The PI System

4.3
(7 reviews)

The PI System is an enterprise infrastructure for management of real-time data and events with tools and features to help you manage your data and more.

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The PI System review by Administrator in Mining & Metals
Administrator in Mining & Metals
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"PI would be perfect if the bugs were fixed"

What do you like best?

PI is very easy to use and very scalable, especially with the new programs. OSIsoft is also very good for pushing for cybersecurity.

What do you dislike?

OSIsoft is in the middle of migrating almost all of their old programs to newer ones, so it is difficult to decide whether to use a PI program or wait for the replacement. Both the old and new programs are also very buggy. You will need to contact tech support a lot for this. I can't imagine what it is like to not have the Enterprise agreement.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting real-time data from secure networks onto our business network. Much better than our old way of having to log into the secure computers every day just to get data.

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The PI System review by Antonio P.
Antonio P.
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"Very good system to store and analyze data"

What do you like best?

Excel adding is very good to extract data from the database and then analyze. Database is very strong and reliable. Easy to access from any of its apps and addings. It is fast with a good network. I take a lot of data from the database in a couple of minutes. Timing graphs are very good when showing data, it is easy to change scales and compares two or more tags.

What do you dislike?

PI Processbook is not very friendly to build views, graphs could also be improved, it is not easy to modify graph properties, and types. To represent a tag in front of other only is possible with a few data, it is not valid for showing one year data.

Web should also be improved. There is not adding for google at the moment, so data can not be extracted from it. Access from web does not have the same futures as local tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good system, database is one of the most powerful. Excel adding is easy to use for data analysis. PI Processbook is not so intuitive, it is complex to draw, graphs should be improved with more options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

From operation point of view. Process control tuning, and efficiency analysis of process and machines, perform complex calculations. From the reporting point of view monthly and quarterly production reports, including production, efficiency and reliability information . Trend analysis and process following to detect and take decisions on predictive maintenance.

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The PI System review by Consultant in Industrial Automation
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"Pi System is expensive, but perfect system for industrial digital transformation"

What do you like best?

PI captures data from different types of equipments, machines irrespective of the original equipment manufacturer and makes it available to broad user base on site or offsite as required.

What do you dislike?

The entire PI system environment is very huge, and offers multiple functionalities, making it a little bit confusing for a new user to select and choose from the bouquet of functions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your objective is to implement data based decision making at your organization, PI system is the perfect facilitator for that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Digitizing production activities in a manufacturing plant. Processes are now more streamlined, and the company have more visibility into what is happening on the production floor.

The PI System review by User in Defense & Space
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"PI Processbook is a very useful tool in the production processing world."

What do you like best?

I liked being able to pull in trends for the process I was running and be able to see what equipment was running just by looking at my computer.

What do you dislike?

It would have been nice to know some of the special features that were available with the PI processbook system. Much of the special features I did not know until a separate training class had been performed years after working with the tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend a training class or watching some videos on how to make use of all of the tools that PI processbook has to offer. It took me several years before I was able to learn how many tools PI processbook had to offer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just being able to pull in data to track improvements and see how the process is running on a daily basis. Great tool to be able to show cost reductions or prove that a new project needs to be implemented to solve a problem.

The PI System review by Leslie d.
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"Very Useful"

What do you like best?

It allows us to connect many different databases and systems together to allow data from different projects to interconnect and give us results we need.

What do you dislike?

It can be tedious at times because it is difficult to map out how it all works but once you get the hang of it it's okay

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are attempting to minimize and track electrcity being used at a facility. Data maps easily

The PI System review by Ryan P.
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"Great trending system "

What do you like best?

The ability to quickly and easily retrieve many data sources for analysis

What do you dislike?

The programming aspect of big data analysis functions can be cumbersome and difficult.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Troubleshooting of equipment failures and trending of performance. Have been able to find solutions to issues faster by utilizing the data stream. Also have real time snapshot of key unit parameters.

The PI System review by Kabir A.
Kabir A.
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"OSI PI "

What do you like best?

time series data manipulation and connectivity to other systems

What do you dislike?

lack of math functions in programming calculated data

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

troubleshooting/reporting/soft tag

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