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))

Software and licenses basic system

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SIMATIC WinCC Basic V15.1 ES

SIMATIC WinCC Comfort V15.1 ES

SIMATIC WinCC Advanced V15.1 ES

SIMATIC WinCC Professional V15.1 ES


Powerpacks give the user the option to adapt the engineering software to increasing requirements at any time. With Powerpacks the user can upgrade from WinCC Basic to WinCC Comfort, from WinCC Comfort to WinCC Advanced, from WinCC Advanced to WinCC Professional, and within WinCC Professional to the version with the next available higher number of configurable PowerTags 1).
You cannot use powerpacks to change a program version.

Software and licenses Powerpacks

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Powerpack SIMATIC WinCC Basic

Powerpack SIMATIC WinCC Comfort

Powerpack SIMATIC WinCC Advanced

Powerpacks SIMATIC WinCC Professional

Software Upgrades and Software Update Service (SUS)

To keep you program up-to-date you can purchase Upgrades or sign a  Software Update Service contract.

In addition to the version upgrades of the WinCC (TIA Portal) product portfolio Siemens offers the possibility to upgrade the predecessor product WinCC flexible as well as the SCADA system WinCC V7 to WinCC (TIA Portal). In this case the customer receives so called Combo Licenses which allow engineering on both platforms. These Combo Licenses can be upgraded like normal Floating Licenses when a new program version is available.

Owners of a V15 license can update their program version to V15.1 free of charge

Software upgrades

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Upgrades SIMATIC WinCC Basic ES

Upgrades SIMATIC WinCC Comfort ES

Upgrades SIMATIC WinCC Advanced ES

Upgrades SIMATIC WinCC Professional

Upgrades from WinCC flexible to WinCC (TIA Portal) ES

When you order the Software Update Service for your product, you’ll get every upgrade and service pack of your SIMATIC software product, delivered at no charge right to your workplace for a whole year. All you need is a valid software license for the latest available version.

You can order a SUS contract for each of the WinCC (TIA Poproducts WinCC Comfort, WinCC Advanced and WinCC Professional choosing among the SUS delivery variants Download, Package or Compact.

Software Update Service contracts (SUS)

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SUS SIMATIC WinCC Professional

You can find more information about SIMATIC licenses, the Software Update Service, the topic Online Software Delivery and how you get supported by the tools Automation License Manager and SUS Manager at:

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.