You can convert your FactoryLink projects to SIMATIC WinCC, and thus preserve your engineering efforts. For this migration process, Siemens is offering you very favorable commercial terms on replacement SIMATIC WinCC licenses and a number of supporting services to make your migrations low-cost and low-risk.
The HMI Center of Competence (HMI CoC) can analyze your existing FactoryLink applications and provide you an estimate of the overall effort and investment required for a complete migration to SIMATIC WinCC. In most cases, you find the overall cost of migrating FactoryLink to SIMATIC WinCC much lower than starting from scratch.
With this service, specialized automated tools are used to migrate all key application components (tags, graphics, animations, server scripts, I/Os, alarms, logging) to a native WinCC application. For simple applications, this concludes the migration, and the testing and commissioning can be started.
For more complex applications, some additional work maybe required to implement specialized functionality.
Additional Migration Services
This phase is comprised of special engineering services that are based on the preceding phases, and requires the corresponding know-how from both programming packages to, e.g., unlock the full WinCC functionality.
Specialized consulting services, training courses, or on-site commissioning are also available to support migrations.
SIMATIC WinCC Licenses for FactoryLink customers
For FactoryLink customers who made the decision to migrate, Siemens is offering several special migration license packages for SIMATIC WinCC. The packages are based on the currnt version of WinCC.
Offer for FactoryLink Customers without valid CSS Agreement
The number appended to each description indicates the number of PowerTags included in the license
Customers are required to return the FactoryLink license
When ordering a WinCC development license customers have to purchase a SIMATIC WinCC Comprehensive Support Agreement in addition to returning the FactoryLink license.