Visualizing processes, analyzing and distributing data


The WinCC/DataMonitor is used for displaying, analyzing, evaluating and distributing current process states, historical data and messages. With the DataMonitor, WinCC process data can thus be made available to all function levels of a company via the web.

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  • Display and analysis of current process states and historical data on office PCs with standard tools such as the MS Internet Explorer or MS Excel

  • Integration of WinCC process pictures without additional configuration

  • Process information can be compiled online during runtime

  • Generating event-driven or time-driven reports and forwarding by email

  • Integrated user administration with individual access authorizations

Design and functions

Display and analysis of current process states and historical data (measured values, messages, user data) on any office PC. The data provider, a WinCC/WebNavigator or a WinCC/DataMonitor server can be installed on any WinCC single-user system, server or client.

The WinCC/DataMonitor offers Internet-capable tools, which support all conventional security mechanisms such as login/password, firewalls, encryption, etc.:

  • Process Screens
    Monitoring and navigating using WinCC process screens with MS Internet Explorer as so-called "View Only Client". The mechanisms of WinCC/Web Navigator are used.

  • Trends & Alarms
    Display and analysis of archived WinCC process values and alarms. Predefined webpages are linked to WinCC archive data (measured values or messages) for this purpose. The report data can be exported to a CSV file.

  • Excel Workbooks
    Messages, current or archived process values are transferred to an Excel table with the help of a wizard. The Excel workbooks can be published, made available on the intranet/Internet or used as a template for automated reports (published reports).

  • Published Reports
    Generation of time-driven or event-driven reports as Excel file or PDF
    and forwarding by email, if required.

  • WebCenter
    Central information portal for access to WinCC data via the intranet or Internet. Any data views and WinCC process pictures can be compiled for different groups of persons. This means data can be analyzed and exported over different periods of time. It is also possible to connect or disconnect outsourced archives.


Licensing is server-based, which means that it takes place on the Web Navigator or on a DataMonitor server. The number of client licenses defines the maximum number of simultaneously active clients. In principle, any number of clients can be connected. PowerPacks are available for upgrading the number of simultaneously active clients.