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We write about the Internet of Things (IoT) often at Clients First Business Solutions as we believe this new technology it is a win-win for the manufacturing and maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industries, particularly for predictive maintenance cost savings.  The game changer of IoT just got easier to implement thanks to Microsoft’s intelligent cloud, AzureBarb Edson describes this in her blog below:

"Microsoft recently  announced the availability to purchase our game-changing Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, which was built with pre-configured solutions that address businesses’ most common Internet of Things scenarios to help them move quickly from proof of concept and testing to real-world deployment. At Convergence EMEA, we have expanded our available pre-configured solutions with predictive maintenance, making one of the most commonly requested IoT solutions readily available to customers.

 The promise of predictive maintenance

Screen Shot of IoT Asset Sensor

Whether you do business in manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), retail, health or with smart cities, chances are your company uses valuable headcount and budget in reacting to issues in the field. Imagine this: A world in which you could not only predict equipment failures before they happen, but also systematically address them. That’s the promise of predictive maintenance. When you unlock the power of IoT to capture and analyze data, your business can identify warning signs of potential problems, predict when equipment needs maintenance, and preemptively service that equipment before problems occur.

Why IoT predictive maintenance is transformational

Traditionally, companies have maintained business assets through manual processes that are time and resource intensive. By leveraging streaming data from sensors and devices to quickly assess current conditions, recognize warning signs, deliver alerts and automatically trigger appropriate maintenance processes, IoT transforms maintenance into a dynamic, rapid, and automated cadence.

We’ve seen powerful results from predictive maintenance solutions. Rockwell Automation is transforming the oil and gas industry by extending its systems that monitor capital assets and using that data for predictive and even preventative maintenance. The solutions have the potential to transform the petroleum supply chain and produce bottom-line results in global productivity that could ultimately pay off at the pump.

Benefits of using Azure IoT Suite for predictive maintenance

With the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, enterprises can quickly and easily connect, monitor assets and analyze data in real time. The predictive maintenance preconfigured solution in the Azure IoT Suite takes that data and uses rich dashboards and visualizations to provide businesses with new intelligence that can improve efficiencies and enhance revenue streams.

What does predictive maintenance look like for businesses today?

Although every company will have unique requirements around predictive maintenance based on their business needs and equipment, Microsoft approaches new projects with best practices that help guide the most impactful outcomes. From ensuring predictions are actionable to identifying a company’s data sources, and connecting and normalizing data to modeling and testing, we help our customers increase efficiency, reduce costs and ultimately evolve their business every step of the way.

Growing the IoT Ecosystem: Additions to Microsoft Azure Certified for IoTVerticalCTAazureax

Since Microsoft's recent launch of Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, which tests and certifies IoT-enabled platform, device and operating system combinations to enable faster time to implementation, they’ve welcomed seven new industrial device partners, including Adlink Systems, Arduino, e-con Systems, Embedded Systems SIA, Nexcom International, Samsung and Toradex.

What’s Next for Enterprise IoT

For businesses contemplating an IoT initiative, now is the time to start your evolution. Working with Microsoft and our growing ecosystem of IoT partners allows your company to improve business processes and create new models to stay ahead of the competition."

To implement azure and a sure bet winner ERP solution with Microsoft Dynamics, contact us at Clients First by calling 800.331.8382. We are in the top 1% of VARS and we are a Microsoft Gold certified partner that specializes in ERP for the manufacturing and MRO industries.  Or drop us a line to schedule a demo.







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