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The Top 3 Reasons to do an OSIsoft PI Audit

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The power of PI

OSIsoft PI has been a central tool in operations data for many years. Giving organisations the ability to collect, manage and analyse huge amounts of data, the OSIsoft PI system is often a critical component of business operations. This makes it imperative that your PI System is performing at the highest standard. 

Undertaking an audit on your OSIsoft PI system is a key investment to support and improve the performance and reliability of your system. An audit can ensure your configuration is continuing to meet best practice, reduce management costs, maintain security of operations data and help you determine whether your PI infrastructure is able to support future digitisation projects.

Reasons to do an OSIsoft PI Audit

The top 3 reasons to do an OSIsoft PI audit are when organisations are experiencing day-to-day operation issues, are embarking on a digitisation/integration project, or need to future-proof their existing PI system. 

Below, we run through these scenarios in detail.

Day-to-day operation issues

Organisations can derive considerable value from an audit when they are facing day-to-day operation issues in their PI system. These kinds of issues can include a lack of confidence in the integrity of PI data, gaps in the data, or degradation of performance or reliability (eg. “PI is too slow” or “I can’t open my displays”). An audit by an OSIsoft partner with accredited OSIsoft engineers will not only address these factors on a technical level, but also engage your PI system users and understand usage habits to best address the issues on hand and get your system working smoothly again.

Digitalisation/Integration PI project

Is your existing PI system enough to meet new project targets? Businesses looking to digitise/modernise their existing operations usually find an audit can help determine the answer to this question. In the age of Industry 4.0, additional data sources will also mean larger quantities of data and more robust integration needs, making it ever more important to review and optimise your PI system. Mipac’s OSIsoft PI audit in particular offers a stable platform and roadmap to leverage your operational data to improve your operation’s performance.

Future-proofing your PI System

With technology and process improvements moving rapidly, it’s important to future-proof your PI system. An audit can help create a plan to keep PI servers up to date, help with cyber-security and disaster recovery planning, and ensure cloud, Business Intelligence (BI) and third-party application readiness. With these elements, your PI System will be able to continue providing value well into the future regardless of changing strategy and system components.

Investing in a Mipac OSIsoft PI audit can make a huge difference to your confidence in the operational insights you make critical decisions off. Our OSIsoft accredited engineers use their deep expertise and industry experience to ensure you’re really getting value out of your data, empowering your employees to optimise use of the system in future.  

Interested to know more about Mipac’s offering? Get in touch with us.

About Mipac's OSIsoft PI audit

Mipac’s OSIsoft PI system audit entails undertaking a comprehensive assessment of your current PI System to ensure optimum performance. Our audit will also help you determine whether your PI infrastructure is able to support future digitisation projects, like Power BI or other advanced analytic tools.

The objective of auditing an existing OSIsoft PI System is to support and improve the performance and reliability of the system. The audit consists of reviewing the installation, configuration and use of the PI System and its components.

We engage your PI system users, understand usage habits, and seek to understand where the perceived problems and opportunities are. We make best practice recommendations for how you can get more out of your PI system infrastructure by empowering your employees.

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