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OSI Launches OT Systems Integration and Professional Services Subsidiary, Adherant Consulting™

Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has launched a new business subsidiary, Adherant Consulting, an operational technology (OT) systems' integration and consulting organization. Adherant Consulting specializes in providing professional services to clients who are implementing and deploying OSI OT systems such as Energy Management, Generation Management, Advanced Distribution Management, Outage Management, and Renewables Management systems.

Through years of delivering complex OT projects to utilities worldwide, OSI has observed many opportunities and gaps in execution responsibilities on the clients' side. When expert services are present, the outcomes and quality of implementations are dramatically improved. Experience has proven that projects on which the system supplier also takes on integration services have much better outcomes, including on-schedule implementations, the lowest overall implementation costs, and, finally, a streamlined responsibility matrix resulting from a single technology and services company assuming full responsibility for the entire solution delivery. This is especially true for advanced distribution management system (ADMS) implementations, which tend to require a great deal of internal planning, roadmap and requirements development, coordination and project management, interface development, process and work flow re-engineering, testing, and support.

Adherant Consulting's mission is to offer its clients an ideal balance of experience, technical expertise, transparency, and flexibility; delivering expert project execution, business analysis, and technical integration services to ensure successful projects at a more economical cost than traditional approaches.

"We understand better than anyone the mission criticality, real-time performance, operational functionalities, and organizational impact of OT systems," said Sally Jacquemin, Vice President of Smart Grid and Professional Services. "We intend to revolutionize the professional services and technical consulting and integration services business by delivering the best outcomes and fastest deployments at the lowest cost to our customers. We welcome working directly with our clients or as part of a joint team including the client and their IT system integration partner."

Adherant Consulting (info@adherantconsulting.com) is a wholly owned subsidiary of OSI that is governed separately and operates as an independent division.

Open Systems International (www.osii.com)—headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota—provides open, state-of-the-art and high-performance enterprise automation solutions to utilities worldwide. These solutions include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management Systems (DMS), Outage Management Systems (OMS), Generation Management Systems (GMS), Substation Automation (SA) Systems, Data Warehousing (Historian) Analytics, Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS), Situational Awareness Systems, Pipeline Network Management Systems (NMS), individual software and hardware products, and Smart Grid solutions for utility operations. OSI's solutions empower its users to meet their operational challenges, day in and day out, with unsurpassed reliability and a minimal cost of technology ownership and maintenance.

For additional information regarding this news release, please contact news@osii.com.