SCM2017, née SAPinsider: Emerging Platform of Platforms [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Mar 27, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The #MondayMusings Industrial Transformation blog series provides insight and analysis for executives from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Cloud

5 Predictions About Cloud’s Impact on Industrial Operations in 2017

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Cloud is one of the technological advances that has been cited as pivotal to Digital Transformation. Yet, for many manufacturers, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Big Data/Predictive Analytics have dominated the conversation on just how manufacturing will transform.

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Tags: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud

The Open Process Automation Forum: Why Should a Manufacturer Care?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Dec 15, 2016 @ 11:17 AM

Between discussions on the Industrial/Internet of Things (IIoT/IoT), Big Data & Predictive Analytics, Mobility, Cloud, and other aspects of technology that are driving Digital Transformation, it would seem that CIO’s and Chief Digital Officers have their hands full. What more could be on the horizon to further add to the crush of technology already overwhelming businesses?

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Cloud

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: Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), #MondayMusings, Asset Performance Management (APM)

Powering Up EHS, Two APM Acquisitions, and SAP on Simplified Data [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Nov 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems tackling EHS performance; Schneider Electric Buys APM Platform MaxEAM; AspenTech Acquires APM Company Mtell; and SAP’s Latest S/4HANA Release. Read More

Tags: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Enablon Being Enablon, Wonderware Platform Potential, & Infor Gets High Marks [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 24, 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: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), #MondayMusings, Cloud, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Mega Cloud Looms, the Requisite Acquisition News, & Big Bucks for IoT [Roundup]

Posted by Diane Murray on Sun, Oct 09, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Microsoft and ABB working toward Cloud technology; Rockwell Automation acquires MAVERICK Technologies; and SAP invests $2.25 billion in IoT.

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Cloud

Sight Machine Announces 2.0 Release & IIC Announces Security Framework [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Oct 03, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), #MondayMusings, Cloud, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

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: Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Mobile / Mobility, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Asset Performance Management (APM), 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: Predictive Maintenance (PM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Asset Performance Management (APM)