Bottom-Up Approach and Real-Time Data Infrastructure are Key to Enterprise Sustainability, Says White Paper from IHS, OSIsoft

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Source: IHS

ENGLEWOOD,Colo. -- Asset-intensive businesses that want to drive operational excellence should adopt a bottom-up Enterprise Sustainability Management (ESM) strategy, supported by a real-time data infrastructure, according to a new white paper from IHS, the leading global source of information and analytics, and leading technology provider OSIsoft.

Real-Time Data as a Foundation to Drive Sustainability Performance – a new white paper authored by IHS experts Dave Cox and Dave Bradley, in collaboration with OSIsoft experts Heathcliff Howland and Brian McMorrow – provides a forward-thinking business case for combining best-of-breed EHS and sustainability solutions with advanced technology that delivers real-time data. Together, these elements can form the foundation for a holistic ESM information strategy that reduces operational risks and costs, enhances sustainability reporting and generates competitive business advantages.

“This insightful white paper shows how heavy-industry leaders are transforming sustainability information into a powerful driver for Operational Excellence– uncovering opportunities for innovation and growth throughout their organizations – by implementing enterprise-wide EHS and sustainability frameworks that are fueled by a real-time process data,” said Jeff Ladner, IHS Senior Director, Operations.

Companies in the energy, power generation, mining, metals and chemical industry sectors need advanced technology to meet the demands of sustainability reporting, which requires that sustainability information be managed with the same rigor as financial accounting information. By automating the flow of process data from the bottom up, industry leaders with asset-intensive operations are increasing workflow efficiency and meeting ever-greater demands for accurate, timely sustainability information that can be traced back to individual assets.

The new white paper,Real-Time Data as a Foundation to Drive Sustainability Performance,addresses issues that are critical to the success of executives and operational decision-makers including:

  • Why Enterprise Sustainability Management (ESM) information strategies matter to asset-intensive businesses.
  • How a foundation of real-time operations data is critical to enabling companies to drive Operational Excellence.
  • How today’s stringent sustainability reporting standards —many of which approach the demands of financial reporting —have changed the way companies execute their compliance and sustainability programs.

For information about this new white paper from IHS and OSIsoft, visit www.ihs.com/info/ehss/real-time-data.aspx.

About IHS(www.ihs.com)

IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth and employs 6,700 people in 31 countries around the world.

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About OSIsoft

OSIsoft delivers the PI System, the industry standard in enterprise infrastructure, for management of real-time data and events. With installations in 110 countries spanning the globe, the OSIsoft PI System is used in manufacturing, energy, utilities, life sciences, data centers, facilities and the process industries. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft LLC. Is headquartered in San Leandro, California, with operations worldwide and is privately held.

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