Siemens Opcenter Execution Upgrades
Throughout our existence, Seabrook Technology Group has successfully executed a variety of Siemens software (Camstar) projects. As we have completed a large number of upgrades, we’ve developed a process that has yielded rewarding results for our clients! Specifically, we focus on three key areas of thought for greatest success:
Every upgrade is UNIQUE: Let us help you find what best works for YOU.
- Solutions vary in customization level
- Upgrade & maintenance procedures differ to best suit need
- Possible systems integrations vary widely
Through our experience, we have found that every upgrade is unique. Our clients utilize Siemens Opcenter Execution Medical Device & Diagnostics (formerly Camstar) in a variety of ways. Some solutions are highly customized while others are not. As Seabrook Technology Group has developed these client relationships, we’ve discovered a variety of operating procedures used to upgrade and maintain systems. We take great pride in clearly understanding how our clients operate, so that we can provide the most effective partnership possible. Because of Siemens’ use of standard data structure formats, there are endless possibilities for systems integrations. We have worked with the most common systems, such as SAP, QAD, and JD Edwards, and have also integrated many additional custom solutions using synchronous and asynchronous methods.
Don’t Just “Roll the Dice.” Following regulatory guidelines is a MUST.
- Initial requirements must be verified against new/changed features
- Test scripts must be verified against new features/User Interface (UI) changes
Seabrook focuses on supporting the medical device industry. We understand that validation efforts are a large portion of the overall work involved in the upgrade process. Due to new features and changes in Siemens Opcenter Execution, initial requirements need to be verified. Changes in the interface can also mean that test scripts need to be updated. Clients are often overwhelmed with validation, but we execute a risked-based approach that greatly reduces the level of effort to effectively validate a system.
Timelines are CRITICAL to production.
- Required code freezes increase business risk
- Legacy systems must be retired quickly
- Production cut-overs must be done with limited business impact
- Roll-out issues must be addressed immediately
Timelines are CRITICAL, because of the impact to production. Depending on the upgraded version, some pages will be completely new, requiring manual customization. For some upgrades, new hardware may be provisioned and old hardware retired. If the upgrade is too lengthy, unnecessary infrastructure costs will occur. Every time a system change is made, production is impacted. We at Seabrook firmly believe that it is absolutely vital to communicate and confirm all aspects of the implementation process with our clients. As a partner, we want to see your team successfully implement these upgrades to the production floor.
With a reputation built on thirty years of succeeding together with our partners, we are a team of manufacturing technology experts and industry thought leaders bringing end-to-end manufacturing solutions (people, processes, and technology) together to enable operational excellence for medical device and biotech manufacturers.