tree of elements from PIPER Business Modeler

The elements represent physical or logical entities of the process.

Elements represent physical or logical entities of the process. They can be created from scratch or from templates, organized hierarchically in a tree of elements. Business Modeler allows you to create a hierarchy that represents the structure of physical assets (equipment, devices, sensors, etc.) and processes. This hierarchy can have multiple levels, from parent elements at a higher level to details of equipment or processes at an individual level.

Attributes represent properties or characteristics of the elements and can be associated with historical data.

Attributes are defined for each element and each is linked to a specific data reference, determining where and how historical data is stored. Attributes can contain simple, fixed (model of an asset) or descriptive information, varying in complexity.


These are the expected ranges of a process variable, the lower and upper limits that can be reached, or those that can occur in certain circumstances such as an anomalous situation.


They have estimated values to compare with actual values, which are already in tags.

Statement of assets:

Use status attribute features on elements and models to allow users to set a numerical status score and a user-defined status, for example, in good condition, out of service, under maintenance, warning or error.


When users configure an analysis to generate Event Frames, they can choose to store the trigger name in the value of an attribute (text string) and mark the attribute with the trigger type characteristic of the start of an analysis.

With templates, the elements take on an initial configuration of attributes.

Business Modeler uses element templates to standardize processes and assets, i.e. you can immediately assign descriptions, units of measure, name, etc. If Business Modeler wants to integrate with different data sources that are not optimally configured, the templates will help to integrate them easily, allowing you to create elements in a faster and more orderly way, achieving a unified and consistent representation of your business.
tree of elements from PIPER Business Modeler


tree of elements from PIPER Business Modeler

Collects and stores incident data

Events in Business Modeler allow us to collect and store data on incidents or process periods of interest. Events are used to contextualize data with additional information such as the cause, impact and context of an incident.

They can trigger a previously configured attribute

They can represent inactivity, process deviations, environmental changes, material transfer, maintenance, safety incidents, product tracking batches, equipment startup and shutdown, and operator shifts. It involves real-time detection of an anomaly in your data, so when it is detected it is classified into predefined categories and rules.

Event Templates

The management of stoppages, reductions and production losses of equipment and processes, allows tracking and root cause analysis of the events generated, it would also involve setting alerts to operators in real time, so creating a template to lighten the configuration of events is a fundamental tool that can be performed by critical assets, batch processes, operator shifts and even by tests that are being performed on equipment to evaluate its performance.
tree of elements from PIPER Business Modeler


tree of elements from PIPER Business Modeler

Users will be able to configure, program and execute calculations

Business Modeler provides a real-time calculation engine that allows users to configure, schedule and execute calculations written with the performance equation syntax that acts on the attributes, these calculations can be stored in tags and generate events to notify with reports and reports of the anomaly in the assets or processes. These programmed calculations obtain input values thanks to the attributes coming from any hierarchy of elements within the tree, giving as results new attributes, these results can be divided into:

Business Modeler allows analysis and study of the events discovered.

Such as root cause analysis, duration, frequency and any parameter that helps us to reveal the origin of the event. It has visualization tools to help with analysis and interpretation, reportability that allows you to see the events recorded in real time. Events in Business Modeler can be filtered and found by time interval, event type or attribute. This gives us the possibility to set up real-time notifications also by e-mail.