ITI Group awarded top level AVEVA Endorsed Partner status
ITI Group is pleased to announce that it has achieved AVEVA Endorsed System Integrator status, the highest level available from the global leader in industrial software.
This accreditation makes ITI Group just one of four companies in the UK and Ireland to have been granted this exclusive status, and the key driver behind the achievement is the company’s expertise with the AVEVA (formerly OSIsoft) PI System.
The PI System is the world’s leading operational, event and real-time data management infrastructure and was added to the AVEVA portfolio in 2020 when they acquired its developer, OSIsoft. ITI Group has long been established as the UK’s leading experts in the PI System, employing more than 50% of the country’s PI System Accredited Engineers, and this expertise will be of great value to AVEVA, who need the highest levels of technical competence from their Endorsed System Integrators in order to uphold their high standards and reputation.
The accreditation was not without scrutiny though; ITI Group were subjected to rigorous review by AVEVA in order to ensure the highest standards, and they which they passed with flying colours.
Fraser Thomson, Group Sales Director at ITI Group said: “We’ve been working with the PI System for over 20 years, and our team of industry specialists have gained a vast wealth of knowledge on its optimal use, by collaborating closely with our clients on what works for them. Whilst we were therefore confident that AVEVA would recognise our capabilities, having it confirmed through this accreditation is a fantastic acknowledgment of the expertise of our talented engineers.”
A further part of the endorsement process included a recommendation from SolutionsPT, the sole distributors for the AVEVA product set in the UK and Ireland. Wayne Ashworth, Head of the Partner Team at SolutionsPT said: “ITI Group clearly have extensive knowledge of the PI System and how to ensure that clients’ data infrastructure can help their businesses to excel. It was clear to us that they would be a valuable addition to our select group of systems integrators.”
ITI Group has long enjoyed a close relationship with SolutionsPT, with the various companies that have come together to form the Group, from Scomagg, to SIA, CSE Controls, Servelec and most recently Cimlogic, utilising AVEVA automation and monitoring products across their trusted safety and control solutions for decades. But now the opportunity to further collaborate has arisen, with SolutionsPT offering extensive support to AVEVA Endorsed Partners, and the two companies are already in talks about how their complementary offerings can be combined to create innovative new solutions that will add further value to their customer bases.
Wayne continued: “ITI Group’s real-time information expertise, via the PI System, will be of great value to our clients in a range of industries, from manufacturing and logistics, to energy, renewables and nuclear, and we’re also excited to see how we can help them explore new possibilities with the wider portfolio of AVEVA products.”
Fraser added: “By working with Solutions PT, we can access best practice from a range of other industries and transfer this knowledge to help our existing clients, as well share our own experience to support new clients in other sectors. Together we can help clients bridge this IT/OT gap and develop truly connected, digitally transformed operations.”