A SimApi is a software interface between the Umetrics Suite software and a data source. The primary purpose of a SimApi is to provide data to SIMCA®-online or SIMCA®.
Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics develops SimApis for many different data sources, such as process historians and general purpose databases. There are also SimApis offered by partners and other companies.Learn more how SimApi is used in SIMCA and SIMCA-online
To learn how to plan for a SimApi deployment, install a SimApi in SIMCA or SIMCA-online, and how to troubleshoot, download the SimApi Guide
This page lists available SimApis, provides user guides and download links, and explains features in SimApis. Consult the feature matrix below to learn more about SimApi functionality and also limitations in functionality for some SimApis. Use the download links below to obtain the SimApis, free of charge.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics HDA SimApi connects to a data source using the industry standard OPC HDA.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics DA SimApi connects to a data source using the industry standard OPC DA.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics ODBC SimApi connects to a SQL database with process data. The required database schema is described in the user guide.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics PI AF SimApi connects to an OSIsoft PI Server, specifically the PI Data Archive and the PI AF (Asset Framework) Server.
This SimApi is built by and fully supported by Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics unlike the OSIsoft PI SimApi described in the next section.
The OSIsoft PI interface connects to to an OSIsoft PI Server, specifically the PI Data Archive. The interface can connect to both the PI Batch Database and the PI Asset Framework (AF). Read more at the OSIsoft Partner Solutions Showcase.
This interface is offered by OSIsoft who in their terminology refers to it as the PI interface for SIMCA-online or SimBatchOL, with part number PI-IN-SIM-BO-NT.
2017-09-30: OSIsoft will continue supporting this interface but will stop selling it. Customers should instead use the Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics PI AF SimApi (see above).
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics MFCS Access SimApi connects to a Sartorius BioPAT MFCS/win 3.1 system to obtain process data and batches in the process units of the MFCS system.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics Wonderware Historian SimApi connects to a Wonderware Historian data source.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics IP21 SimApi connects to an AspenTech InfoPlus.21 data source. Multiple batch historians are supported simultaneously.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics Discoverant SimApi connects to a Accelrys Discoverant data source.
The Optimal SynTQ SimApi connects to a SynTQ system and permits the extraction of data from a SynTQ database. The SimApi allows historical data to be retrieved for analysis and also allows current data to be obtained from a running orchestration. It is not possible to write data to the SynTQ database.
The SynTQ SimApi is available directly from Optimal. Please contact contact Optimal for further details.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics Batch Table Wrapper SimApi can be used to generate a batch node from process data in a system where batch information is otherwise not available. This makes it possible to execute batch projects in SIMCA-online. Batch Table Wrapper can also make batch identifiers unique to SIMCA-online by modifying data from an existing batch node.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics CSV SimApi reads the most recent data from text files with comma separated values (CSV).
This SimApi is not available to purchase. Please contact Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics directly to obtain it.
Previously the BIOPat Spectro SimApi. Contact OEM sales
Not all data sources are alike. A SimApi need not implement all functions in the specification. For these reasons, different SimApis offer different functionality. The following matrix lists available SimApis and their features.
The table below the matrix explains the features. Notice that the table has separate columns to show which features are available in SIMCA-online and SIMCA respectively.
The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics online support team answers technical questions about SimApis, and can also forward requests for enhancement of SimApis to the appropriate people.
To learn more about the inner workings of SimApis, see the SIMCA-online Technical Guide.
The SimApi specification for developers and a software development kit with sample code can be obtained from The Sartorius Stedim Data Analytics by contacting your sales representative.