PI ProcessBook

An easy-to-use display interface to the OSIsoft PI System.


  • Efficiently display current and historical data residing in the PI System and other sources;
  • Create interactive graphical displays that can be saved and shared with others;
  • Quickly switch between view and configuration modes;
  • Create dynamic, interactive displays and populate them with live data;
  • Write scripts that automate displays and trends using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, which is seamlessly integrated into PI ProcessBook;
  • Use OSIsoft add-ins to perform PI Batch and other analyses
PI ProcessBook Display Example
Example PI ProcessBook Display with VBA Code
PI ProcessBook Display Example
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Example PI ProcessBook Display with VBA Code
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  • Immediate insight. View processes in real-time, compare with past events, and analyze process behavior, on any PC on the premises.
  • Increased process manageability. Monitor plant processes displayed in real time, quickly identify the source of process issues, and respond appropriately to critical values and events.
  • Meaningful, relevant information. Build displays that leverage structured metadata from PI AF for increased process insight and display consolidation.
  • High-quality graphics. Create and view professional looking display screens, including scrolling trends and process graphics, and use PI ProcessBook's drawing and design tools to display data in the most effective manner.
  • Flexible, close integration. Make PI ProcessBook displays available within Microsoft Office applications to process and publish them to thin client users in OSIsoft's PI WebParts.
  • Unlimited availability. Use PI ProcessBook together with PI ActiveView to make displays available to authorized viewers anywhere an Internet connection is available, (full VBA or ActiveX functionality is required).
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      Example of Product Implementation

Business Challenge

A utility company needed a tool to monitor cyber security assets for compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) 1200 Urgent Action Cyber Security Standard, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They also needed an easy way to visualize real-time or historical operations data, especially during critical operational periods.


The PI project became a joint venture between electric transmission and electric distribution within the utility, in order to provide access to both transmission and distribution data from one common platform. The goal was for one system to capture, store and present data from both the transmission and the distribution systems. In addition, PI is a well-accepted standard with other utilities with whom this one.

Customer Result/Benefit

Immediately upon installation, the Utility saw data never before captured, let alone displayed in configurable, real-time applications. "Before [the PI installation], most people didn't have direct access to EMS data, so they would ask [IT] for data. Now, engineers have access to all the data they need right on their desktop," saving time, because there is no wait to get the data, and money, because engineers can respond proactively to emerging situations that might result in a loss of revenue.