OSIsoft Joins SAS® Global Alliance

Helping PI System users extract value from process and power data using SAS® Business Analytics

San Leandro, Calif – (December 7, 2010) OSIsoft, LLC (www.osisoft.com), provider of the PI System and the leader in real-time data infrastructure solutions, today announced it has joined the SAS Global Alliance Program.  SAS is a provider of world-class business analytics software and services. The agreement between the two companies will better enable users to apply the power of SAS analytical, business intelligence and data mining products against the immense data repository of the OSIsoft PI System.

The OSIsoft PI System will provide manufacturing operations data needed by information workers who already use SAS for business analytics.  Both companies’ products are present at many customer sites. The new alliance will enable enterprises to generate higher value from the joint application of both product sets.  Customers can use information they already have about their operations to develop business analytics for decision makers who need it to derive increased value from their production operations.

The new agreement will affect many industries.  In making the announcement, OSIsoft described multiple scenarios where their joint capabilities would be useful.  These include, for example, enabling a user to search for patterns, correlations and repeating scenarios in the PI System historical data; monitoring facility performance to alert the SAS® Predictive Asset Management offerings; or analyzing performance of entire electrical grids to ensure their continued stability.

“There is tremendous value to be gained from applying SAS Analytics against the PI System’s time-series and asset-centric data,” noted Bernard Morneau, president of OSIsoft. “Business intelligence gives a user the power to monetize the value of process data from their field operations. We are proud to partner with SAS to provide a solution for this unmatched in the marketplace today. The combination of SAS' powerful analytics and business intelligence software and the PI System’s rich data asset will give businesses the ability to derive greater value from operations than ever before.”

About OSIsoft, LLC
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.

Jessica Soza