The OEM agreement empowers the powerful combination of j5 people-centric applications with OSIsoft Real-time information, adding value to Operations and Process Safety Management.
Douglas, Isle of Man and San Leandro, CA (CA (December 7th, 2017) – OSIsoft, a leader in operational intelligence, and j5 International, experts in people focused Operations Management Software for process industries, have announced that the companies have signed an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement.
j5 Operations Management Software is a comprehensive suite of browser-based process safety and operations applications for oil, gas, power and other markets. By integrating OSIsoft’s PI System technology into j5’s Operations Management Software, employees and companies will have real-time situational awareness into safety issues that will enable them to both increase workplace safety as well as reduce lost productivity. The popular j5 Operations Suite (Operations Logbook, Shift Handover, Work Instructions and Standing Orders) compliments other j5 applications such as Permit to Work, Incident Management and Mobile Inspection Rounds.
Today more than 80% of the Downstream and over 90% of the Upstream Oil and Gas assets in Japan use j5 Operations Management Software to optimize their operations management processes and enhance profitability. As a result, the j5 solution is constantly maturing in the demanding continuous improvement (Kaizen) culture, found across Japanese industries. j5 Operations Management Software – powered by IndustraForm® technology – is the only system with spreadsheet configurability and enterprise capability.
These j5 applications are driven by IndustraForm® technology, which allows clients to replace troublesome paper, spreadsheet, word documents and other scattered manual data collection methods with a structured, editable and enterprise-wide operations management system. This ensures consistent work processes are applied across multiples sites with both a desktop and integrated mobile system. For example, j5 provides a rich, workflow-driven Event Management system that can be integrated with OSIsoft Event Frames to ensure that site personnel manage events consistently in compliance with industry reporting and safety standards.
j5 International is a long-term technology partner of OSIsoft. The combination of the companies’ technologies provides industrial and process customers with a comprehensive suite of operations and process safety applications available on a single user interface. The recent OEM agreement positions j5 International as an integral part of the OSIsoft ecosystem, strengthening the existing partnership and increasing alignment in product development.
“This new partnership has all the right chemistry,” said Dr Nicholas Hurley, CEO and Founder of j5 International. “Coupling j5’s powerful Operations Management applications with OSIsoft’s real-time system gives our end-users an exciting new landscape that will quickly bring them substantial rewards”
The PI System is one of the world’s most widely-used technologies for the Industrial Internet of Things. The PI System captures data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and transforms it into rich, real-time insights that engineers, executives and partners can use to reduce costs, dramatically improve overall productivity or create new connected services and smart devices.
Some of the world’s largest organizations, including over 1,000 leading utilities, 95 percent of the largest oil and gas companies and more than 65 percent of the Fortune 500 industrial companies, rely on the high-fidelity insights from the PI System to manage their businesses. Worldwide, over 1.5 billion sensors serve data to PI System.
“Software and hardware vendors will increasingly integrate real-time capabilities into their products. It’s the foundation for producing “smart” applications,” said Aaron Pratt, Director of Global IoT Platforms at OSIsoft. “Together, j5 International and OSIsoft can help companies transform their operations processes in the evolving era of increased situational awareness.”
About j5 International
j5 International supplies Operations Management and Process Safety applications to customers on five continents and in over twenty nations. j5 International has representatives situated in Africa, Australia, Europe, Japan, Middle East, North America, Singapore and South America. j5 Operations Management Software – powered by IndustraForm® technology – is the only system with spreadsheet configurability and enterprise capability. For more information, please visit: http://www.j5int.com
About OSIsoft, LLC
OSIsoft is dedicated to helping people transform their world through data. Our PI System captures operational data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and turns it into rich, real-time insights to reduce costs, optimize production or make critical business decisions. The PI System can be found at work at offshore wind farms, oil refineries, mining sites, pharmaceutical facilities and control rooms around the world. More than 1.5 billion sensor-based data streams are managed by the PI System. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft has over 1,200 employees and is headquartered in San Leandro, California. For more information, please visit: http://www.osisoft.com