Martin Horeni, 10.04.2019
Quite often people ask me what our BI like software PI process intelligence is special for. Good question! There are tons of BI tools around like Tableau, Power BI and Co. On capterra you'll find 400 and more... So where is the point to develop another one?
As an engineer, I often deal with process data. Millions of values, thousands of measurements, dozens of units. I analyse them, model with them and base decisions on them – many times with pure Excel, like almost everyone. When being on site (mostly power stations or WtE plants), of course I use their data acquisition system.
So wouldn't it be cool to have something in between? Flexible and cheap like Excel but also convenient and fast like a DCS? Minimum requirements are:
Are there any BI tools around fulfilling these just basic requirements? To be honest I don't know. But as engineering is not only data and nice charts I don't think so...
That's what PI is special for and that's why we created it:
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