CEMEX started by using the PI System for real-time data gathering to operate a plant efficiently but since then it has been evolving its use and incorporating Quality Data, Production Validated Data, Energy Management and Emissions Management. CEMEX calls this evolution the Cement Production Management initiative (CPM), and it has established the PI System architecture as a crucial platform within CEMEX. The most recent incorporation to this model is the Data Validation Module. This system enables CEMEX to gather real-time data from the production line and present it to the plant administrators who can validate the data by performing real-time adjustments to production variables. Once data has been validated, the plant administrator may send the data to SAP in a matter of seconds. This module has provided real value since it delivers real-time data from production line up to the ERP platform.