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Transpara embeds PI System in Visual KPI

Pleasanton, Calif. – March 17, 2008 – Transpara announced an OEM relationship with OSIsoft, in which Visual KPI will now embed the PI System. The OEM agreement enables customers to trend KPI status and calculations by adding time series capabilities even if their back-end data source is not time series-based. With the ability to determine trends over time – in addition to instantaneous snapshots of role-based data – decision makers benefit from comprehensive, complex and rich analysis of business-critical data.

Through the OEM relationship, Visual KPI embeds data history in the product, facilitating KPI trending and allowing users to create more interesting scorecards with their data, such as “All KPIs that entered the ‘High’ state in the last 60 minutes.” Users can build scorecards and queries to trend KPI status without additional programming, leading to richer, more comprehensive analytics about the state of operations. Adding history to non-time series KPIs will be as simple as checking a box on the KPI configuration screen.

“Customers in the utility and manufacturing sectors rely on both historical and real-time data to make critical decisions around their business operations,” said Michael Saucier, CEO of Transpara. “The relationship with OSIsoft is an important step for Transpara and enables us to deliver real-time and historical KPI trending based on the most trusted historian in the world. Customers requiring complete access to the full scope of PI System capabilities can migrate to a standalone PI System any time they wish.”

“PI is the standard for managing real-time data in order to dynamically enable software. Transpara’s Visual KPI is an excellent example of a browser based visualization tool that utilizes this unique aspect of PI and demonstrates how PI information can be fed to people in new and innovative ways,” said Dr. Patrick Kennedy, CEO and Founder of OSIsoft.

About Visual KPI
Visual KPI delivers role-based, real-time operating data in context, enabling timely, intelligent decision making from any location. With support for more than 250 mobile devices, Visual KPI enables users to easily create and customize composite KPIs and scorecards without any additional programming, using information from any combination of existing data sources, including the OSIsoft PI System, Rockwell RSSQL, Invensys InSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, SmartSignal, OLE DB and Web Services. Leveraging the Microsoft infrastructure for all installations, Visual KPI is based on the familiar platform of Microsoft Excel, Internet Information Server and SQL Server 2005, and is the only composite KPI engine that works with the 2007 Microsoft Office system, including Excel Services, Performance Point Server and Office SharePoint Server 2007.

About OSIsoft
OSIsoft delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise historians, as the core of its real-time infrastructure platform. A global base of more than 11,000 installations across manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences and other process industries relies upon the OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility into operational health in order to manage assets, mitigate risks, and identify new market opportunities. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, Inc. is headquartered in San Leandro, Calif., with operations worldwide and is privately held.

About Transpara Corporation
Transpara establishes corporate transparency throughout the enterprise with Visual KPI, operations intelligence software that provides enterprise customers in the process and utility industries with real-time asset and operating data on any web browser. The only composite Key Performance Indicator (KPI) software available, Visual KPI aggregates operations information from multiple, existing data sources and delivers role-based, actionable KPIs to users via the desktop, laptop, or more than 150 mobile devices. Visual KPI ensures that responsible parties throughout the organization and supply chain have on-demand access to consistent, business-critical operating measures, enabling stakeholders to monitor their entire asset base, and implement such initiatives as Balanced Scorecard, Six Sigma and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. With Visual KPI, customers improve performance, while reducing operating costs and lowering business risk. Transpara is headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif.

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