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An Analytics Framework To Define, Transform, & Openly Share Information
Unlimited users, reports, charts and dashboards

Making great decisions is hard. Our mission is to make it easy.

Think of Flow as the information hub connecting your data sources to your data consumers. As a hub, Flow provides a centralised place for data contextualisation, cleansing, and KPI calculations to be performed and managed at scale.

01

MODEL

Consider how you would unify multiple data sources like historians, SQL databases, and real-time data sources. We help create and govern a single consolidated information model. Ultimately, the model becomes a single-source-of truth for all your information.
01

MODEL

Consider how you would unify multiple data sources like historians, SQL databases, and real- time data sources. We help create and govern a single consolidated information model. Ultimately, the model becomes a single-source-of truth for all your information.
02

CONNECT

Once the model is defined, you connect the appropriate historian tags, SQL queries, data collection forms, and real-time data sources necessary for the desired KPI and event calculations.

03

TRANSFORM

Flow’s calculation engine transforms typically isolated data sources into cleansed and contextualized data streams before storing aggregated rollup KPIs based on events and periods.
04

VISUALISE AND BRIDGE

Flow is your information hub, passing through raw data from any connected data source, calculated data streams from Flow’s data engine, and all KPIs and events stored within Flow.

Once the model is defined, you connect the appropriate historian tags, SQL queries, data collection forms, and real-time data sources necessary for the desired KPI and event  calculations. 
02

CONNECT

03

TRANSFORM

Flow’s calculation engine transforms typically isolated data sources into cleansed and contextualized data streams before storing aggregated rollup KPIs based on events and periods.

Flow is your information hub, passing through raw data from any connected data source, calculated data streams from Flow’s data engine, and all KPIs and events stored within Flow.

04

VISUALISE AND BRIDGE

The Flow Analytics Framework

Flow connects to and ingests data from multiple sources, including industrial Historians, IoT and Cloud Platforms, SQL Databases, NoSQL Databases and Real-Time systems, meaning we can leverage the investments you have already made.

 

There will always be data that cannot be captured automatically, whether it’s data read from an instrument indicator or external data from email or paper-based systems. Flow handles manually captured data elegantly through the use of Flow Forms.

As data streams into Flow, it is cleaned, contextualised, and transformed by a set of calculation services, including primary aggregations and filters, cumulative and secondary aggregations, moving window calculations, expression-based calculations, evaluations against limits or targets, and secondary aggregations on event periods.

Flow reports, charts and dashboards are easily configured and served to operators, team leaders and managers via a web browser. Chart configuration employs built-in visualisation best-practice, thus maximising the transfer of information to the human visual cortex:

Flow automatically compiles and distributes information and PDF exports as and when required. Distribution is secure and handled via Email, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Telegram and SM.

Flow exposes an industry-standard REST API for model discovery and information access that can be used to build third-party apps or integration into existing applications.

Flow provides integration components to automatically publish information to your other systems via industry standard protocols in near real-time. Flow integrates with Industrial Historians, SQL Databases and Realtime Systems, including MQTT SparkplugB.

Flow Systems can publish information to other Flow Systems. For multi-site organisations, each of your sites’ Flow Systems publishes its information to your HQ Flow System. The HQ Flow System provides invaluable fleet-wide information for site comparisons, benchmarking, and logistics planning.

Data Sources

Flow connects to and ingests data from multiple sources, including industrial Historians, IoT and Cloud Platforms, SQL Databases, NoSQL Databases and Real-Time systems, meaning we can leverage the investments you have already made.

Data Entry

There will always be data that cannot be captured automatically, whether it’s data read from an instrument indicator or external data from email or paper-based systems. Flow handles manually captured data elegantly through the use of Flow Forms.

Calculation Services

As data streams into Flow, it is cleaned, contextualised, and transformed by a set of calculation services, including primary aggregations and filters, cumulative and secondary aggregations, moving window calculations, expression-based calculations, evaluations against limits or targets, and secondary aggregations on event periods.

Dashboarding

Flow reports, charts and dashboards are easily configured and served to operators, team leaders and managers via a web browser. Chart configuration employs built-in visualisation best-practice, thus maximising the transfer of information to the human visual cortex:

Messaging

Flow automatically compiles and distributes information and PDF exports as and when required. Distribution is secure and handled via Email, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Telegram and SM.

API

Flow exposes an industry-standard REST API for model discovery and information access that can be used to build third-party apps or integration into existing applications.

Publish

Flow provides integration components to automatically publish information to your other systems via industry standard protocols in near real-time. Flow integrates with Industrial Historians, SQL Databases and Realtime Systems, including MQTT SparkplugB.

Flow Tiering

Flow Systems can publish information to other Flow Systems. For multi-site organisations, each of your sites’ Flow Systems publishes its information to your HQ Flow System. The HQ Flow System provides invaluable fleet-wide information for site comparisons, benchmarking, and logistics planning.

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Even if you didn’t attend the 2023 Element8 Community Conference, you don’t have to miss out on the knowledge and inspiration that ELEV8 offers. You can read the blog post

Standard Packages

The easiest way to start is with a standard package.

Starter

One-Time Purchase:

R180,000 *

Unlimited

One-Time Purchase:

R1,120,000 *

Unlimited

Annual Subscription:

R280,000 *

Flow licenses include unlimited users, reports, charts and dashboards, data source integrations, data consumer integrations, notification messages and analytics query periods.

Measures/Events

200
Unlimited
Unlimited
*Exchange Rate US$1 : ZAR20
Flow licenses include unlimited users, reports, charts and dashboards, data source integrations, data consumer integrations, notification messages and analytics query periods

Starter

One-Time Purchase:

R180,000 *

Measures / Events

200

Unlimited

One-Time Purchase:

R1,120,000 *

Measures / Events

Unlimited

Unlimited

Annual Subscription:

R280,000 *

Measures / Events

Unlimited
*Exchange Rate US$1 : ZAR19

Request a quote

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