MDT AutoSave

Change Management and Version Control for Remote Utilities
Change Management and Version Control for Remote Utilities
Comprehensive Change Control for Any Type of Environment Utilizing Automated Assets

Make a program change you wish you had not? Lose the only copy of the device program? Not sure if the program running in the device is the right one? AutoSave has you covered.

Interacting seamlessly with editor packages, AutoSave provides: version control, archival backups, change detection, change documentation, historical tracking, secured user access, disaster recovery and automatic change notification in:

  • PLC
  • CNC
  • Robots
  • Welders
  • Drives
  • SCADA Systems
  • Workstations
  • HMI
  • Documents

Common Central Repository of All Program Changes with Automated Retrieval

The key to rapid recovery is the ability to access and download the correct automation program to the device. A common central repository of all program changes ensures that if a device fails, the most current copies of program logic and documentation are available so plant operations can be restored quickly and correctly.

Change Comparison and Notification; User Access and Security Control

MDT AutoSave manages access to program folders and programs via a flexible privileging system. When physical access to automation devices is prohibited (ensuring changes can only be made through AutoSave) all changes in program logic are recorded by user, date, time, location and specific change detail. When physical access to the devices is possible, the program running in each device is periodically compared with the program copy on file in AutoSave and differences are identified. An email notification is then sent highlighting these differences.

Electronic Approval and Audit Trails; Historical Record of Changes

There can be numerous disks and laptops located throughout the plant, each containing different program and document versions. Inefficiencies are inevitable, costly and even dangerous. AutoSave’s electronic approval and audit trail support ensures manufacturers that processes have not been altered without approval or documentation. The unique change control features, including internal security capabilities, have long been beneficial to regulated industry sites in meeting the requirements of the FDA, including compliance with 21 CFR 11. Click here for more about AutoSave’s electronic approval and audit trail support.

Change Management for Disconnected and Remote Assets

AutoSave supports non-networked devices by allowing you to make changes to programs in the field then analyze and sync all changes to the server back at the office.

• View a history of changes performed on each device
• Undo changes in the field with a simple button push
• Compare the program running in the device to the program on the engineer’s laptop
• Copy programs to create new programs in the field

Simple Steps for Managing Non-Networked Device Changes

In the office, the Field Technician identifies programs of interest and AutoSave downloads copies to the engineer’s laptop using the AutoSave Program Manager tool.

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Use the AutoSave Client for Non-Networked Devices to make changes to the program.

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Compare local files with server and send/receive updates.

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Gain Plant-Wide Control

MDT AutoSave change management software supports any PC-based application and the greatest breadth of automation devices in the industry.

Full List of AutoSave Supported Devices
White Paper

White Paper

Safeguard your plant automation systems from PLC failures, human error and other typical plant hazards with an Automation Change Management System.

Case Study

Case Study

Nestle Purina implements the MDT AutoSave Change Management system to increase productivity while decreasing downtime risks and safety hazards.

Non-Networked Case Study

Non-Networked Case Study

The Water Corporation of Australia reduces the risk of service disruption and safety hazards with the implementation of the AutoSave Change Management Solution.

Video

Video

See how AutoSave can “undo” a change with its ability to access and download the correct automation program to the device quickly to restore plant operations.

The AutoSave Server

The AutoSave server acts as the master control center, coordinating all security, program versions, and change-related activities from one central and secure location.

AutoSave version control library, system security, flexible network communications and central coordination