Scalable Engineering packages

SIMATIC WinCC ES (TIA Portal) - Licenses of the basic system

The WinCC Engineering Software is available on a graduated price and performance basis, that can be tailored to your specific operator control and monitoring devices in an optimum way. Upward compatibility is always ensured within the WinCC offering. You can upgrade your version by purchasing power packs.

The following licenses are available:

  • SIMATIC WinCC Basic (TIA Portal)
    for the configuration of SIMATIC HMI Basic Panels; WinCC Basic is part of the STEP 7 Basic software package and cannot be upgraded

  • SIMATIC WinCC Comfort (TIA Portal)
    for configuring SIMATIC HMI Comfort Panels as well as Mobile Panels, x70 Panels and Multi Panels

  • SIMATIC WinCC Advanced (TIA Portal)
    for the configuration of PC-based HMI single-user solutions

  • SIMATIC WinCC Professional (TIA Portal)
    for process visualization and SCADA applications
    (available in three variants with 512, 4096 or maximum number of Power Tags 1))


Powerpacks give the user the option to adapt both the engineering software and the runtime packages to increasing requirements at any time. With Powerpacks the user can upgrade from WinCC Comfort to WinCC Advanced or WinCC Professional, or the number of configurable PowerTags 1) can be further increased for WinCC Professional.

Software updates

The constant development of SIMATIC software makes sure that all automation components are integrated at the latest levels.
Get yourself informed about topics like Software Update Service, types of licenses, Online Software Delivery and the administration of your licenses by using the  Automation License Manager.

1) Only process tags that are connected to the controller or other data sources via a WinCC communication channel are designated as Power-Tags. Up to 32 alarms and up to 256 user-definable analog alarms can be derived from one PowerTag. Moreover, internal tags without process linking are available for free as additional system performance.