To make this transformation, Biesse Group tapped Accenture’s IIoT
and Connected Asset Management for Manufacturing capabilities
. Together they designed an IIoT operating model, business case, solution and roadmap using the Accenture Connected Platforms as a Service (CPaaS) on Azure IoT platform. The platform’s flexible architecture and preconfigured IoT services enabled the team to reduce the overall program complexity and duration using pre-built and pre-configured architectures, technologies and APIs. This enabled Biesse Group to start piloting a solution to clients after only five months. The solution was piloted across eight machines at a subset of customers. Pilot services included preventive maintenance alerts, machine management and manufacturing events analysis. Sensors and devices on the machines produce in-depth analytics for display on easy-to-view dashboards using Microsoft Power BI data visualization on mobile devices.
As part of the full IIoT rollout, Biesse’s customers will be able to use a pay-per-use model and customize the services they receive from machine alerts to advanced services like in-depth machine analytics that improve the customer’s overall equipment effectiveness and productivity.