Proficy Process Systems

GE’s state-of-the-art, scalable, integrated system leverages the latest hardware and software for complete process control.

Proficy Process Systems (PPS) is a process control system for continuous and hybrid process applications. It provides customers with the integrated tools they need to design, implement, operate, and maintain a process control system.

PPS is comprised of hardware, software, and often services. This document describes the software elements of PPS and how to order them. There are no specific PPS part numbers for hardware, PPS hardware should be ordered using regular hardware part numbers.
PPS is sold based on I/O counts of 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 5000, and 5000+ and it provides two visualization options: CIMPLICITY and iFix.

PPS is made up of four software elements: Engineering Workstation, Application Server, Operator Console, and System Server. Each software element is a functional entity that can be combined to run on one computer or distributed onto multiple computers depending on the requirements and size of the application.

The Engineering Workstation (EWS) software element is used to develop and configure the system. It includes a SCADA development/runtime server, PPS Logic Developer, and EGD system tools. Included in the SCADA system are PPS mimic and faceplate objects that allow consistent and efficient development of HMI screens. The EGD system tools includes a configuration server that provides a common database between the PPS Logic Developer and the SCADA development server.


  • Engineering Workstation
  • Operator Console
  • System Server including Historian and Change Management Server
  • Application Server, optional with iFIX, required with CIMPLICITY
  • Redundant Application Server, if redundancy is required