Real-time process management specialist OSIsoft has teamed with NRX Global to offer users of SAP’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution access to real-time performance data, integrating disparate systems in a ‘role-based’ portal. The solution maps equipment tags and measurements to SAP records. OSIsoft’s real time data acquisition system RtPM will be coupled NRX’s VIP, a ‘packaged composite application’ built on SAP’s NetWeaver infrastructure.
OSIsoft marketing VP Michael Saucier said, ‘The combined solution from OSIsoft and NRX bridges the information gaps between operations, maintenance and the supply chain. Organizations can support proactive enterprise asset management initiatives and optimize performance.’
NRX will incorporate OSIsoft’s PI data historian, the Advanced Computing Engine (ACE), and SAP’s ‘iViews’ java portal components. PI ACE is a Visual Basic .Net environment for programming calculations such as heat and material balances, data reconciliation and cost accounting. The ability to import and analyze data in real time gives asset owners fast access to performance data and enhances strategic planning. Asset efficiencies and other performance metrics can be fed back into SAP modules, such as the Business Information Warehouse.
NRX Global president John Burke concluded, ‘By combining the power of VIP with OSIsoft’s RtPM platform, SAP’s customers will now be able to measure business process improvements in real-time. Combining VIP’s IM capability with OSIsoft’s real time solution will let asset owners realize maintenance and materials management excellence.’
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