Plant Historian SB

Electronic Shift Book

Features in an overview: central dashboard with all events, tasks, shift handovers, whiteboard, directives, shift planning and much more!

Central Dashboard

Plant status und shift events at a glance

Email reports

Notification via Email


Freely configurable forms

Personal Infoboard

Actual tasks and directives


Standardized OPC interfaces

Windows API

Registration via AD coupling

Personal tasks

Administration of personal tasks

Plant efficiency

Review of the plant efficiency

Plant status

Review of the plant status

Report generation

Creation of daily/monthly reports

Digital shift handover

Efficient & complete

Recording shift events

Manually or automated

Digital signatures

For shift handover & check lists

Task management

Automatically from events

Digital check lists

Tours, quality data, maintenance and much more

Rights management

Central administration of user and group rights

Plant Historian SB - Shift Book

Digital Collection and Documentation of Shift Events - also available as a Web Version


The MES software Plant Historian SB - Shift Book - records all shift information completely for the entire production chain and supports paperless working in all areas of production, maintenance or in the warehouse.

  • Standard forms for the recording of events, tasks, shift handovers, whiteboard, instructions
  • Digital check lists - freely configurable forms, e.g. for quality data (QM), maintenance, tours, etc.
  • Intuitive and flexible management of the views
    • Filter, group, sort entries
    • Flexible saving of filters in user- or group-related layouts
  • Notifications - e.g. about my open tasks or current whiteboard entries
  • Data export - e.g. for further processing of data in Excel (simple Excel reports) or Power BI
  • Shift handover acknowledgement function
  • Automate processes / workflow engine, e.g. automated shift book entry in case of machine failure, plausibility check, escalation logic in case of value violation
  • Full integration into the Plant Historian world: coupling with alarm management, process data archiving, ...
  • Interfaces: LDAP, SQL, ERP, OPC (SPS/PLS), REST, QR codes, cameras, RFID
  • Available extensions: Digital checklists, shift planning, reporting module, PCS7 integration
digital shift book
Central dashboard with all events, tasks, shift handovers, whiteboard & instructions
Person- or group-related notification of open tasks
Person- or group-related notification of open tasks

As a result, the time required for recording, reporting and research can be reduced, process quality increased, machine utilisation optimized and error costs reduced.

digital - complete - time-saving



  • Improved overview and handling
  • Reduced acquisition, research and reporting effort
  • Increase in quality
  • Statistical evaluation by classifying error sources and recording proposed solutions
  • Using a multilingual, company-wide uniform acquisition platform saves IT costs
  • Simple handling (recording of text modules, spell checking)

Core Features

  • Documentation and collecting of shift information and events
  • Individual generation of shift schedules
  • Automatic recording of standby operations or incidents
  • Manual shift book entry option
  • Shift books for all locations in one system
  • Hierarchic reporting function
  • Support for effective local or general reporting
  • Secure electronic filing/compliance
  • All changes, including time stamp and operator, are saved in an audit-proof way
  • Guaranteed traceability of the shift history and shift changes


  • Independence of platform and operating system
  • Possibility of data acquisition onsite in the plant, even without any network connection, but with subsequent synchronization
  • No installation of the application necessary, automatic updates when starting the application

Plant Historian SB - Shift Book

Application examples for shift books, operating data, laboratories and digital checklists


  • Classic shift book with information on e.g. number of employees at work, absent, sick, etc.
  • Documentation of shift events
  • Shift handover log
  • Shift instructions and tasks
  • Audit logs
  • Plant logbook: documentation of events at a machine/plant
  • Service: maintenance and shutdown, repairs, inspections
  • Shutdown recording
  • Control charts
  • Quality data: defective goods, rework, rejects
  • Production key figures
  • Inspection records
  • Logging of batch changes, material usage
  • Controls


Display of operational documents such as shift/handover logs, digital checklists or plant books on mobile devices

Error message recording, recording of unplanned downtimes and/or reasons for downtimes, etc.

Trial access shift book

Request your free trial access for the shift book web application Plant Historian SB now without any obligation and convince yourself of the scope of services and functions:

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Plant Historian SB – Shift Book

Digital and efficient recording and documentation of shift events:

  • Impoved overview and handling
  • Reduced effort for data entry, research and reporting
  • Increase in quality
  • Statistical evaluations through classification of error sources and recording of
    proposed solutions
  • Use of a multilingual, company-wide uniform data acquisition platform saves IT costs
  • Simple operation (entry of text modules, spell checking)

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