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ABB: Making machinery speak volumes

Accenture helped build an innovative industrial internet of things solution that generates tangible value for ABB and its customers.


Working with the industrial manufacturer ABB, Accenture helped build an innovative Industrial Internet of Things solution that generates tangible value for ABB and its customers.

What Accenture did

Solution components including:

Design thinking applied

The mobile app allows service personnel to commission the sensors and monitor the motors on the shop floor in order to react quickly in emergencies.



APIs integrate customers and service providers into the Smart Sensor portal, helping manage relationships between teams, assets and organizations.

Common sensor platform

Built on Microsoft .NET technology, the common sensor platform now integrates three types of sensors with ABB’s systems that can continue to scale.

Ability digital powertrain platform and dashboard

The platform helps customers monitor large parts of their shop floor and group assets using different sensors, and comprehensive turbine activity.


The team, including Accenture’s Industrial Software Center of Excellence in Romania, used an agile development approach to create new features and functionalities as ABB’s Smart Sensor device and solution evolved. It also maintains the overall solution, providing updates and upgrades in the ABB cloud.

People and culture


On average, only 10 percent of a factory’s equipment is monitored. Customers now have affordable tools to monitor the other 90 percent, not just critical assets.

Value delivered

"Accenture is a truly agile development partner; it’s a pleasure to see how the team is committed to our common goal to develop a solution bringing value to ABB’s customers and partners."

— BERND HEISTERKAMP, Digital Leader – Business Unit Motors & Generators at ABB

The new IIoT capabilities are only the beginning. ABB now has the foundation to apply more advanced analytics that deepen its knowledge about its motors’ performance, competitor assets and customer needs.

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