Historian Solutions

In our current data-demanding environments, the enterprise delivery of time series data offer invaluable perspective within industrial process. Historians serve as the foundation for data-driven decision-making, facilitating real-time analysis, historical data retrieval, regulatory compliance, and operational optimization.

The challenge with operationalization of insights from time series data is that the decisions made are only as good as the data quality and tooling enabling it. That's where True North's Historian Solutions team comes in.

True North Solutions expert explains the benefits of data historian software.
True North Solutions data historian software unlocking the power of data in industrial processes.
Data historian software: benefits

Unlock the power of data in industrial processes

A data historian is a data management system used in industrial automation to collect, store, and retrieve time-based information generated from industrial equipment and processes. With it, businesses can track performance, identify trends, troubleshoot issues, and optimize processes, fostering efficiency and informed decision-making. Here is some of the functionality that drives results:

  • Data-driven decision-making – enable informed decisions for process optimisation, maintenance scheduling, and resource allocation
  • Improved product quality – helps maintain product quality standards by identifying deviations and flagging the need for action
  • Compliance – by providing reliable data for audits and reporting, historians simplify the compliance and reporting process
  • Reduced downtime – minimise unplanned downtime and production losses through problem detection and efficient troubleshooting
  • Predictive maintenance – monitoring equipment performance and identifying issues before they lead to costly downtime
Historian Solutions: Benefits

Streamline historian system roll-out with historian experts

True North has established a focused team of experts to provide historian solutions. Our Historian Solutions team has a deep understanding and experience with software engineering. Our experience with SCADA and other systems gives us unparalleled knowledge of time series data and how it should be stored and selected for industrial operations.

True North Solutions experts streamline and rollout historian system solutions.
True North Solutions integration of historian solution systems with existing instrumentation.
Historian Solutions: our services

Our five step data historian implementation process

Requirements gathering

Clearly define your goals and objectives. Understand what data is needed, why you need it, and how it will be used. Then, identify the data sources such as sensors, PLCs, SCADA systems, etc.

Technology selection support

Looking at scalability, data retention requirements, and integration with existing systems, choose a data historian software provider that aligns with your organization’s needs.

Solution architecture and deployment

Develop a standardized data tagging and naming convention and implement data quality assurance measures to minimize issues with data collection. This includes data validation, cleansing, and redundancy checks.


Protect sensitive data via encryption, role-based access, and data audit trails to maintain data integrity.

Stakeholder training

Work with key stakeholders to teach the benefits of the data historian. Users should know how to retrieve and analyze data effectively.

True focus on safety and quality

Whether on a client site or at our headquarters in the US or Canada, we conduct ourselves with the utmost attention to safety, quality, and workflow-based execution best practices.

  • True North complies with our clients' requirements for Certificate of Recognition (COR) status in the regions where it is required.
  • Across all our operating regions, True North's health, safety, wellness, and environmental programs are structured to support the wellbeing of our employees, contractors, clients, and visitors.
  • Our safety and environmental target is zero incidents. This is more than just a target to be achieve – this is a fundamental value. Regardless of geographic location, we pride ourselves on consistently exceeding industry standards.
  • Client satisfaction is our priority; this is the first item on our list of True Values, and it’s something we strive for in everything we do.
  • Our quality program is designed to ensure the delivery of reliable, efficient, and secure solutions for clients across various industries.
  • At the beginning of every client engagement, we work with our clients to establish expectations and key performance indicators to ensure alignment before the work begins. Quality is then driven by our Leadership and project execution teams, and measured, reported on, and continuously improved.
  • By prioritizing quality, we help you optimize your operational technology infrastructure, mitigate risks, and achieve long-term operational success.
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Prepare your organization to thrive in a data-driven era. Talk with True North's Historian Solutions team about the optimal data historian system integration for your business.