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InduSoft and Protia Partner to Offer Real-Time Manufacturing Performance Management Solution

InduSoft's Web Studio Integrates With Protia's Strategic Line of Sight to Offer Enterprise Performance Solutions and Extend the Value of Real-Time Automation

Austin TX, June 23, 2004 — InduSoft LLC and Protia Inc. today announced a partnership to integrate InduSoft's Web Studio (IWS) industrial automation software with Protia's Strategic Line of Sight (SLOS) Performance Management software.  This integration will provide customers with a powerful, easy-to-use interface for visualizing and driving improvements in manufacturing performance.

InduSoft's Web Studio (IWS) is a powerful collection of automation tools that includes all the building blocks needed to develop human machine interfaces (HMIs), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and embedded instrumentation and control applications. IWS manages workstations; monitors, debugs, and updates software remotely; and accesses real-time, dynamic graphic screens, trends, alarms, reports, and recipes online all via a web browser.  Protia's Strategic Line of Sight (SLOS) web-based Performance Management software converts IWS's measurement data -- temperatures, flows, pressures, compositions, etc. -- into key performance indicators such as unit utilization, yield or efficiency, percent utilization and inventory costs.  This information is then made available for operational planning, scorecards, dashboards, trend graphing, threshold alerts and Six Sigma portfolio analysis.    

Bottom Line Benefits 
The relationship between InduSoft and Protia offers customers a real-time performance management solution that provides integration to other sources of data relevant to achieving Enterprise Performance Management.  Benefits include faster speed to resolution, improved inter-plant/inter-company collaboration, and opportunities for cross-plant analysis.

"When you derive your key performance indicators from dynamic measurements and event monitoring, you can often find hidden assets or unused capacity," says Marcia Gadbois, VP of Business Development of InduSoft.  "The partnership between InduSoft and Protia allows our customers to quickly react to information that, effectively handled, can increase the enterprise's optimum performance."

The integrated solution also creates a practice of understanding, optimizing and aligning the operational business activities and processes to higher level corporate goals and objectives. Using analysis products, the client has control to manipulate real-time automation and other ERP data, and to make meaningful correlations via the web. This results in reduced manufacturing costs, faster issue resolution, and better collaboration and visibility. 

"It's great to see our partnership with InduSoft come to fruition," said Beth Lillie, Managing Director at Protia. "The integration of SLOS and IWS provides our clients the ability to actively steer their business and proactively manage the bottom line using actionable information.  The partnership extends both products' capabilities and brings powerful real-time performance visualization to our enterprise customers."

About InduSoft
Founded in 1997, InduSoft provides a powerful family of industrial software products for developing applications in process supervision, automation and control for Windows 2000, NT, XP and CE operating systems.  Today, InduSoft is developing tools and technologies to empower people and companies to develop graphical interfaces, integrate Web browsers, and take advantage of internet connectivity.  More than 15,000 InduSoft HMI, SCADA, control, and data acquisition systems are operating worldwide.

For more information on Indusoft, visit http://www.indusoft.com.

About Protia
Founded in 2001, Protia provides software and services for strategic performance management, program management, scorecards, dashboards, business intelligence and data integration.  In cooperation with Fortune 100 companies, Protia has developed Strategic Line of Site -- a Strategic Performance Management application that enables business units to align plans to strategies, monitor execution and leverage analysis tools to proactively manage and improve performance.  With Strategic Line of Sight, the entire Performance Management process is laid out to be easily understood, easily traversed, and extremely effective.  

For more information on Protia, visit http://www.protia-inc.com.

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Note to Editors: Protia, the Protia logo and Strategic Line of Sight are trademarks Protia Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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