AVEVA acquires OSIsoft
AVEVA, has acquired OSIsoft. The company says the acquisition will help AVEVA to meet the expanding information management needs of industrial companies and accelerate their digital transformation. The combined portfolio brings OSIsoft’s data management together with AVEVA’s industrial software.
Providing greater operational agility and resilience, what the companies are calling Performance Intelligence is described as connecting information and AI with human insight, to enable faster and more accurate decision-making, helping industries boost sustainability.
The global big data and analytics market is growing exponentially and projected to be worth US$274 billion by 2022. Staying ahead of the curve requires a new understanding of the scope and scale of industrial information to leverage that data effectively. Insight into industrial information from edge to enterprise reduces downtime, production costs and energy consumption — optimising resources and driving sustainability. The companies say their combined software portfolio is “driving digital transformation for over 20,000 customers globally and operational efficiency to empower people, industries and communities”.
“Together we’re redefining the capabilities of industrial software,” said Craig Hayman, CEO at AVEVA. “Through Performance Intelligence, we can see worlds of data from bold new angles, and inspire better understanding of complex value chains, to boost performance and drive sustainability. The combined impact of AVEVA and OSIsoft will enable our customers to manage complex industries more efficiently. Our expanded capabilities elevate AVEVA’s commitment to deliver operational agility that turns opportunity into business value for our customers.”
“AVEVA’s sustained performance and growth has laid the groundwork that enables the acquisition of a market leader such as OSIsoft,” said Philip Aiken AM, Chairman, AVEVA Group. “Our joint portfolio of offerings and potential new capabilities will help deliver AVEVA’s long-term strategy for growth and market leadership in industrial software and information management by accelerating the solid growth trajectory and continuing to help customers on their digitalisation journeys.”
Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO and Chairman of Schneider Electric, supporting major shareholder and alliance partner of AVEVA, also commented on the announcement.
“AVEVA and OSIsoft joining forces creates an industrial software and data leader,” he said. “Through its extended ecosystem and broader, deeper portfolio, AVEVA delivers an enhanced level of efficiency to support the digital transformation of industries. We support AVEVA’s agnostic approach, working in collaboration with customers and partners to offer integrated solutions that elevate performance and operational agility.”
“We stand in awe of the innovation of our customers — the people who operate our society’s essential industries — who use our technology every day to improve performance, protect health and safety, keep the lights on and make the world run more smoothly,” said OSIsoft founder, Dr J Patrick Kennedy. “They have inspired us to join forces with AVEVA so that we can broaden our scope and increase the value we can bring to their important work.”
“This acquisition is a major milestone for AVEVA, enabling our team to draw on Dr J Patrick Kennedy’s vast leadership experience and domain expertise,” Hayman added. “We are honoured to continue the journey together with Pat in his new role as Chairman Emeritus. With Performance Intelligence, we can confidently say that AVEVA is paving the way to become the industrial software and data leader, heralding the start of an exciting new chapter for the industrial software market.”
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