With Metso Outotec CIMS, plant operations achieve a new level of awareness from day one. Valuable process information is stored in a failure-tolerant system including redundant data collection. The system provides an excellent integration layer between plant floor level and upper level business control systems as information is consolidated into a single database. Metso Outotec CIMS has a modular architecture, which guarantees that project-specific requirements can be fulfilled while ensuring upgradeability of the system throughout the plant lifetime. When applicable, Metso Outotec CIMS can be integrated with other plant information systems and, with some restrictions, third-party equipment.