j5 Operations Logbook

by Hexagon

Record, Track and Manage Industrial Events

Solution Overview

On every industrial site, there is a stream of operations, maintenance and safety events occurring at all levels and areas within the process. Unfortunately, there are still inadequate, time consuming methods such as paper, word processor, spreadsheet and homegrown applications being used to log these events. This increases organizational risk and inefficiencies. Crucial daily information such as Shift Handover reports can be error prone and take time to aggregate. This information is also poorly categorized, time-consuming to retrieve and not widely accessible. Poor traditional methods of data logging are not integrated with other software, such as Data Historians and CMMS systems, resulting in dual capture and information silos. To remedy these pains, companies across the world utilize the j5 Operations Logbook. Allowing their operations teams to record, manage and view any event in a consistent and efficient way with a web browser and mobile device.

The j5 Operations Logbook saves time by making vital information instantly and readily available to a wide audience, and by reducing manual data capture and report preparation. It improves the accuracy of information by reducing the risk of human error. It improves communication between operations teams, management and other employees and it improves decision-making because more relevant information is available when needed. It assists with record keeping and reporting for compliance purposes, and it ensures that information is retained in a consistent format for easy retrieval and analysis in future.

Solution Approach

Client-side: Any authorized user can access the j5 Operations Logbook from standard web browsers (Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) with a network connection to the central server. No other client-side software is required. Android, iOS and Windows mobile applications are also available, allowing syncing between the control room and field operations. Central Server: The j5 Operations Logbook requires a central application server running Windows Server 2012+ and a SQL, Oracle or PostgreSQL database. A hosted or virtual machine is also feasible for the central server. PI System Integration: j5 Operations Management Software offers a standard interface with the PI System for the integration of real-time and historical data, assets and event frames. This data can be used for reports, j5 Operations Logbook entries and workflows triggered by events. The following other j5 Applications are available on the same user interface: j5 Shift Handover, j5 Event Manager, j5 Inspection Rounds, j5 Work Instructions, j5 Standing Orders, j5 Permit to Work, j5 Incident Management, j5 Action Management, j5 Management of Change, j5 Product Movements and j5 IndustraForm® Templates (a flexible technology for transforming spreadsheets and forms into enterprise applications). j5 IndustraForm Templates, j5 Inspection Rounds, j5 Operations Logbook and j5 Standing Orders are also available on j5 Mobile.



  • Eliminates Paper, Spreadsheets and Scattered Databases
  • Wide Visibility of Operations Data with Consistent Logs, Real-time Events Monitoring and Advanced Workflow Capabilities
  • Saves Time and Improves Accuracy
  • Easy to Use with Fast Search and Filtering


  • Intuitive, Easy-to-use, Saves Time and Improves Accuracy with Consistent Formats and Structure
  • Web Browser and Mobile Based
  • Tried and Tested Worldwide
  • True Enterprise-wide Availability

PI System Requirements

PI System version 3.4.390 or later, PSA Server

Solution Type

Asset Management, Condition Based Maintenance, Data Aggregation, Data Collection, Downtime Tracking, Environmental Compliance, Event/Batch Analysis, MES, Process Optimization, Safety Compliance, Visualization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Material
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Data Center
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Engineering Services
  • Facilities
  • Food & Beverages
  • Government
  • Hospital & Medical
  • Information Technology

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Increase Asset Health & Uptime, Manage Risk & Regulatory, Advance Safety Performances


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