Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) is a software and hardware component framework enabling industrial organizations to:
• Control industrial processes locally or at remote locations
• Monitor, gather, and process real-time data
• Directly interact with devices such as sensors, valves, pumps, motors, and more through human-machine interface (HMI) software
• Record events into a log file
For industrial organizations, SCADA systems are essential because they help sustain efficiency, process data for better decisions, and communicate system issues to help reduce downtime.