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Visual KPI for AF Delivers Web-based Access and Visualization of Operations Data

Transpara Corporation, a leading provider of operations intelligence software, today announced Visual KPI for AF, the first solution to provide web-based access to and visualization of OSIsoft AF 2.0 data. Visual KPI for AF is a web-based add-on to OSIsoft’s AF, OSIsoft’s server-based modeling tool that enables an organization to define a consistent representation of its assets, providing attributes and context for PI System and non-PI System data. With Visual KPI for AF, users get immediate, web-based access to their AF data, and can also link any AF Element to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), Scorecards and Views in Visual KPI.

“Visual KPI for AF provides a web-based view for AF 2.0 with zero configuration or programming,” said Michael Saucier, CEO of Transpara. “OSIsoft’s AF brings order, structure and models to many kinds of data, and Visual KPI for AF delivers all of this to users via the web. By adding a visual component to the monitoring, aggregation and analysis of AF data, Transpara is helping customers maximize their OSIsoft investment, extending the power of AF in asset-intensive vertical industries, as well as data center management.”

Visual KPI for AF integrates with Transpara’s flagship product, Visual KPI, the only composite KPI software that delivers on-demand operations data from multiple data sources to any desktop or mobile browser. This integration enables AF users to easily navigate, view and analyze data and KPIs across their system hierarchy without any programming.

Visual KPI for AF is available now through Transpara. Contact the company at or (925) 218-6983 for pricing.

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, Business Scorecard Manager 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. Visit for more information.

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