Industry Leaders ESS, OSIsoft Create New Partnership

    TEMPE, ARIZ., October 23 /CNW/ - ESS, the leading provider of
Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and Crisis Management software for
Governance, Risk and Compliance, today announced a new partnership agreement
with OSIsoft, the leader in software infrastructure for real-time information
and performance management.

    "This agreement features two companies, each with a proven track record
of building business opportunities through partnerships," said Robert Johnson,
ESS President/CEO. "We're excited about the opportunity to work with a
recognized industry leader like OSIsoft that has a successful track record of
developing solutions that enable clients to optimize performance."

    "There is growing interest in integrating real-time information systems
with EH&S and Crisis Management software solutions," said Bernard Morneau,
president, OSIsoft. "We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with ESS
to extend the power of the PI infrastructure in a domain that is critical to
business performance."

    With over 25 years of experience and a global customer base of more than
11,000 installations across the manufacturing, energy, utilities, life
sciences and other process industries, OSIsoft software has become a
recognized leader in enterprise wide infrastructure providing visibility into
real time operational data.

    By establishing partnerships with other industry leaders like OSIsoft,
ESS brings together an ecosystem of top-tier solutions that enhances the value
of its software. The agreement with OSIsoft is one of several recent
achievements of the ESS Partner Program, which offers an integrated network
for organizations to combine their expertise with ESS' industry-leading
products to extend their market reach, reduce costs, increase profitability
and help customers achieve operational excellence.

    About OSIsoft

    OSIsoft ( delivers the PI System, the industry standard
in enterprise historians, as the core of its real-time infrastructure
platform. A global base of more than 11,000 clients across manufacturing,
energy, utilities, life sciences and other process industries rely upon the
OSIsoft PI System to safeguard data and deliver enterprise-wide visibility
into operational health in order to manage assets, mitigate risks and identify
new market opportunities. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft, Inc. is headquartered in
San Leandro, Calif., with operations worldwide and is privately held.

    About ESS

    ESS is the leading provider of Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) and
Crisis Management software for Governance, Risk and Compliance. The company
has provided its global and local software solutions to thousands of
businesses, government agencies and other organizations worldwide. ESS is
headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., with offices in Denver, Washington, Houston and
Calgary, Alberta. For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: ESS, Tempe Dawn Kehr, 480-346-5526

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