Product Comparison: Object-Level Change Management for 

Wonderware System Platform 

Feature Benefit
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Other Change Management Provider
(claiming to provide Wonderware System Platform support)

Baseline export (thousands of objects!) to begin tracking changes

Automatic

Manual1

Creation of each new System Platform (SP) object for tracking

Automatic

Manual

Update to tracked object whenever changes made

Automatic

Manual

Track the version of each object used in a template or instance (e.g. graphics)

YES

NO

Track changes to derived object when parent object is changed

YES

NO

Seamlessly tracks changes from multiple users in the IDE at the same time

YES

NO

Ability to Restore a change to the Galaxy2

YES

NO

Ability to identify an older parent object when restoring an object

YES

NO

Report showing every object change in the Galaxy over a user-defined period

YES

NO

Approved by Wonderware to operate within the SP database

YES

NO

Coordinated release schedule with Wonderware

YES

NO

Developed in cooperation of Wonderware

YES

NO

Tested by Wonderware

YES

NO

Endorsed by Wonderware

YES

NO

Leveraging Wonderware’s galaxy backup utility for scheduled backup3

YES

YES

1Many Galaxies have 10,000+ objects. Consider how unreasonable it would be to manually export every System Platform object and manually check it in to a separate repository. It would take countless hours. That is why AutoSave for System Platform (A4SP), with an automatic baseline and ongoing automatic updates of all SP object changes, is the only plausible solution.

2A product that can’t restore a change is of little value.

3 This is a free utility provided by Wonderware; anyone can use it.

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“AutoSave for System Platform, which is Endorsed by Wonderware, is the only approved product in the marketplace for System Platform providing object-level change tracking, reporting and rollback around System Platform, and at this time Wonderware is not working with any other 3rd party to provide similar capabilities.”
– Leader, Partner Group, Wonderware

The AVEVA Digital Exchange is a new Marketplace enabling customers to explore products and offerings from a problem first perspective or from an industry vertical perspective. AutoSave for System Platform and AutoSave for InTouch are the only change management products offered on the Exchange.

A4SP_YouTube

This recording of the A4SP demonstration tool enables users to experience the features and benefits AutoSave for System Platform including:

  • Ability to undo an undesirable program change by maintaining a history of all revisions
  • Detect differences in versions
  • Gain insight into object associations
  • Restore object changes following a Galaxy restoration
  • Capture all changes as they are made