SIMATIC PCS 7 system inventorying

General inventorying of installed hardware and software components of your SIMATIC PCS 7 application from a central location provides the following advantages, for example:

  • Quick analysis of the installed components for preparation for replacement actions or upgrades

  • Easy creation of up-to-date "as built" system documentation as a detailed inventory report


The system inventorying spans all levels of your SIMATIC PCS 7 plant: company management level, control level and field level. It covers all SIMATIC PCS 7 system components on these levels, e.g. SIMATIC PCS 7 workstations, industrial Ethernet switches, automation systems (controllers), remote I/Os, links, field devices, drives, etc.

SIMATIC PCS 7 system inventorying implies:

  • Central acquisition of inventory data by reading it from the database of the SIMATIC PCS 7 engineering system or directly from the components

  • Generation of an inventory report in Excel format

  • Creation of a license certificate in the form of a list of installed and actually used software licenses (based on company-wide licenses)