As part of this project, KPIT and EDF RE worked with SAP and OSIsoft to implement the SAP HANA IoT Connector solution by OSIsoft to enable near-real-time reporting of operational data along with business and transactional data.
EDF RE and KPIT partnered to create a consolidated IT environment with enterprise-wide data sharing, improved governance and a unified data platform with a single source of truth. The Enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing Platform initiative included an initial integration of the SAP ERP application, ArcGIS and OSIsoft PI system (operational data infrastructure) data, and integration of SCADA and other data sources at a later stage.
The team kicked off this initiative by migrating third-party hosted Business Warehouse and Business Intelligence (BI) environments to the in-house SAP HANA platform. This also included upgrading the SAP Business Warehouse application and SAP BusinessObjects™ BI platform to the latest release from SAP. Next, the team built an integrated Enterprise Data Warehouse that brought together data across all of the various systems to create a single source of truth to drive reporting.
EDF RE wanted to use the powerful analytics capabilities of SAP HANA with operational data in its OSIsoft PI System. KPIT and EDF RE worked with SAP and OSIsoft to deliver the SAP HANA IoT Connector that connects with the OSIsoft PI System to provision machine data into the SAP HANA platform, which provides the means to improve process efficiencies, asset health, energy utilization, safety and quality. This new integration enables sensor-based data collected by the OSIsoft PI System to be more easily filtered, cleansed, shaped and integrated in near real time for advanced analytics and decision making using SAP HANA as an industry-leading system, tool and database.
Matthias Beier, Vice President of Information Technology at EDF Renewable Energy said,“With KPIT's effective partnership and deep expertise with SAP HANA, EDF RE was able to successfully take on the Enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Platform initiative to consolidate our data into a single source of truth. With KPIT’s help, we can now use SAP HANA and the SAP HANA IoT Connector by OSIsoft to analyze and visualize operations in an integrated manner. This will generate new insights that will allow us to dramatically improve our bottom line. We can now operate more effectively as an organization through improved visibility and harmony between our various systems.”
Commenting on the deployment of the Enterprise Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Platform initiative at EDF RE, Aasim Hasan, Executive Vice President and Utilities Business Leader, KPIT, said,“The success of this initiative can be attributed to our strong collaboration with the teams at EDF RE, SAP and OSIsoft. This is just one of the many ways that KPIT and SAP HANA help utilities perform at the next level.”
“As in other fast-moving business, utilities today can no longer afford the separation of operational and IT data. Delays accessing and analyzing the data are barriers to digital transformation,” said Lloyd Adams, national vice president, Utilities, at SAP. “SAP and KPIT have been partners in the utilities industry for years. We anticipate that use of the SAP HANA platform in conjunction with the OSIsoft PI infrastructure will further help customers to analyze data, gain insights, and take action in real time.”
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KPIT (kpit.com) is a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Life Sciences companies. Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient.
About EDF Renewable Energy
EDF Renewable Energy (edf-re.com) is a leading US independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project origination, development, sales and marketing, to long-term asset management. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: storage, biogas, biomass, hydro, and marine energy. EDF Renewable Energy’s North American portfolio consists of 7.8 gigawatts of developed projects with 4.1 gigawatts of installed capacity throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. The operations and maintenance subsidiary, EDF Renewable Services, operates 10.7 GW throughout North America. EDF Renewable Energy is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.
About OSIsoft, LLC
OSIsoft (osisoft.com), a global leader enabling operational intelligence, delivers an open enterprise infrastructure to connect sensor-based data, operations and people to enable real-time and actionable insights. As the maker of the PI System, OSIsoft empowers companies across a range of industries in activities such as exploration, extraction, production, generation, process and discrete manufacturing, distribution and services to leverage streaming data to optimize and enrich their businesses. For over thirty years, OSIsoft customers have embraced the PI System to deliver process, quality, energy, regulatory compliance, safety, security and asset health improvements across their operations. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft is a privately held company, headquartered in San Leandro, California, USA with offices around the world.
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