While the Automation Fair® event has evolved over 20 years, one thing remains constant: the way we collaborate with third-party companies is like no other automation supplier. Rockwell Automation® and our PartnerNetworkTM demonstrate that together, we expand solutions that grow customer confidence in our joint ability to deliver innovative solutions. The Automation Fair® event is a great venue to connect with and learn from the organizations that comprise our PartnerNetwork.
The majority of exhibitors are third-party complementary product suppliers that are referenced through the EncompassTM Partner program. Many have been with us for more than 20 years (see sidebar). While there are many veterans, almost one-third of the Encompass exhibitors have joined the program in the past 5 years.
We've been on a journey to a Connected Enterprise for decades, and as technology and business challenges have driven the need for information sharing enterprise-wide, our PartnerNetwork capabilities have grown. At the Automation Fair® event, you can learn how we all work together in the Industrial IP Advantage booth, where a number of Encompass partners will augment the consortium of Rockwell Automation with our Strategic Alliance partners Cisco and Panduit.
As you visit exhibitors that have EtherNet/IPTM capability built into their devices, ask them which of their devices have Add On Profiles that help you quickly configure their products through Studio 5000®.
You can find Encompass Product Partners as part of our selection tools, including the Integrated Architecture Builder® software, Motion Analyzer and ProposalWorksTM, all designed to reduce your configuration time and improve your experience while working with Rockwell Automation and our PartnerNetwork. These tools will be on display near the Integrated Architecture booth.
Join us at the Automation Fair® event in Chicago, November 18-19. You can learn more about our partners at www.rockwellautomation.com/partners.
Manager, Business Partnering - Encompass Program