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Industry Software - Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
Founded 1980
Headquarters Burlington, ON, Canada
Key people Michael Caliel- Chief Operating Officer
Products Avantis.DSS, Avantis Enterprise Asset Management [1], Avantis Condition Manager [2], Avantis Extension Modules [3]
Parent Invensys
Divisions [brand of Invensys Software]
Website http://software.invensys.com/avantis/

Avantis is a brand of Schneider Electric which acquired the Avantis parent company Invensys plc. in January 2014.

Avantis enterprise asset management software is within the Enterprise Asset Management (Enterprise Asset Management) category. EAM products help companies make more informed decisions on managing industrial assets, and may include Computerized Maintenance Management (CMMS), Condition Management and some type of Business Intelligence (Business Intelligence) reporting. Avantis' Enterprise Asset Management (Enterprise Asset Management) systems and services provide asset performance management, condition monitoring, systems integration, and decision support software.

Avantis headquarters are in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.



1980: Shaw Computer Consulting Services Ltd (later renamed ShawWare) founder Bill Shaw develops an engineering stores management system on the IBM System/34 for an Ontario paper manufacturer

1983: Delivered packaged CMMS Solution for the IBM System/38 to major industrial customers (with particular success in the Pulp & Paper field) across N.America, and later on in Europe

1984: First Customer Conference

1988: Formation of User Advisory Council (UAC)

1989: First Release for the IBM AS/400 (later known as Avantis.XA)

1989: Began investigating new open system technologies


1991: Acquisition by Marcam Corporation

1992: First Delivery of Prism Maintenance & Procurement

1994: Marcam Acquired Mapics

1995: Moved to current facilities

1995: First Delivery of Protean Maintenance & Procurement

1996: Formation of Asset Management Advisory Panel (AMAP)

1997: Marcam spins off Mapics and becomes Marcam Solutions

1999: Acquisition by Wonderware Corporation


2000: Developed MaintenanceSuite Brand

2000: Avantis introduces InRIM Rapid Implementation Methodology

2001: Avantis becomes a part of Invensys Process Systems

2003: Avantis embraces a Microsoft .NET Framework rich client strategy

2003: Plant Services/MRO Marketplace magazine awards Avantis a Silver “Product of the Year” Award for Avantis.DMM

2005: Avantis introduces the Invensys Condition Monitoring software solution

2005: Avantis introduces the Supply Chain Collaboration Module

2005: Avantis introduces Avantis.DSS decision support solution

2005: Invensys Condition Monitoring named “Breakthrough Product of 2005” by Processing magazine

2006: Avantis.PRO becomes available in the Simplified Chinese language

2006: Avantis achieves Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status

2006: Avantis.DSS 1.1 and Condition Monitoring 2.1 are released

2006: 20th Anniversary of Avantis User Group

2006: Avantis.DSS named “Breakthrough Product of 2006” by Processing magazine

2007: Avantis.PRO achieves Microsoft Vista certification

2007: Avantis is runner-up in the Plant Services Best Practices Awards, Software/Systems category

2007: Avantis introduces InFusion Condition Manager

2007: Avantis introduces a financial integration module for Avantis.PRO with Microsoft Dynamics GP and AX

2007: Avantis.PRO 4.2 is released

2007: Avantis.DSS 4.2 is released

2013: Avantis PRO 5.0.5 is released, featuring Lock Out/Tag Out (LOTO) functionality


  • Avantis Enterprise Asset Management software [4]
    • Core of the Avantis Asset Performance Management solution. Offers EAM [maintenance management, spares and inventory management, procurement], Condition Monitoring, and Decision Support to customers.
  • Avantis Extension Modules [5]
    • Approval Module, Integration Toolkit, Advanced Scheduling extends function of core Avantis EAM
  • Avantis.DSS [6]
    • Decision Support System transforms, aggegrates raw data, presents in format for review and analysis
  • Avantis Condition Manager [7]
    • Avantis Condition Manager collects and analyzes real-time condition data, manages actions to improve asset performance.

External links[edit]

  • Avantis Enterprise Asset Management [8]