OnPing: Modern Data Control

Cutting-edge Automation and Process Control

21st-century SCADA solution that governs the automation, control, data gathering and dissemination of your industrial operations.

Some of the best features of OnPing include

Automation is about control

OnPing is Plow Technologies proprietary solution that is revolutionizing the SCADA software market. OnPing delivers the huge cost savings and convenience of cloud-based software-as-a-service with user customization previously possible only with on-premises software. The result: a 21st-century SCADA solution that governs the automation, control, data gathering and dissemination of your industrial operations, while providing all your team members the exact data and trends they need, exactly the way they want to receive them. OnPing is the engine that runs a SCADA system designed and installed by Plow Technologies. OnPing is also an excellent choice to maximize the scope and power of your existing process control system. OnPing resides on our servers and communicates over the cloud with the RTUs, PLCs and HMIs that populate your network. It gives you access to and control over remote locations from the strategic convenience of corporate headquarters or anywhere with an internet connection.

What Can OnPing Do for You?

  1. OnPing MONITORS your field data. Sensors and transducers at remote locations measure your process variables and send a continuous flow of real-time data to OnPing.

  2. OnPing DISPLAYS data in the form of easy-to-read graphics: virtual gauges, dials, etc., that make your data easy to read and easy to respond to rapidly. Enable team members to access the real-time information they need when they need it to keep their work moving forward. Keep your entire team engaged by sharing key data across your organization in a user-friendly dashboard display.

  3. OnPing RESPONDS to field anomalies with automated controls you prescribe. OnPing can automatically activate emergency call-outs, allow operators to initiate shutdowns, etc. OnPing also gives you full supervisory control from your command center.

  4. OnPing ALERTS you to changing variables and circumstances on the field. No need for round-the-clock human monitoring of process variables. OnPing will send an unlimited variety of notifications and alarms according to setpoints you prescribe. Receive notifications at your command center and/or on any computer, mobile device, email address or pager.

  5. OnPing ANALYZES the data. OnPing archives all your data, making customized reports possible on any variable or trend. Program OnPing to automatically produce key reports. Greater knowledge leads to greater control, which leads to greater performance, productivity and profit.

  6. OnPing gives you CONTROL. You can adjust values from headquarters, from anywhere with internet access, or in the field.

Other Approaches

On-premises software: Disadvantages well-known

Many of the best-known SCADA software solutions emerged when the Internet was in its infancy, the World Wide Web did not yet exist and nobody had ever heard of cloud computing. In those early days, the only way to obtain software was to purchase it, install it and maintain it in-house. Today that antiquated model is called “on-premises software.”

What’s wrong with on-premises software? Mainly the huge cost. There’s the big initial investment to purchase the software and the servers to run it on. There’s the cost to run an IT department that is kept busy mastering the software, installing and upgrading it, setting up user interfaces, devising data capture strategies and troubleshooting. The end users, your team members on the field and across your network, are at the mercy of IT to help them squeeze the data they need out of your inflexible, instantly out-of-date system.

Software as a Service: Pros and Cons

With Internet access and lightning-quick networks now available everywhere, SaaS is the modern choice.

The advantages of SaaS are many. Mainly, it is so cost efficient! Low cost of entry. Pay-as-you-go pricing. Upgrades, security and troubleshooting handled by the provider, greatly reducing the drain on IT. Also, no worries about networking throughout your plant or among multiple, far-flung locations. Your software resides on the cloud and is easily accessed by your entire team.

But the first wave of SCADA Software-as-a-Service solutions had their disadvantages  namely, lack of customization. SaaS solutions tend to rely on one-size-fits-all templates. Ways to view data are limited to a few default tables and graphs. It is hard or impossible for field workers to obtain the exact data they want in the exact format they want it.

For this reason, many growing companies continue to prefer on-premises software, which can deliver more customized data capture and data visualization  even though those benefits come at a much higher cost and with a lot more headaches.

Then There was OnPing

Plow Technologies set out to revolutionize the SCADA software market by providing a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service solution with all the advantages and none of the limitations.

OnPing resides on Plow Technologies’ servers; we handle the maintenance, upgrades and troubleshooting. You realize the cost savings that result from eliminating the upfront investment and continued maintenance that on-premises software require.

What makes OnPing revolutionary is that it is a highly customizable SaaS SCADA solution. OnPing empowers each user at every point in your industrial process to choose the data they want to receive and customize how they view that data.

This revolutionary capability really does set OnPing apart from everything else available on the SCADA market.

More Important Features of OnPing

Easy, intuitive interface

Getting started with OnPing is easy. OnPing’s graphic representation of data makes it simple to understand. And Plow Technologies support is available 24/7/365 to provide training and answer questions.

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Great Graphics

Many ways to see your wells means greater understanding of what is really happening. OnPing allows you to graph multiple values at the same time. You can view the results on multiple axis and create quick spreadsheets.

View your tank levels real time in a rich graphical format.

Powerful Alarming

  • Broadcast notification
  • Enforced Tripped/Acknowlege
  • Simple Drag and Drop scheduling
  • Quick and complete Logging
  • Custom alarm sets for key people
  • Alarm on inactivity of sensors
  • Alarm on historical conditions

Scheduling is made much simpler with drag and drop control&

Share Data With People

Our dashboards approach allows you to create views and tables that can be shared across your organization. It isnt some complicated thing either watch!

Cloud-based access

Team members throughout your organization access OnPing’s real-time data and reports from their existing devices. No hardware purchases or software installation worries. OnPing is Software as a Service (SaaS) and is charged as a monthly fee based on how many tags the customer has.

OnPing interacts seamlessly with your existing process control technology.

OnPing works with RTUs, PLCs, VSDs, etc., from Allen-Bradley, Emerson, ABB, Modicon, GE, Siemens and many others.

Individualized user privileges

You decide who sees what, who receives which notifications and alarms, who can change setpoints, and who can activate supervisory controls.

Scheduling is simple with drag-and-drop scheduling control.

No burden on your IT department.

Plow Technologies provides the programming, training and support.


Your industry and operations are changing constantly. OnPing is the ideal platform for your future success, able to change and grow with your changing needs.


OnPing can fit neatly into your existing software choices. We can integrate with many other field data platforms.

Fair pricing

Everything we do is covered under one price.

  • No hidden fees!
  • No tricky contracts

World Class support

Your problems are our problems, we get them figured out and fixed. Our software is designed to be easy for our customers to use without our help.

That does not mean our help is not ready and available! We can be your IT and have a rich amount of experience helping people get onping to be the tool they need it to be for them.

The exact data your team members need, exactly the way they want to receive it. That’s OnPing