I have actually seen recent posts on PI Square where people wanted a printout of PI Processbook screens so that everyone would be looking at the same data in the morning meetings at their plant. I was also recently given a static .PDF report from one of our customers to convert to a longer term, more insightful report that was actually the inspiration for this post. I also recently had a discussion with a potential customer where they wanted to do real-time or near real-time production costing and what I show in this video would be the perfect solution for that. It is almost 2020 folks, and yet so many process plants still run on these types of reports and have this type of thinking going on. I find it ridiculous that we run our entire lives from our phones, yet we go to work and re-enter the 1990’s and look at static reports in Excel, or we have them printed out for us from a .PDF file. It just flat amazes me that we still put up with this.
Check out the video below for a better way of doing things: