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Emerson Forms Alliance with OSIsoft to Enhance Manufacturers’ Productivity, Profitability

May 102004
Alliance provides proven technology for gathering, distributing and using data to improve plant throughput, quality and uptime

AUSTIN, TEXAS (May 10, 2004) - Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), today announced an alliance with OSIsoft that will enable manufacturers to more quickly and accurately respond to business issues, reduce costs, enhance productivity and drive profitability.

Whether automating new facilities or upgrading existing systems, the alliance enables Emerson and OSIsoft customers to link their process automation systems with real-time operational data from OSIsoft, the leading provider of real-time performance management software. The alliance also provides a solid foundation for continuously improving engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services.

Emerson and OSIsoft will provide comprehensive solutions comprised of Emerson's PlantWeb® digital plant architecture and OSIsoft's Real-time Information Management software (RtPM™).

Emerson’s PlantWeb uses state-of-the-art systems, software and intelligent field devices to deliver real-time automation and performance information to personnel running manufacturing facilities. OSIsoft provides an unmatched software platform to help plant personnel capture, analyze, distribute and visualize real-time information so decisions can be made rapidly to maximize productivity.

"This alliance will enhance Emerson’s ability to deliver real-time information to help new and upgraded facilities optimize performance and reliability," said Steve Colella, vice president of business development for the solutions division of Emerson Process Management. "The combination of PlantWeb and OSIsoft’s RtPM brings together innovative, proven technology for gathering, distributing and using data to improve plant throughput, quality and uptime."

Another key aspect of the alliance is that it provides customers access to Emerson and OSIsoft’s industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services for the chemical, oil and gas, refining, life sciences, power, and water and waste industries, among others, Colella said.

“Real-time data management is critical to process manufacturing success,” said Michael Saucier, OSIsoft’s vice president of marketing. “The information solutions implemented by OSIsoft and Emerson will enable manufacturers to unlock hidden efficiencies and improve business management.”

About Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing, and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®; DeltaVTM, Ovation®, and AMS™ Suite.

About Emerson

St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14 billion.

About OSIsoft

OSIsoft delivers the world’s leading Real-time Information Management (RtPM) platform. This platform crosses enterprise boundaries to incorporate and visually display customized, real-time event data, fueling the business decision cycle to drive collaboration and intelligent actions. More than 10,000 OSIsoft customers worldwide use RtPM as the foundation to continuously improve the performance of their organization. RtPM unlocks the hidden value in enterprise systems by delivering information for real-time action instead of rear-view analysis. The company’s fierce commitment to customer satisfaction is unparalleled in the industry. For more than 20 years, customers have trusted OSIsoft’s breakthrough products, including the PI System, to harness real-time data.

Founded in 1980, OSIsoft Inc., is headquartered in San Leandro, Calif., with operations worldwide and is privately-held.

PlantWeb®, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Daniel®; DeltaVTM, Ovation®, and AMS™ Suite are marks of Emerson Process Management. RtPM™ is a mark of OSIsoft. Other marks are property of their respective owners.


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