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CIMPLICITY is an automation platform designed to provide true client-server based visualization and control from single machines to plant locations spanning the world, helping users manage theirs operations and improve decision making.

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CIMPLICITY is an automation platform designed to provide true client-server based visualization and control from single machines to plant locations spanning the world, helping users manage theirs operations and improve decision making.


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GE
Ownership
NYSE: GE
Company Website
Year Founded
1892
HQ Location
Boston, MA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$121,615
Twitter
@generalelectric
451,399 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
219,627 employees on LinkedIn®
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The CIMPLICITY is really simple to use and integrate industrial automation products into the single SCADA. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Most of the trainees and junior engineers get really confused with the User interface of the CIMPLICITY.

Once we get used to it, it comes in handy and very powerful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SCADA designing for industrial monitoring and Process control applications development using PLC and other devices. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Engineering Specialist
Automotive
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The way Cimplicity allows users to configure various states for text boxes (color, text, font, blinking, etc) is very robust and in fact essential for machine control in my company.

Proficy WebSpace has also proven to be an invaluable resource for monitoring our machines that are spread out in various physical locations Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While at one point the Cimplicity platform supported direct connection to Rockwell PLCs that functionality has been left by the wayside and hasn't worked for a few generations of Rockwell PLCs. As a result OPC frameworks have to be used to establish that connection.

Cimplicity's ability to reconnect to a PLC after losing communication is also lacking. I generally have to resort to stopping and restarting the project to re-establish that connection unless I want to wait several minutes for the active project to re-establish on its own Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Although the software definitely has some limitations, overall I have been pleased with its functionality and usability. A lot of our machines are using old GE PLCs so Cimplicity meets our needs. However, if I had a blank slate with the ability to choose any HMI package for controlling our machines I would not choose Cimplicity. I would instead opt for something that integrated better with more than just GE PLCs and was more scalable. . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my company we use Cimplicity for controlling a number of different testing machines and interacting with different databases at various points before, during, and after a test. Cimplicity makes this interaction easy and reliable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ICO Expert
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

My first experience with Cimplicity was with a new version of it. I met with some bug and during solution providing phase for that kind of a problem I see a good team behind that tries to solve my problem as best as possible Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

From that previous version usage I see that may be a little bit more testing phase addition like "user testing" can be useful for new revision releases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I can recommend users who have over 1000 I/O or more in their system. Managing of an existing system is very easy. If you will implement first installation by yourself, you definitely need training, support and may be some experienced guys. That can be easy for your setup. During lifecycle of your product as far as I see over 5 years there will not be so much maintenance need. For modifications if you have an internal team that can be best for you. As far as I know from my region there are not so much well experienced teams or companies who can provide services for installation or modification services. So this can lead some delays during finding a solution on time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used GE Cimplicity SCADA for combined cycle power plant DCS in a few plant to have overall control of gas turbines, heat recovery steam generators, steam turbines and balance of plant equipments. Also additionally electricity control and distribution monitoring of power plant is in that scope. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Engineer &Trainee in project management tools
Industrial Automation
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
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What do you like best?

Events and Actions is the Best tool in Cimplicity which enables to done all the customer critical requirements as it have time based and tag based with so many options Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Symbols and Trends can be good. which will assist to give better Mimics and Trends options as Trend is most required features in industries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If Customization and Different communication Protocols and Brands required go with Cimplicity. Well suitable for Process industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Event Manager Process got struck sometimes and we need to restart the application. As we have more controls in communication we had the issues. Benifits like we can communicate almost all type of communication like modus,TCP and Seriel. OPC Communications is best i have used and simplified all the Communications and Points. and WebSpace is best feature to use as clients. It was so simple and not complicated like some other SCADA which required more configuration and installation for client. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager
Management Consulting
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It’s a powerful HMI suite that offers VBA scripting for doing advanced control and calculations. It’s web application offers good internet viewing capability value for the cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The data server application could use better tools to maintain good communication with smart devices out on the network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s pretty versatile across different devices and applications. I’ve been able to use the scripting to create useful data collection/displays for clients, along with routines for notifications given different conditions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Language Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the way cimplicity lets all of us work together by keeping track of what we’re working on or letting us know if a coworker is unavailable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing I would change is adding more categories for the reasons people are away from their desks Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cimplicity has saved us time and increased our efficiency and productivity Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Automation Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Easy control of large masses of data and visual aspects of tge hmi. It's easy to make interface look professional, clear and easy to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes finding what you are looking for can be hard. Luckily support and help files have worked excellent for troubleshooting purposes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cimplicity has been great on production plant automation where amount of collected data and io-points is big. It is rather valuable so we gave never implemented it to small scale projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Project Manager
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Its good and you can customise many of the modules to suit your customer need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

After sales support and time to respond to query. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good product for customised need in various industry Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its used for Customised MES in automotive industry and it meets the purpose upto 85% and with little hand holding we are able to achieve 90%+ customer satisfaction. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Particularly I like workbench because who are the work we can do a configuration very easily. & Availability of communication driver is upside of these suite. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It's not about dislike but latest version of citect scada configuration become very easy so we are hoping same for cimplicity. & Another thing is like a database connection, there should be some provision like same as citect scada or wonderware using scripting or available provision. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You have very wide era to overcome the citect SCADA and wonderware SP capabilities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Not much as on extraordinary level due I'm also using Citect SCADA and Wonderware system platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Development Engineer, Hot Strip Mill and Supply Lines L3, Software Development Department
Mining & Metals
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Cimplicity works compatible with GE Scripts. It is also user - friendly and has understandable interface to develop it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think Cimplicity should have more administration part. ( For inst. open the screen with administration role or client role) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was L2 engineer in hot strip mills. I develop cimplicity screens (hmi) for users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Operations Leader
Mining & Metals
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It can be customized to most any configuration. Can quickly troubleshoot certain problems in a timely manner and in some cases eliminate down time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Easy to get carried away and put too many bells and whistles on screens and it becomes muddled. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Effective with manufacturing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Continue to customize it to keep up with modernization of equipment. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Control System Engineer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

With Cimplicity, it is easier to create and program logic for your GE PLC. With easy to understand navigation and menus, learning is easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need to improve on the application boot up speed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy navigation on the program makes it easier to do fault findings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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II
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

it is very user friendly to do work in that scada Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

due to sim its upgradetion is vast.so please put the workbench without sim Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

everything is fine no need to cgange any thing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

inside class obejct Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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.Net Developer
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Flexible to use, Easy to grasp on, Maximum Security, Broad features Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unappealing design boards, vivid compiler, disorganized script editors

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What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Designed a innovative solutions and facilitate deployment resulting in client delight, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Cimplicity supports various protocols to interface with other controllers. Development of screens, configuration, and io mapping is quite easy to use. Software licensing is significantly cheaper compared to other SCADA. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Didnt find any good ready made dashboard. HMI recording feature tends to slow down the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cimplicity is advisable in automating a large scale manufacturing plant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Upgrading from version 8.1 to 10.

Utilize webspace using the latest version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The various options to customize HMI Screens as per customer requirements and expectations, which is missing in other competitor softwares Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A little difficult to begin with. Need better technical support manual Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great software Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Cimplicity for a customer project to develop Control and Automation by providing all the data from the relays to the SCADA System Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Only Product for Mark VIe, Can connect to any PLC, Class Object functionality to reduce equipment Configuration, enhanced features using Cimplicity Script, Navigation inbuilt optionality, Compatibility with OSI PI. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

handling with Cimplicity is difficult for beginners. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Cimplicity is best scada product which is easy to use and applicable for all industries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we can reduce number of screens as compared with other products, will reduce the cost. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

CIMPLICITY is very user friendly, I have enjoyed using this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have not encountered any downsides while using CIMPLICITY. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Troubleshooting, downtime, and cost savings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IA
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Tools related to MES. Like object and classes structure, Tracker, alarm sound manager,action calendar. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Scripting standard. Lacks latest technologies related to web and iot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good for MES, tracking. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

MES, tracking, order management, facility monitoring, maintenance management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CO
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Easy to create classess and objects. Tags linking and array. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Electrical substation protocols not user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Reporting tools through which can know process requirements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Simple to configure, very good features Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Scripting for global shapes, sometimes alarms config issue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Oil and Gas systems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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