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Pros:

This allows import of images for construction of animations for the design of the interface, is user friendly, allows different protocols of industrial communications.

Cons:

So once you have a software and need to upgrade you need to pay more and more.

FactoryTalk ratings

Average score

Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Service
3,9
Features
4,6
Value for Money
4,1

Likelihood to recommend

8,9/10

FactoryTalk has an overall rating of 4.5 out 5 stars based on 17 user reviews on Capterra.

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Jhon jairo V.
Jhon jairo V.
Student Researcher in Puerto Rico
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

human machine interface design software

5 4 years ago

Pros:

This allows import of images for construction of animations for the design of the interface, is user friendly, allows different protocols of industrial communications

Cons:

This is too expensive, the acquisition of the software is allowed by the purchase of this and not by the purchase of equipment. Training is expensive should integrate the system

Russell W.
System Engineer in US
Industrial Automation, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

FactoryTalk Suite

5 3 years ago

Comments: I have had good luck with the software and with all the documentation. I have had spotty luck with the support team. More times than not they can get to the source of the problem right away, but occassionally you seem to get someone who appears to have not had much real life use of the products.

Pros:

I appreciate that the FactoryTalk suite can integrate data from the plant floor to a high level manager. I can easily gather data via FactoryTalk Linx and push it to my displays in FactoryTalk View SE, my historian in FactoryTalk Historian SE, and even to reports via VantagePoint. The HMI is easy to use and I like how everything integrates more or less seamlessly.

Cons:

The View SE displays can use some higher quality (vector based) graphics. The graphics engine is a little old and needs some reworking. Also, some basic integration of database calls and tabular data in the HMI is missing without the engineer doing quite a bit of work or relying on third party active-x controls.

Dustin Z.
engineer in US
Computer Software, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

very useful

3 3 years ago

Comments: use on programming water plants

Pros:

is useful but the only one my company use

Cons:

ir cratches all the time , causing delays in my work

Chris D.
Chris D.
Principal Engineer, Global Reliability in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Goods
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

FactoryTalk VantagePoint is powerful access to industrial data

4 4 years ago

Comments: Fast access to all manufacturing data across the entire company

Pros:

The key to FactoryTalk VantagePoint is to treat all data as time series "tag" data when setting up connectors. Being able to quickly grab any tag across the entire company and drop it on a trend chart or bring it into Excel is very powerful. The application can connect to all major industrial historians as well as any SQL or Oracle database. This gives you access to just about any data available.

Cons:

The best features of the product are not well exposed and are not as user friendly. For example, the ability to finesse a data set within the Excel Add-in is called Post-SQL processing, hidden deep within the wizard, and requires knowledge of SQL as well as undocumented syntax to refer to columns.

Sergio A.
Sergio A.
Project Manager in Puerto Rico
Industrial Automation, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best tool set in the automation market compared to all the automation brands

5 4 years ago

Comments: Complete control of your productive plant.

Pros:

This is a complete sotware set of tools for implement the automation projects and manage the operations, process and business of the company. Works perfect and give you the best benefits if you integrate this software with the hardware of the same brand. The cost compared to others companies is very competitive.

Cons:

The initial configuration of the software is not as intuitive and easy as you can desire, because depends to much of specific configurations of Windows OS.

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Mix-Laboratory Chemist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Building Materials, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

FactoryTalk

4 3 years ago

Comments: Working as an operator in a manufacturing plant, our systems interface is done using FactoryTalk software and overall it has been a very positive experience.

Pros:

The end user interface is limited only by the programmer’s capability and skill set.

Cons:

As the end user, the weaknesses of the interface can be magnified by the programmer and their knowledge of the factory or processes being controlled.

Verified Reviewer
Information Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Automotive
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I use FactoryTalk to create displays for our manufacturing machines used by operators and managers.

4 3 years ago

Pros:

Works well with other Rockwell products, machine controllers and drivers. It works better than their competitor products.

Cons:

Some portions are more complex than they should be such as the setup and configuration. I have to configure multiple parts for it to work properly, such as the communication, human machine interface, and server setup.

Alberto B.
Enginner in Colombia
Mining & Metals, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

It's a great family of tools for automation industry.

5 4 years ago

Comments: Experience

Pros:

With this family of tools you can do whatever you want in automation. They have HMI software, Asset Control software, Historian Software and a lot more.

Cons:

You need a license for everything you want. So once you have a software and need to upgrade you need to pay more and more

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Ingeniero de Automatización y Control in Venezuela
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

My experience with these applications have been one of the best stages of my life. Easy, fast and ma

5 4 years ago

Pros:

What I like about these applications is that they are easy to use, they are very robust, they have redundancy and they are guaranteed in all their products. One of the best brands in applications of industrial automation are those of rockwell automation.

Cons:

There really is nothing to complain about products. The only thing is that it is very expensive but expensive things should be better in all their appearance.

Jairo M.
Electrical Maintenance Engineer in US
Entertainment, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Full Automation and PLC Tools

5 3 years ago

Comments: Amazing, just remember that a Dot "." or a coma "," may save or kill you Migration, be very careful on each Component, PLC, CPU and network adapters VERSIONS.

Pros:

It has many different sub categories, like HMI programming, PLC troubleshooting, Networks diagnostics and setup. My expertise comes to the HMI developing, with i might say its very gratifying to program on Factorytalk View M.E.

Cons:

it takes a while to get to know all the perks.

Brittany P.
Engineer in US
Utilities, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Experience is across many people

4 3 years ago

Comments: Keeping our system on Factory talk helps with having a cohesive network.

Pros:

Factory Talk keeps everything under one roof. It's helpful to have training, PLC programs, VFD programs, and panelviews under one bracket. If you're already familiar with programming, this will be a good program to know especially if working in the US.

Cons:

Support personnel from Rockwell on a few accounts could not answer technical questions. Including questions about equipment that has been running for 20+ years. They will call someone else or edit it how they normally do it instead of trying to help understand what your business or company needs.

Giuseppe D.
Electrical engineer in Italy
Food & Beverages, 5 001-10 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Grapichal pages for HMI in Food and Beverage industriy

4 4 years ago

Comments: connection with all Rockwell devices is easy

Pros:

It's so good the enviroment and the interface. Quite clear how to connect Tags to PLC and good to have possibilties with Recipes.

Cons:

Grapichally it is limited, not a lot of draw. Hard to use the drag and drop. Zoom are not so good. Little bit complex to involve it in the system (set the network and the links with other devices).

Alvin B.
Graduate Student of Master of Science in Puerto Rico
Mining & Metals, 5 001-10 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Excellent platform for the automation of industrial plants and production process.

5 4 years ago

Comments: Troubleshooting problems in a automated process

Pros:

Rockwell Automation software like RSLogix5, 500 or 5000 offer an easy way to program and troubleshoot a problem following rung sequence in the ladder file

Cons:

Factory Talk should have better training packages for companies. Engineers know about one or two software but not about the whole platform.

Dirk V.
Dirk V.
Engineer in Netherlands
Information Technology & Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Forced to use, but with pleasure

5 3 years ago

Pros:

This software is designed to design and engineer Rockwell HMI systems windows based. It fits the purpose, and is the best you can get.

Cons:

The interface is a bit outdated, and the functionality must be completed with VBA code. Not too professional

Verified Reviewer
Research Assistant in Puerto Rico
Verified LinkedIn User
Higher Education
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great automation software

5 4 years ago

Comments: Great automation tools

Pros:

Is one of the most popular software in automation industry, have great features of PLC and third party devices.

Cons:

Rockwell could improve the technical support in this software, because the installations and configuration are difficult.

Verified Reviewer
Asistente de Docencia in Colombia
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 1 001-5 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

An embedded platform for factory monitoring

5 3 years ago

Pros:

Rockwell Automation is a very common supplier of automation equipment for industries. Factory Talk is a platform that can be easily integrated with PLCs, sensors and actuators to monitor and control the production process. It ensures compatitibility with the other equipments and its learning curve for the machine operators is easy.

Cons:

It is a quite expensive software. Also, the user interface is not user friendly.

Bruno O.
US
Used the Software for: Not provided
Reviewer Source

Excellent product

4 5 years ago

Comments: We use it all the time. Would you it with more customers if it was less expensive. It works great with PlantPAX.