About Open Automation Software

Open Automation Software is an industrial Internet of Things (IoT) suite designed to help businesses connect data sources to the OAS platform, log data to open format databases and analyze it for further use and storage. The software lets developers utilize visualization tools to create web or native mobile applications.

Built on a distributed network architecture, the application allows businesses to deploy data connectors in any configuration and facilitate live data cloud networking, redirecting, one-way networking communications with static or dynamic IPs. It provides OAS Alarm Logging and Notification software, which lets teams capture, analyze and archive events across multiple data points and trigger real-time notifications via emails, voice recordings a...


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5 Reviews of Open Automation Software

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5 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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October 2020

David from Exergy Energy

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Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Utilities

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Great SCADA Software with Leading Functionality and The Best Customer Support

There customer support was the best I have experienced across all software applications. Technical support was readily available, incredibly knowledgeable, polite and followed up to make sure everything was working properly. I had a couple of calls, and interacted with different support techs. Each was fantastic but more importantly the handoff between them was seamless. Resolution was fast and the tech's provided training so I learned while getting help. FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SUPPORT>

Pros

The suite is extremely comprehensive. It provides easy preconfigured access to all standard automation systems as well as great IOT support. Our application required Modbus, Bacnet, MQTT, and standard HTTP and API access. OAS did them all, right out of the box. There are a number of wizards that make set up and use of the software fast and simple. It was by far the easiest to get up and running productively.

Cons

Documentation was a bit behind the released versions, but they made it up with great youtube videos. Best to start with the videos than read the written docs.

Reasons for Choosing Open Automation Software

Evaluation of functionality and customer support.

Reasons for Switching to Open Automation Software

Needed more functionality and support for a wider range of automation and IOT. Easier access for customers to connect and view their equipment. Easier to use and more powerful.

Response from Open Automation Software

Replied October 2020

Thank you David for review. Great idea for improving our online documentation. We are consistently adding new product capabilities and can see some of the original articles need updating. https://openautomationsoftware.com/knowledge-base/getting-started-with-oas/

October 2020

Pat from Denney Technical Serviced

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Industrial Automation

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Great versatile software solution for SCADA, HMI, Alarming, Data Logging, Trending and much more.

We have used Open Automation software solutions for a variety of projects from SCADA to HMI with custom gauges to data logging with custom report generation. Their support has been un-matched by any other manufacture that I have worked with. They have always responded very quickly to questions. Most times pointing to write-ups and/or videos on their website that address the question at hand. In the infrequent occurrence that I have discovered a problem with the software itself, they have provided an easy to install patch to rectify the issue in less than a day. You don’t get that from any other software provider.

Pros

The product offering is solid and very scalable. You can start out inexpensively with just collecting your data and archiving it in an open data base format. Add additional features as you deem necessary. Their tag pricing is flexible and reasonable in cost. You can connect unlimited clients to the server, no additional charge to access your data. They have a good set of fast device drivers for the major PLCs, along with connection to OPC and OPC UA data servers. There is an alarm notification feature for texting, emailing, and voice messaging.

Cons

Once upon a time it was difficult to find information on their website Knowledge Base. They have since improved the menu structure for the Knowledge Base. This was a big improvement.

September 2020

David from InControl Technical Solutions

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Utilities

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

OAS for the Water/Waste Water Industry

Awesome response to issues or questions from the support team. I've worked in the industry for over 30 years and being able to discuss issues/feature request with the development team is unheard of. OAS is my go to SCADA software.

Pros

OAS allows my company to create custom SCADA applications for the Water/Waste Water Industries. OAS allows us to create amazing graphics using VB.NET and Blend that are the best in the industry. Reporting is very easy to implement which most SCADA packages struggle to provide. OAS device drivers all work flawlessly so additional 3rd party drivers are not required.

Cons

None really. Maybe notifications when a new version is released.

Reasons for Choosing Open Automation Software

Pricing and features. Also the flexibility that OAS gives us using VB.NET.

Reasons for Switching to Open Automation Software

Features, pricing.

Response from Open Automation Software

Replied October 2020

Great suggestion to inform users when new release is made available.

September 2020

Stephen from Michelin North America

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Data Collection and Displaying

Excellent software package to Log and retrieve data. Customer support is great.

Pros

The user interface is very user friendly. Customer support is the best in the industry. Configurations can be easily configured and duplicated with CSV imports. Software updates are seamless and backward compatible. Email and Texting capabilities.

Cons

This software package has so many features it is difficult to find something negative about it.

Reasons for Choosing Open Automation Software

Ease of use. Intuitive interfaces.

December 2020

Naveed from Softech

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Automotive

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Open automation software, an awesome experience

Pros

We are offering services of automation to our clients. This is the software we use for our clients and it meets exactly to the requirements of our clients. We implement it in three different sites of the pharmaceutical industry and it works excellent to tranfer data and develop communication in between the machines. Highly recommended

Cons

At first there were configurations problems with the software, however with the help of the customer care support team we solve it.