Schneider Electric EcoStruxure Plant Advisor Whitepaper
Data has become a strategic asset in industrial environments, and future success depends on how much data is utilized. However, as the volume of data continues to grow at exponential rates, driven primarily by enhanced connectivity and the proliferation of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, it often ends up in siloed, departmental, or use case-specific systems, unorganized data lakes or data swamps. The challenge with collating data from different silos is that it takes time and as a result, it reduces the agility of the enterprise. A harmonized apps environment – such as that enabled by Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Plant Advisor – can help enterprises process, aggregate, contextualize and analyze data in real-time and link such insight to meaningful KPIs and outcomes. And this – when leveraged effectively – can translate into higher revenue, lower operational costs, increased production yield and throughput, reduction in unplanned downtime, an extension of asset life, improved product quality, and higher customer satisfaction.