SOURCE: CygNet Software

CygNet Software

November 09, 2009 14:03 ET

CygNet for Pipeline™ Compresses 16-Month Software Implementation Projects for Oil and Gas Pipeline Companies Into 66 Days

Industry's First Vertical Solution for Pipeline Operations Drives Down Risk and Takes Cost Out of Installing an Enterprise Operations Platform

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - CygNet Software today announced "CygNet for Pipeline™," the oil and gas pipeline industry's first packaged vertical solution for pipeline operators designed to dramatically reduce the risk, time and cost required for enterprise operations software projects. CygNet for Pipeline -- which includes segment-specific implementation templates, device connectors and applications for standardized gas operations functionality -- enables companies to rapidly install and begin using the powerful CygNet Enterprise Operations Platform (EOP) within a matter of weeks, instead of the multi-year projects typical for enterprise software implementations.

"With CygNet, Atlas was up and effectively functioning with a new enterprise SCADA solution in about three weeks," said Darin Molone, SCADA manager, Atlas Pipeline. "Plus, I can tune the system myself as often as I want, typically without needing to involve our IT team." For additional information on Atlas Pipeline's implementation of CygNet, see press release.

CygNet for Pipeline: First Packaged Vertical Solution for Pipeline Operations

The CygNet solution has experienced rapid market acceptance and is being used in many of the largest domestic gas pipeline transmission companies. With CygNet, these companies are able to unify large volumes of essential, real-time data into a complete operational view across the enterprise.

Leveraging this foundation and experience with multiple deployments, CygNet has developed a standardized solution, CygNet for Pipeline. In using this proven, hassle-free solution, clients need only input their specific configuration data, which completely eliminates the need for multiple cycles of design-signoff-create-test-customize. This fast-track implementation solution includes a pre-designed and tested foundation built exclusively for transportation pipeline operators, enabling them to collect, manage and distribute critical real-time information throughout the enterprise, from the control room to the marketing floor, faster than ever before. This speed of deployment and ease of configuration has shattered the costly, time-consuming and resource-intensive model that has dominated the real-time oil and gas industry for years.

"Pipeline operators have been forced to patch together information from a variety of different vendors, dramatically hindering their operational efficiency and market responsiveness," said Steve Robb, vice president of business development at CygNet Software. "With CygNet for Pipeline, we are infusing our knowledge platform with a proven, standard approach to quickly installing our Enterprise Operations Platform. Now we can quickly deliver a rich information landscape, while simultaneously eliminating the risks associated with one-off, 'big bang' software projects."

--  Collect: Taking advantage of CygNet's pre-built support for the
    leading field devices and IT infrastructure components often used by North
    American pipeline operators, CygNet for Pipeline eliminates the time and
    cost associated with getting custom solutions to work with each client in
    the field. This unique approach of incorporating the protocol
    specifications of leading manufactures, such as Allen Bradly, Bristol,
    Control Microsystems, Emerson and more, allows CygNet to deliver a
    scalable, rapidly implementable solution for collecting data from tens of
    thousands of field and operational devices.
--  Manage: CygNet for Pipeline organizes all incoming data into a pre-
    configured and tested schema, ensuring the data is efficiently normalized
    and managed in a hierarchical data model, ready to be leveraged by business
    users. This unified data model is the foundation for CygNet's industry-
    specific applications, which deliver personalized views and business
    processes. These applications, which include functions such as line pack,
    nominating and forecasting, enable managers and executives to visualize,
    explore and correlate the data in ways most relevant to their various jobs.
    The information is presented in logical, tabular formats, which can later
    be customized by business and operations users -- as can all alarms,
    notifications and calculations -- without any risk to future platform
    version upgrades provided by CygNet.
--  Distribute: CygNet for Pipeline is based on the powerful, proven
    distributed architecture at the core of CygNet's solution. This ensures
    reliability across a geographically diverse organization. CygNet is
    designed to scale to virtually any number of users both inside and outside
    the firewall without the need for additional centralized or specialized
    computing hardware.

Pricing and Availability

CygNet for Pipeline is available immediately. Pricing includes all segment-specific applications, data schema and collection engines. This package price ensures that budget planning and capture are both accurate and determined at the beginning of the process, eliminating the risk common to custom vendor solutions. For sales information, please see or call 888-781-3580.

About CygNet Software

CygNet Software provides products and solutions that improve the operational efficiency and market responsiveness of many of North America's leading oil and gas companies. Based on a revolutionary, network-optimized architecture, CygNet is rapidly becoming the de facto standard throughout the industry. More than 100 companies rely on CygNet to collect, manage and distribute massive volumes of operations data from field, production and business systems, creating a unified information ecosystem. Users spanning every business function can view and analyze real-time and historical information to support daily operations, strategic decision making and regulatory reporting requirements. Customers include super majors, major independents and key participants in the domestic production and transmission market. Combined, these companies represent 43 percent of domestic gas production and thousands of miles of major transmission pipelines in North America.

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