ICM has signed a software development and marketing agreement with Houston, Texas -based NCAT, Inc. to co-develop and market the Inseo Suite line of software services. ICM has been granted exclusive rights to market the first release to Inseo Suite, the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Module, to the biofuels and alcohol manufacturing industry worldwide The Inseo Suite application utilizes NCAT’s Plant Intelligent Life Cycle Platform data repository.
The KPI Module was the first Inseo Suite application developed with ICM for the biofuels industry, and integrates ethanol plant operational data and produces dashboard-driven information that provides both critical overview and detailed views of plant performance. The KPI Module gathers, analyzes and stores over 30 key process metrics including: cook, fermentation, distillation and evaporation, key enzyme ratio, dried distillers grain (DDGs) and modified distillers grains.
Tom Ranallo, ICM vice president of operations said, “ICM is pleased to collaborate with NCAT to market the Inseo Suite and introduce its first KIP module product release. This proprietary suite of products has the capability to convert data into actionable information and deliver sustained profitability for our customers. We look foward to working with NCAT in the rollout of the Inseo Suite product line in our industry,” added Ranallo.
According to ICM, the Inseo Suite design greatly reduces the need for paper records, graphically illustrates all KPI metrics on one display and allows deep analysis into the data to better understand and proactively correct issues with out-of range processes as they arise. In addition, the software enables plant operational and management personnel to manage optimal plant ethanol yield based on current market conditions.
“We feel very proud to have been chosen by ICM as their software development partner for the Inseo Suite,” added Bobby Anderson, chief operating officer and chief marketing officer of NCAT. “Our professionals have spent their careers in developing leading edge software for process plant industries and our team will bring the latest thinking in integrating the operations, maintenance and financial information for ethanol plants. It’s ultimately about driving shareholder value and that only happens with elegantly managed data collection, analysis and decision making.”