Wonderware was formed in 1987 by Dennis Morin and Phil Huber around a vision that operators could monitor factory operations more effectively if their tools were as fun and easy to use as a video game interface. They are soon joined by partners Cole Chevalier, Bill Urone and Jerry Cuckler.
In 1987, with the introduction of the InTouch HMI, on two 5 ¼ inch floppy disks, Wonderware became the first human machine interface built on the Microsoft Windows operating system, giving plant operators and managers unprecedented capability to interact with and control their plants. As a result, Wonderware became one of the fastest-growing software companies in the U.S. during the early 1990s and, with more than 750,000 licenses in over 100,000 factories and industrial facilities around the world running InTouch and Wonderware software, Wonderware remains the market leader.
The InTouch HMI has literally changed the face of manufacturing and now, as part of the $26+ billion energy and engineering company Schneider Electric, Wonderware technology continues to be the face of industrial innovation. The InTouch interface has become the HMI of choice for supervising and collecting data from industrial processes, ushering in an age of industrial information technology in which operators can acquire more production and operations data, faster than ever.
In addition to connecting operators with process information, Wonderware focused on helping them apply that data for business improvement. Today’s Wonderware line has expanded to solutions that simplify operator interactions with each other, with other productivity applications as well as with the enterprise and beyond.
Wonderware was enabling intelligent enterprise connectivity before it was called the Internet of Things. The Wonderware System Platform drives the open yet secure communications across the extended enterprise and value chain, synchronizing people, processes, equipment and applications.
To help companies take full advantage of its powerful interface an integration technology, Wonderware has also advanced applications that run on its system platform. These applications address production operations, performance, manufacturing intelligence, business process management and collaboration.
Bringing our products to you is a global network of more than 150 distributors and sales offices, and more than 3,000 Wonderware System Integration Partners and Wonderware Industry Solution Partners.