SAN LEANDRO, CA–(August 26, 2009) OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com), provider of the PI System, the industry standard enterprise infrastructure for management of time-series data and events, announced today that it has completed testing integration of the PI System with SAP AMI Enhancement Package 4 web services.
OSIsoft has been working with SAP AG to achieve integration of end-to-end processes between the meter and the back office systems and to reduce a company’s total cost of ownership for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). For the past year the SAP AMI Lighthouse Council, comprised of seven power companies, has been shaping integration of the SAP solution with AMI meter data collection systems.
OSIsoft is using its PI System as a Meter Data Unification System (MDUS) for the collection of meter data and integration with SAP. The PI System acts as a data concentrator for meter and event data between the AMI head end systems and downstream SAP solutions. All integration between the PI System MDUS and SAP is achieved by using web services.
SAP outlined a series of tests that had to be performed to demonstrate the business functionality of integration between the SAP ERP system, the MDUS layer, through to the meter. OSIsoft successfully completed all tests required by the SAP Utilities IBU, demonstrating the complete business functionality of data integration between meter data collection systems and the SAP solution as outlined in the Enhancement Package 4 release of the SAP AMI product.
In addition, successful integration testing has been demonstrated at Consumers Energy, a member of the SAP AMI Lighthouse Council. The PI System has been selected to be the MDUS solution for the Consumers Energy demand-response pilot.
OSIsoft plans a continued effort in this development; work is progressing on the next release of web services The process of co-innovation and collaboration between SAP and OSIsoft has fostered better understanding of challenges faced by utility companies in delivering this functionality and has assisted OSIsoft in bringing a better product to market.
“The OSIsoft PI System, long a trusted data infrastructure for many utilities worldwide, is an integral part of Smart Grid solutions for Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Expansion of the PI System’s use as an MDUS solution to address AMI Integration extends the OSIsoft footprint in the Smart Grid solution space,” said John O’Shea, OSIsoft Senior Vice President.
OSIsoft (www.osisoft.com) delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 107 countries spanning the globe, the OSIsoft PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities, and the process industries. This global installed base relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational, manufacturing and business data. The PI System enables users to manage assets, mitigate risks, comply with regulations, improve processes, drive innovation, make business decisions in real time, and to identify competitive business and market opportunities.
Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, LLC is headquartered in San Leandro, CA, with operations worldwide and is privately held. Learn more about OSIsoft and the PI System at www.osisoft.com.