Maintenance Management Interface via Notifications

by Process Innovations Inc.

With the focus on condition based maintenance the logical step is to enable your OSIsoft PI System to contact your Maintenance Management System

Solution Overview

This connector is used to send and receive data directly from the Maintenance Management system via the PI Notifications. Using the native PI Notifications delivery channel of web services the Process Plugins Connector provides a simple tool to build a web service to communicate to the Maintenance Management database to insert selected data. This allows for development of precise preventative measures since real run time timers are sent via this method or you can issue urgent work orders automatically from triggered data in the PI system. We currently have connectors for SAP, Maximo, and MP20. If you have a different system let us know and we can let you know if we can provide a solution for your system.

Condition based maintenance is key to efficiency gains in any operation but the missing part is often getting the operational PI data to the CMMS system simply, with minimal programming or a "Software Project". This connector leverages the existing investment in OSIsoft software technology where we use the PI Notifications and the built in delivery channel for Web services to send data directly to the CMMS on schedule or triggered by events within your PI system. This simple approach is easy to configure with existing technology and can have the CBM data flowing to the CMMS within days if not hours.

Solution Approach

The standard Web services for most CMMS systems is very complex with possibly thousands of elements that would need to be sorted through to figure out what items within the service can accept inputs for issuing work orders or storing run timers. With the GUI that is part of the connector you have to do that selection one time for any number of assets and then we build a new Web service WSDL for you that you can then import into PI Notifications and start configuring data to send to those items in your CMMS.


Solution Type

Asset Management, Condition Based Maintenance, Process Optimization


  • Chemical & Petrochemical
  • Mining, Metallurgy & Material
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Power Generation
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Transmission & Distribution
  • Transportation
  • Data Center
  • Discrete Manufacturing
  • Engineering Services
  • Facilities
  • Food & Beverages
  • Government
  • Hospital & Medical
  • Information Technology

Business Impacts

Optimize Processes, Increase Asset Health & Uptime, Manage Risk & Regulatory, Advance Safety Performances


Applications for the PI System