Connecting people and systems with data to achieve great things
From data to knowledge to transformation
Move from complexity to simplicity, from asset and process intelligence to operational intelligence with the PI System. Its highly scalable, open data infrastructure empowers enterprises in real time, transforming operational data into actionable knowledge and business transformation.
To stay competitive, companies must continually innovate, improve and streamline their operations. But accurately identifying how and where to improve operations can be extraordinarily challenging if the data that holds the answers is scattered among different incompatible systems, formats and processes.
Enter the PI System and its ability to collect, analyze, visualize and share large amounts of high-fidelity, time-series data from multiple sources to people and systems across all operations. By accessing key data and insights, the PI System has helped leading companies deliver greater operational improvements and breakthroughs that lead ultimately to comprehensive business transformation.
That’s the essence – and the power – of PI System operational intelligence.
See how Juwi leverages the PI System to integrate new assets and shift the way Juwi works with data, saving millions of dollars.
Read how Columbia Pipeline Group transforms data into predictive analytics, keeping the heat on for millions of gas customers.
Find out how an integrated data infrastructure was used to meet the goals for Anglo American's expanding data access goals.
See how Novartis is bringing together Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) to create powerful manufacturing.
Read how the City of Calgary is managing and improving water quality through the use of real-time data to provide insights on the performance of their water network.
How do you access and learn from critical data that resides in multiple incompatible systems across the enterprise? It's a complex problem with a surprisingly simple solution - the PI System™. Quick and easy to install, collect data from and build upon, the PI System quickly reveals new ways to streamline processes and drive continuous improvements.
An open, scalable architecture and more than 450 off-the-shelf proprietary interfaces give the PI System its unique ability to collect high-fidelity time-series data from a diversity of sources - agnostic to system, standard, language, frequency, delivery speed, format or device.
Designed to store billions of data points, the PI System centralizes both time-series and event-based data in real time. Information silos merge, system incompatibilities are eliminated, and all data sources become unified. What remains is a responsive, fully integrated information infrastructure that presents one version of the truth to all users and provides incisive, decision-ready knowledge on the spot.
Optimized for fast and efficient data delivery, the PI System accesses decades' worth of important historical data and consolidates it with current real-time data. In an instant, you're able to uncover information that was tedious or impossible to access before. And you're empowered to investigate intermittent issues, troubleshoot equipment failures, compare current vs. past production performance and measure new-plant startups against existing facilities.
In addition, sophisticated, intuitive calculation tools enable:
Prioritize information. Create context. Highlight salient points. Customize content to different audiences. Take viewers on a remote plant tour. Communicate even the most complex data simply and effectively. With the PI System advanced visualization capabilities, it's easy to do all this and more:
Empower people - and build a more creative and innovative organization - through the strategic and targeted exchange of information. The PI System makes it easier than ever to share and collaborate across the enterprise, as well as with partners, vendors and customers - anytime, anywhere, on any device. The PI System ensures data security for the right people by enabling fine control of which data is exchanged and who sends and receives it.
Capture. Search. Analyze. Visualize. Share. Each step leads to a deeper understanding of what's been done and what's currently happening - enabling organizations to transform from reactive to proactive decision making. It's a process that never stops, that constantly uncovers opportunities to find new value by:
With these and other key business solutions in place, companies are prepared to achieve continuous operational excellence and ongoing sustainability in virtually any competitive environment.
The PI System Architecture is easily scalable, so it can grow as your business grows. Here are two examples of PI System roll-out scenarios. One illustrates implementation across various locations. The other represents enterprise-wide deployment.
To meet today's formidable production challenges, organizations need to empower people with self-service access to operational intelligence. The PI System™ delivers a single, enterprise-wide data infrastructure that integrates, contextualizes and visualizes complex information in real time.
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The PI System's wide variety of connection capabilities include over 450 different interfaces enabling the PI System to access a huge diversity of operational and business data sources including SCADA, DCS, equipment, databases, text files and HTML pages.
There are four different types of connections for the PI System:
The PI Server includes sophisticated (but easy to use) calculation tools that transform raw data, combine data values from multiple systems into robust analyses, automate calculation of vital day-to-day metrics, and deliver new insights.
The PI Server includes the following capabilities:
The PI System provides a suite of tools that take the complexity out of data access, visualization and analysis. With a full suite of configurable, off the shelf products, the PI System tools provide self-service access to the data where they need it and when they need it: tablet, phone or laptop.
Our tools allow:
A global, diversified mining company and one of the world's leading copper producers, Anglo American was looking for new ways to advance innovation and empower users, partners and stakeholders of its copper division. The management team chose OSIsoft and the PI System™ to create long-term value and improve resource management.
The Copper Business of Anglo American wanted to find new ways to improve production, increase operational efficiency, and lower its environmental impact. Data needed to optimize processes and measure the impact of changes was locked in disconnected systems that only a few people could access. Operators could not compare current operations to corporate metrics. Engineers were defining best practices based on limited data.
Anglo American in Chile signed an Enterprise Agreement to roll the PI System to all of its copper operations in the country. AF is being implemented to unify data, make information easier to find and enable process standardization. Anglo American employees in Chile are gaining access to real-time operations data.
Engineers and managers can now create their own visualizations and reports to drive process improvements locally. Operators can view real-time operations in the terms of production, energy usage, water usage, quality, and emissions that aids in fine-tuning processes. Lessons learned at one site can be easily shared, amplifying their impact across all sites.
To ensure its ability to deliver clean, reliable, water to households and businesses, Yorkshire Water depends on having access to a large pool of data. When the company's telemetry infrastructure could no longer keep up with its need for data, Yorkshire Water turned to the PI System™ for faster, more scalable, data management and achieved more than £1 million in annual savings through reduced energy use, improved leak detection and better chemical management.
PETRONAS CARIGALI is the upstream arm of Malaysia's state-owned, fully integrated oil and gas company. It is responsible for exploration and production, with 190 offshore platforms and a total yield of more than 2 million barrels of oil each day. As the offshore business continues to grow, PETRONAS needed better tools to manage its fleet. It selected the OSIsoft PI System™.
Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), a leading natural gas supplier, delivers natural gas to the Northeastern United States via a cross-country pipeline. Ensuring that its infrastructure is able to serve the energy needs of its customers is a key priority. When reliability issues came into focus in 2010, CPG expanded its use of the OSIsoft PI System. By improving operational performance, the company saved millions of dollars in avoided costs and increased customer satisfaction.
“OSIsoft is considered core to running our refinery…The PI System is the go-to place if you want information about how the plant is operating.”
S. E., Director of Systems Engineering, P.E., Ergon Refining, Inc.
“IT Monitor saved us $30,000 in the first month by accurately pinpointing a network bottleneck”
D.R., Westar Energy, Inc.
“We use the PI System as our central repository for all of our process data, all of our alarms, and all of our batch data, and this provides a common presentation layer for MES to hit.”
B.H., Automation Engineer/MKES Engineer , Janssen Biologics
“The PI System helps us stay alive in a competitive marketplace by allowing us to uncover latent potential within the enterprise. ”
G.T., Control Systems Team Leader, Aughinish Alumina
“The PI System has become such an important part of our business, I can't imagine operating our manufacturing facility without it. ”
J.C., Vice President, Appleton Coated, LLC
At OSIsoft, our PI System™ is only half the story behind our industry leadership and reputation. The other half is the extraordinary depth and range of our customer support - all delivered by our team of experienced and committed engineers.
As a new customer, you can accelerate the return on your investment by taking advantage of our top-class installation, coaching and in-person training options. As an ongoing customer, you'll have access to immediate and comprehensive technical support, compelling user and developer events and a rich array of online resources. And as you move into our enterprise-wide deployment (Enterprise Agreement Program), you'll have total strategic support - your own assigned Enterprise Program Manager, access to our Center of Excellence advisory services and remote monitoring of your PI System (Managed PI).
As much as they differ by industry, operations, systems, regulatory demands and business goals, two-thirds of the world's leading companies have one thing in common. They all trust and leverage OSIsoft to enable operational intelligence and business transformation.
They choose OSIsoft because of proven customer success, commitment and support delivered through the open architecture and cost-effective scalability of our product - the PI System™. Commitment and focus to enterprise-wide interoperability across multiple systems-past, present, and future, and our unreserved hands-on service and support from engineers empowers organizations with an infrastructure for rapid success with a low risk of failure.
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See why turning data into information with the PI System is critical for OSIsoft customers
OSIsoft believes people with data will transform their world. The PI System data infrastructure sets free the data that's locked in systems. Turning data to information, the PI System connects people to information across the value chain to deliver operational intelligence that leads to actionable and transformative decisions. What makes the PI System unique is its ability to collect enormous amounts of high-fidelity, time-series data from any source - consistently, reliably and accurately. Then share that data in intuitive ways with people and tools that can make a difference.
For all its power and comprehensiveness, the PI System is fast and easy to deploy and use. From engineers to executives, all users in an organization can be empowered with self-service access to timely data to deliver immediate and continuous process improvements and business efficiencies - value now and value over time.
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There are many reasons why 95 of our first 100 customers are still using the PI System - product satisfaction, a continuous migration path and 1st in class support ensure continuous value and low risk deployments. Our 94% customer satisfaction comes from over 35 years of listening and responding to customer changes and needs.
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