The new version of Opus Suite comes with several enhancements and innovative new capabilities. Continuous development with annual releases is central to Systecon’s commitment to provide Opus Suite users with state-of-the-art optimisation and decision support capabilities, versatile scenario modelling and an intuitive user interface. The following are some of the key highlights in the new version, which is released in April 2018.
Opus Suite is unrivaled when it comes to optimising solutions for overall cost effectiveness, across all included systems and locations. A powerful complementary capability is now introduced to handle situations and scenarios when it is necessary to prioritise or consider specific requirements for certain locations or systems. For example, some units or locations may require 95% availability, while 80% is sufficient at others. With this new site/system dependent optimisation capability in OPUS10, it is possible to successfully determine spare parts assortments that satisfy such multiple performance requirements at the lowest possible cost.
The continuous improvement and functionality extension of the OPUS Suite is firmly based on user feedback, evolving best practices and technology. Customers with upgrade and support agreements receive new versions at no additional cost.
Time intervals for preventive maintenance (PM) no longer must be based solely on the time an item is installed in a system. With the enhanced PM-modelling in SIMLOX, it is possible to also account for time an item spends in stock. Aspects like ageing and scheduled inspections and maintenance to items in stock can now be modelled and simulated. A much requested feature that further improves flexibility and applicability in many contexts.
In the graphical cost analysis view in CATLOC, modelers can now define what colour to use for what cost element, making it easier to orientate and identify costs in charts and cost breakdowns. In OPUS10, a new ability has been introduced to manage assumptions regarding utilisation that influence how availability is calculated. This is especially relevant when looking for optimal solutions with relatively low availability.
New versions of the Opus Suite are released every 12 months, and distributed to all clients with an Upgrade and Support agreement.