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Enterprise Customers Deploy OSIsoft&aposs Managed PI for Their Enterprise-Wide Needs

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- OSIsoft User Conference -- OSIsoft, the leader in performance management software, today announced that more than 12 customers across the process manufacturing and utility industries have signed Enterprise Agreements (EA). With these Agreements customers are able to more easily standardize their implementation of the PI System across their entire enterprise and can leverage OSIsoft's deep understanding of the PI System to create, use and deploy best practices across their entire enterprise. As part of this, EA customer sites are deployed and monitored with Managed PI, ensuring customers gain the most value from their real-time infrastructure to improve operations performance and enterprise-wide visibility on a consistent, trusted platform.

MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ — OSIsoft User Conference — OSIsoft, the leader in performance management software, today announced that more than 12 customers across the process manufacturing and utility industries have signed Enterprise Agreements (EA). With these Agreements customers are able to more easily standardize their implementation of the PI System across their entire enterprise and can leverage OSIsoft's deep understanding of the PI System to create, use and deploy best practices across their entire enterprise. As part of this, EA customer sites are deployed and monitored with Managed PI, ensuring customers gain the most value from their real-time infrastructure to improve operations performance and enterprise-wide visibility on a consistent, trusted platform.

"Detroit Edison has relied on the OSIsoft PI System as our primary source of process data for more than eight years," said Mark Blaszkiewicz, Manager – Business Applications, Detroit Edison. "We recognize the power of having real-time data available across the enterprise in a way that ensures consistent, efficient delivery of data that facilitates strategic decision making."

In addition to Detroit Edison, several other companies have also realized the benefits of having enterprise-wide visibility and have deployed Managed PI including Bayer MaterialScience, Microsoft Corporation, Rock-Tenn LLC and Tesoro Companies, Inc.

With Managed PI deployed across the enterprise, customers can identify problems quickly and accurately. Managed PI monitors and collects data on the PI System interfaces, as well as each of the sub-systems responsible for analyzing, contextualizing and visualizing PI information, which is critical to enterprises. This allows systems to be maintained remotely while still ensuring mission-critical, high availability and optimum performance with the highest level of security. End users can also be notified of issues using various methods so they are kept up to date as events occur that may impact their operations.

"It's no coincidence that data historians have reemerged as a critical foundational element of emerging manufacturing SOAs," said Alison Smith, in the October 2006 AMR research article 'SOA on Steroids: The Reality of Manufacturing Composite Applications.' "This new generation of data historians do much more than aggregate, compress, archive, and trend real-time data. Today they are huge (and sometimes distributed) state detection machines, designed for complex definition and real-time evaluation of complex events."

"We are using the OSIsoft PI System to monitor all the critical points within our data centers, and in turn are laying the foundation for a high-availability, global Live infrastructure," said Stuart Scott, CIO of Microsoft Corporation. "The return on investment is tremendous. We are enabling innovation through increased collaboration, social networking and commerce — leading to breakthroughs in software plus services. We are setting industry standards with increased utilization of facility resources, real time business continuity, and green computing technologies. As we continue to expand our Live services, the combination of OSIsoft and Microsoft technologies are bringing new levels of performance and reliability to our world-class data centers."

With the PI System, OSIsoft provides companies with full visibility into their real-time data, enabling the entire global operations business to become more effective. With Enterprise Agreements, OSIsoft remains committed to providing expanded customer support offerings on a global scale and have also recently opened offices in Brazil and Calgary.

"Business people are discovering the power of real-time data. Whatever the goals are as a manufacturer, times are changing rapidly with new rules and regulations being issued. OSIsoft has always believed that by giving everyone across an enterprise access to real-time information, they are able to do extraordinary things, and see both short-term and long-term gains, without protracted implementation cycles," said Dr. Patrick Kennedy, CEO and Founder of OSIsoft.

About OSIsoft

OSIsoft (http://www.osisoft.com) delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise historians, as the core of its real-time infrastructure platform. A global base of more than 11,000 installations across manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences and other process industries relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational health in order to manage assets, mitigate risks, and identify new market opportunities.

Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, Inc. is headquartered in San Leandro, Calif., with operations worldwide and is privately held.

SOURCE OSIsoft, Inc.

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