OTI Introduces New ETAP Advantage Licensing Option

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ETAP Advantage licensing offers the verification & validation certification proving that ETAP meets the strictest levels of performance accuracy and precision.

Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI), developer and designer of the ETAP power system enterprise solution, has announced the launch of ETAP Advantage, a new licensing option that offers commercial ETAP users performance reports and verification & validation certification proving that ETAP power management products meet the strictest levels of performance accuracy and precision.

Developed for organizations needing high levels of performance scrutiny, ETAP Advantage provides documentation certifying that ETAP power management software has been rigorously tested, verified & validated against field results, real system measurements, established programs and hand calculations. In addition, performance reports provide an in-depth accountability listing of ETAP’s proof of correctness.

With ETAP Advantage licensing, ETAP users can minimize the internal manpower required for software validation and significantly reduce the costs of performance assurance. Furthermore, ETAP Advantage licensing makes it easier for companies to take advantage of the latest software advancements and discontinue obsolete programs that remain in use due to the high costs of revalidating newer software solutions.

ETAP Advantage licensing offers a new tier of certification that is not provided with the ETAP Commercial license option. ETAP is already the de facto standard among facilities requiring the highest levels of performance certainty, having been adopted by more than two thirds of U.S. nuclear power generation plants.

“The demand for commercial software excellence and execution confidence is growing,” says Farrokh Shokooh, OTI President and CEO. “We recognize this trend and have addressed it by offering commercial ETAP users many of the features derived from the nuclear accreditation process, ensuring a standard of excellence to all industries.”

Some of the features of ETAP Advantage include:

  • Verified & Validated Software and Libraries. ETAP Advantage licensees will receive documentation confirming that every ETAP release is validated per the requirements of ISO 9001:2000, 10 CFR 50, Appendix B, Title 10 CFR Part 21, ANSI/ASME N45.2, ASME NQA-1, ANSI/IEEE Std 730.1, CAN/CSA-Q396.1.2 and ANSI N45.2.2.
  • Performance Reporting. These performance reports keep ETAP Advantage licensees updated with program deviations, limitations, and detailed listings of changes from one release to the next. Deviations are reported within five working days from discovery. Reporting includes minor deviations in calculations, library data, program interface, output reports, plots, project database, etc. Note: Major/substantial errors will be reported to all ETAP users.

For more information about ETAP Advantage licensing, visit http://www.etap.com/licenseoptions.htm

About Operation Technology, Inc.

Operation Technology, Inc. (OTI) is the developer of the ETAP enterprise solution for designing, analyzing, simulating and optimizing power systems. ETAP is currently in use by thousands of companies worldwide, including industrial facilities, generation plants, public utilities, and more than two thirds of all U.S.-based nuclear power generation facilities. OTI is ISO 9001 certified, covering all activities related to design, development, production and support of ETAP products. For more information, visit etap.com.

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