The PI System® brings all operational data into a single system that can deliver it to users at all levels of the company - from the plant floor to the enterprise level. This capability is often described as a Process Historian and the PI System is considered the standard of Process Historians. The PI System keeps business-critical data always online and available in a specialized time-series database by:
Gathering event-driven data, in real-time, from multiple sources across the plant and/or enterprise
Applying advanced analytical calculations and business rules to contextualize and analyze this data
Configuring smart and thin client tools to distribute and visualize knowledge/ information to display critical operational metrics and integrate the user experience across different roles within the enterprise.