AllMax - Version Synexus™ - Water Pre-Treatment Data Management Software
Synexus for Pretreament Data Management provides consistent, reliable access to your industrial pretreatment data. Access database information from virtually anywhere in the application., Synexus has been designed with a modern interface and a familiar contextual ribbon design.
The Main Application Interface utilizes a Microsoft Office ribbon-style presentation of menu options and features. The ribbons allow for enhanced context via larger icons with improved visual appeal and easier icon recognition. Improved organization of common features and sections benefit usability in both applications.
Users familiar with the Quick Access Toolbar from Microsoft Office applications will benefit from the ability to customize and add shortcuts to common application functions using the Quick Access Toolbar found in the Synexus application.
Data is presented in Synexus using a grid-based format allowing users to see all data stored in the database with ease. Functionality is present providing users with the ability to sort, filter, group, and navigate records.
The grid also provides users with the ability to manage data directly. Data entry and modification is capable through the grid as well as through forms which allow the editing of data.
Additionally, column management helps to provide users with the most relevant data. Column order, width and state is completely managed by the user and changes to this view is saved for every user.
All data is stored in a database managed by the Pervasive PSQL database engine. Data is stored in an accessible, ODBC complaint format using a mix of Btrieve and SQL data access. Multiple databases can be created for use within the application and each database can contain multiple facilities.
A Facility represents the Industries, Locations and Parameters that are sampled to meet pretreatment sampling and permit requirements. A Facility includes tools for data entry, review, graphing and reporting.
In terms of database structure, a Facility is second in the hierarchy of the database. Facility is used to separate and maintain different lists of items, such as Locations, Location:Parameters, Formulas, Graphs and Reports. Facility can also be used to indicate Security settings and context. Multiple facilities may be created as needed for any database. Facilities may also be imported or exported from database to database as needed.
A mix of database- and facility-level security is present to ensure that all users are properly defined and limited as required by administrative users. Synexus utilizes information from the Microsoft Windows operating system relating to the current user. In an effort to make the login process smooth and efficient, Synexus validates the current Windows user against a defined list of users and if successful, allows entry into the application.
Group definitions provide the ability for users to quickly set facility-level access for defined database users. Multiple groups can be created and managed to provide defined levels of access.
Location:Parameters are the unique combinations of Location name and Parameter name joined to form individual data points within the database. Data is stored for each Location:Parameter with a date/time value in order to preserve database integrity. Data entry is performed for Location:Parameters either through the DataView application, Sampling Events section or Add Data feature. Data can also be imported in many ways, from SCADA, LIMS, import or other external data sources.
Location:Parameters can be defined as either Hourly or Daily. Hourly Location:Parameters allow for data to be entered multiple times throughout the day, using up to 1 minute intervals for data storage. Daily data allows for Location:Parameter data entry to be performed once per day.
Lower and upper data entry limits can be defined for each Location:Parameter and provides users with the indication if unexpected values are entered. Visual indication of values outside the defined range is also provided when limits have been set.
Formulas, user-defined or program-specific functions, can be written in order to generate data for Location:Parameters. Formulas can be written using standard mathematical operators as well as functions defined within the application. Location:Parameter data can be utilized in the calculation of data as needed. Formulas are available for use when attached to Location:Parameters to generate hourly or daily data. Formulas are also available for use within DataViews, Graphs and Reports.
Pretreatment specific data and functionality is found throughout Synexus. Take advantage of Industrial Pretreatment specific data collection and storage, such as general permit information, contact information, limits, surcharges, raw materials tracking, NAICS information, labor and water usage information. Manage communication with industries by creating and entering data into the Event Journal section. The Event Journal is capable of tracking all event specific data related to basic communication with industries, NOV, sampling, on-site visits/inspections, and much more.
Have all your data, at your fingertips. Using the Dashboard, users can define custom containers to display data directly from the database, immediately upon opening the application. Views and pages can be created to customize and present only the necessary information to users. HotSpots provide shortcut access to other sections of the Synexus application.
DataViews allow users to define and manage all data stored in the database. By creating and maintaining unique views, users can group and place Location:Parameter information exactly as needed to satisfy data entry, calculation, collection and review needs. DataViews can provide discrete hourly and daily data as well as summarized yearly data at a glance. DataViews are reusable and capable of being customized with full-color and font options.
Utilize stock reports specific to the demands of monitoring industrial pretreatment data. Significant Non-Compliane (SNC), Limit and Surcharge reports provide valuable information for enforcement of permit limits. Full custom reports are also available allowing users to customize the data to be reported as well as the report template. Full-color, 2D and 3D graphs can be prepared and output in a variety of chart formats.
Complete your usage of Synexus with the available utilities and add-on features. Take advantage of standard features such as scheduled database backups, database maintenance tools, scheduled imports of critical data and much more. Add-on features, such as the OPC/DDE Interface, Audit Trail and DataPort handheld data entry device are available for purchase. The additional paid features help users to incorporate additional data source and data collection information as well as the ability to view historical actions taken within the application.