OSlsoft User Conference
OSIsoft develops and supports software used to capture, process, analyze, and store any form of real-time data. OSIsoft's target markets include: oil and gas; chemicals and petrochemicals; materials, mines, metals and metallurgy; power and utilities; pulp and paper; pharmaceuticals, food and life sciences; critical facilities, data centers and IT; and federal.
The PI System is a suite of software products that are used for data collection, historicizing, finding, analyzing, delivering, and visualizing. It is marketed as an enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and events. The term PI System is often used to refer to the PI Server but the two are not the same. The PI System refers to all OSIsoft software products whereas the PI Server is the core product of the PI System.
Data can be automatically collected from many sources (control systems, lab equipment, calculations, manual entry or custom software). Most information is gathered using one of the many OSIsoft and third party PI Interfaces. Users can then access this information using a common set of tools (such as Microsoft Excel, web browser or PI ProcessBook) and look for correlations.