Can we get more development on Processbook "Make Processbook great again"
processbook looks like it is out of the late 90's and early 2000's. Can we get some updates on this. I know you are pushing PI Vision but some people don't want to use a web based software to do this with. Because Processbook is so outdated in functionality and look my company has been looking at PARCview as a replacement. This is because it is more intuitive and user friendly. I do not want go through the process of changing to PARCview and would prefer a major update to Processbook. Things like drag/drop from one display to another, modify trend trace settings like color and scale in the trend view and not settings tab. Move traces up and down in order in trend view. All together the experience in PARCview is better than in Processbook. "Make processbook great again"
After 25 years, OSIsoft is retiring PI ProcessBook using a phased approach over several years. PI ProcessBook was the leading face of PI System for many years, paving the way for self-service visualization. Since then, technology and your expectations around mobility, scalability, and collaboration have evolved beyond what PI ProcessBook can deliver. OSIsoft has been actively developing and investing in PI Vision to provide you that next-generation, modern visualization experience.
For additional information regarding the retirement of PI ProcessBook, please see https://customers.osisoft.com/s/knowledgearticle?knowledgeArticleUrl=000031882.
Kenneth Barber commented
The problem with PI ProcessBook is that everybody that uses it needs to have it installed. And when a new version is released, everyone needs to install the upgrade in order to get it.
PI Vision is a web app. All you need to access it is a web browser, which everybody already has. If PI Vision needs to be upgraded, there is only a single upgrade that needs to be done.
A web app makes even more sense when you consider the fact that PI ProcessBook can't do much without connecting to a remote computer (i.e. the PI Data Archive). So if you need to connect to a remote computer to use a program, why not have the program on that remote computer?
Bring Process Book back.
Craig Warner commented
I agree! I have many engineers who prefer a client based app over a web based app, for the simple reason that they do!
OSI - please don't be so quick to write ProcessBook off