China 2025 with Dassault Systèmes, SAP Vision for Extended Supply Chain, & Emerson Focuses on Financials [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 @ 10:10 AM

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides executive level insight and analysis from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, EAM, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

APM Update: Private Equity gives IFS a Boost and Schneider Electric Shows Breadth [Monday Musings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Nov 07, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings, Digital Transformation blog series provides executive level insight and analysis from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: ERP, IIoT, EAM, apm, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

Schneider Electric: A One-Stop Shop for APM Solutions

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 10:15 AM

Asset performance management (APM) is a critical core competency for many businesses. Any asset intensive service provider such as a utility or transportation company and the vast majority of manufacturers depend on reliable, proper functioning, well-maintained assets to ensure the profitable operation of their business. That’s why we are taking a deeper dive into a company that offers all aspects of APM from acquiring the data on the plant floor to managing the business of maintenance with an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution, Schneider Electric.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, IIoT, EAM

SAP: Expanding its APM Solutions Portfolio with Analytics

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Fri, Sep 09, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

 

The rapid evolution of new IT capabilities such as Mobility, Cloud, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Big Data & Analytics has led to new vendors entering the market, existing vendors expanding their Asset Performance Management (APM) portfolio, and traditional APM vendors rapidly shifting their technology platforms. Today, we take a closer look at SAP and how it is growing from an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) provider to an APM provider as it continuously accommodates Digital Transformation.

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Tags: ERP, Asset Performance Management, Mobility, IIoT, EAM, cloud

Predictive Analytics: The Gold Rush of 2016

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Aug 16, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Each analyst at LNS Research not only has topical coverage, mine being Asset Performance Management (APM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), but industry focus based on our previous experience. In my case, one of the industries I focus on is mining & metals. I find it helpful to stay in touch with other thought leaders and research activities throughout the industry. During any dialogue or legwork, it's not unusual for the Predictive Analytics gold rush to find its way into the conversation.

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Tags: ERP, Asset Performance Management, Predictive Maintenance, EAM

Inforum 2016: Bringing Manufacturing to Manhattan

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 @ 01:34 PM

Last week Infor held the most recent gathering of its users, Inforum at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Infor has a huge presence outside of manufacturing, specifically in retail and services industries, both of which were right at home in Manhattan.

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Tags: Manufacturing, ERP, Internet of Things, EAM

Elevate Asset Performance Management by Supporting STEM

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 10:38 AM

Several recent events I have attended have inspired me to take up the topic of this post: Why the Asset Performance Management (APM) community needs to take up a healthy relationship with academia at all levels. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) education as the initiative is called, is becoming increasingly important to business; not just in the US but globally.

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Tags: Asset Performance Management, EAM

Oracle’s Asset Performance Management and Industry Solution Capabilities

Posted by Greg Goodwin on Thu, Jul 07, 2016 @ 09:59 AM

As companies today continue to pursue Operational Excellence initiatives, they have some exciting advancements on the horizon in the form of Smart Connected Assets and Smart Connected Operations. It comes as no surprise today that many companies are spending considerable time and resources on bringing together Information and Operation Technology (IT/OT) to begin to build the architecture to facilitate Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) enabled operations.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, MOM, ERP, Big Data, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Mobility, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, EAM, cloud

APM Market Acceptance of Cloud Delivery Can Pay Dividends

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Wed, Jul 06, 2016 @ 10:45 AM

During recent research activities associated with preparing the Asset Performance Management (APM) Solution Selection Guide, reports on service providers and specialized vendors in the APM space, and attenting several vendor events over the last year; I've been frequently hearing encouraging feedback about growing acceptance of Cloud delivery of various APM-related solutions.

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Tags: ERP, IIoT, EAM, cloud

Getting APM & IIoT Connected at the ABB Customer Conference

Posted by Jason Kasper on Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

This week I had an opportunity to attend the ABB Customer Conference in Atlanta, GA to get an understanding and viewpoint on how ABB Enterprise Software is bringing together solutions to tackle the most pressing issues in Utilities, Oil & Gas and Mining.

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Tags: Cloud-Computing, Asset Performance Management, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, EAM