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

The Most Difficult Aspect of Digital Transformation Lies with Leadership

Posted by Dan Miklovic on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 @ 11:03 AM

Now, and for the near future, the mantra among management gurus like Michael Porter, management consultancies like McKinsey, and research firms like LNS is how critical it is to use the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Cloud, Mobility and Big Data & Analytics to embark on Digital Transformation. Digital startups like Uber and Airbnb and rapid technology shifts such as the rapid growth of augmented reality (AR), which is behind the success of Pokémon GO, are all proof points as to why firms need to pursue a “Digital Transformation,” according to the collected experts.

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

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: Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Mobile / Mobility, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Operational Excellence, Cloud, Operational Architecture

It’s Still About Business – And the Assets They Use to Generate Value [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jul 11, 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 previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Smart Connected Assets, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, #MondayMusings, Cloud

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

Posted by | Research Team | 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: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Cloud, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

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: Smart Connected Assets, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Operational Excellence, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Asset Performance Management (APM), Cloud, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)

Honeywell Launches IIoT Platform & the Big Buzz on Microsoft & LinkedIn [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as GE releases its new Brilliant Manufacturing Module; Honeywell Process Solutions announces it new IIoT analytics suite; Microsoft and set to acquire LinkedIn; and Biogen's Cambridge, MA locations announces its closing at the end of 2016.

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Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Predictive Maintenance (PM), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS)

A New Cloud-Based MES System is Born, Welcome 42Q

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

For those of us who are Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy fans, the strange name of the latest Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) provider will be clear – 42 is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Arriving at the MESA and IndustryWeek conference in Chicago last week, we were greeted by a banner announcing the birth of 42Q, a new Cloud-based MES provider from San Jose, CA. It is a long time since we have seen a new fully developed MES solution hit the market.

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Tags: Cloud, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Enablon Sustainable Performance Forum 2016: The Push for Operational Excellence

Posted by Peter Bussey on Thu, May 05, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

Similar to the U.S. Postal Service, neither rain nor floods could keep people away from their appointed rounds to attend the Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) hosted by Enablon on April 21 in Houston. Despite heavy rains and flooding around that time, and tough business conditions in the local Energy sector, the conference had a strong turnout, with over 200 attendees.

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Tags: Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Predictive Maintenance (PM), Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

IBM & SAP on Digital Transformation & Toyota Invests in NEW Research Center [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Apr 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Boeing Carries on Strong

As we mentioned in last week’s roundup blog, Boeing was making voluntary cuts in the commercial airline division. Despite the cut back of empoyees and aircraft production, Boeing announced receiving four orders of the 747-8 airliners totaling over a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2016.

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Tags: Big Data, Mobile / Mobility, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)