About Plant iT

Plant iT is a manufacturing solution that helps businesses in the process manufacturing industry streamline the entire production lifecycle, from workflow automation to data management. The information management module allows users to acquire, visualize and evaluate data related to operations, machines and energy usage.

Plant iT's recipe management module provides staff with parameters and sequences to control batch processing for orders and master recipes. Managers and leaders can gain visibility across all material transactions such as batch tracing, stocking, investigations and more. Additionally, it lets users archive and filter transaction information from production processes based on order number, recipe and other criteria.

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10 Reviews of Plant iT

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.80 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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March 2019

John from Bell's Brewery

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

ProLeIT

We are positive on this experience. It gives great traceability as well as routing/automation

Pros

Well integrated process software. It runs brewery production very well and is a market leader

Cons

The complexity/flexibility is an asset and as we have grown increasingly dependent on it for daily operations has spurred on staff training needs. In short, powerful and requires intelligent support

March 2019

Anonymous

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

ProLeit Plant It Review - Brewmaxx

Pros

Add-on profiles. Most of the system works off prebuilt object add-on profiles. When programmed correctly most of the field objects can be easily configured from the HMI. Once set up, changes can be made quickly to objects, recipes, and batches. PLC to PLC communication. ProLeit makes activation of objects in multiple PLCs easy using their object control matrix(OCM) Each matrix can contain automation objects from different PLCs that are easily activated from a single activation with minimal PLC-PLC communication. Historical data. The Order Archive records every batch that occurs. Each step is recorded with all parameters. There is a trend view for each batch. Each message for the batch is recorded. This makes optimizations fairly straightforward There is a playback function where you can watch what happened on the HMI during a production run. There is also an event log that shows each button click and parameter change that occurs. This makes root cause analysis fairly straightforward. Visualizations. It is extremely easy to build visualizations Support. We have a 24/7 SLA with a 6-month maintenance report. Both have been helpful in spotting configuration issues.

Cons

Learning curve. The software has a steep learning curve for engineers. There are multiple layers that need to be understood before an employee can be functional at configuring the system. I highly suggest having a dedicated person(s) to managing the software. PLC Cycle Time. The add-on profiles make the PLC cycle time 200-300ms. We have 2 Rockwell PLCs that when we added to our tank farm the cycle time increased to 500-600ms. This causes some of the sequence timers to be off by 10-15%. We are going to correct this by upgrading our PLCs. Make sure the PLC has enough processing power for any major additions down the road. This does not seem to be an issue for Siemens PLCs.

March 2019

Aaron from Alaskan Brewing Company

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Plant iT with Brewmaxx for Breweries

We went from manual processes to automated processes and this transition was made easier by having the competent experienced people from Proleit involved throughout the entire process. The Plant iT program is extremely robust and runs day in and day out without an issue. Overall Plant iT continues to be a good experience for us.

Pros

Proleit knows how to program breweries. Proleit helped us make the move from no automation to fully automated manufacturing successfully. They applied their vast knowledge throughout the entire process to make a versatile yet robust program for controlling our brewery. There is a tremendous amount of data collected by the Plant iT program which helps us make better process decisions all the time. The program is extremely robust and we do not have to worry about it not working.

Cons

The main program worked from day one however there are a tremendous amount of settings and features in the program that can be tweaked. It has taken quite a while to learn how to apply them when needed for our processes and data collection.

June 2019

Freddie from Grolsch

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

2.0

June 2019

PlantIT

Don't use it anymore

Pros

Integration with other Proleit applications, older version worked very well.

Cons

Introducting and configuration. It takes a lot of time to configure this product (new version). Not realy designed for BatchIT

May 2019

Michael from Wisconsin Brewing Company

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Wine and Spirits

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

May 2019

Plant iT Review

We are running a very sophisticated beer brewing operation that this program runs and controls associated with the start to finish brewing process. We use the entire program process many times a day and have been using it for almost 6 years with very little issues.

Pros

The graphic displays and the ease of usability is pretty simple once you get used to it. It is very straightforward and powerful to fulfill the tasks that we need it to accomplish

Cons

We have learned over time how to actually go in and modify programs. It is pretty easy once you get into it but we need to send someone to Plant iT school to really understand the inter workings of the processes. That being said we have very little problems with the programs and it is a great tool for our process.

May 2019

Matthew from Odell Brewing

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

Versatile Batch processing software.

Pros

Customization to specific process, ability to analyze historical trends, local support for improvements, remote support option, modification options for new projects or equipment.

Cons

"back end" of software is complex and requires much experience with PLC code and specific parameterization of Proleit objects.

March 2019

Carmin from MolsonCoors

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Plant IT Review

We had very good experience with Plant IT and it also become our standard control system that we are Rolling out to our other facilities . the support service is great and efficient..

Pros

it is very flexible and give the power to end user to drive the brewing process and help the user to do trouble shooting of their beer process

Cons

Require a new training for programmer compare to the previous control systems.

March 2019

Dan from MillerCoors

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Food Production

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2019

Proleit Brewmaxx Review

Our systems are very much more stable than they were before. We are able to capture historical data easily.

Pros

Easy to use the interface. The video mode is great.

Cons

The learning curve of the system is a bit steep.

March 2019

Doyle from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

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

March 2019

Plant IT/Brewmaxx

Pros

1. Adaptability and Flexibility 2. MES and SCADA all in one 3. Trending and Reporting

Cons

Resource intensive if you want it to be highly secure

May 2019

Vinnie from Russian River Brewing Company

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Food & Beverages

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

ProLeit Review

Our experience with ProLeit has been amazing, the team that came out to install it, commission, and optimize the software were amazing and the on-going support has been no different. They have great customer service.

Pros

The customization, implementation, on going use, and support are all great.

Cons

No cons on the brewhouse side of the software. However, on the fermentation notices we receive if there is an alarm the alarms are to general and vague, more detail would be nice.