Data Sources

Mix and match on the fly without moving the data. Thousands of sources supported.

Real-Time Data Sources

Industrial Data

Centric data (historians, time-series, control systems, sensors, IoT, IIoT, SCADA, DCS/PLC, OPC, RFID, network monitoring, IT security data, etc.) CRM, etc.

Databases and applications

Relational databases, big data, NoSQL, data warehouses, OLAP, BI, ERP, CRM, etc. IT monitoring applications like Splunk, VMware, SolarWinds, PRTG, AWS, Azure, Google and more.

Web Services

Weather, wind, power outages, fire danger, market pricing, supplier data, etc. Basically, anything you can get access to publicly or from your own ecosystem can be put to use.

Manually Entered Data

Data from web forms or form applications (shift reports, maintenance and safety checks, etc.) and Excel spreadsheets or Google Docs. Visual KPI also has the ability for users to manually enter values directly.

The key word here is READ.

Visual KPI doesn’t require you to move any data. We read it in near-real-time from wherever you keep it and put it to use without becoming a new master data source for you to manage and maintain. Visual KPI is a thin layer that sits in front of all of your data sources, which means no big project and not something you have to wait months to experience. So what types of data does Visual KPI support?The answer is ‘just about anything’ but let’s group that to make it easier to understand:

Your data isn’t all in one place (and usually shouldn’t be).

One of the primary concepts and advantages of Visual KPI is its ability to read from multiple data sources at the same time and put that data to use in a single application. This makes it vendor agnostic, which is a friendly way of saying we support the situation nearly all companies face

Your data where it makes sense

Relational data is best stored in relational systems. Time-series data is best stored in a historian or other time-series database. Big data, IoT, IIoT, sensor data, data warehouses, supplier data, logistics data, finance data, IT and data center performance, GIS data, cloud operations, network and IT security monitoring. Does all of this data look the same? No. Should it be stored in the same system? Of course not. It should be stored where it makes sense.

The only constant is change

 Your company’s data story is always evolving. You may have one or more standards, but those constantly change and the situation falls apart as soon as you buy another company or site and need to make use of the data now (not __ years later when you have tried to integrate or replace their systems).

It’s not always YOUR data

 To get the most from your operations, you should want to incorporate external data as well as data you control. Many of our customers incorporate external data from suppliers and customers or data like weather, market pricing, seismic data, industry benchmarks, fire/emergency data and more.
“Visual KPI is a tremendously flexible tool that allows a wide spectrum of our users to have immediate access to critical information. We continue to discover more and more things we can do with it to satisfy our internal customers.”
Exelon Generation
Tracy Harper, Exelon Generation Source: OSIsoft Partner Solution Showcase
Take a Closer Look
Want to see some of these features in action? Have some questions you would like answered? We’re happy to arrange a quick web meeting to show you around. If so, you can also try it with your own data for free.