Specializing in Software for SCADA
Alarm Notification & Management,
Data Reporting, and Communications
Benchmark Software was established by individuals that were searching for better alarm notification for SCADA and HMIs. This search brought us to TopView, an alarm management and notification software that included all the features that our current customers desired, but unavailable in the software they currently use. Although TopView supports OPC, some of the major SCADA systems don’t expose alarm details through OPC. Benchmark developed a method for easily linking the alarm details for these systems through OPC and now sells a complete package for alarm notification and management, as well as conversion services to convert a user's existing Alarm Notification software to TopView format. This search also expanded to find a reporting package that uses Microsoft Excel to create reports from HMI historical data without using complex arrays and could create data reports quickly and easily. That search ended with XLReporter, an Excel-based reporting software that doesn't use arrays or custom formulas to get data, but rather does so with selections and popup menus. Benchmark has created typical sample reports for flow totals, motor runtimes, min/max/avg, etc., that can be easily converted for any user, simplifying and speeding development.
Benchmark is not your typical distributor. Our team specializes in adding value to the software that we sell by fully understanding what we sell. This way, any questions can be answered honestly before the customer purchases. Benchmark also offers extended and after-hours technical support, as well as flat-fee conversion services from a user's current software so that an integrator or end user can purchase software and have it configured for use immediately. Please call and ask us for more information.
Alarm notification, call-out, and management software that uses standard OPC protocols to link to HMI software packages. TopView includes several features that other competing packages are missing. Benchmark specializes in providing OPC gateway configs for major HMI packages and conversion services from other leading notification software.
Virtualization for Workstations and Servers for SCADA environments. Benchmark has strong experience in VMWare vSphere and VMWare Workstation and is a Professional Solution Provider and Reseller.
Benchmark is a registered partner with Microsoft, specializing in Windows, Office, and Server environments.
Communication Software coming soon
Benchmark is currently searching for the right communications software that fits the niche that we are looking for. Stay tuned!
Reporting software that uses the standard *.xlsx (MS Excel) for configuration and reporting. Much less expensive than HMI historian clients yet powerful enough to provide any reporting requirements. Very fast and easy to configure. Benchmark provides additional templates that make typical municipal and industrial reporting very fast and easy.
The most "undefined" portion of purchasing SCADA software is the labor required to configure it for use. Benchmark provides flat-fee pricing to convert the customer's current software configuration to the packages that we sell. Therefore, the costs are defined, the timeline is short, and the headaches are non-existent.
The first line of support is through the manufacturer, and the packages that Benchmark sells provide one year of free support. Benchmark sells on-going support after the first year through the manufacturer, but we also provide after-hours support and extended support contracts to extend the services provided by the manufacturer.
Training videos for our software are provided on the Benchmark Software YouTube channel. These training videos provide a quick and easy way to get started with using the software that we sell. Benchmark also sells training services directly from the manufacturer as well as training classes from the Benchmark technical personnel.
Benchmark Software is comprised of individuals that have many years of experience in the SCADA, Process, and Industrial Control field. Our sales staff has a long history in software distribution for a major SCADA software provider. Our technical staff has a long history of technical integration and implementation of several major HMI, PLC, historical, alarm notification, and reporting software packages. Benchmark understands the HMI and Historian packages that our software interfaces to, so that customers can be comfortable knowing that they are purchasing exactly what they need and not overspending for something that they don't.