Alternative (for APS)

An alternative is a container for specific data to drive APS planning and/or the Analyzer. Each alternative represents a scenario to be analyzed. You always have a production alternative called alternative 0. The production alternative references your standard CloudSuite Industrial database. APS uses the data in alternative 0.

To investigate a possible change to your process, you must create one or more "planning" alternatives (such as alternative 1, 2, 3, etc.). Then, you can make changes to represent your new process. After running the Planner, you can observe the effects on your process without committing any changes to your production CloudSuite Industrial data.