Software components for your complete daily business

KISTERS solutions for the energy industry combine state-of-the-art software technologies, decades of experience and a deep understanding of the energy market. This has enabled us to successfully specialise in implementing business models for the regulated and non-regulated parts of the energy market and to provide our customers with the best possible support in their day-to-day business.

We deliver more than customised solutions: Through long-term partnerships with our customers, we achieve the continuous development of our product range in line with their needs. From a strong position - more than 50 % of German utilities rely on our solutions today - we can offer our customers the highest level of quality, innovation and investment security.

By the way: The entire software suite is also optionally available as Software as a Service (SaaS) from the certified KISTERS Data Center in Aachen.

The contemporary introduction of smart meters presents the energy and IT industry with an enormous challenge. The rapid proliferation of new technologies for precisely timed consumption metering and bidirectional data communication are essential for the coordination between energy consumption and generation. Smart metering provides an improved data foundation for various applications, e.g. the integration of regional power plant operators and virtual power plants. In addition smart metering technology promises great potential to actively integrate previously rigid consumers in broad levels through tariff incentive systems and trading tools, and to move them to change their consumption behaviour through variable tariffs.

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Distributed producers, energy stores, and consumers participating in the network present an increasingly complex environment in which distribution system operators are responsible for ensuring a highly efficient infrastructure with disruption and outage intelligence and high security of supply, while keeping in mind network extension and dismantling, repair measures, transit, optimized use of resources, and more. And there are further tasks such as output limitation of wind turbines, integration of virtual power plants, reserve pooling for minute and secondary reserves, and e-mobility.

KISTERS control technology allows system operators to monitor the state of the grid at all times, to respond quickly when needed, and to control the large number of components safely and efficiently. Improved network control results in improved system efficiency, reliability, and quality, and optimized network load reduces technical losses. This creates an intelligent distribution system that is able to control and balance itself.

ControlStar PKS - Process Data Coupling

  • Flexible process connection to convert process protocols into the internal control technology format
  • Available as PKS, PK, and PKmicro (protocol converter)
  • Supports IEC standard protocols 60870-5-101, -104, 61850
  • Supports OPC and OPC UA
  • Supports a large number of proprietary protocols
  • REST interface
  • Connection for ControlStar, ProCoS, and KiBiD

ControlStar SCADA - Basic Process Control Functions

  • Processing of measurement data, meter data, and events: multi-category support, control and switching sequences, alarm processing and aggregation, zooming, decluttering, world views
  • Highly flexible parameterization
  • Topological and geographical models
  • Object-oriented modeling, model libraries for power, gas, and water
  • Scalable from all-in-one system to multiple redundancy, from small systems to well over 1,000,000 process variables
  • Optimized for security and information security management (ISMS)
  • BPMN integration

KiBiD - Data Lake

  • Integration from various sources such as SCADA, MDM, or IoT in one central system
  • Quick new insights based on easy data exploration and analysis capabilities
  • Automatic longitudinal and transverse aggregation
  • Various chart types
  • Use of data visualization in third-party applications
  • Unlimited number of data points to be archived and history length (only limited by disk capacity), can be expanded flexibly
  • Web clients

Feed-in and Load Management

  • Feed-in management
  • Load management
  • Cascade guideline (German BDEW)
  • Non-discriminatory selection for output limitation
  • Reporting

CLS-Management - FlexManager

  • Control of CLS (controllable local systems), renewable power plants, loads
  • Network-relevant, market-relevant and system-relevant flexibility management
  • FlexManager as a link between conventional producers, regenerative producers, controllable consumers, storage systems, etc.
  • Connection to existing control stations
  • Ongoing adjustments to new specification statuses

Grid Security Analysis

  • Load flow calculation
  • State estimation
  • Load flow preview
  • N-1 contingency analysis
  • Automatic restoration of power supply
  • Optimal separation points
  • Check before operate
  • Short circuit calculation

OPF – Optimal Power Flow

  • Load flow optimization based on voltage and reactive power
  • Basis for developing measures to reduce power grid losses
  • Minimization of active power losses
  • Use of particle swarm algorithms

Improved Decision-making and Optimization Functions

  • Topology functions (topological coloring, interlock check)
  • Load forecasts
  • Procurement optimization
  • Switching sequences, orders, and requests
  • Dispositive load management
  • Schedule management
  • Protocol generator
  • Operating log
  • Shift handover protocol
  • Gas forecasts, gas optimization
  • Container management
  • Leak monitoring

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Tasks, processes, and transactions in energy sales are becoming more and more complex – this is, for example, due to the integration of renewable energy sources and controllable producers and consumers. To be profitable in the market, efficient and effective support by intelligent sales software is a must for business success.

BelVis is well equipped to handle your day-to-day activities in energy sales efficiently, to map your sales strategy systematically, and to enable sales decisions and controlling that are based on consistent and reliable data. With its flexible energy data management, automated processes, and various functions for, among others, sales load forecasting and data provision to clients, BelVis is the basis for productive business processes in your company – from product definition to energy procurement to billing preparation and verification.

BelVis EDM - Standard Sales Forecasts
BelVis PRO - Advanced Sales Forecasts

  • Request, import, and plausibility check of standard load profiles
  • Import of customer load curves
  • Sales forecasts for short-, medium-, and long-term delivery
  • Forecasting methods: extrapolation of load curves, similar day method, various mathematical methods (e.g., ALN, ANN), etc.

BelVis AnKa-fix - Offer Calculation

  • Central tool for customer-related profit management for reliable calculation of future contribution margins for special customers
  • Quick creation of offers based on market prices
  • Identification of attractive existing and new customers
  • Subsequent calculations and final costing for contract renewals and adjustments
  • Improves the efficiency and quality of your energy sales processes

BelVis AnKa-fix - Product Calculator

  • Creation, evaluation, and simulation of new sales products for power and gas
  • Easy selection of target areas for marketing campaigns
  • Detailed result presentation with break-even analysis for individual and all target areas

BelVis Process Cockpit

  • Displays the offer calculated in BelVis AnKa-fix
  • Offer is presented to configurable decision-makers/signers  (4- or 6-eyes principle)
  • Graphical representation of the overall approval process (BPMN 2.0 notation) with the current process step being highlighted
  • Creating and sending PDFs including signatures after approval

BelVis AnKa-fix, BelVis EDM, BelVis PFM & KISTERS Portfolio Viewer

  • Offer is converted into a contract
  • Creation/Update of master data for points of delivery (market locations) in the BelVis EDM sales client
  • Creation of books (portfolios) and posting of tranches and fixed-price contracts in BelVis PFM
  • Creation of a client portfolio in the KISTERS Portfolio Viewer
  • Creation of contract costing, e.g., without validity risk

BelVis PFM - Sales Portfolio Management

  • Structured procurement using segmented book structures
  • Portfolio decomposition and hedging
  • Position management
  • Tranche procurement
  • Risk assessment
  • Reporting

BelVis EDM - Delivery Process

  • Checking and forecasting imported load curves and totals per supplier / balancing group
  • Determining and checking overtake and undertake amounts (balanced daily quantities, allocation lists)
  • Providing load curves in an end customer portal (BelVis Web)
  • Billing preparation with interfaces to common consumption billing systems



The expansion of renewable energy sources and the cost pressure in procurement have, in recent years, led to more complex and short-term transactions in the trade and procurement of energy products, for example, to more complex tradable products, from physical products to sometimes complex financial derivatives. Procurement strategies and markets thus have changed and new and changed risks have emerged.

The KISTERS portfolio management systems BelVis and eRisk support traders and procurement managers in bilateral forward transactions via trading platforms as well as in day-ahead and intraday trading on the exchanges. The systems help them to handle purchase and sales positions at all times and to respond quickly according to the expected demand and market developments. High-performing forecasting, optimization, and risk management procedures provide an information advantage and thus a competitive advantage.

Active Procurement Management and Portfolio Monitoring with the B2B Platform

  • Professional portfolio management for energy buyers in the wholesale market
  • Permanent monitoring of margins, risks and limits
  • A single end-to-end process from offer request to pricing, completion, forecast and procurement/generation to billing
  • Interface between portfolio manager, key accountmanager and clients
  • Data available anywhere and at any time in your web browser
  • Auditable processing and transparent reporting
  • Direct connection to your PFM system and automatic synchronization

All price data in a single database

  • Easy access to price data from different providers (EEX, EPEX, Trayport, WattSight, Reuters, ENTSO-E ...)
  • Import of price data from different sources
  • Data storage and calculation of derived information/time series
  • Provision of data for other software (interfaces) and the user (visualization)
  • High level of automation
  • Active notification and support of the user in troubleshooting if a technical error has occurred
  • Connection of Matlab, Python, R, Excel for deeper analyses
  • Open interfaces for easy integration into portfolio management systems, trade systems, etc., also including third-party systems

Counterparty and Contract Management

  • Capture of all contract positions, supporting various volume and price models
  • Automated interfaces to exchange and broker trading platforms (EPEX, Trade Pool, TFS, GFI, PEGAS, APX, etc.)
  • Contract confirmation process: automatic (eCM: electronic confirmation matching) or semiautomatic (generation, e-mail dispatch, and import of confirmation documents, assignment to deals)

Position and Price Analysis/Decomposition

  • Technical chart analysis with over 50 indicators using fundamental data
  • Market price database and integration of various data providers and sources (e.g., Reuters, Bloomberg, Heren, etc.)
  • Standard price scenarios, applied to different risk figures (e.g., MtM, VaR, etc.)
  • (Automated) decomposition of positions (books, portfolios, etc.) into standard trading products according to different hedging strategies (volume-neutral, cost-neutral, short, long, etc.)

Automated Portfolio Management and Monitoring

  • Various management models according to different trading strategies
  • Flexible configuration of procurement strategies (tranche model, fund model, corridor procurement)

DayAhead Cockpit

  • Support for hourly and quarter-hourly auctions on various exchanges including simulation, hourly and block bids (smart blocks)
  • Flexible formulas and rules to describe day-ahead positions
  • Netting
  • Taking advantage of volume synergies
  • Pro-rata allocation

Intraday Cockpit

  • Replacement procurement and portfolio optimization
  • Live prices and live monitoring of assets and positions
  • Reduced trading volume due to automated netting
  • Order management

AlgoTrade - Automated Trading

  • Highly available solution with easy integration into the existing system landscape
  • Automatic transfer of positions
  • Automatic assignment of concluded deals to portfolios
  • Predefined standard trading strategies as a basis
  • Configure your own individual strategies using scripting language and considering market rules (deadlines, order steps, trade ratio, etc.)
  • Automated processing of concluded deals and internal posting

Balancing group management / Schedule and Nomination Management

  • Flexible management of balancing groups and subgroups (formula-based rules, independent of book and portfolio structures)
  • Semiautomatic and automatic generation and sending of schedules via e-mail, FTP/sFTP, AS2, AS4, etc.
  • Configurable dashboards for monitoring
  • (ESS) schedule management for power according to European market rules, fully automated with flexible configuration (e.g., lead time for intraday processes)
  • Nomination management for gas (nomination for market areas Gaspool, NCG, TTF, counterparty nomination, transport nomination, storage, etc.), fully automated

Risk Management and Simulation

  • Support for controlling departments in managing company data
  • Support for energy risk management in managing
    • market data and risks (market price, volume, liquidity, basis, and validity risk)
    • financial risks (payment default, advance performance, replacement (resale))
  • Integrated risk management solver
    • algorithms
    • key figures (M2M, M2F, CVaR, CaR, PnL, PaR, EaR, etc.)
    • scenario builder
  • Dashboards including parameterization of risk evaluations and presentations
  • Open interfaces to ETRM
  • Monte Carlo simulation


  • Cross-commodity customer and trading partner billing, invoices, credit memos, advance/partial payments, invoice corrections, energy and demand charges
  • Flexible definition of billing items: per client/counterparty, per price component, per tax procedure and rate, per definable billing interval
  • Different designs/layouts via template configuration
  • Generation of cross-commodity netting statements
  • Monitoring of payments
  • Sending invoices by e-mail including signature

Automated Reporting According to EMIR, REMIT, ERRP, GLDPM

  • Regulatory reporting to authorities / trade repositories (ACER, EEX, REGIS-TR, etc.)
  • Open interfaces to ETRM systems
  • Rule-based data enrichment and manual entry of transactions / completion of fields
  • Transaction status management, highlighting of errors/anomalies
  • Activity and change log for audit-proof tracking of the reporting process
  • Dashboards with relevant information
  • Automation based on notification rules

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In the context of power, heat, and steam generation using modern power plant technology and renewable energy systems, it is most important to keep track of expenses and revenues at all times to make the best use of the generation plants. To successfully participate in the market, you have to exhaust all possible options and comply with government demands, market requirements, and contractual restrictions. Virtual power plants and participation in the control energy market offer new profitable opportunities.

In this challenging market environment, the highly integrated KISTERS software platform VPPM for comprehensive management and billing support for virtual power plants provides decision support on optimum resource planning, including control technology, energy data management, optimization, and forecasting. Legal requirements, various markets, and integrated energy are, of course, also considered in optimization. Furthermore, as a full service provider with extensive experience and expertise, KISTERS is your partner for transparency reports, flexibilty management, marketing and handling of control energy, spot market power trading or automated intraday trading.

BelVis Time Series Management

  • Power, gas, water, heat, cold
  • Business process support for all market roles, adaptable to your needs
  • Timely implementation of market requirements and rules
  • Solutions for any size and need, also available as software as a service (certified)
  • Features: data management, processing, import/export, analysis, and visualization, sales load forecasting, aggregation, balancing, reporting, market communication, billing preparation, overtake/undertake amounts, etc.
  • Interfaces to common consumption billing systems

BelVis PRO - Forecasting

  • Sales forecasts for short-, medium-, and long-term procurement
  • Grid load, grid node, and loss forecasting
  • Feed-in forecasting for renewable energies (PV, wind)
  • Forecasting of variables such as heat, prices, process variables, …
  • Extensive forecasting library (ANN, ALN, regression, Kalman, ...)
  • High forecast quality
  • Automated forecasting process, mass forecasting support
  • Easy to use, no forecasting skills required

ResOpt - Resource Optimization

  • Extensive analysis enabling a better understanding of tasks and thus effective action plans
  • Adaptable to individual needs
  • Future-proof resource and energy management platform from the market leader for energy data management in Germany
  • Good system performance and efficient time series management
  • Integrated total solution including forecasting, time series management, optimization, portfolio management, and workflow control
  • Flexible software allowing you to model any resources in detail
  • Graphical modeling and result presentation

BelVis PFM - Portfolio Management

  • Management of sales and procurement portfolios
  • Determination of procurement costs
  • Risk assessment
  • Balancing group management
  • Schedule nomination, gas nomination
  • Determination of balancing energy and overtake/undertake amounts
  • Clearing
  • Market communication
  • Portfolio optimization

VPPM – Virtual Power Plant Management

  • Planning tools for medium-term, week-ahead, day-ahead, and intraday planning horizons
  • Load forecasts for predicting and planning energy consumption and prices
  • Storage management (power, heat, gas, compressed air, etc.)
  • Load management and plant monitoring (SCADA)
  • Cross-commodity optimization for combined management of power, gas, heat, cold, steam, and any other commodities
  • Transparent billing of assets including itemized list of shares on the markets

KiTRMS - Reporting

  • Regulatory reporting to authorities / trade repositories
  • Sending messages in the required formats (e.g., XML) via different communication channels to the various trade repositories (e.g., REGIS-TR)
  • Interfaces to ETRM systems (Energy Trading & Risk Management)
  • Rule-based data enrichment and manual entry of transactions / completion of fields
  • Transaction status management, highlighting of errors/anomalies
  • Activity and change log for audit-proof tracking of the reporting process
  • Flexible configuration of filters and views
  • Dashboards with relevant information
  • Import of trade repository messages
  • Gradual extension of supported trade repositories / formats

BelVis AlgoTrade - Automated Trading

  • Automated trading for hourly and quarter-hourly products, algo-trading
  • Automated processing of concluded deals and internal posting
  • Predefined procurement strategies
  • Implementation of individual procurement strategies

ProCoS - Control System for Sales

  • Online process communication with plants
  • Basic process control
  • Visualization of current process and fault states
  • Evaluations
  • Use of schedules to control technical units
  • Alarm management (standby schedules, remote alarm)
  • Mobile application on web browsers: for control system operation from any location, with partner access for cancellation of capacities and planning of revision times
  • Documentation of states and events
  • High degree of automation
  • Control and monitoring for reserve power provision (MRP, SCP, interruptible loads)

CLS-Management - FlexManager

  • Control of CLS (controllable local systems), renewable power plants, loads
  • Network-relevant, market-relevant and system-relevant flexibility management
  • FlexManager as a link between conventional producers, regenerative producers, controllable consumers, storage systems, etc.
  • Connection to existing control stations
  • Ongoing adjustments to new specification statuses

KISTERS Control Energy Module - Control and Monitoring of Reserve Power Provision

  • Highly flexible parameterization
  • Pooling of plants
  • Control of MRP and SCP pools as well as interruptible loads
  • Web interface to visualize process information for pool members
  • Online monitoring
  • Extensive master data management
  • Interface to KISTERS control systems

BelVis EDM - Delivery Process

  • Checking and forecasting imported load curves and totals per supplier / balancing group
  • Determining and checking overtake and undertake amounts (balanced daily quantities, allocation lists)
  • Providing load curves in an end customer portal (BelVis Web)
  • Billing preparation with interfaces to common consumption billing systems

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In the face of rising energy costs, identifying opportunities to save energy and increase energy and resource efficiency is more and more important. While there is often great and untapped cost saving or profit improvement potential in companies, it is difficult to identify, quantify, and optimally realize this potential.

KISTERS energy management and optimization software helps you to quickly identify saving potential, optimize processes, and improve energy efficiency in a significant and sustainable way. This allows you to easily create the data technology basis for implementing an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001.

Given the potential savings and overall economic and environmental effects involved, KISTERS solutions are economically attractive, also for small companies.

Energy Management with ProCoS EMS

  • Energy data capture and infrastructure monitoring
  • Support for implementation of ISO 50001
  • Transparency of energy flows
  • Identification of optimization potential
  • Plausibility check of energy data
  • Optional: load management
  • Monitoring of actual values and limits, calculation of key figures
  • Determination and visualization of total consumption according to production type
  • Comparison of energy consumption according to product type
  • Verification of energy efficiency (e.g., MWh per production type)

Resource Optimization with BelVis ResOpt

  • Particularly suitable for companies with high energy consumption
  • Optimal system design (structures, resource flows, portfolios, etc.) for resource planning to
    • reduce costs and increase profits
    • conserve resource flows
    • avoid emissions
    • improve operating results
  • Online optimization of assets


Today, energy-intensive industrial companies are looking for ways to increase energy efficiency and generate power from their own facilities or seeking new revenue sources such as demand respond. KISTERS energy market systems and control technology provide industry-related functions and enable energy management (ISO 50001) and increased efficiency.

In the context of "Industry 4.0", many companies are already collecting large amounts of (production) data, which - analyzed accordingly - helps to increase efficiency, cut costs, save resources, and identify main errors and their causes. KISTERS specialized big data and data analytics solutions not only extract valuable information from your mass data, but also put it into the context of your company or application area to provide specific and reliable decision support.

ProCoS EMS - Process Interface IRI

  • Connection of M-Bus/LON-BUS meters, load profile meters, data loggers for pulse capture, SPC controls, control systems (e.g., for building services, production)
  • Transmission protocols, M-Bus interface, IEC protocols, OPC protocols, integration of mobile data
  • Cyclical (online) capture in 1-minute, 15-minute, or 60-minute intervals

Online Values / Online Monitoring

  • Processing: evaluation of energy data, generation of key figures by using calculated values, value aggregation according to definable rules
  • Limit value monitoring, fault management, remote alarm in case of faults
  • Visualization: overview of current supply situation, customizable process charts, dashboards for individual access
  • Monitoring of energy flows
  • Leakage monitoring
  • Load management (power, gas)
  • System monitoring

ProCoS EMS - Archiving Aggregated Values

  • According to defined rules
  • 1-minute, 15-minute, 60-minute values
  • Daily and monthly values

ProCoS EMS - Client-focused Reports

  • Compiling ad-hoc reports/charts in the browser as needed
  • Providing matrix reports and charts simply via dialog
  • Integrating ProCoS values in freely definable EXCEL reports
  • Compiling billing reports in the cost center module
  • Event-driven/Cyclical export of online and archived values to external database systems
  • Sankey diagrams

ProCoS EMS - Cost Center Management

  • Cost center structure and data import: Import/Export of structure definitions from/to EXCEL
  • Visualization: Hierarchical representation of data assignments and data linkage for the metering structure view, e.g. according to medium, location, etc.
  • Assignment of meters and cost centers via drag & drop
  • Aggregation/Allocation of consumption values: Consumption values are aggregated to virtual meters or, conversely, consumption values are allocated by percentage to virtual meters
  • Billing/Evaluation: Consumption values are assigned to virtual meters and cost centers according to configurable criteria; billing per day and month
  • Data transfer to billing systems/EXCEL: Billing reports can be exported as EXCEL, CSV, and HTML files

Web Presentation

  • Multi-client authorization concept for all objects and the file exchange portal
  • Easy dashboard creation
  • Charts/Reports with extensive functions: download as PDF and CSV, change of granularity, definable display period
  • Easy ad-hoc creation of charts and reports by selecting data points
  • Visualization of online values in filterable lists
  • Monitoring via logbook, fault and warning lists, confirmation feature - including filters and full-text search
  • Favorite selection for all objects

ProCoS EMS - Interfaces to External Systems

  • Cyclical/Event-driven export of various formats for external applications
  • Import of various formats and sources

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In the IT landscapes of modern companies, a large number of software systems from different manufacturers must communicate with each another and work together smoothly. All this should happen without the user noticing, while optimally supporting the user workflow. This is where KISTERS system integration solutions come in:

The data integration platform and ETL solution KiDIP is the tool to quickly link heterogeneous data from different sources. It transforms the data so that other systems can easily process it, making information visible.

The KISTERS Process Cockpit automates, monitors, and optimizes your business processes – across the systems in a heterogeneous IT landscape. It provides a unified user interface and ensures that users do not have to switch between different systems.


Application areas include, for example:

  • Risk management support: extracting and processing data from different data sources (e.g., PFM, EDM, or invoicing) or from different clients (e.g., power, gas) for display in risk management systems
  • Data collection and processing for billing preparation: reading data from PFM, EDM, or CRM systems, transformation into accounting records, transfer to billing systems
  • Data analysis: aggregation, filtering, sorting and linking according to user-defined criteria, multiple regression, modeling, statistical analysis
  • Connection between KISTERS software systems and third-party systems
  • Automated reading of Internet portals, price time series, indices, etc.
  • Import or export processes (e.g., for data reduction), data synchronization between different systems, automation of validation and replication processes
  • Log file aggregation and analysis
  • Reading large CSV files, database contents or text files, e.g., from controlling or technical applications (measured values)
  • Creating files in PDF, EXCEL, or other formats, generating reports, providing data on the Internet
  • Regular analysis of incoming data and automatic e-mail notification in case of alarm

Process Cockpit

  • Modeling and visualization of processes including optimization
  • Control and monitoring of fully automated processes
  • Web technologies to support manual tasks
  • Integration of KISTERS software components and third-party software into functioning systems


To fully exploit the potential of digitalization of the energy sector, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, etc., you need software that turns raw data into meaningful insights and enables data-driven decision making. KiBiD helps you to create transparency, achieve business goals, and quickly put new ideas into action.

The big data & analytics tool combines state-of-the-art technologies with KISTERS' established data analysis know-how and deep understanding of international markets. KiBiD allows you to draw the right information and conclusions from data generated along the value chain – for example, in the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, or enterprise histories.

Data Integration

  • Easy and secure data integration supporting a large number of standard protocols
  • Open interfaces for easy integration into other environments and applications
  • Integration from different sources such as SCADA, MDM, or IoT into one central system
  • Integration of siloed (data) solutions

Data Management

  • Very flexible data model for various application areas
  • Powerful query language for ad-hoc queries and saved queries
  • Scalable and distributed data storage
  • Efficient and high-performance stream-based data processing

Data Analysis

  • Intuitive analysis tools easy to use for every employee (citizen data scientists) 
  • Easy data exploration and analysis to quickly gain new insights
  • Use of data visualization in third-party applications
  • Intuitive result presentation in charts and tables on dashboards
  • KPI creation via drag & drop formula editor
  • Extensive analysis capabilities - from simple descriptive statistical analysis to neural networks in the KiBiD Data Lab

New Data Products

  • Fast implementation of new applications and services
  • High-performance and scalable architecture for almost any amount of data
  • On-premises or KISTERScloud solution, multi-data-center support
  • Open interfaces for easy integration into other environments and applications