OSIsoft customers increase performance with Rtportal

March 2, 2005


SIsoft, Inc. has announced key updates to RtPortalAs the visualization family of products within OSIsoft’s Real-time Performance Management Platform (RtPM), RtPortal provides a set of configurable, role-based thin and smart client tools used to display critical operational metrics within Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server or SAP Enterprise Portal, which is part of the SAP NetWeaver platform. 
“Without effective performance management, companies can stray off course, follow the wrong options, and miss lucrative opportunities," said Tom Fiske, senior analyst, ARC Advisory Group. “OSIsoft's RtPortal allows companies to deliver information to employees at any level of the organization, enabling them to collaborate, measure performance against targets on many different levels and drive operational performance to new heights."
RtPortal crosses application, platform, and organizational boundaries to drive operational efficiency by providing comprehensive visibility into key performance metrics. With RtPortal, companies can automate, manage and monitor processes from end to end in real-time, providing an organizational framework from which to interact and collaborate effectively.

RtPortal extends the existing portal environments from Microsoft and SAP with pre-packaged SharePoint Web parts (called RtWebParts) or certified iViews (called RtPortal iViews) so users can build personalized pages in either Microsoft SharePoint or SAP Enterprise Portal environments. This enables enterprises to easily monitor and manage real-time operations data and ERP software transactions so corporate initiatives such as condition-based maintenance, quality analysis, real-time production costing and event management can be realized more quickly.

Key Benefits of the RtPortal family of products include:

  • Data Transparency­Reduce variability through a centralized source of information, enabling consistent view of operational metrics and access to underlying data.
  • Communication & Collaboration­Allow for role-based access and viewing of important information to accelerate problem solution across physical and virtual boundaries.
  • Knowledge Management­Version control for unstructured data and a central source for knowledge capture and training through Smart Client applications.

RtPortal offers advantages in both thin-client and smart-client environments. Users are not required to have specialized IT knowledge or training to configure the products to suit a specific role or business need. RtPortal uses ProcessBook and DataLink as an intuitive environment for authoring displays and reports, and supports root-cause analysis for rapid problem resolution.