Invensys, Transpara announce global partnership

Transpara Corp. and Invensys Process Systems announced a global partnership through which Invensys Process Systems becomes a global reseller and certified implementer for Transpara's Visual KPI operations intelligence software. The only composite Key Performance Indicator (KPI) engine available on the market, Visual KPI delivers on-demand, business-critical data about process manufacturing and utility operations to any handheld or desktop browser...

Invensys to use Transpara's Visual KPI technology to help customer plant personnel to remotely monitor process variables and KPIs from their existing mobile communications devices

FOXBORO, MA, & PLEASANTON, CA, March 7, 2007 -- Transpara Corp. and Invensys Process Systems today announced a global partnership through which Invensys Process Systems becomes a global reseller and certified implementer for Transpara's Visual KPI operations intelligence software. The only composite Key Performance Indicator (KPI) engine available on the market, Visual KPI delivers on-demand, business-critical data about process manufacturing and utility operations to any handheld or desktop browser.

"Transpara's innovative Visual KPI technology will provide important incremental value for our large installed based of automation customers," said Chris Lyden, vice president of global marketing at Invensys Process Systems. "This new technology will enable personnel in our customers' process manufacturing and utility plants to remotely monitor - in near-real-time - both process variables and custom-defined KPIs from their familiar handheld mobile computing or communications devices, including both PDAs and smartphones."

Consistent with Invensys' open, platform-independent solution approach, the composite source data for the KPIs can come from a variety of different data sources. These include OSIsoft's PI System or Invensys' own InSQL or InFusion plant historians in conjunction with any Invensys or non-Invensys automation, information, or computerized maintenance management (CMMS) platform.

With Visual KPI, users can easily create and customize composite KPIs and scorecards using data from any combination of existing systems - including OSIsoft's PI System, SQL Server, Oracle, OLE DB and Web Services - and publish them for instant use by anyone in the organization or supply chain, from plant floor managers to executives. Visual KPI offers real-time insight into organizational performance by delivering actionable decision-support information directly to the responsible user. This helps to lower business risk and promote corporate transparency.

Invensys is the world leader in industrial asset performance management. In addition to its rapidly expanding Global Solutions and Performance Management services groups, Invensys' automation businesses includes industry-leading brands such as Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis, whose products are installed in more than 100,000 plants across the world. These range from small hybrid and batch plants to the world's largest upstream projects, refineries, gas plants, petrochemicals plants, power plants, and pulp and paper mills. For more information on Invensys' process automation businesses, please visit www.invensys.com/ps.

The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is based in London with U.S. offices in Foxboro, MA. It's listed on the London Stock Exchange and employs approximately 30,000 people working in 60 countries.

Transpara (www.transpara.com) delivers operations intelligence software that provides mobile professionals in the process and utility industries with real-time asset and operating data on any web browser, whether on hand-held devices or the desktop. Transpara's Visual KPI ensures that responsible parties throughout the organization and supply chain, from plant floor managers to executives, have on-demand access to business-sensitive information, enabling stakeholders to create and distribute Key Performance Indicators in order to monitor their entire asset base. With Transpara, customers reduce operating costs and lower business risk by promoting corporate transparency and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements such as Six Sigma, Title V and Sarbanes-Oxley. Transpara is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA.

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