Pinnacle Solutions Inc

152 E Washington St
Indianapolis,  IN  46204-3615

United States
  • Booth: 4306

There's a lot of buzz around Internet of Things (IoT), but how can you effectively leverage this data? Come by our SMART Hub presentations and our booth to hear how IoT Analytics can help your business and participate in our interactive demo. It's time to make your IoT data work for you.

Our mission is to empower clients to analyze and interpret the “mountain of data” that they collect and utilize to improve business outcomes, support decision-making, and enable process improvements – from data management and integration to data visualizations and predictive analytics.

Combining SAS’ analytical system with our own industry and statistical analysis expertise, we present a complete solution offering for our customers and help them face the challenge of converting data into structured information that supports effective decision-making. As an Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner, we also can host and manage our customer’s solutions in the cloud.

For more information, please visit our website, email us, or call 1-866-668-3393.

 Press Releases

  • US SAS Reseller Partner Pinnacle Solutions becomes first new SAS Canada Partner of 2019

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Canadian analytics market has a new player: Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. Architecting and developing custom SAS solutions for over 22 years, Pinnacle Solutions has also been a long-time SAS Reseller in the United States. Now the business intelligence and analytics company is expanding their offerings to Canadian organizations.

    Pinnacle Solutions has been helping analyze and interpret customer data to improve business outcomes in nearly every industry, however the initial sales focus in Canada will concentrate on working with manufacturers and the Internet of Things (IoT). The “Quick-start for IoT” offering enables manufacturers to make use of their assembly line and machine data, while showcasing an immediate value by streaming it back real-time to populate dashboards and key performance metrics.

    “Manufacturers both small and large often struggle to understand their Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)” commented Pinnacle Solutions President DJ Penix. “With this offering, we can help identify the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive. Reducing material waste and increasing yield can often save manufacturers millions of dollars.”

    As companies learn to compete in a data driven world, the need to lead in data and analytics is critical. Whether in the data rich manufacturing industry or others SAS is excited to be partnering with Pinnacle to help clients unlock the transformative capabilities that analytics can provide. - Doug McLaren, Director of Alliances for SAS Canada

    About Pinnacle Solutions, Inc.

    Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. is a business intelligence (BI) solutions provider that uses SAS to integrate, analyze and interpret the “mountain” of data that organizations collect and utilize to run their operations. From a concept to a complete implementation, Pinnacle Solutions’ full-service offerings help departments and agencies understand the past, monitor the present and predict outcomes as they move the organization ahead. Pinnacle Solutions’ services empower organizations to rise to a higher level of clarity, thus providing high-quality services efficiently and effectively to constituents, while maximizing limited resources and budgets.


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  • Updated IoT analytics from SAS include streaming analytics and machine learning capabilities

    Cary, NC (April 24, 2019) – Whether manufacturing engineered stainless steel for medical implants or creating the specialty wire for solar panels, Ulbrich Stainless Steel & Specialty Metals knows its customers count on consistently high-quality products. Staying ahead of maintenance and production challenges that keep precision metals rolling out of its plants on time is a high priority for the global company. That’s why Ulbrich recently chose SAS® Analytics for IoT to analyze the data created by its plant sensors.

    Ulbrich manufacturers the metals used in a wide range of specialty products from engine parts to the wire used in stringed musical instruments. “Precision and quality are key factors in manufacturing highly engineered metals that support our customers’ varied needs,” said Jay Cei, Chief Operating Officer at Ulbrich. “Collecting machine and sensor data from our factories and integrating that with ERP system data will help us understand the intricate relationships between equipment, people, suppliers and customers. Using SAS to learn what our IoT data means is critical for understanding how we can become more productive and efficient in the future.”

    “Streaming analytics will not only help Ulbrich understand what is happening now with their machines, but it will also enable them to predict future events, such as when a machine needs maintenance before it breaks down,” said DJ Penix, President of Pinnacle Solutions, a SAS implementation partner.

    Faster results for all users with streamlined SAS Analytics for IoT

    Recent upgrades to SAS® Analytics for IoT mean enterprises have access to the latest suite of AI, machine learning and streaming analytics available.

    The software provides a simplified way for any user to prepare stationary and streaming IoT data for analysis without specialized skills. Whether a data scientist, business manager, or someone in between, they can use SAS Analytics for IoT to quickly select, launch, transform and operationalize IoT data to make informed, timely decisions.

    The upgraded SAS software provides open application program interfaces (APIs) to enable integration with other SAS, third-party and open-source products.

    “SAS talks about ‘democratizing analytics’ as the ethos behind SAS Analytics for IoT,” said Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil in a recent IDC Market Note[1]. “This comes as a welcome message to a technology that seems to be stuck at precisely this stage. Tools and solutions that help simplify analytics, insights visualization, and actioning of IoT data accelerate enterprises' time to value from their IoT implementations.”

    Jason Mann, Vice President of IoT at SAS, said companies can no longer afford to ignore the hidden signals in their IoT data. “To thrive, organizations need a solution that addresses data complexity and automates timely and accurate decision making. SAS Analytics for IoT delivers this capability across the entire analytics life cycle – from data preparation to discovery to scalable deployment.”

    Mike Guilfoyle, Director of Research at ARC Advisory Group, said there’s a gulf between companies undertaking analytics-driven digital transformation and those successfully scaling their efforts. “This is due in large part to the underlying complexity of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ecosystems and the many business needs related to them,” he said. “To be successful with IIoT, an organization needs an analytics solution that can support a diversity of needs, including myriad use cases, disparate user requirements, agnostic interoperability with systems and sources, the capacity to manage data at rest and in motion, and a breadth of analytics methods.”

    SAS will showcase SAS Analytics for IoT and its embedded AI capabilities via connected patient, connected quality, and connected equipment demonstrations at SAS Global Forum, the world's largest analytics conference, April 28 through May 1 in Dallas. To learn more about the convergence of AI and IoT, download The Artificial Intelligence of Things white paper.

    Ulbrich joins a growing group of enterprises which depend on SAS Analytics to solve IoT challenges whether crafting precision metal parts, enhancing the satisfaction and productivity of patient-clinician interactions, optimizing the retail customer experience, or building cutting-edge aircraft.

    Lockheed Martin makes herculean strides with SAS Analytics for IoT

    Lockheed Martin’s Hercules C-130 aircraft has been in production and operation for 65 years and has been continually reinvented to meet changing customer needs. Today, C-130s are operated out of 70 nations around the world. The four-engine turboprop started as a troop transport in the 1950s, but has evolved to support upwards of 100 different mission requirements in its lifetime. Its many mission capabilities include flying into hurricanes to collect weather data, landing on short and/or austere runways to deliver relief supplies, aerial firefighting, air-to-air refueling, long-range search and rescue, global peacekeeping, special operations and supporting critical military operations around the world.

    To keep this aerial platform evolving, Lockheed Martin has turned to SAS, another proven platform that has been continually reinvented to meet new customer needs and requirements.

    With AI and advanced IoT analytics from SAS, Lockheed Martin and its customers analyze data streaming from sensors on each aircraft to predict maintenance and repair needs, and ensure the Hercules can continue to lift, fly and deliver.

    “When you understand the probability of parts failure, everything changes in the way you manage and operate your fleet,” said Duane Szalwinski, senior manager with Lockheed Martin’s sustainment organization. “With SAS, we’re developing fleet-wide practices that demand a positive culture shift for us and our customers.”


    About Pinnacle Solutions, Inc.

    Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. is a business intelligence (BI) solutions provider that uses SAS to integrate, analyze and interpret the “mountain” of data that organizations collect and utilize to run their operations. From a concept to a complete implementation, Pinnacle Solutions’ full-service offerings help departments and agencies understand the past, monitor the present and predict outcomes as they move the organization ahead. Pinnacle Solutions’ services empower organizations to rise to a higher level of clarity, thus providing high-quality services efficiently and effectively to constituents, while maximizing limited resources and budgets.

    About SAS

    SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative software and services, SAS empowers and inspires customers around the world to transform data into intelligence. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.


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  • INDIANAPOLIS, April 3, 2019 - Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. announced today that it has achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). The AWS Advanced Consulting Partner tier highlights top Consulting Partners globally that have invested significantly in their AWS practice. They have extensive experience in deploying solutions on AWS with a team of accredited and certified technical consultants.

    With a long history in Data Warehousing, Advanced Analytics, and Modernized Data Architecture, Pinnacle Solutions has the expertise needed to design and develop analytic, big data, back-up and Database Solutions on AWS. As part of a broad portfolio of IT and Data Analytics services, Pinnacle Solutions offers a full turn-key cloud hosting and administration service, Pinnacle Shelter. Certified AWS consultants guide customers through their cloud journey, from planning and executing migration of workloads to AWS to optimizing customer use, cost, and adoption of AWS. With Pinnacle Shelter, customers can move faster, operate more securely, and save substantial costs; all while benefiting from the scale and performance of the cloud.

    "We see AWS as the industry leader in cloud hosting and computing. AWS has a great influence over the way we approach information management, data and business analytics, and infrastructure when a customer is looking for cloud services and solutions. With AWS, we can rapidly deliver flexible, scalable solutions, helping our customers achieve their analytics goals in a more cost effective way," says Dave Foster, Executive Director of IT and Operations at Pinnacle Solutions.

    "Developing a relationship with AWS has been an exciting and fruitful journey for Pinnacle Solutions," says DJ Penix, President & CEO of Pinnacle Solutions, "By attaining Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS Partner Network, we can capitalize on the explosive growth of AWS and demand for cloud hosting and computing services."

    About Pinnacle Solutions, Inc.

    Pinnacle Solutions' mission is to empower organizations to analyze and interpret their "mountain of data" to improve business outcomes, support decision making, and enable process improvements. As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, we also can host and manage our customer’s solutions in the cloud. We have partnered with AWS to combine their cloud computing infrastructure with our SAS administration and maintenance expertise, thus eliminating the need for costly hardware and the administration pain that goes along with it. Pinnacle Shelter is a 24/7 remote hosting & administration service that focuses on the day-to-day activities required to keep your solutions functioning effectively.


  • SAS® Analytics for IoT
    SAS integrates streaming data with analytics and visualization so you can get more insights and value from IoT. This solution covers the full analytics life cycle, starting with data capture and integration and extending to analytics and deployment....

  • Make your IoT data work for you.

    As the market leader in analytics, SAS empowers organizations to create and sustain true value from diverse IoT data and initiatives – whether your data is at the edge, in motion or at rest. Its robust, scalable and open edge-to-enterprise platform bridges IT and operational environments, while spanning the entire IoT analytics life cycle – from data capture and integration to analytics and deployment. From visualization and statistical modeling to descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, SAS delivers deep expertise in IoT analytics – including AI, machine learning and deep learning – to help you reduce risk and gain real business value. SAS Analytics for IoT enables you to make fast, confident decisions – while reducing data transport and storage costs.

    Focus on what matters.

    The SAS Event Stream processing engine can handle huge volumes of data at very high rates (e.g., millions per second), with extremely low latency (in milliseconds). This enables real-time data management for IoT devices, networks and usage data, making your IoT data analytics-ready. Intelligent filtering separates what’s relevant for your business from all the noise so you’ll know what data to store and what you can ignore.

    Understand the signals in your data.

    Get the most out of IoT data by mining and analyzing it where it lives – edge devices, data centers or the cloud. And detect patterns of interest as events occur. With SAS Analytics for IoT, you can integrate, transform, visualize and analyze IoT data throughout the connected ecosystem. Then close the IoT analytics loop by running big data analytics on data at rest.

    Act quickly. Decisively. Confidently.

    You can continuously assess streaming data close to its origination, transforming and analyzing it in real time. SAS decision management capabilities then drive real-time action – from simple alerts to complex, automated responses. SAS Analytics for IoT supports data integration, visualization and analytics at the edge, as well as big data analytics on data at rest in the storage platform of your choice.

    Industry Applications for Analytics & IoT

    Explore how IoT analytics solutions from SAS are using AI to help a variety of industries get the most out of IoT data – unlocking new revenue streams, operational efficiencies and differentiated customer experiences.

    IoT Manufacturing

    Boost your quality performance. See how Analytics for IoT can bring value to your machine data.

    IoT Retail

    Bring together data, analytics and marketing processes to gain an omnichannel view of your customers across all devices.

    IoT Energy

    Improve load forecasting performance, reduce uncertainties and generate value.

  • Pinnacle First Aid Kit
    Your SAS and web applications will require administration and maintenance. Pinnacle First Aid Kit provides long-term maintenance and support for Pinnacle Solutions’ product offerings....

  • Pinnacle First Aid Kit

    When you identify a wound, bug, or performance issue, Pinnacle First Aid Kit gives you access to our entire team of technical experts – each with unique skill sets – so that you can rest easy knowing your issue will be addressed by someone who understands your problem and how to solve it. Pinnacle First Aid Kit is there to triage issues, optimize services, apply critical hot fixes.

    If you were to hire resources directly to perform your administration and maintenance tasks, you would have to locate, train, and manage those employees. Pinnacle First Aid Kit reduces your costs because that step is already done. You’ll have a partner with the experience and knowledge base to maintain and optimize your solution for your unique business needs.

    Questions about Pinnacle First Aid Kit? Visit our product page for more information.

  • Pinnacle Shelter
    Do you want to save money by putting your applications in the cloud? Whether you are using SAS or custom web applications, your solution can run in the cloud....

  • Pinnacle Shelter

    Pinnacle Shelter combines the computing infrastructure of Amazon Web Services (AWS) with our administration and maintenance expertise. The result is a service that allows your company to eliminate costly hardware and the administrative challenges that go along with it. At Pinnacle Solutions, we understand your need to securely access and control your data and reporting assets. Now you can do just that with a remote system administration and hosting service that focuses on the day-to-day activities required to keep your solutions functioning at a high level of security, availability, and performance.

    Pinnacle Solutions is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. Our engineers are certified AWS Solution Architects and certified in SAS Installation and Administration. 

    Questions about Pinnacle Shelter? Visit our product page for more information.

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