supervision project must therefore provide an adequate SECURITY DESIGN.
The LAYOUT matters and not only from the graphical point of view. It should enhance the most important information in order to facilitate the operator in making operational choices. Last but not least, it should be designed to be accessed even remotely.