PAS is a leading provider of software solutions for process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. PAS solutions include cyber asset management and operations management, and are installed in more than 1,100 facilities worldwide with more than 41,600 users. PAS’ blue chip global clients include nine of the top 15 largest power companies, 14 of the top 15 largest chemical companies and 12 of the top 15 largest refining companies in the world. PAS solutions are regarded as mission critical and deployed enterprise-wide within many global industrial companies.
Innovation is our most differentiating competitive advantage. PAS pioneered the first platform-independent alarm management software and high performance Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in the 1990s. In 1996, PAS introduced the first automation systems configuration management solution which is deployed at many sites around the world today. With a number of industry firsts, PAS industry contributions include:
- The first comprehensive alarm management solution
- The first DCS configuration management system
- The first multi-vendor cyber asset mapping system
- The first Management of Change system explicitly for automation assets
- The first platform-independent ICS cybersecurity solution
Why do leading global industrial companies choose PAS over their DCS vendors for their ICS cybersecurity and alarm management? Platform independence.
Our independence from automation vendor platforms offers our clients the most seamlessly integrated and unified solution for managing the variety of systems at their sites. With more than 30 automation system brands and models within a typical enterprise, it is untenable to manage and protect the ICS layer from cyber threats and vulnerabilities. It is also expensive, inconsistent, and ineffective to manage the alarms within the different control systems with alarm management software offered by DCS vendors. With PAS alarm management solutions, industrial companies have the assurance that their alarm systems perform optimally at the console level and deliver consistent KPIs at the management dashboard level.
Our deep expertise in automation, power generation, and manufacturing drives our thought leadership in the industries we serve. PAS has written two authoritative publications providing essential methodologies and best practices for optimizing alarm systems and developing effective HMIs for the industrial sector. The Alarm Management Handbook and The High Performance HMI Handbook are considered to be the leading resources for these two disciplines.