Rockwell Automation

FactoryTalk


4.5 / 5
12 reviews


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,000.00/one-time/user
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Rockwell Automation
  • www.rockwellautomation.com
  • Founded 1903
  • United States

About FactoryTalk

Maintenance Automation Control Center centralizes, manages, and maintains the information needed for maintenance.


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FactoryTalk Features

  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Traceability
  • Bills of Material
  • Compliance Management
  • Document Management
  • Forecasting
  • Formula Management
  • Process Manufacturing
  • Product Configurator
  • Quality Control
  • Quote Management
  • Resource Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Cost Tracking
  • Downtime Tracking
  • Historical Reporting
  • Performance Metrics
  • Quality Control
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Work Order Management

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FactoryTalk VantagePoint is powerful access to industrial data

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The key to FactoryTalk VantagePoint is to treat all data as time series "tag" data when setting up connectors. Being able to quickly grab any tag across the entire company and drop it on a trend chart or bring it into Excel is very powerful. The application can connect to all major industrial historians as well as any SQL or Oracle database. This gives you access to just about any data available.

Cons: The best features of the product are not well exposed and are not as user friendly. For example, the ability to finesse a data set within the Excel Add-in is called Post-SQL processing, hidden deep within the wizard, and requires knowledge of SQL as well as undocumented syntax to refer to columns.

Overall: Fast access to all manufacturing data across the entire company

Experience is across many people

Aug 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Factory Talk keeps everything under one roof. It's helpful to have training, PLC programs, VFD programs, and panelviews under one bracket. If you're already familiar with programming, this will be a good program to know especially if working in the US.

Cons: Support personnel from Rockwell on a few accounts could not answer technical questions. Including questions about equipment that has been running for 20+ years. They will call someone else or edit it how they normally do it instead of trying to help understand what your business or company needs.

Overall: Keeping our system on Factory talk helps with having a cohesive network.

The best tool set in the automation market compared to all the automation brands

Jan 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a complete sotware set of tools for implement the automation projects and manage the operations, process and business of the company. Works perfect and give you the best benefits if you integrate this software with the hardware of the same brand. The cost compared to others companies is very competitive.

Cons: The initial configuration of the software is not as intuitive and easy as you can desire, because depends to much of specific configurations of Windows OS.

Overall: Complete control of your productive plant.

I use FactoryTalk to create displays for our manufacturing machines used by operators and managers.

Jul 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Works well with other Rockwell products, machine controllers and drivers. It works better than their competitor products.

Cons: Some portions are more complex than they should be such as the setup and configuration. I have to configure multiple parts for it to work properly, such as the communication, human machine interface, and server setup.

It's a great family of tools for automation industry.

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: With this family of tools you can do whatever you want in automation. They have HMI software, Asset Control software, Historian Software and a lot more.

Cons: You need a license for everything you want. So once you have a software and need to upgrade you need to pay more and more

Overall: Experience

My experience with these applications have been one of the best stages of my life. Easy, fast and ma

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: What I like about these applications is that they are easy to use, they are very robust, they have redundancy and they are guaranteed in all their products. One of the best brands in applications of industrial automation are those of rockwell automation.

Cons: There really is nothing to complain about products. The only thing is that it is very expensive but expensive things should be better in all their appearance.

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human machine interface design software

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This allows import of images for construction of animations for the design of the interface, is user friendly, allows different protocols of industrial communications

Cons: This is too expensive, the acquisition of the software is allowed by the purchase of this and not by the purchase of equipment. Training is expensive should integrate the system

Grapichal pages for HMI in Food and Beverage industriy

Jul 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's so good the enviroment and the interface. Quite clear how to connect Tags to PLC and good to have possibilties with Recipes.

Cons: Grapichally it is limited, not a lot of draw. Hard to use the drag and drop. Zoom are not so good. Little bit complex to involve it in the system (set the network and the links with other devices).

Overall: connection with all Rockwell devices is easy

Excellent platform for the automation of industrial plants and production process.

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Rockwell Automation software like RSLogix5, 500 or 5000 offer an easy way to program and troubleshoot a problem following rung sequence in the ladder file

Cons: Factory Talk should have better training packages for companies. Engineers know about one or two software but not about the whole platform.

Overall: Troubleshooting problems in a automated process

Great automation software

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Is one of the most popular software in automation industry, have great features of PLC and third party devices.

Cons: Rockwell could improve the technical support in this software, because the installations and configuration are difficult.

Overall: Great automation tools

Excellent product

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We use it all the time. Would you it with more customers if it was less expensive. It works great with PlantPAX.

Factory talk review

Oct 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Intuitive UI, saving time and reducing the learning curve

Cons: At times the software has freezed or abruptly shut down.

Overall: I did a mini process plant of flour using factory talk during automation training. Overall satisfied