This presentation discusses the PI Data Access family of products—the tools people use to integrate the PI System with external systems and develop custom applications. Typical use cases include analytics, reporting and Business Intelligence (BI) scenarios, using applications such as SQL Server Reporting/Analysis Services, Crystal Reports, MATLAB, SAS, PowerPivot, IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects and more. PI Data Access products can also be used to enhance—and sometimes automate—business processes and workflows, such as production planning, condition-based maintenance, equipment reliability and product quality, just to name a few.
Bodo Bachmann, a trained physicist, worked in the semi-conductor industry and then joined OSIsoft in 1991. He started as an interface developer, especially to work on European systems. He has been leading the development and product support group in Europe for several years.