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: ERP, 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: MOM, ERP, MES, EHS, IIoT, cloud, #MondayMusings

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: ERP, Big Data, Internet of Things, IIoT, 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: MOM, ERP, Quality Management, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

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

Oracle Makes a $9.3B Acquisition & Tesla Lays Out the Gigafactory [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Oracle acquires NetSuite; LG Innotek wins a Suppier of the Year award; Tesla introduces the future of its Gigafactory; and How Quality is viewed by the FDA when it comes to pharmaceuticals.

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Tags: ERP, Quality Management, Internet of Things, cloud, Digital Transformation

Will The IIoT Allow DCS’s to Finally Live Up to Their Name?

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

At LNS Research we have been writing a lot about what the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has done to manufacturing operations management (MOM). We have also just tackled the topic of how the IIoT and Cloud technology is changing the way companies look at enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, as well. In both cases we see the many-to-many communication paths the IIoT offers; changing the way users envision their Operational Architecture.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, ERP, Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, IIoT, cloud, Digital Transformation

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

Epicor to be Acquired by KKR & Honeywell Invests $1.5B into Intelligrated [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, Jul 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Epicor is to be acquired by KKR; Honeywell acquires Intelligrated for $1.5 billion; a trio-partnership forms for an integrated automation platform; and J.D. Power's recent release of its quality survey results.

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Tags: ERP, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, Mobility, IIoT, cloud